ParkPost, Netherlands to Use Interra's Baton® Content Verification Software

SAN JOSE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE), April 08, 2008
Interra Systems, Inc., based in San Jose, CA, is pleased to announce that ParkPost of the Netherlands has decided to use its automated content verification product Baton® in its tapeless workflow.

ParkPost, based in Hilversum, is one of the Netherlands's foremost innovative post-production facilities operating 70 non linear edit systems and working primarily on info-tainment, documentaries and drama for television.

"We selected Baton® because of its flexibility and hardware agnostic design. With its flexible application programming interface Baton® was easy to customize for different types of workflows," commented Peter Bruggink, CTO of Avi-Team group. "We have a completely tapeless MXF workflow which extends from live studio and automated XD-Cam ingest through to upload to the playout servers".

"Automated content verification from all incoming and outgoing material is a vital component of our workflows and the results are reported through the Baton® API to our media asset management system," commented Gerbrand De Ridder, R&D Manager of ParkPost.

"We are delighted to license our Baton® software solution to ParkPost acclaimed engineering team. We hope our tool will help engineers at ParkPost to automate their file based workflow very effectively," commented Ashish Basu, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Interra Systems, Inc.

Baton®is an automated content verification system for file-based SD, HD, and mixed workflows. Supporting multiple codecs and media containers, Baton ensures quality control of media content before playout. Baton®is highly flexible and can be quickly scaled for large facilities or high volume of content. As a hardware and O/S independent solution Baton® can be easily integrated in a facilities' existing infrastructure. Baton's support for parallel processing enables convenient handling of increased verification load.

About ParkPost
With ParkPost, the Avi-Team group, has put a brand new postproduction unit in the broadcast heart of The Netherlands. The Avi-Team group combines the skills and knowledge of five companies that are each unique in their own way. Together they offer a full service solution for a complete tapeless MXF workflow from acquisition to playout. Through strong inter company cooperation, joined R&D forces and a divers team of operational staff that experiences the customers needs on a daily basis, the group of companies can offer a wide range of state-of-the-art solutions in which cost-effectiveness and innovation are the key words.

About Interra Systems
Interra Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of design solutions and tools for the acceleration of Digital Media creation and distribution. Interra's portfolio includes tools for Digital Media Test & Measurement, Content Verification, Memory Design, and EDA front-ends.

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