Interra Systems to Highlight Power of Media QC and Monitoring Solutions at 2022 NAB Show New York

At the 2022 NAB Show New York, Interra Systems will showcase its innovative and award-winning content QC and monitoring solutions, covering everything from content preparation and delivery to audio/video quality checks, 24/7 monitoring, captions, lip sync, and deep-dive analysis. Interra Systems’ powerful QC and monitoring solutions help media companies face their most challenging industry needs with confidence, not just in terms of audio/video quality but also in the creation and management of metadata, cloud and hybrid deployment, and tools to automate media processing and verification.

“The 2022 NAB Show New York will provide a great platform for the Interra Systems team to highlight our latest and most important innovations in QC and monitoring, which we have developed to meet the emerging trends and standards around creating and delivering media content. The opportunity to demonstrate in person how the latest updates to our products and software can deliver on these new requirements is an exciting prospect,” said Anupama Anantharaman, vice president of product management at Interra Systems. “The industry has seen incredible evolution and rapid innovation since the pandemic, prompting providers to look for solutions that allow them to launch and monitor their media content more easily, efficiently, and with better quality. Interra Systems can help media companies keep pace with the competition and set them apart as they drive toward delivering a better video quality of experience for their customers, address new market trends, and improve monetization.”

ORION Content Monitoring Suite for OTT and Linear/IP Video Ensures Better QoS/QoE
Centering on a variety of cloud deployment scenarios for both live and VOD content, Interra Systems’ ORION-OTT is a comprehensive monitoring solution for live and VOD streaming. Recent enhancements to ORION-OTT include ad insertion monitoring, support for Dolby Vision and HDR, visual trending for QoS and QoE metrics, CPIX-based DRM integrations, and new audio/video quality checks. In addition, ORION-OTT now offers a flexible licensing model to accommodate dynamic bandwidth requirements, enhanced user reporting, revamped alert reports, improved recording for the entire duration of the error, a daily service availability report with outage analytics, and support for the DRMToday multi-DRM.

Interra Systems will also demo its ORION solution for real-time monitoring of linear channels in an IP-based delivery infrastructure. New features include support for the monitoring of contribution stream formats (SRT/RIST), enhanced video dropout detection, additional audio quality checks (i.e., audio jitter, true peak levels, audio clipping, and stereo pair absence), CAS monitoring, HDR and ad compliance, visual trending for PMOS and blockiness, loudness reports, and user access control and secure HTTPS-based access.

New ORION 2110 Probe Simplifies IP Monitoring
Part of the ORION product suite, ORION 2110 supports the SMPTE ST 2110 standard, providing broadcasters with a future-proof, end-to-end monitoring solution for ensuring exceptional video quality in an IP distribution environment. Key product features include redundancy and NMOS integration, monitoring of IP-related parameters such as jitter and packet loss, scrambling control checks, DAI custom checks for ad insertion monitoring, support for monitoring SCTE-104 ad signaling, and exportable reports and video thumbnails.

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Photo Caption: Interra Systems’ New ORION 2110 Probe Supports SMPTE ST 2110, Simplifying IP Monitoring

OCM (ORION Central Manager) for End-to-End Visibility of Video
OCM provides enterprise-wide visibility by enabling the central management of multiple ORION linear and ORION-OTT setups present at either the same or diverse geographic locations. By providing a consolidated, single-screen view of both linear and OTT workflows, OCM makes error detection and isolation faster and more efficient. OCM’s new features include smart tools and exportable reports for channel performance and alert trending; scheduled tasks to export reports; the capability to add comments regarding root causes and alert resolutions while defining maintenance downtimes to ignore unnecessary alerts; REST APIs to ensure seamless third-party system integration; quality reports with daily and monthly channel availability; and outage analytics. In addition, support has been added for custom alert actions, as well as alert notifications over Slack, Microsoft Teams, HTTP Push, and more.

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Photo Caption: Interra Systems’ ORION Central Manager Provides Unprecedented Visibility and Proactive Monitoring

BATON — Optimizing QC Workflows
As the media industry’s leading ML/AI-enabled automated QC platform, BATON addresses the most rigorous QC standards for quality and compliance. Recent updates to the BATON platform include enterprise-level hybrid deployments (including auto-scale, on-premises, and in the cloud), major 4K and MJPEG enhancements; new audio/video quality checks for complex content; the detection and decoding of QR codes; OAR, enhanced Cinavia, and Nielson watermark checks; IMF Application 2 Extended; PSE for HDR; enhanced foreign language support in the BATON UI; support for the Dolby Atmos master format; AC4 and FLAC audio; enhanced DCP compliance per SMPTE 428-1:2019; optimized ProRes decoding; and more. Interra Systems’ BATON Media Player also offers improvements in the loading and playback performance of 4K content; support for playing media files directly from S3, Azure, GCS, and FTP content locations or through YouTube URLs; and several usability improvements.

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Photo Caption: Interra Systems’ BATON Automated, File-Based Quality Control Solution

AI-/ML-Enabled Solutions
Under the QC umbrella, Interra Systems has specifically exploited machine learning (ML) in compliance and classification, where high accuracy can be obtained, and content preparation can be made more efficient by replacing time-consuming and expensive manual processes with these solutions.

BATON Captions is an automated solution for all captioning-related needs, allowing broadcasters and media professionals to meet their requirements — from caption generation to QC, auto corrections, reviewing, and editing for the global distribution of media. At the 2022 NAB Show New York, Interra Systems will demonstrate BATON Captions with new support for IAM-based S3 access, additional languages (e.g., Italian), distributed processing using multiple nodes, next-gen format-specific checks, subtitling, stand-alone subtitle files for QC, recaptioning, exporting captions in the MacCaption Closed Caption (MCC) format, and adding tags for tasks. BATON Captions features cutting-edge machine learning and automatic speech recognition technology.

BATON WINNOW, the company’s award-winning solution for content classification and identification, now performs with even greater efficiency when preparing content for different target markets and geographies. Powered by AI/ML technologies, WINNOW detects and tags content for violence, strong language, alcohol, guns, and more based on user-defined rules. New features for WINNOW will be demonstrated at the 2022 NAB Show New York, including language detection of visual text present in video, enhanced accuracy for detection of explicit scenes, and more concise display of text (i.e., speech, caption, and visual text) on PDF reports.

BATON LipSync leverages image processing and deep neural networks to detect audio and video sync-related errors. Capable of performing facial detection, facial tracking, lip detection, lip activity detection, and speech identification, BATON LipSync provides a comprehensive report of all lip sync issues.

Using BATON LipSync, available content can be checked in any language, independent of the region and area. The solution also supports the majority of industry formats and can be seamlessly integrated into any existing content processing workflow or used as a stand-alone application.

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Photo Caption: Interra Systems’ AI/ML-Based WINNOW for Compliance, Classification, and Categorization

VEGA Media Analyzer (VMA) — Powerful Analysis for Next-Gen Media Workflows
Interra Systems’ VMA is an industry-leading analysis platform for standards compliance, debugging, and interoperability of encoded streams. VMA now offers support for the highest number of industry compression standards. The latest ones are AV1, VVC, Dolby Vision, ATSC 3.0, Dolby Atmos, DTS Audio, DolbyE Audio, Dolby AC4, Apple ProRes, HEIF, over and above AV1, HEVC, H.264, MMT, HLS, MXF, VP9, VP8, MPEG-2, MPEG-DASH, JPEG-2K, ISM, and PCAP.

VEGA Vista, a new addition to the VMA platform, enables media companies to receive or deliver video using the MPEG-2 transport stream format. The innovative analyzer can be part of automated workflows and offers granular-level customization of parameters and checks. Comprehensive reports provide deep visibility into MPEG-2 streams and help with root-cause analysis for a few errors that can cause problems related to transmission or audio/video quality.

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Photo Caption: Using Interra Systems’ New VEGA Vista Software, Broadcasters and Video Equipment Providers Can Quickly Perform a Comprehensive Analysis on High-Level Video Stream Data

Company Overview:
Interra Systems is a global provider of enterprise-class solutions that streamline the classification, quality control (QC) process, and monitoring of media content across the entire creation and distribution chain. Relying on Interra Systems’ comprehensive video insights, media businesses can deliver video with a high-quality experience, address new market trends, and improve monetization.

Widely adopted by broadcast, cable, telco, satellite, IPTV, OTT, and post-production markets around the world, Interra Systems’ products enable better quality video, reduced exposure to regulatory issues, and higher customer satisfaction. Featuring AI-/ML-enabled algorithms, along with a flexible, software-defined architecture, Interra Systems’ solutions support a variety of deployment scenarios — including the cloud — for higher performance, scalability, and efficiency.

The company’s industry-leading solutions include BATON, an enterprise-class automated file-based QC system that ensures high quality content at every stage; BATON Captions for efficient video captions creation and distribution; BATON LipSync for automated audio video sync detection; ORION-OTT for quality assurance of ABR streams, allowing flawless delivery of live and VOD content; ORION for 24/7 confidence monitoring of linear/live video delivery; ORION 2110 Probe for IP-based media workflows; WINNOW for content classification and compliance; VEGA for in-depth media analysis, offering content debugging and compliance; and BMP, a powerful industry-grade media player.

For additional information, visit www.interrasystems.com.

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