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Harmonic adopts Aspera’s fast transfer tech

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 2:26pm
Brian Santo

Harmonic Inc. has integrated Aspera’s fasp technology in its Media Applications Server (MAS), enabling high-speed ingest, distribution, and transfer of full resolution media and metadata.

Harmonic’s MAS is a service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based platform that hosts and coordinates applications in enterprise content management, preparation and delivery systems. As such, MAS becomes a common control center for all media processing tasks including transfers, transcoding, caption processing, file-based quality control and archive management.

Aspera fasp transfer software can move file-based media of all sizes, securely, at high-speed, across global distances.

The combined solution allows complex workflows to be orchestrated and enforced, allowing quick and efficient routing of content to the intended destination, the two companies explained.

Mike Flathers, chief technologist, Aspera Developer Platform, said, “Harmonic's integration leverages the latest API offerings from Aspera to provide dynamic, seamless access to any number of local or remote Aspera servers. The result is greatly accelerated file movement over wide area connections irrespective of latency or packet loss. The Aspera Node API allows developers to interact with remote Aspera file systems while the Aspera Web Service API gives developers access to both ongoing and historical transfer data.”



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