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Welcome to the NAB2016 special edition of Aspera FASP® Times. Twelve years ago at NAB 2004 Aspera pioneered high-speed, secure file transfer over commodity Internet WANs for the media and entertainment industry. In the decade since, the media supply chain has come to depend upon high-speed transfer in virtually every workflow, cloud computing and storage are now ubiquitous, and the pace of work now demands instantly available service.

To meet the needs of the evolving media landscape, at NAB 2016 Aspera is launching its second era. 

  • Fast file transfer interoperates with high performance streaming and is available as secure multi-tenant services
  • Files and streams are transferred directly between cloud and on premises storage platforms
  • Performance barriers are broken, scaling WAN transfers to >10 Gigabits per second capable of mass data movement of over 100 Terabytes per day
  • Aspera transfer services are instantly available for the smallest to largest company.

Stop by Booth SL4910 to see a demonstration of our new and enhanced products with one of our Aspera product experts, or book a meeting with a member of our team. Join us for a presentation at our Media Solutions Theater, featuring an impressive roster of partners, customers and Aspera experts including a special session featuring Justin Simmons and Holden Payne of the Sundance Institute on Monday at 2pm. View the theater schedule here. See thought leading presentations throughout the NAB conference by Aspera founders, Michelle Munson and Serban Simu.

While in our booth, you'll also have the opportunity to explore our most extensive partner showcase ever, featuring joint solutions that combine Aspera's high-speed transfer technology with several of today's leading media technologies. And of course, don't miss our annual cocktail reception on Tuesday, April 19th at 5:00pm. We hope you'll join us!

- The Aspera Team


Here are a few of the new and improved products we have in store, and look for an exciting new product for live video to be announced on April 18!

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Among many things this year, we are excited to introduce Aspera Virtual Catcher, a satellite replacement for broadcasters and content aggregators that need to distribute content to local network affiliates and small content providers. Broadcasters and service providers that are eager to convert traditional satellite pitcher/catcher workflows to lower cost file transfers over Internet WAN will be excited to see a demo of this new application in action.

Explore Aspera Virtual Catcher
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Since the launch of our groundbreaking multi-tenant SaaS solution Aspera Files in late 2015, we have introduced over 20 new capabilities across the platform that will be demonstrated at NAB 2016. The solution has been extremely popular, with over 500 organizations signing up since the launch.
Learn more
Visit the Aspera Files website


StudioDaily has announced the finalists for the 2016 Prime Awards. We're thrilled that Aspera has been nominated for the award in the Post-production category. According to StudioDaily, finalists represent the top tier of new technology, creative thinking, and high-end craftsmanship in media and entertainment. Winners will be announced during NAB. Learn more


Aspera will again host a partner pavilion on our booth, featuring a number of notable partner demo stations where you can learn more about our technology integrations with our partners. Additionally, partners will be presenting our joint solutions throughout the day at our theatre. Stop by our booth to catch a presentation or speak with one of our partners about the following joint solutions:

  • Secure asset management collaboration for 5th Kind
  • Automate and manage sophisticated after effects workflow with Automate IT
  • Base Media Cloud manages global media distribution with Aspera Files
  • CatDV media asset management and workflow logistics 
  • Media exchange platform for Dimetis
  • Integration of automated transfers for Firefly Cinema'sdigital post-production software suite
  • Fortium MediaSeal featuring FASP transfer technology
  • High-speed asset delivery with Irdeto Tracemark™
  • JOUST Production featuring Aspera transfers
  • Online video sharing with MediaSilo
  • Aspera FASP for Scality RING large media content distribution
  • SilverTrak Digital Media Room featuring FASP for secure content upload

To learn more about our catalog of joint partner solutions that integrate Aspera technology, click here or drop by the booth to speak with an Aspera team member. Newly added solutions include Aspera for Avid Interplay | MAMAspera FASPStream for Interra Baton, and Aspera high-speed upload for Dalet Galaxy


Aspera Celebrates Biggest Ever Presence at NAB 2016 >>

Demand for Aspera Files SaaS on IBM Cloud Generates Over 550 Client Activations >>

Interra Systems Adds Aspera 
High-speed Transfer Technology to Baton >>

Avid Integrates Aspera FASP to Enable High-speed Transfers for Global Media Asset Management >>

Irdeto and Aspera Enable Real-time Watermarking for Rapid, Secure Delivery of Premium Content >>

WCPMedia Services Partners with Aspera to Significantly Improve Media Transfer Speeds in 


Panel Sponsored by Devencroft: Leveraging Hyperscale IT Infrastructure for Next-generation Media Workflows
Technology Business Summit
Sunday, April 17, 3:30 - 4pm
Meeting Room N249, North Hall
Michelle Munson joins a panel of executives from notable IT vendors in the media technology sector that will offer their unique perspectives on the implications of broad technology advancements in the sector.

A SaaS Platform to Solve the File Exchange Problem
BEC - Broadcast Workflow 
Monday, April 18, 3:30 - 4pm
Meeting Room S227, South Hall
Michelle Munson examines the technology behind a new SaaS platform that allows any organization, small to large, to establish a branded web-based presence for fast, easy and secure exchange and delivery of any size file-based media.

Women in Technology Hollywood - Cloud and a Changing World
Cloud Innovation Conference
Tuesday, April 19, 4:15 - 5pm
Meeting Room S219, South Hall
Michelle Munson joins a panel of speakers from Vubiquity, SyncOnSet and Technicolor, and a moderator from Christy King LLC, to discuss women, technology and the cloud.

The Future of Video Distribution
BEC - Television on Multiple Platforms
Wednesday, April 20, 9:30 - 10am
Meeting Room S227, South Hall
Michelle Munson presents on technology that enable media organizations to produce and distribute high-quality video content to multiple platforms quickly, reliably and cost efficiently. 


  • 4K 4Charity Fun Run
    Tuesday, April 19th, 7:30am
    Sunset Park, Las Vegas
    Register here
  • Aspera Cocktail Reception
    Tuesday, April 19th, 5pm
    Aspera Booth SL4910

aspera theater presentations

Stop by the Aspera booth to catch a presentation at our Media Solutions Theater, featuring an impressive roster of integrated technology partners including:

Sundance Institute's technology
team will discuss their use of Aspera for the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, April 18th, 2pm.

Broadway Video COO Rob Weigand will join Aspera CEO Michelle Munson to offer a sneak peak of a revolutionary new video delivery workflow on Tuesday, April 19th, 5pm.

EVS will present our joint solution that pairs Aspera FASP with EVS C-Cast to deliver live media content at maximum transfer speeds on Tuesday, April 19th, 11am.

View the Schedule