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Aspera Celebrates Biggest Ever Presence at IBC with Showcase of World-Class SaaS and Live Streaming Solutions

Files is Aspera's new on-demand SaaS offering for global content sharing debuting at IBC 2015. (image: Aspera)

Files is Aspera’s new on-demand SaaS offering for global content sharing debuting at IBC 2015. (image: Aspera)


ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — For Aspera, an IBM company and creator of technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, IBC 2015 marks the company’s biggest ever presence at the show in the company’s 10-year history. From its booth #7.B27, Aspera will showcase its complete portfolio of high-speed file transfer software and automation solutions for the broadcast and media industries, and highlight how industry-leading media technology companies and cloud service providers are continuing to directly integrate the Aspera FASP software platform.

Aspera’s booth will feature partner demonstrations from industry-leading media technology companies and cloud service providers that have directly integrated the Aspera FASP® high-speed transfer platform into their solutions for digital asset management, content distribution, media management, and media processing to achieve fast, distance-neutral transfer of digital media content. These include Akamai,, Media Netwerk, MediaSilo, root 6, and Scality.

Additionally, Aspera will showcase its complete portfolio of high-speed file transfer software, including its revolutionary new FASPStream transport technology for live and near-live data streaming. FASPStream expands the capability of the patented FASP high-speed transfer technology to provide a fully reliable streaming protocol for in-order data delivery over Internet WANs with excellent quality and negligible start-up delay. Broadway Video COO of Post Production and Director of Information Technology & Digital commented: “Aspera is a key enabler of our digital delivery strategy, and we are excited to expand our use with new capabilities of over-Internet live video using Aspera’s new FASPStream.”

Other key product highlights on display include:


  — Launch of the next generation FASP 3.6 platform and Direct-to-Cloud
     Storage transfer capability designed for secure multitenant, clustered
     deployments with elastic automatic scaling of transfer capacity and
     supporting all major cloud storage platforms. The platform moves even the
     largest (4K) media formats from source directly to object storage
     destination with native I/O for SoftLayer Swift, AWS S3, Azure BloB,
     Akamai NetStorage, Limelight, and others at line speed with support for
     server-side encryption at rest in addition to client side and over the
     wire. New cluster management, multitenant access key and API features
     allow media customers to combine cloud storage and high speed transport
     at unlimited scale, with complete security and cost efficiency across
     multiple users and applications. All Aspera client and file sharing
     products including Faspex and Shares and the new Aspera SaaS offering,
     Aspera Files, interoperate with the new clustered capabilities.
  — New Management and Automation of Transfer and Synchronization – The
     launch of the ascp4 binary for ultra-fast transfer of large numbers of
     small files, the new Aspera Watchfolder, and Aspera Sync enable media
     organizations to compute fast synchronization updates, ensure essence and
     metadata transfer together and in preferred order, transfer growing
     files, and synchronize, watch and move “huge” file systems. Console 3.0
     manages transfer failover and load balancing and expands email
     notification, tagging, searching and reporting to provide flexibility,
     ease and scale as digital file transfer explodes.
  — Advances in Aspera Faspex, Connect, Cargo, Drive and a new Virtual
     Catcher add-on allow for interactive and automated distribution of media
     content over low cost, high speed Internet from cloud and on premise
     Aspera servers to receivers globally replacing expensive legacy satellite
     distribution systems. An enhanced Faspex API overlay allows for
     distributed routing of packages, automatic release date management, and
     easy RESTful integration in other workflows.
  — Aspera Orchestrator – The new release of Aspera’s web-based workflow
     automation platform, Orchestrator 2.3, has undergone major optimizations
     across the core system engine to improve performance within high
     concurrency environments, with performance boosts in some cases as high
     as 10x previous versions. The release also adds native installers and a
     number of usability improvements for large and multi-tenant environments.
     New plug-ins have been added to the library of over 100 third-party
     applications that can be invoked within an Aspera Orchestrator workflow.
     New inline file validation capabilities added to Aspera server and client
     software verify incoming media and metadata formats against ADI and DPP
     standards in the most innovative broadcast, file-based VoD distribution
     and post-production workflows.

For an in depth view of all new products and capabilities see

Also during the conference, Aspera co-founder and CEO Michelle Munson will share her industry leadership insight and expertise at two conference sessions:

IBC Leaders’ Summit – Thursday, September 10 at 11:50am – 1:00pm
Munson will participate in a panel discussion on “OTT moving beyond broadcast devices in a strategic plan,” exploring the increasing ubiquity of IP delivery platforms and how this is affecting both the back-end and consumer-facing parts of the business. Fellow panelists include President of Starz Play Arabia, Maaz Sheikh, and Tom Burns, M&E CTO of EMC.

IBC Conference session ‘The outlook for broadcast and media – IBC2015 wrap-up’ – Monday, September 14 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
In this wrap-up panel taking place in the Forum Theatre, Munson will join other top executives from the broadcast and media industry to discuss key issues and trends and what we can learn from five days of conference sessions and a technology-packed exhibition.

About Aspera

Aspera, an IBM company, is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Part of IBM Cloud, Aspera software is powered by the Emmy® award-winning FASP® protocol to deliver the fastest, most predictable file-transfer, share and sync experience across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructure. Aspera’s core technology delivers unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising reliability. Organizations across a variety of industries on six continents rely on Aspera software for the business-critical transport of their digital assets. Please visit and follow us on Twitter @asperasoft for more information.


CONTACT: Americas/Asia: Kim Willsher, (+1) 310 569 2603
         Europe: Louise Wells, +44 (0)20 7403 8878
         Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Aspera’s PR agency
         Aspera IBC 2015 preview
         Booth #7.B27
         September 11-15, 2015
         Amsterdam, NL


Source: Aspera via GLOBE NEWSWIRE

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