Evertz Sees Large-Scale Adoption of ASPEN IP Protocol

Evertz has seen a rapid increase in deployments and growing support for the ASPEN protocol. Since its first release at NAB 2015, many leading broadcasters and equipment manufacturers are realizing the benefits of the ASPEN protocol for their leading edge IP facilities and products.

ASPEN has been submitted to SMPTE for publication as a Registered Disclosure Document (RDD 37). Evertz has been contributing to the IP transition with global deployments of its Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) solutions and ASPEN was developed to further support the industry’s transition to IP. The development of ASPEN has been a collaborative effort of Evertz and many broadcast industry leaders. These broadcast leaders include: Abekas, ChryonHego, Discovery Communications, Game Creek Video, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Limited Inc., NEP Group Inc., PacketStorm, Ross Video, Sony, Tektronix, Time Warner Cable SportsNet, and Vizrt.

Developed to meet the real world requirements of an IP-centric facility while leveraging proven MPEG2-TS standards, ASPEN offers a robust format for encapsulating uncompressed Ultra HD/3G/HD/SD over MPEG-2 transport streams (TS). When combined with existing SMPTE standards such as SMPTE ST 302 (audio over TS), SMPTE ST 2038 (ancillary data over TS) and the SMPTE 2022 family of IP standards, ASPEN provides broadcasters with a flexible method of transporting video, audio, and data over scalable IP networks. Ultra low latency with independent video, audio and ancillary data flows also makes ASPEN ideal for use in production environments and work flows.

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