Dubsat chooses Aspera fasp™ to power its next-generation MediaPro Extreme desktop application
Aspera powers a broadcast industry first: self-serve QC of vision, audio and clock, booking and delivery of broadcast advertising from single desktop application
London, 20 March, 2012— Aspera, Inc.,creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s digital assets at maximum speed, today announced that Dubsat, an Omnilab company, has selected Aspera as the core data transfer technology of MediaPro Extreme, the second generation of their much-heralded MediaPro Mac and PC desktop application that revolutionised the file transferring, management and delivery of TV, radio, outdoor and online advertising across the Pacific Asia region.
“By incorporating Aspera’s fasp into MediaPro Extreme we are providing more market-leading services to our clients. MediaPro Extreme is free to download for any registered Dubsat user and gives maximum control and quality while saving time and money through added convenience and greater efficiencies,” said Grant Schuetrumpf, CEO of Dubsat. “There are four significant new improvements with MediaPro Extreme including ultra-high speed file transfers; a completely new streamlined interface, a job workflow feature and an incorporated booking wizard. With these improvements, users can now use MediaPro Extreme to manage the entire delivery process of their broadcast advertising.”
Adam Larter, CTO of Dubsat added, “Powered by Aspera’s fasp next-generation file transfer technology, you can now send your content at much faster rates than ever before. MediaPro Extreme does away with FTP and tapes by allowing you to simply drag and drop files from your desktop onto MediaPro Extreme to begin high-speed file transfers. Users are able to transfer files in the background, prioritise the order, and pause or resume file transfers in progress. With its complete reliability and ease of use, Aspera’s fasp has become the industry standard for the high-speed movement and management of large files or collections of files over wide area networks.”
One of MediaPro Extreme’s unique features is that Dubsat users can immediately preview uploaded content to self-check video, audio, and clapper as required for TVC deliveries, all from their desktop. MediaPro Extreme enables the user to choose a contribution file format that best suits their production requirements, including ProRes, MPEG2 and MPEG4. It also provides the ability to aggregate video and audio streams and clappers, with full support of multiplexed files for video and audio content. MediaPro Extreme is integrated with Dubsat’s online web portal MyDubsat, providing a synchronised connection to online live booking, closed-captioning services, a delivery cost estimation tool, asset archiving, real-time repurposing services, tracking and delivery notifications.
“Dubsat’s MediaPro Extreme is another excellent example of how easily Aspera can be integrated into a great product to make it even better,” said John Wastcoat, vice president at Aspera. “A large and growing percentage of Aspera partners are using our broad set of APIs to embed Aspera into their products and applications. Our partners benefit from being able to quickly integrate and release a product, and end users benefit from needing to make fewer technology choices.”
Dubsat, owned by Omnilab Media, provides the world’s leading desktop and cloud-based management, validation and delivery services across television, radio, outdoor, print and online advertising, as well as the music video and cinema markets. Founded in 2000, Dubsat was the first company to deliver TVC advertising via satellite to Australia’s national broadcasters. It has since expanded its services to include Adsend – the world’s most advanced print advertising delivery service, The SubStation - a leading captioning and subtitling service, and AAV - a duplication service for the broadcast industry. For more information please visit www.dubsat.com.au.
Aspera is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Based on its patented fasp™ protocol, Aspera software fully utilizes existing infrastructures to deliver the fastest, most predictable file-transfer experience. Aspera’s core technology delivers unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising reliability. More than 1,300 organizations across a variety of industries on six continents rely on Aspera software for the business-critical transport of their digital assets. Please visit www.asperasoft.com and follow us on Twitter @asperasoft for more information.
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