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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 6 - Issue 5 | May 2016

InMedia

High-Quality Video Content
Via Aspera FASPStream
IBM has unveiled new Aspera FASPStream software providing low start-up delays
and glitch-free experiences for live and near-live streaming of broadcast-quality
video content over IP networks...

B

ased on Aspera FASP bulk data
Aspera NAB Booth Demo
transport protocol, the software
has the potential to revolutionise the
way that live and near-live video is
transported.
Unveiled
at
NAB,
Aspera
FASPStream, a new turnkey
application software line designed
to enable live streaming of
broadcast-quality video globally
over commodity Internet networks
with glitch-free playout and
negligible start-up time - reducing
the need for expensive and limited
satellite-based backhaul, transport
and distribution.
to transport any live video source
Live and near-live streaming of (local multicast, unicast UDP, TCP,
broadcast-quality video content over or growing file source) and provides
IP networks has traditionally used timely arrival of live video and data
linear transport over satellite and independent of network round-trip
dedicated fibre networks - high quality delay and packet loss. Less than five
but limiting for today's use cases. seconds of start-up delay is required
Satellite uplinks and dedicated fibre for 50 Mbps video streams transported
are often not available on demand, and over 250 milliseconds round-trip
can require large capital investments latency and three percent packet loss,
and long startup times. In addition, the sufficient for 4K streaming between
linear feed format can be difficult to continents.
customise and integrate with modern
At NAB, Aspera demonstrated
file- and cloud-based workflows.
the FASPStream solution with the
Internet broadband bandwidth is transport of three live camera streams
increasingly available at production from South Africa, China and New
venues, opening the possibility for York, USA to the Aspera booth for
new live video transport solutions. live decode and broadcast playout, as
Various products and services have well as IP-based playout through local
been introduced, such as forward desktop media players.
error correction over UDP, peer-toThe feed from New York was
peer distribution and "inverse" CDNs. sourced from Broadway Video, a
However, none provide the same global entertainment and media
universal quality and "zero-delay" company founded by Lorne Michaels.
experience of traditional live satellite Launched in 1979 in New York's
transmission because they cannot historic Brill Building, Broadway Video
guarantee arrival rates over long is collaborating with Aspera to provide
distance, or wireless Internet WANs unique and innovative solutions for
having high round-trip time and packet point-to-point and consumer-facing
loss without adding significant start-up live video delivery. Having grown into
delay or costly workarounds.
an independent studio that produces
Aspera's
FASPStream
software and distributes original comedic
line represents the first open video content for every platform, Broadway
transport solution that is capable Video offers a suite of end-to-end
of high-quality, live streaming over solutions across production, postcommodity Internet WANs. Built from production, distribution and delivery
the ground up by Aspera, the software workflows, and is now using Aspera
utilizes the FASP bulk data protocol FASPStream technology.

"Broadway Video is pioneering
in the point-to-point video delivery
space creating new workflows that
reduce costly satellite and fibre
circuit backhauls and distribution
infrastructures," said Rob Weigand,
COO of Broadway Video. "Application
of FASPStream to these novel
workflows ensures critical uptime
and reliability, making point-to-point
Internet delivery of video possible and
practical. The potential savings and
efficiencies in both contribution and
distribution architecture will change
the way B2B and B2C video delivery
happens."
The FASPStream software includes
Server and Peer offerings with the
following key features:
*	 Exceptional
Video
Delivery
Quality over Commodity Internet
- glitch-free playout with negligible
start-up delay at any Internet distance,
i.e. less than two seconds of delay from
live for 50 Mbps video sources over
global Internet networks;
*	 Interoperability
with
All
Common Stream Providers and
Stream Receivers - Will transport
any live video source available on
local multicast, unicast UDP, unicast
TCP, or as growing files. Provides
uniform, lossless, in-order byte
stream transport that equally supports
constant bit rate and adaptive bit rate
formats;
*	 Reliability and Multi-endpoint
Capability - One stream source can

be sent to multiple destinations
concurrently and provides built-in
path redundancy. Stream sessions
will be able to automatically failover
to another host, and reconnect and
restart on network failure.
*	 Security - FASPStreams are
encrypted in transit and security
authenticated.
Built-in
access
control policies can be used to
restrict stream providers and
consumers by stream protocol, IP
address, and ports for maximum
security;
*	
Interoperability
and
Management
with
File-based
Workflows including on Cloud -
Designed to interoperate with the
Aspera file transfer stack, FASPStream
sessions
support
stream-to-file
workflows including writing to cloud
"object" storage. Built-in RESTful
APIs allow production workflow and
broadcast
management
systems
to manage streams and provide
status reporting. Stream sources
and providers can include cloud
transcoders/encoders that read from
stream and file.
"Bringing FASPStream to market in a
turnkey product after our first decade
creating FASP file transfer marks the
beginning of a new chapter for Aspera
where streams and files interoperate
for exceptional transport quality and
efficiency over today's networks.
Internet content delivery has exploded,
demanding open file-based solutions in
application software that are up to the
challenge. We in Aspera Engineering
are dedicated to make this a reality
and are honoured to be collaborating
with our most innovative customers
like Broadway Video to bring to market
a new era of Internet video services.
This is just the beginning! " said
Michelle Munson, CEO and co-founder
Aspera.
Aspera
demonstrated
Aspera
FASPStream
software,
alongside
its entire portfolio of high-speed
file transfer, sharing and exchange
solutions at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas.


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