Leading media technology companies are bringing high-performance transport capabilities to their products, systems and services enabling complete end-to-end global processing pipelines by building upon Aspera’s open high-speed transport platform.

Aspera’s innovative fasp™ protocol is providing superior file transfer capabilities to content storage, processing and distribution solutions, including specialized digital asset and media management systems, high-performance storage, cloud services, integrated media platforms, workflow and automation engines, leading media production and transformation software, video management and publishing platforms.

CONTENT STORAGE

 

Amazon web services

Aspera On Demand for Amazon Web Services turbo charges AWS content ingest with fasp-powered high-speed upload and download to S3. Aspera Web-based Sharing and Collaboration applications are also available as a subscription service. Four on-demand packages for data transfers and file-based workflows with the ability to add a variety of client options (desktop, web, mobile) to create the right solution tailored to your business needs.

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • High-speed upload and download directly to S3 storage
  • Fast intra-cloud data transfers leveraging S3 multi-part HTTP API
  • Available as a usage-based subscription service

 

emc isilon

Aspera’s high-speed transfer software shipping with Isilon OneFS operating system and EMC Isilon scale-out NAS delivers an integrated solution uniquely enabled to transfer and store file assets of any size, with maximum speed, over any IP network, with complete bandwidth control and security. This cost-effective and breakthrough solution delivers extreme performance and reliability of scale-out NAS across high- latency and low bandwidth networks. 

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aspera Enterprise and Connect Server bundled with EMC Isilon scale-out NAS 
  • Scale out transfer and storage capacity across nodes in the EMC Isilon cluster
  • Easily manage transfer bandwidth and priorities from cluster to cluster with virtual links


Windows azure

Aspera On Demand for Microsoft Windows Azure is a high-speed transport solution which combines Aspera’s fasp transfer software with Windows Azure compute environment enabling direct access to Windows Azure cloud-based object storage and applications. Aspera’s fasp-powered transfers can move terabytes of data in and out of Azure BLOB and local storage efficiently and at high-speed, where the content is available for other cloud-based processing and transformation applications. Subscriptions are purchased through the Windows Azure Store.

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • High-speed upload and download directly to Windows Azure BLOB or local storage
  • Supports Windows Azure Media Services to quickly and easily create high-performance end-to-end video workflows
  • Available as a usage-based subscription service through the Windows Azure Store

Cloud-based content transformation

 

Sony ci

Sony Ci Media Cloud Services give creative professionals a virtual workspace with revolutionary media applications to store, share and manipulate content from any location in the world. Forged from Sony’s proven ability to solve real-world production and post-production challenges, Ci has been designed with intuitive capabilities to analyze complex media and data to enable machine-assisted workflows—making it one of the industry’s most innovative media solutions available to professionals at any level.

With Aspera high-speed file transfer embedded directly into Ci, creative professionals can upload and download full resolution media and meta-data from a secure browser-based user interface, making it simple for people to assemble teams online, work on projects and access files from locations around the world.

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aspera fasp embedded directly within Sony Ci
  • Ensures maximum transfer speed of the media files and meta data to the cloud platform
  • Content is then available for all of the Sony Ci cloud-based applications

 

encoding.com

Encoding.com, the world’s largest video encoding service and provider of Vid.ly, the universal video URL platform, powers thousands of companies, including leading brands across media and entertainment, eLearning, retail, telecommunications, lifestyle, and advertising.  Blending a flexible SaaS model, using cloud-computing platforms, Encoding.com enables publishers and developers to instantly scale, while eliminating expensive video infrastructure investments.  Aspera fasp™ technology integration makes cloud encoding fast, secure and cost effective for VOD and IPTV Providers.

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Encoding.com’s integration of Aspera’s fasp technology accelerates file upload into the cloud – even those with massive mezzanine files and those with hundreds of thousands of files to encode simultaneously.
  • With Encoding.com and Aspera, the same fasp technology used for high-speed file transfer into the Encoding.com cloud can also enable high-speed file transfer to other locations after the encoding process is complete.

 

Elemental

As the leading supplier of video processing solutions for multiscreen content delivery, Elemental Technologies brings streaming video to TVs, PCs, tablets and mobile devices. With Aspera high-speed transfer into and out of the Elemental platform, customers achieve unprecedented transcoding and encoding speed, performance and economies of scale derived from the unique combination of patented software and off-the-shelf hardware.

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Integration with Aspera fasp high-speed upload directly to Elemental® Cloud with scale-out transfer capacity
  • Support for cloud bursting scenarios, in which peaks in video processing demand are absorbed by resources in the cloud.

 

The Platform

thePlatform™ is the leading white-label video management and publishing company. Media companies rely on thePlatform as their open, central hub for managing, monetizing, and syndicating billions of professionally produced video views annually. The open and flexible architecture enables customers to choose from a wide range of integrated partners in order to design a tailored video solution for their unique business needs. The new smart workflow capabilities are made possible by integrations with leading companies such as: Elemental and Harmonic for next-generation transcoding; Aspera for fast file transfer, and Akamai for its latest HTTP ingest technology supported as part of Akamai’s new Sola Media Solutions. 

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fully embedded Aspera fasp transfer technology for fast uploads and distribution
  • Simultaneously create multiple transcoded files from one source file, increasing efficiency and speed
  • Provides smart multi-file transcoding, so if one file fails, only that file is transcoded again;
  • Automatically analyze the number of files that have been, or need to be, generated for all formats or devices in order to eliminate duplications, and reduce the number of managed files.

 

Windows Azure media Services

Windows Azure Media Services allows customers to easily create complex media workflows built on the Microsoft Media Platform and third-party technologies, and run them in the cloud for maximum flexibility, scalability and reliability. With integrated high-speed data transfer capabilities based on patented fasp technology, Aspera On Demand for Windows Azure provides content providers and media partners with nearly unlimited scale-out transfer and storage capacity, allowing them to cost-effectively process and store huge volumes of digital media and make it available in the format that customers want, when they want it.

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aspera high-speed transfer server available on Windows Azure through the Windows Azure Store.
  • Ensures maximum transfer speed of the media files to the media cloud platform where they are available for processing by Windows Azure Media Services.

 

Zencoder 

Zencoder is the performance leader in cloud-based video encoding, with the fastest and most widely used solution in the market. Fast encoding speeds, extreme scalability, and an easy API integration enable content providers to quickly deploy Internet video to consumers on virtually any Internet connected device. Seamless integration with Aspera high-speed transfers ensures the fastest content ingest significantly shortening end-to-end production time.

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aspera fasp embedded directly within Zencoder
  • Ensures maximum transfer speed of the media files and immediate start and parallel processing of encoding jobs

Workflow Automation

 

Telestream Vantage

Telestream Vantage provides a complete range of world-class video transcoding and intelligent workflow orchestration products – from single-server systems for automating transcoding, to very large, multi-server systems that produce and assemble millions of finished media packages. Vantage brings transcoding, media capture, metadata processing, and analysis into a unified system. With Aspera faspex seamlessly integrated into Vantage, operators can now incorporate secure, high-speed file transfer and delivery of any file or groups of files as part of the unified and completely automated Vantage video workflow process. Recipients are notified upon package delivery and can download the package with any Aspera fasp client including the Connect browser plug-in, iOS or Android mobile fasp app, Cargo automatic downloader, or the Aspera fasp Add-in for Outlook.

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • High-speed, secure Aspera-powered distribution of media and meta data.
  • Vantage creates the fasp packages and initiates the high-speed transfer.
  • Recipients automatically notified upon package delivery and can download the package with any faspex interface.
  • Entire process is integrated and automated by Vantage workflow platform.

Distribution

 

Akamai

Akamai Sola Media Solutions is a suite of services that help media companies implement cloud-based workflows to deliver, measure and support monetization efforts for high-quality video experiences across Internet-connected devices. Sola supports complete end-to-end workflows, from ingest to consumption, including high-quality adaptive bitrate playback using Akamai's Media Player technology. Aspera high-speed transfer software has been integrated into Sola with direct support for Akamai NetStorage enabling secure, high-speed content ingest.

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aspera Enterprise Server seamlessly integrated into the Akamai Sola Media Solutions  Suite
  • High-speed fasp upload and download directly to Akamai NetStorage

Content Production

 

ASPERA PLUG-IN FOR AVID INTERPLAY DELIVERY

HIGH-SPEED MEDIA TRANSFERS BETWEEN REMOTE AVID STATIONS

Aspera fasp Plug-in for the Avid Interplay Delivery service enables integrated, high-speed transport of full resolution media between Avid production workgroups.  Users can share full resolution media and associated metadata between remote Interplay Production workgroups across a wide area network (WAN) by transferring video and metadata at line speed, regardless of distance, fully utilizing the available bandwidth. The Aspera solution is optimized for maximum speed retrieval and storage of media clips on Avid ISIS® storage, with line speed WAN transfer at any distance, using the fasp 3 transport platform and supports the complete check-out/check-in process required for coordinated transfers and collaboration.

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Line speed delivery between remote Avid editing stations.
  • Integrated with Avid Interplay Delivery.
  • Supports transfer of full resolution media and metadata between remote Interplay Production workgroups.
  • Optimized for maximum speed retrieval and storage of media clips on Avid ISIS® storage. 

 

EVS C-CAST

MULTI-SCREEN PRODUCTION SYSTEM

The Aspera-powered EVS’s C-Cast system provides broadcasters and affiliates access to the video from all cameras in a multi-cam production, not just the single broadcast stream. C-Cast Agents capture the sequences from the cameras not broadcasting on the main stream, and can transfer these clips at high speed using Aspera 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 by 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, increasing the value of the clips to broadcasters by improving the viewer experience.

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aspera fasp embedded within EVS C-Cast multi-screen production system.
  • Ensures maximum transfer speed of the media files from end-to end.
  • Allows C-Cast Central to be deployed on premise or in the cloud.

Media Management

 

HARMONIC MEDIA APPLICATION SERVER

ENTERPRISE-CLASS CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Harmonic Media Application Server (MAS) is a SOA-based platform that hosts and coordinates applications that comprise an enterprise-class content management, preparation and delivery platform, providing a common control center for all media processing tasks including transfers, transcoding, caption processing, file-based QC and archive management. Aspera fasp transfer software can move file-based media of all sizes, securely, at high-speed, across global distances, and can be easily embedded thanks to an open architecture and rich set of APIs. The combined solution allows complex workflows to be orchestrated and enforced, allowing quick and efficient routing of content to the intended destination.

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aspera fasp embedded within MAS.
  • Ensures maximum transfer speed of the media files at ingest, distribution, or between media component services as part of an end-to-end workflow.
  • Media can be stored and accessed anywhere, providing flexible deployment options while still accelerating file movement across the WAN for global workflows.

 

Mediabeacon

DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

MediaBeacon is an enterprise-class Digital Asset Management (DAM) platform for searching, tagging, and manipulating assets from anywhere in the world.  MediaBeacon's enterprise search engine and automated workflows are perfectly suited for managing all media and document types in single or distributed high-availability environments.  The flexible interface features integrated Aspera transfers, which means that users can send and receive assets at maximum line speed.

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Store assets anywhere and access them over the web.
  • Aspera fasp transfers available right in the web interface.
  • Users can maximize productivity and transfer speed.

 

VIDISPINE API MEDIA ASSET MANAGEMENT

FIMS COMPATIBLE MAM BACKBONE PLATFORM

Vidispine’s is an API media asset management platform that makes it easy to create packaged solutions to meet the needs and requirements of any part of the media industry. The flexible MAM platform enables users to find and work with any type of media, from any repository, in any type of editor, with anyone, anywhere.  Vidispine already comes with an option for Aspera fasp high-speed transfer, and now supports initiating and managing fasp transfers through the FIMS interface specification, enabling complete end-to-end FIMS workflows.

JOINT FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aspera fasp integrated and embedded within Vidispine.
  • Initiate and manage Aspera fasp transfers through the new FIMS interface.
  • Build complete end-to-end workflows integrating any media service component that exposes a FIMS interface.