NAB 2016: Ikegami Joins ASPEN Community
Ikegami has joined the ASPEN Community, a rapidly growing coalition of more than 30 industry leading manufacturers and end users that are adopting the ASPEN framework for building state-of-the-art IP facilities.
ASPEN (Adaptive Sample Picture Encapsulation) is a standards-based, open format that moves uncompressed Ultra HD, 3G, HD, and SD signals over MPEG-2 transport streams (ISO/IEC 13818-1). ASPEN provides a framework for transporting separated video, audio, and metadata as independent IP multicast streams. The ASPEN Community was founded at IBC 2015 to realize and promote the benefits of deploying the ASPEN format within IP-based broadcast and media facilities through the integration and interoperability of the open format.
“Ikegami is proud to join the ASPEN Community and very eager to create a next generation broadcast eco-system with a belief that interoperability and open standards will ultimately benefit customers,” says Naoki Kashimura, Director of the Board, Global Business Promotion. “As IP based solutions will play a key role, Ikegami recognizes a real potential in ASPEN. We see joining the ASPEN Community as truly beneficial because of the great enthusiam by Evertz and the other members of ASPEN Community. Ikegami is also ready to contribute to move this exciting technlogy forward.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Ikegami to the ASPEN Community,”says Mo Goyal, co-chairperson of the ASPEN Community. “Ikegami brings over 50 years of experience in professional and broadcast television equipment to the ASPEN Community. Their expertise in broadcast cameras, monitors and switchers will help to further develop the ASPEN technology.”
Current members of the ASPEN Community include: Abekas, AJA Video Systems, Broadcast Pix, ChryonHego, Cinegy, CSP, Inc., Deltacast, Diversified Systems, Discovery Communications, Dome Productions, Edit Share, Embrionix, Evertz, FOR-A, Game Creek Video, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc., I-MOVIX, LEADER Electronics Corp., Macnica America Inc., Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd., Myricom, NBC Sports Group, NEP Group Inc., Neutrik, Newtek, Nextera Video, PacketStorm, PHABRIX, Pixel Power, Providius Corp, Ross Video, Sony, Streampunk Media, Tektronix, Time Warner Cable SportsNet, The Weather Channel, TV2, TVU and Vizrt.