Interra Systems Demos Keys to QC and Monitoring at NAB NY

Interra Systems will demonstrate why its world-class solutions are the key to delivering superior-quality multiscreen experiences, a critical benchmark for success.

Interra Systems’ NAB NY 2019 exhibit will display its full range of content quality control (QC), monitoring, analysis, and classification solutions to streamline content management, improve efficiencies, and provide exceptional audio-video quality on every device. Interra Systems solutions are highly flexible because they are software-based, with cloud and on-premises deployment options available.

BATON ABR QC and ORION-OTT

Interra Systems’ BATON provides comprehensive QC checks, including ABR-specific checks for large volumes of VOD files encoded at different bit rates, to ensure that prepared content meets service provider and end-user quality expectations. Major updates to BATON further simplify and automate the QC workflow for broadcasters and service providers.

Adding ORION-OTT to the streaming media workflow, content providers can proactively perform HTTP checks and monitor the quality of each stream. ORION-OTT improves the quality of VOD content and live event streaming with thorough ABR manifest file validation, audio-video checks, and real-time alerts. Support for the latest standards in closed captions and ad insertion offers broadcasters and service providers the necessary tools for compliance and monetization.

Created for IP-based delivery infrastructures, ORION provides operations groups with a powerful yet economical monitoring and troubleshooting platform that looks at all aspects of video streams, such as QoS, QoE, closed captions and ad-insertion verification.

ORION Central Manager provides unprecedented visibility and proactive monitoring.

ORION Central Manager provides unprecedented visibility and proactive monitoring.

OCM Control

ORION Central Manager (OCM) provides an aggregated view of linear and OTT services based on monitoring data collected by ORION and ORION-OTT. The Interra Systems exhibit will show its unprecedented visibility and power for proactive monitoring. Service providers need to look at only one screen for alerts and QoE information on each video, ensuring fast and efficient resolution of issues. Recent enhancements to OCM include a new architecture that enables near-real-time updates, real-time status of all channels across the network, channel performance trends, and executive reports.

Updates Simplify Workflows

New tools shown at NAB NY are BATON automated tool for lip sync detection and verification of audio with captions, as well as photosensitive epilepsy (PSE) testing and correction. In addition, BATON includes support for the VAST format, HDR quality checks, and setup in Amazon cloud and on-premises, as well as improved audio language and caption detection capabilities.

AI- and ML-based WINNOW is a new solution for compliance, classification and categorization.

AI- and ML-based WINNOW is a new solution for compliance, classification and categorization.

Integrating BATON with WINNOW, the company’s new solution for content classification and identification, video service providers can more efficiently prepare 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.

Standards Compliance and Debugging

Interra Systems’ VEGA media analyzer is designed for standards compliance, debugging, and in-depth analysis of encoded streams. Recent updates to the VEGA family include support for the AV1 format with buffer analysis, JPEG format and OGG streams. Using this indispensable tool, video service providers can easily check the quality and integrity of manifest files and variants.

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