KQED Selects Interra's Baton® Automated File-based QC Solution

Cupertino, California, March 28, 2013

Interra Systems, a global leader in Content QC and Monitoring, is pleased to announce that KQED, a Public Broadcasting Service-member public television station which serves 3 stations/markets; San Francisco, San Jose and Monterey, California, has selected Baton® as its automated file-based QC solution.

"As we move to file-based workflows, content QC will be a critical part of our production, broadcast and interactive operations. The volume of content that we work with makes it important for us to have a comprehensive and robust QC solution in place. We selected Baton as the file-based QC of choice as we found Baton very comprehensive in its support for formats and quality checks. Baton's scalability for large content volume and enterprise wide QC along High Availability will prove very critical in KQED’s enterprise workflow", said Lee Young, Director of Engineering Facilities, at KQED.

"KQED is a premier PBS affiliated television station. We look forward to the association with KQED and hope to continue addressing the evolving file-based QC needs as KQED’s workflow expands," added Ashish Basu, VP Global Sales and Business Development, at Interra Systems.

Baton® is the Industry Leading, Enterprise-Class File-based QC solution. More than 300 Broadcasters, Post-Production houses, IPTV, Telemedia, Satellite, and Archiving companies trust Baton QC in production. Baton delivers better formats support, most comprehensive quality checks, more efficient verification and enterprise scalability than any other QC offering available today.

About Interra Systems:
Interra Systems is a software products and services provider for Digital Media industry. Interra’s Digital Media solutions are led by Baton®, an Automated File-based QC solution that ensures media Content Readiness, by Vega, a family of Media analyzers for standards compliant media content creation and distribution, and by Orion, real-time content monitoring solution. Interra is headquartered in Cupertino, CA. www.interrasystems.com

About KQED:
KQED (kqed.org) has served Northern California for more than 50 years and is affiliated with NPR and PBS. KQED owns and operates public television stations KQED 9 (San Francisco/Bay Area), KQED Plus (San Jose/Bay Area) and KQET 25 (Watsonville/Monterey); KQED Public Radio (88.5 FM San Francisco and 89.3 FM Sacramento); the interactive platforms kqed.org and KQEDnews.org; and KQED Education. KQED Public Television is the producer of local and national series such as QUEST; Check, Please! Bay Area; This Week in Northern California; Truly CA and Essential Pépin. KQED’s digital television stations include KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED Life, KQED World, KQED Kids and KQED V-me, and are available 24/7 on Comcast. KQED Public Radio, home of Forum, KQED News and The California Report, is one of the most-listened-to public radio stations in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service delivering more than eighteen local weekday newscasts and news features. KQED Interactive provides KQED’s cross-platform news service KQEDnews.org, as well as several popular local blogs, video and audio podcasts and a live radio stream at kqed.org. KQED Education brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and the general public through workshops, community screenings and multimedia resources.

Interra Contact:
Anne Hohenberger
Tel: + 1 408 579 2005
Email: anne@interrasystems.com

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