ASPEN Community celebrates continued progress
As we enter 2016, support for the ASPEN Community is at an all time high. Since its inception at IBC 2015, the ASPEN Community has seen its membership grow to more than 30 major leading broadcasters, media companies, and equipment manufacturers. With over 20 global installations, ASPEN is described its exponents as the only field proven, open framework for IP-facilities available today.
The ASPEN Community was formed to provide information exchange between end-users and manufacturers who use ASPEN as an open architecture based on proven industry standards to facilitate the transition from SDI to IP.
ASPEN (Adaptive Sample Picture Encapsulation) is an open format that enables independent video, audio, and metadata flows for IP-based broadcast and media facilities. ASPEN (SMPTE RDD 37) expands on the MPEG-2 Transport Stream (IEC 13818-1 or ITU-T Rec. H.222.0) standard to include uncompressed UHD/3G/HD/SD video over TS. The ASPEN framework also utilizes standards for transporting audio (SMPTE ST 302) and metadata (SMPTE ST 2038). SMPTE 2022-2 is used to encapsulate the transport streams into IP.
Through the collaborative efforts of its experienced and knowledgeable members from all aspects of the broadcast workflow, the ASPEN Community is dedicated to providing a comprehensive end-to-end IP solution. The ASPEN Community members include: Abekas, AJA Video Systems, ChryonHego, Cinegy, Coherent Video Systems LLC, CSP Inc., Deltacast, Diversified Systems, Discovery Communications, Dome Productions, Edit Share, Embrionix, Evertz, FOR-A, Game Creek Video, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Limited Inc., I-MOVIX, LEADER Electronics Corp., Macnica America Inc., Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd., NEP Group Inc., Neutrik, PacketStorm, Phabrix, Providius Corp, Ross Video, Sony, Tektronix, Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Vizrt.