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Broadcast Pix joins ASPEN

8 February 2016
Kevin Prince

Broadcast Pix has become the latest company to join the ASPEN Community.

The ASPEN (Adaptive Sample Picture Encapsulation) Community is a coalition of manufacturers and end users who are adopting the ASPEN framework, with the intention of building state of the art IP facilities.

Founded in 2002, Broadcast Pix provides solutions for live production environments. It features patented control and automation technology, with a performance toolset that is designed to make it easy to optimise and customise workflows.

The ASPEN protocol 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.

“MPEG-2 is widely deployed throughout the industry. ASPEN leverages that proven technology to deliver a flexible transport format for high-quality video with very low latency,” said Kevin Prince (pictured), president and CEO of Broadcast Pix.

“We are proud to be part of this effort to support the industry’s continued transition to IP-based production environments.”

The Community was founded at IBC2015, with plans to realise 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.

“We are very pleased to welcome Broadcast Pix as the latest member of the ASPEN Community,” said Mo Goyal, co-chairperson of the ASPEN Community.

“As leading manufacturers of production switchers, Broadcast Pix brings valuable knowledge and expertise of the live production environment to the ASPEN Community.”

The ASPEN Community now spans over 30 members, including AJA Video Systems, Cinegy, Discovery Communications, EditShare, PHABRIX, Sony, Time Warner Cable and Vizrt.

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