Interra's Baton® Content Verification Software Used in Sony PCL, Japan

SAN JOSE, Calif. - April 29, 2008
Interra Systems, Inc., based in San Jose, CA, is pleased to announce that Sony PCL Inc., Japan has decided to use its automated content verification product Baton® product in its workflow. .

Founded in 1951, Sony PCL has been part of the Sony group of companies since 1970. Today Sony PCL is Japan's No.1 post production company and a very respected name in the industry. From its headquarters and production centers distributed around the Tokyo area, Sony PCL is engaged in areas like Content Creation, Post Production (HD, HD24p, SD), Digital Cinema Total Support, Authoring (Blu-ray Disc, DVD-Video, UMD® Video etc.) and Media Production Support.

"We selected Baton®, not only because it supports various formats but also because it can be customized adequately along with our system in which more precise automated media content verification is very important," commented Mr. Yoshitsugu Kouchi, Engineer of Sony PCL. "We are aiming to supply higher-quality content to our customers with the strong support from Interra Systems, Inc. and its Japanese partner IT Access."

"We are very pleased to license our Baton® software solution to Sony PCL. Baton® was designed for customers like Sony PCL. In a heterogeneous hardware, software and network infrastructure, Baton® fits in seamlessly because of its flexible design. Baton® will help engineers at Sony PCL to automate their file based workflow really well," 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 fitted easily in a facilities' existing infrastructure. Baton's support for parallel processing enables convenient handling of increased verification load.

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. For more information on Interra, visit

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