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Omneon and Aspera team up

April 20, 2009

From Colin Mann in Las Vegas

Media server and active storage systems specialist Omneon and media transport technologist Aspera have agreed on the terms of a broad partnership in which Aspera will acquire the Omneon Castify content distribution business unit and the two companies will collaborate on making Content Distribution Network (CDN) solutions more widely available to broadcast and technology markets.

Omneon will continue to market the ProCast CDN product, with Aspera assuming ongoing development engineering and operational responsibility for the technology, with the goal of creating a more powerful and complete content distribution platform for customers. Aspera expects to integrate its 'fasp' transport technology with ProCast CDN and the Omneon APIs to create a highly manageable and high performance solution for moving content between Omneon systems.

The agreement will expand Aspera’s reach in supplying content delivery solutions and will allow Omneon to continue to focus on providing best-of-breed video servers and media storage platforms, while at the same time ensuring that both company’s products work seamlessly together.



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