Aspera Selected by amana group For Delivery of Media Content
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed today announced at Inter Bee that amana holdings, inc., a Japan-based conglomerate of visual communication businesses has deployed Aspera to power its file transfer and workflow management system.
Headquartered in Tokyo, amana group engage in a wide range of media production activities: TV commercial and web advertising content, visual asset management services, and computer graphics including 3D, CG video for film, television and games, animation and visuals for advertising.
With this broad set of services and customers, amana group needed a way to quickly and efficiently transfer content for internal collaboration during the creative process, including mobile access for sending and receiving advertising samples. After an evaluation of many file transfer options, the Aspera Connect Server, Mobile client centralized management Console, and Aspera Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) were chosen to distribute files, automate workflow, provide detailed reporting, and tightly integrate the entire Aspera platform with their internal systems.
“Aspera performs as advertised at the full available speed of our Internet connections,” said Yukihiro Ishigame, CIO of amana group. “And integrating Aspera in to our platforms was straightforward and fast with their rich set of APIs. The wide choice of transfer clients including web browser plug-ins, desktop and mobile clients makes it very easy for us to work with our customer base.”
“amana group has a large spectrum of business and customer types which calls for a very flexible solution,” said Chris Marshall, director of Asia sales for Aspera. “Aspera’s Connect Server provides the ability to transfer files with devices running on any major operating system, including iOS and Android. With Aspera, amana group automated workflow has made their business and interaction with customers much more efficient and profitable.”