ASPEN Community Adds Newest Member, Pixel Power

The ASPEN Community is proud to announce that Pixel Power, a designer and developer of broadcast automation, playout, and graphics technology solutions, has joined the ASPEN Community.   The ASPEN Community is a rapidly 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.

ASPEN_CommunityPixel Power develops, distributes and supports technologies and workflows that media companies rely on to create their on-air identity, enhance their content with stunning graphics, as well as deliver their services. From smartphones and PCs, to TVs and massive stadium displays, Pixel Power’s efficient and effective solutions ensure maximum impact both on audiences and the bottom line.

ASPEN (Adaptive Sample Picture Encapsulation) 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 ASPEN Community 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.

“We are delighted to be part of the ASPEN Community at this critical stage in the rollout of IP technology in broadcasting,” says Nick Wright, CTO, Pixel Power. “For quite some time, we have been working with broadcasters to aid their transition to IP and virtualized platforms. It was a logical step to join ASPEN as an effective community, working together in a collaborative environment to benefit our industry.”

“We are excited to welcome Pixel Power to the ASPEN Community.  Pixel Power brings a unique background in graphics production and integrated playout technology to the ASPEN Community. As an international automation, branding and graphics innovator, Pixel Power has successfully integrated their graphics excellence into an environment of software workflows and virtualized environments. This expertise will help to further develop the ASPEN technology,” 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, Pixel Power, Providius Corp, Ross Video, Sony, Tektronix, Time Warner Cable SportsNet, The Weather Channel, TV2, and Vizrt.

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