2023 NAB Show New York Preview
Oct. 25-26 | New York | Booth: 518
Company’s Cutting-Edge BATON Automated QC Platform and Leading ORION Content Management Solution to Take Center Stage
At the 2023 NAB Show New York, Interra Systems will showcase its latest innovations designed to optimize content delivery, streamline operations, and enhance audio-video quality. Highlights will include the company’s new BATON 9.0 engine, which will make its U.S. debut, as well as its AI-powered captions solution, its award-winning ORION monitoring suite, and powerful VEGA media analyzer. These comprehensive solutions, which automate media processing, address key challenges in meeting the ever-increasing demand for quality in today’s competitive media landscape. This includes audio/video QoE and QoS, efficient metadata management —including captioning — and orchestrating cloud and hybrid deployments.
“As the media ecosystem in the United States continues to transform, Interra Systems remains dedicated to evolving alongside it to help service providers, OTT streamers, and broadcasters elevate viewer experiences, while maximizing their opportunities to monetize content,” said Anupama Anantharaman, vice president, product management at Interra. "Coping with the intensely competitive media landscape demands a keen focus on high-quality audio-video output and comprehensive video monitoring. Our efforts have been directed towards advancing our solutions, ensuring impeccable video quality and seamless delivery across evolving video delivery technologies and platforms, encompassing the cloud, virtual machines (VM), and machine learning (ML). Anticipating what lies ahead, we are enthusiastic to unveil these advancements and share the excitement with our valued customers and partners at NAB New York."
On Display at the 2023 NAB Show New York:
BATON — Optimizing QC Workflows
At the 2023 NAB Show New York, in booth 518, visitors will have a chance to experience the most recent upgrades to Interra Systems’ industry-leading BATON solution — the company’s award-winning AI-/ML-enabled automated QC platform — in the shape of the new BATON 9.0 engine. BATON 9.0 includes major framework updates, performance enhancements for QC and analysis of UHD content, optimized IMF analysis, enhanced video quality checks, and more.
Enhancements to Interra Systems’ BATON Media Player — which allows media professionals to play, inspect, and verify audio and video content, and enable optimized playback of 4K content — will be available to experience at the company’s booth at NAB Show New York. The solution provides support for Dolby Atmos storage formats like AXS-R7, REDCODE audio, "dng", and more options to review errors along with recaptioning/subtitling tasks.
BATON Captions is an automated solution utilizing cutting-edge ML and automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology, allowing broadcasters and media professionals to address caption-related requirements such as generation, live to VOD repurposing, post-production editing, and localization for different geographies for the global distribution of media. New enhancements on display at NAB Show New York will include RHEL support and the ability to browse and download log files from the web browser.
ORION Content Monitoring for OTT and Linear/IP Video Ensures Better QoS/QoE
Interra Systems’ ORION and ORION-OTT are comprehensive monitoring solutions addressing a variety of hybrid and cloud deployment scenarios for linear broadcast, IP-based delivery infrastructures, and live/VOD OTT content. The latest updates to ORION on display will include support for Dolby Atmos, while new capabilities for ORION-OTT will include support for Nagra and Comcast DRM, and updates to dynamic ad insertion (DAI) monitoring post server-side ad insertion (SSAI).
ORION 2110 Probe Future-Proofs End-to-End Monitoring in IP Environments
Interra Systems’ ORION 2110 Probe supports the SMPTE ST 2110 standard and enables broadcasters to future-proof the end-to-end monitoring of video quality in IP environments. Features include QoS/QoE monitoring of ST 2110 essence streams, ST 2110 main and redundancy signals, and NMOS integration.
OCM (ORION Central Manager) for End-to-End Visibility of Video
Through its OCM solution, Interra Systems will demonstrate the power of centralized management of IP and OTT probes, which provide seamless control and monitoring of all streams from a single, user-friendly interface. The company’s advanced centralized management system makes error detection and isolation faster and more efficient with recent enhancements that include localization and end-to-end ad insertion monitoring.
VEGA Media Analyzer (VMA) — Powerful Analysis for Next-Generation Media Workflows
Interra Systems’ VEGA is an industry-leading analysis platform for standards compliance, debugging, and interoperability of encoded streams. It offers support for the highest number of industry compression standards, such as HEVC, AV1, VVC, Dolby Vision, ATSC 3.0, Dolby Atmos, and more. Recent enhancements include support for the JPEG XS image format and viewing HDR in the HEVC/H264 codecs.
Interra Systems will also showcase its most recent addition to the VMA platform: VEGA Vista. The innovative analyzer, which can be part of automated workflows, performs comprehensive analysis of MPEG-2 transport streams, providing reports with root-cause analysis for errors that can cause problems related to transmission or audio/video quality.
AI/ML-Based Custom Services
At NAB Show New York, Interra Systems will highlight its AI/ML-based services for broadcasters and OTT service providers. Revolutionizing content management by introducing automation at scale while maintaining uncompromising precision, the company’s suite of custom AI/ML services spans a multitude of applications across four categories — computer vision, optical data recognition (OCR) and data capture, audio and NLP services, and intelligent document processing — each addressing critical challenges within the media industry.
Interra Systems is a global provider of enterprise-class solutions that streamline the classification, quality control (QC) process, and monitoring of media content across the entire creation and distribution chain. Relying on Interra Systems' comprehensive video insights, media businesses can deliver video with a high-quality experience, address new market trends, and improve monetization.
Widely adopted by broadcast, cable, telco, satellite, IPTV, OTT, and post-production markets around the world, Interra Systems’ products enable better quality video, reduced exposure to regulatory issues, and higher customer satisfaction. Featuring AI- and machine learning-enabled algorithms, along with a flexible, software-defined architecture, Interra Systems’ solutions support a variety of deployment scenarios — including the cloud — for higher performance, scalability, and efficiency.
The company's industry-leading solutions include BATON, an enterprise-class automated file-based QC system that ensures high quality content at every stage; BATON Captions for efficient video captions creation and distribution; BATON LipSync for automated audio video sync detection; ORION-OTT for quality assurance of ABR streams, allowing flawless delivery of live and VOD content; ORION for 24/7 confidence monitoring of linear/live video delivery; ORION 2110 Probe for IP-based media workflows; VEGA for in-depth media analysis, offering content debugging and compliance; and BMP, a powerful industry-grade media player.