Encompass Digital Media Asia Selects Aspera to Automate Broadcast Workflow

September 7, 2011 Aspera Orchestrator Automates Ingest, Movement, Management and Reporting of Media Assets

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — September 6, 2011Aspera Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s digital assets at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance or network conditions, today announced that Encompass Digital Media Asia has selected the Aspera Orchestrator workflow and automation platform to manage their content supply chain. Encompass Digital Media is a premiere provider of mission critical media services providing broadcasters, cable networks, corporations and government entities with customized solutions for the management and distribution of content.  Encompass’ state-of-the-art Asian broadcast facility currently originates 86 full-time channels.

Following a successful deployment of a series of Aspera software products including: Aspera Enterprise Server, Aspera faspex, Aspera Console, Aspera Client and Aspera SDK; Encompass’ business processes necessitated a workflow solution to automate the movement of files and the processing of digital assets. Users needed to be able to view a synopsis screen of where content is in the supply chain and be able to query it for the current state of the specific asset. This solution allows for digitized assets to be moved automatically from one location to another and to be moved manually when an action is triggered by user input using an Orchestrator screen. Files are tracked during each stage of the process through a search on media ID and displayed in a visual representation showing the current state of the assets before being deleted from the system once a particular stage of the process is reached.

“We’ve had a great experience working with Aspera,” commented Deepakjit Singh, managing director, Encompass Digital Media Asia. “From the Orchestrator workflow management platform, transport technology and related management and reporting tools, Aspera technology was the right solution for us.”

“We are happy to welcome Encompass Digital Media Asia into our worldwide community of over 1,300 customers,” said John Wastcoat, vice president at Aspera. “A company this well-known and respected in this industry selecting Orchestrator, validates Aspera’s industry leading position as a complete provider of high-speed file transfer technology, management and supply chain tools. It is very rewarding that we were able to provide an end-to-end customized workflow based on Encompass’ specific business requirements so quickly.”

About Encompass Digital Media, Inc.

Encompass, a leader in digital media services, owns and operates state-of-the-art, broadcast facilities throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Asia. The company’s mission-critical, media services provide broadcasters, cable networks, corporations and government entities with customized solutions for the management and distribution of content.

With global access to large satellite and fiber footprints, Encompass has 24/7/365 Teleport facilities and technical personnel in Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; New York, NY; Stamford, CT; Lino Lakes and Minneapolis, MN; Burbank, CA; London, U.K.; and Singapore. The company employs unparalleled expertise through its full range of service offerings such as network origination; centralcasting; cable neighborhood platforms; disaster recovery; satellite and fiber transmissions (full time and occasional use); a fleet of satellite uplink trucks; digital media encoding services; digital file transfers via satellite, fiber and IP; emergency communications; governmental SATCOM; production studios; and video production services.

Learn more about Encompass at www.encompass-m.com.

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