NAB Show NY: Aspera To Showcase High-Speed Transfer Innovations

At NAB Show New York (booth #1025), Aspera, an IBM company, will showcase the latest versions of its high-speed file transfer software and workflow automation solutions for the broadcast and media industries.

Aspera_IBM_draftsThe entire suite of Aspera products, On Demand Offerings, and Aspera SDK will be on display, including:

FASPStream for Live Event Streaming
A new open turnkey video transport solution and winner of this year’s HPA Engineering Excellence Award, FASPStream enables broadcast-quality live streaming over commodity Internet networks, allowing users to stream media globally with glitch-free playout and negligible start-up time. Building on the efficiency of the FASP protocol, the solution outperforms forward error correction over UDP and CDNs by maintaining stream quality over distance without start-up delay. An ideal solution to eliminate expensive and limited satellite-based backhaul, transport, and distribution, FASPStream allows video from anywhere to everywhere using low-cost Internet. At NAB Show New York, FASPStream demonstrations will feature a live video stream from Royal Caribbean ship, Harmony of the Seas.

Aspera Files SaaS
Since its launch in late 2015, Aspera’s multi-tenant SaaS solution for sharing large files and data sets directly from cloud and on-premise storage now has over 1000 organizations on boarded and over 20 new features and APIs across the platform for third-party collaboration, fine-grained privacy controls, Enterprise Single Sign-on, Media Preview Carousels for managing large numbers of videos and photos, and instant provisioning of shared folders on any third- party cloud or on-premises storage.

Aspera recently introduced a flexible new pay-as-you-go option in addition to annual pre-committed volume plans that can be purchased directly from the new Aspera Store online. Users can view all transfer usage for Aspera Files and On Demand plans in the new Aspera Usage Portal.

Aspera Orchestrator 2.6
Now with over 150 third-party plug-ins, Orchestrator 2.6, Aspera’s comprehensive workflow orchestration platform, adds new plugins for Dalet, Xytech, SGL FlashNet, Marquis, Emotion, ShowMgr, ARRIS CMM, DATDV, Snell, Fortium, Ateme, Minnetonka, MOG, and Baton. Many exciting new features enhance the Designer, provide step-wise versioning, and yield faster execution, and new Activity and Statistics screens show visual progress of every executing workflow and historical analytics.

Aspera co-founder and CEO Michelle Munson, and co-owner of INNOVATIVEi and NBCSN producer for the Verizon IndyCar Series, Terry Lingner, will present an Info Session on delivering 4K streaming between continents over commodity Internet. Taking place at 1.30-2pm on Wednesday, November 9, on Inspiration Stage 3, the session will explore how breakthrough technologies are opening up innovative ways for events organizers, producers and content owners to share their creations with connected audiences worldwide.

In addition, Aspera will showcase newly released product updates across its entire portfolio.

Also at NAB New York, IBM Cloud Video will showcase a series of new Watson integrations to bring cognitive capabilities to end-to-end video solutions, including Live Event Analysis, Video Scene Detection and Audience Insights. IBM Cloud executives will be on hand to provide an interview of these new technologies.

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