EVS integrates Aspera fasp™ high-speed transfer into C-Cast second-screen solution

Combined solution allows maximum transfer speed of media files from end to end, increasing the value of clips and improving the viewer experience

Emeryville, Calif.—April 2, 2013 —Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, and EVS, a leading provider of live video production systems have announced the immediate availability of EVS C-Cast powered by Aspera high-speed transfer technology. The combined solution leverages Aspera’s patented faspTM software for high-speed transfer of digital content and EVS’ C-Cast second-screen solution, part of a large portfolio of production solutions for live and near-live broadcast applications.

EVS’ C-Cast system enables broadcasters and rights holders to deliver unused content – such as unseen camera angles and highlights – to viewers’ second-screen devices using existing live production infrastructure. C-Cast Agents capture the sequences from the cameras not broadcasting on the main broadcast stream, and transfers these clips to C-Cast Central where they are transcoded and made available for distribution.

The flexibility of the C-Cast system allows C-Cast Central to be deployed on premise at the broadcast center, or in the cloud on infrastructure managed by EVS or the broadcaster. Embedding Aspera fasp high-speed transfer technology ensures maximum transfer speed of the media files from end to end within the C-Cast system regardless of where the infrastructure is deployed, and on to any affiliates that have subscribed to the multicam feed, maximizing the value of the clips to broadcasters and improving the viewer experience.

The integration also allows high-speed fasp transfers from C-Cast Agents directly to offsite storage, which can be in the cloud or deployed at an alternate data center for disaster recovery purposes.

“Aspera’s fasp transfer software was successfully integrated into EVS’ Sports360° solutions used by several of our joint customers at live sporting events,” said Luc Doneux, executive vice president, EVS Sports. “Integrating fasp with our C-Cast system was the next natural step and further benefits our customers with a turnkey system that has been fully validated and deployed.”

“We are pleased EVS has integrated Aspera’s high-speed transfer technology with C-Cast,” said John Wastcoat, vice president technology alliances at Aspera. “Broadcasters benefit from the strong technology partnership between Aspera and EVS, and can better serve their affiliates and viewers with fast delivery of content in the growing multi-screen industry.”