Aspera and CEITON Technologies Strengthen Collaboration to Provide Innovative Workflow Management

Leading Workflow Provider and High-Performance Data Transport Experts Expand Technology Partnership and Integration

IBC 2009
Hall 7, Stand G11

EMERYVILLE, Calif. & AMSTERDAM--()--Building on a partnership unveiled at NAB 2009 and in response to customer demand, Aspera today announced that CEITON technologies is expanding its integration of Aspera’s high-speed file transfer software in its workflow automation system. The quick, secure and efficient movement of large files – often at global distances within an enterprise, or between multiple suppliers, partners and clients – is a core requirement of today’s distributed media production workflows. Aspera’s fasp™ technology delivers maximum transfer speed, regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions, while providing users with unprecedented control over their network bandwidth.

“High-speed data transport and comprehensive file transfer monitoring and control are key functionalities that top media companies are expecting from their workflow system,” said Michelle Munson, president and co-founder of Aspera. “CEITON technologies developed an innovative approach to workflow management that is now fully integrated with Aspera’s transfer technology, delivering best-of-breed solutions for media and entertainment organizations.”

The expanded integration of Aspera technology with CEITON’s workflow system includes transfer initiation directly from the CEITON Web Workflow interface, progress reporting of the transferred assets throughout the system and the Aspera Console Web-based management interface for distributed monitoring, reporting and control of high-speed file transfers. Directly within the CEITON interface, operators can drive complex workflows that include Aspera transfers and track the relevant transfer status from Aspera Console.

This next-generation, Aspera-powered workflow system relieves network operators from the time and coordination cost of manually tracking large numbers of transfers to affiliates and partners – such as in Blu-Ray Disc production and Video-On-Demand supply chains – and integrates an already highly-automated file transfer process with the overall business process in which these take place. Building on the role-based access control and open Web services API provided by Aspera Console, the integrated system offers role-appropriate views to operators, executives and clients of their individual transfers.

About Aspera (IBC2009 Hall 7 Booth G11)

Aspera is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world’s digital assets at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Based on its patent-pending 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. Hundreds of 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 for more information.

About CEITON (IBC2009 Hall 3 Booth A60)

CEITON Technologies is a fast-growing technology services provider for the media-industry and other companies globally. Founded in Leipzig, Germany in 2000, the company now has offices in Germany and California. CEITON’s Workflow System is the best-selling media solution in its class in Germany. Software from CEITON is based on the principle that, by abstracting from individual solutions, web- and process-based flexibility repeatedly creates new benefits in changing M&E environments.

For more information, please visit www.workflow.tv, e-mail contact@ceiton.com or call +49 (341) 913 58 330 or +1 (818) 827-7113.

Contacts

US Agency Contact:
Schwartz Communications
Jill Reed or Myron Lee, +1-415-512-0770
aspera@schwartz-pr.com
or
UK Agency Contact:
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Fiona Goldsworthy or Rachael Thomas, +44 (0)20 7403 8878
fionag@rlyl.co.uk
rachaelt@rlyl.co.uk
or
Aspera Contact:
Francois Quereuil, +1-510-849-2386
Marketing Director
francois@asperasoft.com

Contacts

US Agency Contact:
Schwartz Communications
Jill Reed or Myron Lee, +1-415-512-0770
aspera@schwartz-pr.com
or
UK Agency Contact:
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Fiona Goldsworthy or Rachael Thomas, +44 (0)20 7403 8878
fionag@rlyl.co.uk
rachaelt@rlyl.co.uk
or
Aspera Contact:
Francois Quereuil, +1-510-849-2386
Marketing Director
francois@asperasoft.com