NewTek Joins ASPEN Community

The ASPEN Community has announced that NewTek has joined the ASPEN Community.  The ASPEN Community is a rapidly growing coalition of more than 30 industry leading manufacturers and end users who are adopting the ASPEN framework for building state of the art IP facilities.

NewTekNewTek develops easy-to-use and cost-effective technology for broadcast television and video production. From production switchers, IP solutions that aid in live production and streaming, slow motion, and instant replay tools, to Skype video calling systems, motion graphics, virtual sets, and visual effects, NewTek has tools for all the production environment needs.

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.

“NewTek is very excited to be joining ASPEN. We believe that IP-based video workflows are one of the most fundamental changes to the way broadcast video is produced,” says Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO for NewTek. “The promise of this technology is that anyone, anywhere can collaborate and work with video on a single network. By working together and allowing collaboration between NDI and ASPEN technologies, we are truly transforming the industry. Enabling the smallest independent web-casters right up to the highest-end broadcast facilities with products from hundreds of vendors and 100,000’s of customers already enabled represents the true promise and future of broadcast IP.”

“We are excited to welcome NewTek to the ASPEN Community.  As developers of groundbreaking video production technology, leveraging both software and hardware, NewTek is dedicated to providing users the tools to bring their ideas to life. NewTek brings with them a decade of IP experience, from the development of their TriCaster multi-camera video production systems and the groundbreaking Network Device Interface (NDI) , which will help to further develop and promote ASPEN,” says Mo Goyal, co-chairperson of the ASPEN Community.

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 Networks, and Vizrt.