Welcome to the special NAB Edition of the Aspera fasp Times. This year NAB is bigger and better then ever, and we are excited to showcase the latest updates to our core transfer software, preview some very exciting new products, and demonstrate media solutions built in collaboration with our technology partners. Please stop by booth #SL9716 to speak with the team and see the demos.

Also, at 4pm on Tuesday, April 9th, Michelle Munson, President & CEO of Aspera, will be speaking in the panel entitled "Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation" at S222.

Join us and Sony Media Cloud Services for our traditional cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception Tuesday April 9th in the Aspera booth at 5pm. Network with the broadcast & digital media community and discuss the benefits of powering your global content supply chain with cloud-based solutions.

We hope to see you at the show.

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INTRODUCING: ASPERA DRIVE AND FASPEX 4.0

Our latest innovations, Aspera Drive and faspex 4.0 deliver a new unified file sharing, exchange, and synchronization experience across desktop, browser, and mobile.

Unlike the myriad of “Drive”, “File Sync” and “File Sharing” services on today’s Internet, our new platform supports data sets of any size, with maximum speed, at any distance, for on-premise and in-cloud infrastructure.

Aspera Drive brings together all the fasp™ transfer and synchronization capabilities directly into the desktop explorer, while the new faspex 4.0 web application tier combines all of the file sharing and package sending capabilities of Aspera faspex and Shares and deploys in conjunction with Aspera Enterprise Server(s) in the Enterprise or in the cloud to power the file-sharing ecosystem.

A new project-based approach combines users and user groups with file and directory resources (“Shares”) into project collaboration spaces, ideal for 3rd party file sharing, ingest, and delivery.

The experience extends to the iOS and Android mobile platforms as well, allowing the user to browse Projects and Shares and upload and download from their device using Aspera mobile apps.

Stop by to see a demo and experience this revolutionary file sharing experience.

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NEW PRODUCT: ASPERA PROXY

Aspera Proxy protects your organization’s network while enabling secure, high-speed fasp transfers for client users within highly restrictive network environments. Designed for fasp-powered performance, the fasp Proxy allows transparent pass-through of fasp transfer sessions across secure DMZs without impeding transfer speeds or compromising the security of your internal network.

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CORE PRODUCT UPDATES BASED ON FASP 3

At NAB 2013, Aspera is releasing major enhancements to its entire suite of fasp high-speed transfer software. These enhancements cover Enterprise and Connect transfer servers, Desktop and Point-to-Point clients, Shares and faspex Web applications, mobile apps, Console transfer management, Orchestrator workflow automation, high-performance Sync, and the entire SDK.

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PRODUCT UPDATE: ASPERA ON DEMAND

Adding to its industry-leading support for high-speed transfer to Amazon Web Services, Aspera On Demand for Microsoft Windows Azure is now available through the  Windows Azure Store.  

The latest versions support Azure BLOB, OpenStack Swift, and enablement for upcoming support by Akamai NetStorage (Summer 2013). Also. integrated usage metering for billing and new auto-provisioning and configuration tools simplify multi-instance deployments.

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NEW MEDIA SOLUTIONS

New media solutions, jointly developed with Media Technology Leaders, will be showcased at NAB including:

Aspera fasp Plug-in for Avid Interplay Delivery
The plug-in enables integrated, high-speed transport of full resolution media and metadata between remote Avid Interplay Production workgroups across a wide area network including check-out/check-in process required for coordinated transfers and collaboration.

Telestream Vantage and Aspera faspex integration
Vantage now supports secure, high-speed faspex transfers and delivery as part of a unified and completely automated Vantage video workflow process. Recipients are notified upon package delivery and can download the package with any faspex interface including the Connect browser plug-in, mobile faspex apps, Cargo or Aspera Add-in for Outlook

EVS C-Cast and Aspera fasp integration
C-Cast multi-cam production system supports high-speed Aspera-powered transfers of video sequences from all cameras in a multicam production from C-Cast Agents to C-Cast Central where they are transcoded and made available for distribution.

Harmonic Media Application Server (MAS)
MAS is now available with embedded Aspera fasp high-speed transfers allowing complex workflows to be orchestrated and enforced, enabling quick and efficient routing of content to the intended destination.

Vidispine API Media Asset Management fasp integration via FIMS
Vidispine already comes with an option for Aspera fasp high-speed transfer, and now supports initiating and managing fasp transfers through the new FIMS interface, enabling complete end-to-end FIMS workflows.

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NAB Presentations

  • DIGITAL DISRUPTION
    Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation
    Tuesday, April 9th, 4pm
    Las Vegas Conference Center
    Room: S222

    Speakers:
    - Michelle Munson, Aspera
    - Saul Berman, IBM
    - Eric Klinker, BitTorrent
    - Bill Wheaton, Akamai
    - James McQuivey, Forrester
  • CLOUD COMPUTING
    Cloud Case Studies
    Tuesday April 9th, 9am
    Room: N249

    Speakers:
    - Andrea di Muzio, Aspera

    Case Study Panel
    Tuesday April 9th, 10am
    Room: N249

    Speakers:
    - Andrea di Muzio, Aspera
    - Ryan Korte, Level 3 Comm
    - Baskar Subramanian, Amagi
    - Jason Suess, Microsoft

NAB Events

  • COCKTAIL RECEPTION
    Aspera and Sony Media Cloud Services
    Tuesday April 9th, 5pm
    Aspera Booth SL9716

Partner Booths

  • AMAZON WEB SERVICES
    Booth #SL10405
    Aspera On Demand for AWS Demonstrations
  • DATADIRECT NETWORKS
    Booth #SL6610
    Aspera and DDN Storage
  • HITACHI DATA SYSTEMS
    Booth #SL5816
    Aspera and HDS Storage
  • EMC / ISILON
    Booth #SL8011
    Powering Global Workflows With Aspera and EMC Isilon
    Tuesday April 9th, 3:30pm
  • MICROSOFT
    Booth #SL5110
    Aspera On Demand for Microsoft Azure Demos

Product Demos

    • ASPERA
      Aspera Drive
      Aspera Mobile
      Aspera On Demand
      Cargo
      Console
      Connect browser plug-in
      Connect Server
      Desktop Client
      Enterprise Server
      faspex Add-in for Outlook
      faspex Web Application
      Orchestrator
      Point-to-Point Client
      Proxy
      SDK Concepts and Integration
      Shares
      Sync
    • AVID
      fasp plug-in for Avid Interplay Delivery
    • BRIGHTCOVE / ZENCODER
      fasp High-speed Upload to Zencode
    • EVS
      fasp Integration with C-Cast Multicam System
    • FIMS  
      Aspera Orchestrator Automating FIMS Workflows
    • HARMONIC
      fasp Integration with Media Application Server
    • HARRIS BROADCAST  
      fasp Integration with Harris Digital Asset Management Through FIMS
    • MEDIABEACON
      fasp Integration with R3volution Digital Asset Manager
    • TELESTREAM
      fasp Integration with Vantage Workflow Automation
    • VIDISPINE
      fasp Transfers Integrated with MAM Backbone Using FIMS