faspexTM Mobile

The faspex™ mobile app for Apple iOS and Google Android enables faspex users to distribute content from their mobile devices or to download content onto their devices using the faspex email-style workflow, adapted to the look and feel of the native device email apps.

Mobile recipients automatically receive notifications of new content available for download and downloaded content (video or imagery) can be viewed inline or stored on the device directly to the Gallery. The data is transferred at high speed over the user's wireless network with Aspera FASP® transport technology, making full use of the available bandwidth.

Use Cases

Content review, approval and quality assurance

Enable high-definition content review for remote decision-makers who can download, review and approve high-resolution images and videos on their iPad/iPhone or an Android-powered device.

Secure file contribution from remote users and partners

Enable reporters in the field or “citizen journalists” to submit high-quality footage of breaking news without sending out entire TV crews with expensive film and transmission equipment.

Remote medical diagnosis

Enable healthcare professionals to review high-resolution medical images and video from anywhere in the world, for precise and timely diagnosis.

Product Highlights

Fully interoperable with Aspera faspex

Send content via faspex to any recipient, including faspex users, workgroups and any 3rd party with a valid email address. Recipients are automatically notified and can receive the content via any faspex client

  • Web browser using Aspera Connect,
  • Email using Aspera Outlook add-in,
  • Automatic download to the desktop using Aspera Cargo, or
  • Mobile download using faspex mobile app.

Universal, integrated apps

  • On iOS, the single app supports both iPad and iPhone devices (no need for separate apps).
  • Takes specific advantages of each device’s characteristics like screen sizes and UI features.
  • Fully integrated with the common media-related apps and functions on the devices, particularly the Photo Gallery – downloaded picture and video content can be copied to the library in a single click, and photos and videos can be sent directly from the library.

Complete Security

Enterprise-grade protection of valuable content.

  • Encryption over the wire and optional encryption of files at-rest, both on the faspex server, and when downloaded onto the mobile devices by recipients.
  • Download packages can be automatically decrypted on the fly, if the recipient has been provided with the password, or will be download and stored in an encrypted form, and can be decrypted later.
  • The sender may choose to whom and when to provide the password, ensuring that content cannot be accessed by an unintended person, and controlling when downloaded content is accessed.

 

HIGH-SPEED FASP® TRANSFERS FOR IOS AND ANDROID DEVICES

  • With transfers powered by Aspera FASP® transport technology, the packages are sent at high-speed, regardless of file sizes, transfer distance, or network conditions.
  • Precise bandwidth control ensures that the entire available bandwidth is utilized to achieve maximum transfer speeds, while being fair to other network traffic.
  • Complete security with endpoint authentication, encryption, and data integrity verification.
  • Reliable transfers, with automatic retry and resume of interrupted transfers, and with end-to-end transfer progress monitoring and reporting.
  • Real-time bandwidth prioritization control from within the app, on the faspexTM server, or from the web-based Aspera Console transfer management application.

EASY TO USE NATIVE DEVICE INTERFACE

  • Native app style and user interface provide a consistent experience with other apps.
  • Intuitive user interface makes it easy to compose, send and receive faspex packages.
  • On iOS, a single app supports both iPad and iPhone devices, while taking specific advantages of each device’s characteristics like screen sizes, and user interfaces.
  • iPad users can use the camera in landscape or in portrait orientation.
  • Thumbnails for video and image files ensure that users are working with the right assets.
  • Ability to save packages in progress to the Drafts folder enables flexible workflows driven by users’ needs, not application requirements.
  • The autocomplete for the recipients field brings up suggestions of recipients from previously sent packages for easier and faster composition.

FULLY INTEGRATED WITH OS AND THE PHOTO GALLERY

  • Low, medium and high encoding settings control the video bit rate (low: 2Mbps; medium: 4 Mbps; and high: 8Mbps)
  • iOS users can choose to send full camera resolution, 720p or 1080p video resolution.
  • Downloaded picture and video content can be copied to the photo library.
  • Packages being composed can include content from the library.
  • Content placed into the library can be accessed by library-aware apps on the device.
  • The app can access the device camera directly to shoot pictures and include them immediately in the package, without having to leave the app.
  • The app can send “raw” video at maximum device resolution or, on iOS devices, the user can select alternative resolution settings to optimize file size and picture quality.

INTEROPERABLE WITH FASPEX™, ASPERA CONNECT, CARGO, AND OUTLOOK ADD-IN

  • Packages originating from a faspex server or any faspex client can be downloaded at high-speed by the recipient directly to a mobile device using the faspex mobile app.
  • Send standard faspex packages from the device to any recipient. Packages can be downloaded by the recipient using any faspex client, or any browser using Aspera Connect browser plug-in.
  • Recipients with a faspex account and Aspera Cargo can have attachments automatically downloaded to their desktop.
  • The iOS mobile app includes capability for sending packages with metadata as defined in faspex by the administrator.
 

COMPLETE SECURITY

  • If required by the faspex server, package contents are encrypted over the wire.
  • The sender may choose when and to whom to distribute the password, controlling who and when can decrypt the downloaded content.
  • The sending user can call for the content to remain encrypted while stored in the faspex server and be decrypted on the fly when downloaded by the recipient.
  • Supports the complete Aspera FASP security model, with secure authentication, encryption of the data using strong cryptography, packet integrity verification to protect against man-in-the-middle compromise, and FIPS-140 2 compliance.
 

Supported Platforms

Requires iOS 7.0 or later

Android 2.2 or higher

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Refer to the minimum hardware requirements for your operating system.

Software Requirements

Requires Aspera faspex™ web application 2.6.6 or higher.

Supported Connections

Aspera faspex

Licensing

Licensed as Mobile Software license add-on to the Aspera faspex web application license and is available for use by any faspex user.

Related Products

faspexTM

faspex is a web application that provides an easy, flexible and secure collaboration platform for exchanging files of any size, over any distance.

Connect Browser Plug-in

Lightweight, install-on-demand web browser plug-in that powers high-speed transfers between desktops and Aspera servers.

Cargo

Cargo enables automatic package downloads from one or more faspex application instances.

Add-in for Microsoft Outlook

The Aspera Add-in for Outlook is a client software option for the faspex web application users, enabling them to send and receive faspex packages directly via Outlook client.

Console

Web application for transfer management, monitoring and control across your entire Aspera network.

mOBILE iOS SDK

Developers that wish to embed high-speed file transfer into their own apps can leverage the Aspera iOS Mobile SDK. Available through the Aspera Developer Network, the SDK offers a queue-based API for initiating, managing and monitoring high-speed FASP® transfers between iOS devices and the Aspera Connect Server or the Aspera faspex transfer server.

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What's New in Faspex Mobile for iOS 3.1

Aspera Faspex Mobile for iOS is a small version enhancement primarily intended to support receiving packages sent to Faspex external users. New features and capabilities:

  • External package support - This version adds support for opening external packages without having to configure an account. This broadens the app to be able to be used to receive packages by people without Faspex server accounts. The app will now handle package links, opening the specified package in the app, even when the user does not have an account configured, and then allow the user to see package metadata and to download assets from the package into the mobile device

What's New In Faspex Mobile for Android 3.0

Aspera Faspex Mobile for Android 3.0 is a complete re-architecture of the Android Faspex client. It leverages and requires the Faspex 4.1 server-side API. The app UI has been updated to be consistent with the Android Material Design guidelines, like other newer Android apps from Aspera.

  • Compose and send Faspex packages - The mobile user can directly within the app compose and send a Faspex package. The package compose view includes a media picker that can be used to easily add photo and video content to the package
  • Receive Faspex packages - The mobile user has visibility into their Faspex inbox, and can download whole packages or individual items from packages on to the Android device. Packages with custom metadata fields will have that metadata shown to the user when viewing the package
  • Send packages from other Android apps - The app supports the Android sharing paradigm to allow other apps to send their content in Faspex packages. When content is shared into the Faspex app, the user will be placed into a package composition view, where they can finish entering data for the recipient, and then send the package
  • Send packages to Faspex dropboxes - The mobile user can also send to Faspex dropboxes, if the user is permitted to send to any dropboxes. If those dropboxes have custom metadata defined to be entered by the user, then the app UI will include support for whatever metadata is required for the dropbox
  • SAML support - SAML login is now fully supported by the Android app. The app will now be usable by enterprise customers using SAML-based SSO solutions
  • Multi-select when adding attachments - The app now supports the ability to select multiple items from the media gallery in one action, simplifying and speeding-up package composition
  • Support for un/archiving and permanently deleting packages - The app now allows the Faspex user to archive and unarchive packages, as well as to permanently delete them, from within the app
  • Support for server default metadata profile for normal packages - The app will respect the server-side specification of a metadata profile for normal packages, and will compose normal Faspex packages with whatever that profile specifies
  • Support for date type metadata fields - The Faspex date-related metadata fields are now supported in the app, both in composing new packages and in displaying packages to be received
  • Pull-down-to-refresh in inbox view - The inbox state can now be updated on demand with a "pull-to-refresh" action, allowing the app user to get an updated inbox whenever they want (the inbox also still updates in the background as before)
  • Leverages Android Settings for app account settings - The app performs account management through Android Settings, making the app accounts get delivered to the Android device user in a more consistent way
  • Consistent with the Android Material Design guidelines - The app now has the familiar Android Material Design style, making the app more familiar to Android users