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August 03, 2015 12:26 PM ET

Internet Software and Services

Company Overview of Aspera, Inc.

Company Overview

Aspera, Inc. develops data transfer software technologies that support deployments on public, private, and hybrid cloud platforms. It offers transfer servers, such as enterprise servers for transferring files, directories, and data sets over the wide area networks; connect servers that enable fasp-powered transfers; and a fasp proxy that protects organization’s networks through restrictive network environment transfers. The company provides Web applications to share files and directories; and FASPEX, a person-to-person file delivery and collaboration platform for sending and receiving digital packages. It offers transfer clients, including desktop applications for initiating transfers; point...

5900 Hollis Street

Suite E

Emeryville, CA 94608

United States

Founded in 2004

Phone:

510-849-2386

Fax:

510-868-8392

Key Executives for Aspera, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President
Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering
Chief Technologist of Developer Platform
Vice President of Technology Solutions
Age: 60
Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Aspera, Inc. Key Developments

SES Platform Services Implements Aspera for Fast Upload and Delivery of Media Materials to VOD and OTT Providers

IBM announced that SES Platform Services, a subsidiary of SES, has selected high speed file transfer software from Aspera, an IBM company, to meet increasing demand for fast and reliable playout services to broadcast networks and to speed the delivery of content to Video On Demand (VOD) platforms and Over-The-Top (OTT) providers located worldwide. Using Aspera, SES is able to receive several hundred files, amounting to 3 terabytes of data, each day from their customers. Additionally, Aspera completes approximately 100 outgoing file transfers to VOD platforms in the U.S., Germany and around the world. Further extending their Aspera transfer capabilities, SES is currently implementing Aspera Orchestrator to complement their existing in-house workflow engine with automated file delivery into SES' facilities. Aspera Orchestrator will enable precise automated control over all internal and external file transfer workflows via a single, easy-to-use web design interface and run time execution engine.

Encore Inflight, Interface Video Production Ltd and Yapku Adopt Aspera High-Speed Transfer

IBM announced that Encore Inflight, Interface Video Production Ltd. and Yapku have selected high-speed transfer software from Aspera, an IBM company to speed the worldwide exchange of large video files with content producers, partners and clients. Encore Inflight transitioned from courier delivery of digital betacam tapes to a reliable digital delivery platform with Aspera faspex, saving time, reducing costs and eliminating obstacles associated with international courier delivery, including shipment delays from weather-related flight cancellations and censorship, which is commonplace in countries such as Russia and China. At the beginning of a theatrical release, Encore Inflight receives media files from producers via Aspera faspex. With a week to complete dubbing, subbing and aspect ratio reformatting, Encore Inflight doesn't have time for delays in the transfer process, and Aspera allows them to operate within their tight turnaround times. Once Encore Inflight completes a project, Aspera is used to return the media files to clients' labs for further processing and encoding prior to uploading to the aircraft. Aspera enables Encore Inflight to send and receive media files around the clock from suppliers and clients in all time zones, with stability and reliability even when a client's bandwidth is less than adequate. Encore Inflight is currently moving 2TB of data each month, and as they continue to expand their business, Aspera will scale to accommodate their growing transfer demands without limiting file sizes. Interface selected Aspera because of the ability to handle very large file sizes, even full feature film packages that include 2D, 3D and 4K versions as well as trailers, sound and subtitles - up to 500GB per title - that Interface must send and receive on a daily basis. Partner studios use Aspera faspex to send Digital Cinema Distribution Masters (DCDM) to Interface. The DCDM is further processed and equipped with subtitles, edited into multiple versions, and finally repackaged as a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) that is sent to distributors around the world, or directly to cinemas for title releases. The Aspera solution replaces their legacy FTP system for transferring smaller files, such as film previews, as well as the physical hard drive shipments that were previously used for larger video files. Yapku has embedded Aspera On Demand (AOD) into its pop! file delivery service for cloud, onsite and hybrid cloud environments that enables clients throughout Europe, Asia and Australia to access Yapku's services, which include video tape bulk ingest, high-speed file logistics services, and bespoke media workflow solutions. With Aspera fully integrated into the pop! platform, Yapku clients are able to upload and download large file packages quickly and securely via the Yapku branded portal. The intuitive interface enables companies to share files between workgroups and can be configured to allow file and folder sharing between departments or even between companies, facilitating collaboration. The pop! platform is offered in two versions to meet the varying licensing and security models demanded by media clients: pop! cloud and pop! onsite. Whether users elect to run pop! in the cloud, onsite or in a hybrid cloud environment, the centralized Yapku portal featuring Aspera's patented FASP high-speed transfer protocol enables clients to take advantage of Yapku's many services, including asset storage and management, transcoding and metadata processing.

Broadway Video Selects Aspera to Accelerate Production and Distribution of Original Content

IBM announced that Broadway Video has selected Aspera as the exclusive provider of high-speed file transfer solutions for bi-coastal production and content distribution to VOD and OTT providers. By significantly reducing the time it takes to produce and transfer content, Broadway Video can expand viewing options and quickly deliver new and previously broadcast material to millions worldwide. To expand viewing, Broadway Video intends to improve the movement of content between its production studios in Los Angeles and New York to accelerate delivery to VOD and OTT providers. Broadway Video selected a suite of high-speed transfer, management, and automation software from Aspera to advance its production and distribution capabilities. The deployment is centered on Aspera Shares and faspex transport technology.

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