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This article describes IBM Aspera Clients and their currently supported versions. Support extensions are not available for IBM Aspera Clients.
Please update to the most current supported version of the client.

IBM Aspera Client updates are cumulative. When a prerequisite or co-requisite fix pack is recommended, that specific fix pack or a later fix pack can be applied. For example, if fix pack 4.1.0 is required, applying fix pack 4.1.1, 4.1.2, or a later fix pack is valid.

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We support two versions previous to the current one.
Aspera CLI (Command Line Interface)
*Note:  Aspera CLI v4.X is now open-source.  Get the latest Aspera CLI download by using this link.
*Note: For CLI Support, go here to create a support ticket.
The IBM Aspera Command-Line Interface is a tool for performing high speed, secure data transfers from the command line. The Aspera CLI is for users and organizations who want to automate their transfer workflows.
Release Date Available End of Support/Notes Release Notes
4.18.x 7/2024 Current IBM - Aspera CLI
4.11.x 1/2023 N/A IBM - Aspera CLI
4.10.x 12/2022 N/A IBM - Aspera CLI
4.9.x    9/2022 N/A IBM - Aspera CLI
4.8.x             
6/2022 N/A IBM - Aspera CLI
4.7.x 3/2022 N/A IBM - Aspera CLI
3.9.x
9/2018
9/2022
Aspera Desktop Client
IBM Aspera Mobile applications (Also known as Aspera Transfer Clients)
Please see IBM Aspera Community Blog  for end of support announcements for Aspera client software.
Support for IBM Aspera mobile app here.
                       
Aspera is replacing all previous mobile applications with the new IBM Aspera mobile application which will be available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store (iOS and Android).
Release Version Date Available End of Support/Notes Release Notes
IBM Aspera mobile app (iOS & Android) 1.1.x 4/2023 Current
Download available here
IOS             Android
IBM Aspera mobile app (iOS & Android) 1.0.x 7/2022 N/A
Download available here
IOS             Android
Drive (iOS & Android) 3.2.x 5/2018 9/2019
Replaced by IBM Aspera Connect app
Uploader (iOS & Android) 3.1.x 8/2018
9/2020
Replaced by IBM Aspera mobile app
Aspera on Cloud (iOS & Android) 3.5.x 8/2019
9/2019
Replaced by IBM Aspera mobile app
Faspex 4 mobile (iOS &Android)
3.1.x 03/2020 9/2023 Replaced by IBM Aspera mobile app
Aspera Connect & Cargo
Please see IBM Aspera Community Blog  for client end of support announcements.
See https://www.ibm.com/aspera/connect to download.
IBM Aspera Connect is an install-on-demand desktop client and browser extension that enables high-speed uploads and downloads with an Aspera transfer server.
IBM Aspera Cargo is a desktop client that automatically checks for and downloads incoming packages for users of IBM Aspera on Cloud and IBM Aspera Faspex 4.
Release Date Available End of Support/Notes Release Notes
Connect 4.2.x
7/2022 Current IBM - Aspera Connect
Cargo 4.2.x
7/2022 Current
Connect 4.1.x 11/2021
Please upgrade to latest
IBM - Aspera Connect
Cargo 4.1.x 11/2021
Please upgrade to latest
IBM -Aspera Cargo
Connect 4.0.x 4/2021 Please upgrade to latest IBM - Aspera Connect
Connect 3.11.x 1/2021 Not supported IBM - Aspera Connect
Connect 3.10.x 8/2020 Not supported IBM - Aspera Connect
Cargo 3.2.x 2/2019 Not supported IBM - Aspera Cargo
Note: Cargo and Connect are on the same release schedule starting at Cargo 4.1.
Aspera Add-in for Microsoft Outlook  
The IBM Aspera Add-in for Microsoft Outlook is a client software option for IBM Aspera Faspex, which extends the full set of the Aspera high-speed transfer capabilities to Outlook users. Senders compose emails and attach files using the standard email workflow, with no additional steps needed.
Release Date Available End of Support/Notes Release Notes
1.4.x 12/2018 09/2022 IBM - Aspera Add-in for Microsoft Outlook
1.3.x
06/2016
09/2022
Aspera Avid for Interplay Plug-in 
The IBM Aspera Plug-in for Avid Interplay is designed to integrate with Avid Interplay Delivery to provide seamless acceleration of media content. Aspera for Avid fully integrates within the Avid environment to provide distance-neutral line rate file transfers up to 1 GBit/second, with increased error-reporting capabilities.
Release Date Available End of Support/Notes Release Notes
1.x.x 4/2016 9/2021 IBM - Aspera Plug-In for Avid Interplay
Aspera Embedded Client
 Aspera Embedded Client is ascp and some additional utilities for simplified high-speed file transfers.
Release Date Available End of Support/Notes Release Notes
3.7.x 09/2021 09/2022
3.8.x 09/2021 09/2022
Aspera Desktop Client 
 The Aspera desktop GUI offers a simple, intuitive way to create connections with Aspera servers, and to start and manage your high-speed transfers. The transfer job queue shows real-time progress and allows on-the-fly reordering and bandwidth control.
Release Date Available End of Support/Notes Release Notes
4.4.x 5/2022 Current IBM - Aspera Desktop Client
4.3.x 11/2021 Please upgrade to latest IBM -  Aspera Desktop Client
4.2.x 7/2021 Please upgrade to latest IBM -  Aspera Desktop Client
4.1.x 4/2021 9/2022 IBM -  Aspera Desktop Client
4.0.x 11/2020 9/2022 IBM -  Aspera Desktop Client
APIs and SDKs  
Discover and try the API-based solutions to build your next enterprise client application.  The following links will provide detailed information on each of the API's and SDK's, as well as their usage.

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Modified date:
12 July 2024

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