FOR-A joins the ASPEN Community

Founded earlier this year, the ASPEN Community is a coalition of industry leading manufacturers and end-users that are adopting the ASPEN framework for building state of the art IP facilities. Now FOR-A has become the technology provider to join the Community.

ASPEN, an acronym for Adaptive Sample Picture ENcapsulation, is a robust transport format for encapsulating uncompressed Ultra HD/3G/HD/SD over MPEG-2 transport streams. First released at NAB 2015, ASPEN was developed as an open framework to build flexible, scalable, and highly efficient IP facilities. Built to meet the real world requirements of an IP-centric facility while leveraging proven MPEG2-TS standards, ASPEN offers ultra low latency with independent video, audio and ancillary data flows.  When combined with existing SMPTE standards, ASPEN provides broadcasters with a flexible method of transporting video, audio, and data over scalable IP networks.

“We’re pleased to join other top industry manufacturers as a member of the ASPEN Community,” said Jay Shinn, vice-president, FOR-A America. “ASPEN is leading the way in providing a common, open framework for IP transport, and FOR-A is happy to be a part of this collaborative industry effort.”

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