EVS integrates Aspera fasp™ high-speed transfer into C-Cast second-screen solution

Combined solution allows maximum transfer speed of media files from end to end, increasing the value of clips and improving the viewer experience

LAS VEGAS—2013 NAB SHOW, Booth SL9716—April 2, 2013—Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, and EVS, a leading provider of live video production systems have announced the immediate availability of EVS C-Cast powered by Aspera high-speed transfer technology. The combined solution leverages Aspera’s patented faspTM software for high-speed transfer of digital content and EVS’ C-Cast second-screen solution, part of a large portfolio of production solutions for live and near-live broadcast applications.

EVS’ C-Cast system enables broadcasters and rights holders to deliver unused content – such as unseen camera angles and highlights – to viewers’ second-screen devices using existing live production infrastructure. C-Cast Agents capture the sequences from the cameras not broadcasting on the main broadcast stream, and transfers these clips to C-Cast Central where they are transcoded and made available for distribution.

The flexibility of the C-Cast system allows C-Cast Central to be deployed on premise at the broadcast center, or in the cloud on infrastructure managed by EVS or the broadcaster. Embedding Aspera fasp high-speed transfer technology ensures maximum transfer speed of the media files from end to end within the C-Cast system regardless of where the infrastructure is deployed, and on to any affiliates that have subscribed to the multicam feed, maximizing the value of the clips to broadcasters and improving the viewer experience.

The integration also allows high-speed fasp transfers from C-Cast Agents directly to offsite storage, which can be in the cloud or deployed at an alternate data center for disaster recovery purposes.

“Aspera’s fasp transfer software was successfully integrated into EVS’ Sports360° solutions used by several of our joint customers at live sporting events,” said Luc Doneux, executive vice president, EVS Sports. “Integrating fasp with our C-Cast system was the next natural step and further benefits our customers with a turnkey system that has been fully validated and deployed.”

“We are pleased EVS has integrated Aspera’s high-speed transfer technology with C-Cast,” said John Wastcoat, vice president technology alliances at Aspera. “Broadcasters benefit from the strong technology partnership between Aspera and EVS, and can better serve their affiliates and viewers with fast delivery of content in the growing multi-screen industry.”

About EVS

EVS provides its customers with reliable and innovative technology to enable the production of live, enriched video programming, allowing them to work more efficiently and boost their revenue streams. Its industry-leading broadcast and media production systems are used by broadcasters, production companies, post-production facilities, film studios, content owners and archive libraries around the globe. It spans four key markets – Sports, Entertainment, News and Media.

Founded in 1994, its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionized live broadcasting. Its reliable and integrated tapeless solutions, based around its market-leading XT server range, are now widely used to deliver live productions worldwide. Today, it continues to develop practical innovations, such as its C-Cast second-screen delivery platform, to help customers maximize the value of their media content.

The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Approximately 465 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371. For more information, please visit www.evs.com.

About Aspera

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. Over 2,000 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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