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Aspera Awarded Patent on Data Transfer Technology from Japanese Patent Office

2010-09-02 17:09
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New JPO Patent Expands Aspera’s Core Patent Portfolio, Strengthens Foothold in Growing Asia-Pacific Market

EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aspera, 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, announced today that the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) has awarded the company a patent for its bulk data transfer protocol called fasp™. The patent covers Aspera’s core technology for high-performance transport of large files and data sets over wide area networks as a superior alternative to FTP, HTTP and traditional NAS protocols. The patent further solidifies Aspera’s growing patent portfolio, as the company was awarded a similar patent from the European Patent Office (EPO) in February. This announcement also supplements Aspera’s recent key milestones in the Asia Pacific region, including naming a VP of sales for the region and launching local sales and systems engineering support.

Aspera has made breakthrough advancements in high-speed file transport technology that achieves transfer speeds up to thousands of times faster than alternative methods. Aspera software overcomes the bottlenecks faced in applications such as file transfer, data replication and rich media visualization when transferring large, bulk data over wide area networks. Over networks with high round-trip time and packet loss, these applications suffer from extremely slow and unpredictable performance due to the design gap of TCP-based protocols, even with modern acceleration technologies.

“As we see continued interest across Asia Pacific, regional patents on our technology are of the utmost importance,” said Michelle Munson, president and co-founder of Aspera. “This patent strengthens our intellectual property and provides a compelling argument for adoption of our technology to potential customers.”

The new patent further solidifies Aspera’s position as a leader in data transport technologies, ensuring that its innovative technologies for managing and transferring its clients’ most valuable assets remains protected:

JPO Patent #JP 2007-548581—Bulk data transport protocol that yields high bulk data transfer speeds over commodity networks (of any bandwidth, delay, and loss rate) with sufficient transmission efficiency to allow for independent transfer rate control. As a result, the system provides applications exhaustive, configurable, real-time control of transfer rates over the universal commodity network while remaining stable and predictable.

The fasp Difference—Fast and Secure Protocol

Aspera’s fasp transport technology is an emerging standard for the high-speed movement of large files over wide area networks (WANs) that eliminates the fundamental bottlenecks of conventional file transfer technologies such as FTP, HTTP, and Windows CIFS, and dramatically speeds transfers over public and private IP networks. Hollywood studios, major broadcasters, sports leagues, government entities and corporations use Aspera software for business critical transport of their digital assets on a daily basis—some of them moving in excess of one terabyte per day over their WAN infrastructure.

Aspera’s innovative core technology delivers unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising reliability. Its flexible, open architecture provides multiple deployment options, including purpose-built software applications, easy integration with internal systems and direct compatibility with numerous solutions from industry-leading technology partners.

About Aspera

Aspera is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world’s digital assets at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Based on its fasp™ protocol, Aspera software fully utilizes existing infrastructures to deliver the fastest, most predictable file transfer experience. Aspera’s core technology delivers unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising reliability. Hundreds of organizations across a variety of industries on six continents rely on Aspera software for the business-critical transport of their digital assets. Please visit http://www.asperasoft.com for more information.

Contacts

Aspera, Inc.
Francois Quereuil, 510-849-2386
francois@asperasoft.com
or
Schwartz Communications for Aspera
Jill Reed, 415-512-0770
Dan O’Mahony, 415-512-0770
aspera@schwartz-pr.com