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04.26.2012
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Fuel VFX deploys Aspera for global media file transfer

Aspera has announced that Fuel VFX has selected and deployed Aspera to manage and transfer its digital assets. A visual effects studio founded in 2000 and based in Sydney, Australia, Fuel VFX has been charged with producing visual effects for blockbuster films such as "Prometheus," "The Avengers," "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Thor."

As the media and entertainment industry continues the transition from tape to digital assets, Fuel VFX needed a fast, robust and secure delivery system to transfer work in progress and finished assets around the world with their clients. FTP was no longer a reliable or feasible transfer methodology, so a directed professional transfer system was sought to help with management of transfers, speed to the end point and simplicity for internal staff. The Aspera faspex person-to-person file distribution and exchange platform was evaluated and quickly chosen having met the security, speed and ease-of-use requirements put forth by Fuel VFX.

"Aspera was able to quickly integrate in to our existing Linux infrastructure to give us the required high-speed transfers to our partners around the world," said Dylan Penhale CTO at Fuel VFX. "The faspex Web-based interface is very easy for our employees to use, and includes all they key features we need such as automatic client installation, e-mail notifications for delivery and download, and dropboxes with custom metadata for ad-hoc third-party submissions."



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