Broadcast Pix Joins ASPEN Community
Production switcher manufacturer Broadcast Pix joined the ASPEN community. The ASPEN Community is a growing coalition of more than 30 industry leading manufacturers and end users who are adopting the ASPEN framework for building state of the art IP facilities.
TheASPEN (Adaptive Sample Picture Encapsulation) protocol is a standards-based, open format that moves uncompressed Ultra HD, 3G, HD, and SD signals over MPEG-2 transport streams (ISO/IEC 13818-1). ASPEN provides a framework for transporting separated video, audio, and metadata as independent IP multicast streams. The ASPENCommunity was founded at IBC 2015 to realize and promote the benefits of deploying the ASPEN format within IP-based broadcast and media facilities through the integration and interoperability of the open format.
“MPEG-2 is widely deployed throughout the industry. ASPEN leverages that proven technology to deliver a flexible transport format for high-quality video with very low latency,” says Kevin Prince, president and CEO of Broadcast Pix. “We are proud to be part of this effort to support the industry’s continued transition to IP-based production environments.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Broadcast Pix as the latest member of the ASPEN Community. As leading manufacturers of production switchers, Broadcast Pix brings valuable knowledge and expertise of the live production environment to the ASPEN Community,” says Mo Goyal, co-chairperson of the ASPEN Community.
Current members of the ASPEN Community include: Abekas, AJA Video Systems, Broadcast Pix, ChryonHego, Cinegy, Coherent Video Systems LLC, CSP, Inc., Deltacast, Diversified Systems, Discovery Communications, Dome Productions, Edit Share, Embrionix, Evertz, FOR-A, Game Creek Video, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Limited Inc., I-MOVIX, LEADER Electronics Corp., Macnica America Inc., Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd., Myricom, NBC Sports Group, NEP Group Inc., Neutrik, PacketStorm, PHABRIX, Providius Corp, Ross Video, Sony, Tektronix, Time Warner Cable SportsNet, The Weather Channel, TV2 and Vizrt.