SONY PCL Expands Deployment of Interra's Baton® Content Verification Software

Cupertino, CA - Nov 07, 2011

Interra Systems, Inc., based in Cupertino, CA, and IT Access Co., Ltd., based in Yokohama, Japan, are pleased to announce that SONY PCL, Japan, has decided to use Interra's File-based QC or Automated Content Verification product Baton™ in its workflow.

"With the spread of content delivery service of recent years, transcoding and a QC solution which can process the large volume and a variety of content, has been required at SONY PCL. We decided to expand deployment of Interra's Baton software because the latest Baton, which can provide us more enhanced features, improved performance, and more formats supported, convinced us that Baton is a suitable component to streamline our verification workflow," said Yoshitsugu Kouchi of Network Engineering Sect., Digital Media Dept., Media Service Div., Business Operation Group at SONY PCL.

"We are very pleased to note that SONY PCL is expanding its usage of our Baton QC solution. Our Baton solution has been established as benchmark QC solution since SONY PCL adopted Baton for the first time. Today hundreds of broadcasters, post houses and new media companies use Baton globally. Our BatonTM solution is emerging as the preferred tool for ensuring content readiness in file based workflows that handle content for different types of playout. We hope our Baton solution will continue to address the evolving needs of file based QC adequately," commented Ashish Basu, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Interra Systems, Inc.  

"We are so delighted that SONY PCL, a media-industry leading company has decided to deploy additional Interra's Baton software. Collaborating with Interra Systems, we would like to continue to support SONY PCL to use Baton more efficiently and feel more satisfied with Baton's progressing QC abilities," commented Yosuke Kaburagi, President and CEO at IT Access, Co., Ltd.

Baton® is a multi-platform, 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 at all stages of content lifecycle. BatonTM 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.

SONY PCL is a total service provider of event and video contents production such as event-planning, -production, and -operating, video content-planning, production, shooting, editing, distribution, showing and BD/DVD packaging.

About Interra:
Interra Systems is a software products and services provider for Digital Media industry. Interra's Digital Media solutions are led by Baton, a File-based QC or Automated Content Verification Software which ensures media Content Readiness, and by Vega, a family of Audio/Video analyzers for standards compliant media content creation and distribution. Interra is headquartered in Cupertino, CA.

About IT Access
IT Access Co., Ltd. is a distributor of Interra System's digital media products in Japan. IT Access, an integrator of embedded system technology, was established in April 2000 cooperatively by INNOTECH CORPORATION, a semiconductor trading company and ACCESS Co., Ltd., a developer of an embedded browser, "NetFront." IT Access mainly provides various embedded software including Access's browser and Wind River's real time OS, "VxWorks." IT Access is experienced in software-related engineering support for products development for digital appliance manufacturers in Japan.

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