Why customers use IBM Aspera Streaming for Video

Innovative streaming technology

IBM® Aspera Streaming for Video meets the challenge of today’s live video opportunities with an innovative transport solution that uses commodity Internet (IP) networks in place of costly legacy satellite delivery and dedicated fiber networks. Aspera’s patented FASP transport technology can provide the consistently exceptional broadcast quality and “zero-delay” experience of traditional satellite backhaul and transmission.

Stream provider and receiver interoperability

The software can transport any live video source available on local multicast, unicast UDP, unicast TCP, or growing file source and will output video to the same options. It provides a uniform lossless, in-order byte stream transport that equally supports constant bit rate and adaptive bit rate formats with performance independent of video encoding details.

Reliability and multi-endpoint capability

One stream source can be sent to multiple destinations concurrently and provides built-in path redundancy. Server hosts are natively clustered. Stream sessions failover automatically connect to another host. Aspera management services automatically reconnect and restart failed streams after a network outage.

Aspera product interoperability and management

Streaming sessions are designed for full interoperability with the Aspera file transfer stack. RESTful APIs allow production workflow and broadcast management systems to manage streams and provide status. Stream sources can include cloud and on premises transcoders and encoders that read from stream and file – or provide stream outputs or growing files.

High quality video delivery

One stream source can be sent to multiple destinations concurrently and provides built-in path redundancy. Server hosts are natively clustered. Stream sessions failover automatically connect to another host. Aspera management services automatically reconnect and restart failed streams after a network outage.

Robust security and authentication

All streaming sessions are encrypted in transit and security authenticated using standard public/private key authentication or Aspera’s multi-tenant access key system. Built-in access control policies can be used to restrict stream providers and consumers by stream protocol, IP address and ports.

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      Technical specifications

      IBM Aspera Streaming for Video is available as both a software application (Linux, Windows, Mac) and as an embedded solution integrated into numerous media devices. Licensing choices include Aspera Streaming for Video Server, Aspera Streaming for Video Receiver and Aspera Streaming for Video Sender.

      IBM Aspera Streaming for Video supports these operating systems: Linux 64-bit: Ubuntu 12-14, RedHat 6-7, CentOS 6-7, Fedora 16-20, Debian 6-7, SLES 11-12 Kernel 2.4 or higher and libc version GLIB 2.3.4+.

      All host computers or appliances need a Streaming for Video license. Aspera Connection Manager will be available as a set of capabilities included in the next release of the Aspera Streaming for Video offering. The Connection Manager capabilities will serve as the primary user interface and will be packaged and installed as a web application with a containerized deployment.

      • Perpetual and term licenses are both available
      • Pricing is based on bandwidth with speeds starting at 10Mbps
      • Aspera Developer Network for access to API documentation, SDKs, code samples and more are available

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