Interra’s Content Monitor ORION Enables WNET to Deliver Superior Quality Video and Experience

CUPERTINO, California - September 22, 2014

Interra Systems, Inc., the leading provider of video analysis, QC, and monitoring products announced today that ORION, its content monitoring product has been adopted by WNET, a New York based PBS (Public Broadcasting System) member station.

WNET station is using ORION for its IP based ATSC rollout to continuously monitor its video programs. ORION, a real time content monitoring platform for next-generation video delivery, monitors the channels coming via IP to detect and alert the user of any errors or anomalies with respect to IP packets, standards compliance, Closed Captions and audio video quality. ORION’s comprehensive error checking informs the user about type of error, its time and location, frequency, severity etc. which helps with error resolution before it becomes a major issue. WNET is able to tailor its monitoring set up as per their specific requirements, through ORION’s customizable profile creation and reporting features.

"At WNET, we needed a reliable, 24x7 content monitor that helped us deliver programming at higher quality with greater efficiency. As a monitoring platform, we found ORION to be very powerful yet easy to use. It helps us proactively monitor all channels for any errors at network, transport stream and embedded data levels. ORION has been especially useful in addressing some of the PSIP and Closed Caption related issues we were facing. ORION has worked out very well for us and we are very impressed by its quality and performance,” said Peter Brickman, CTO at WNET.

"Providing superior quality of service and experience to its viewers is very important for our customers like WNET. In ORION we have strived to build a solid monitoring platform with leading edge features. With comprehensive solution for error detection, Closed Caption and audio-video quality monitoring, ORION makes an ideal fit for WNET and other TV stations," said Anupama Anantharaman, Director of Business development and Product Marketing at Interra Systems.

About Orion
ORION is an advanced, real time content monitor for VSPs, broadcasters, Telco, and end-to-end video system providers. Its web-based architecture allows remote monitoring through any browser-enabled device providing visibility and status for ORION units deployed along the entire network. Orion monitors all aspects of video programs - errors, compliance, and quality for all popular industry standards, including HEVC and SCTE-35. With Orion, users are assured best-in-class error detection, video quality analysis, alerts, reporting, and trend analysis. For more information on ORION, please send an email to

About Interra Systems:
Interra Systems provides software and services for the digital media industry. The company’s solutions include Baton, an automated verification system that ensures media content readiness, Vega, a family of audio/video analyzers that accelerate media product development and Orion, a real-time content monitoring solution. Interra Systems is headquartered in Cupertino, CA. For more information, please visit

About WNET:
As New York’s flagship public media provider and the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home.

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