Via Email from Marketing Director Francois Quereuil-
Some coverage about our upcoming fasp-AIR product was unfortunately slightly inaccurate. The app is not yet available in the [Apple App] store, and you would need an Aspera server to transfer to anyway. We are giving a preview of the technology to the Macworld audience and currently beta-testing with some of our existing customers.
The need for an Aspera server means that unless Aspera or a third party steps up to offer that as an open service then this accelerator is an enterprise application. ie. a company buys an Aspera server for employees in the field to have faster uploads and downloads.
Fasp-AIR is available for beta use via an uploader app for the iPhone that enables users to move content generated by the device (pictures and videos) to mobile-enabled Aspera servers and will be generally available in the first half of 2010
* Designed for 3G networks with high RTT (round trip time) and packet loss, fasp-AIR achieves on average three times the speed of regular TCP for today’s 3G networks, and utilizes the full bandwidth capacity.
* Applied to wireless WAN networks, fasp-AIR technology enables full utilization of the available bandwidth, regardless of delays, losses and network hops, achieving throughputs of 10 to 100 times the speed of TCP on double-band 802.11n over networks with high packet loss and demonstrating great resilience to low signal strength, achieving more than 10 times the speed of TCP on low-strength 802.11g/n.
* Aspera software is also designed to play well with other network traffic, alleviating bottlenecks on the already congested wireless networks and allowing content to be delivered with low-background trickle or high-priority foreground policies.