FOR-A Joins Major Broadcast Leaders as Newest Member of the ASPEN Community

December 16, 2015

Cypress, CA, December 16, 2015FOR-A, a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets, announces that it has become a member of the ASPEN Community. Founded earlier this year, the ASPEN Community is a coalition of industry leading manufacturers and end-users that are adopting the ASPEN framework for building state of the art IP facilities.

ASPEN, an acronym for Adaptive Sample Picture ENcapsulation, is a robust transport format for encapsulating uncompressed Ultra HD/3G/HD/SD over MPEG-2 transport streams. First released at NAB 2015, ASPEN was developed as an open framework to build flexible, scalable, and highly efficient IP facilities. Built to meet the real world requirements of an IP-centric facility while leveraging proven MPEG2-TS standards, ASPEN offers ultra low latency with independent video, audio and ancillary data flows. When combined with existing SMPTE standards, ASPEN provides broadcasters with a flexible method of transporting video, audio, and data over scalable IP networks.

"We're pleased to join other top industry manufacturers as a member of the ASPEN Community," said Jay Shinn, Vice President, FOR-A America. "ASPEN is leading the way in providing a common, open framework for IP transport, and FOR-A is happy to be a part of this collaborative industry effort."

About FOR-A

FOR-A, a worldwide, industry-leading manufacturer, offers a wide range of Broadcast and Production products with a focus on cutting-edge technologies including: HD, 4K and IP Products.

FOR-A continues to offer future-ready, cost effective, advanced technology solutions. Products include: Video Switchers, Routing Switchers, Multi Viewers, Full 4K High-Speed Cameras, IP Encoders/Decoders, Multi-Channel Signal Processors, 8K/4K/HD Test Signal Generators, Color Correctors, Frame Synchronizers, File-Based Products, Character Generators, Video Servers and much more.

For a full range of HD and 4K Production and Processing solutions, as well as IP-Based Products, visit our web site at

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