Baton reportedly allows DMC to conduct detailed checks, including standards compliance, regulatory, MXF level, SDI playout, and baseband.
Interra Systems has announced that DMC, an Egyptian media company with entertainment and sports television channels, is using Interra Systems’ Baton file-based QC solution to bring increased scalability, flexibility, and consistency to its QC operations. The release stated that Baton provides ultra-precise, automated video, audio, and closed caption checks to improve DMC’s content quality.
Commenting on the choice of technology, said Ahmed Mostafa, channel technical director at DMC said: “When content quality problems exist, viewers are left dissatisfied, which in turn can hurt our revenue opportunities. We like how flexible the Baton platform is, in terms of communicating seamlessly with our media asset management system and allowing us to switch between automated and manual QC modes. Ultimately, Baton streamlines the delivery of superior quality content, keeping viewers watching longer.”
With manual QC, television channels can perform only a limited number of checks. Baton reportedly allows DMC to conduct detailed checks, including standards compliance, regulatory, MXF level, SDI playout, and baseband. DMC is using the Baton Media Player, an optional media player with SDI playout capability, for fast, frame-accurate manual review of content, the release stated.
Baton ‘s scalable architecture will reportedly enable DMC to expand QC operations as its needs grow and provide high availability at all times, even if a hardware component breaks down. The BATON platform has been seamlessly integrated with DMC’s media asset management (MAM) system for increased operational efficiency, the company claims.
Elaborating on the solution deployed, Kanishka Tongya, sales director for APAC and MEA at Interra Systems said: “Over the years, DMC has been focused on creating a world-class infrastructure in order to maintain its position as a regional leader in media and television. All of DMC’s file-based assets pass through the Baton system before being delivered to viewers. By installing Baton, the industry’s most reliable and flexible file-based QC solution, DMC dramatically improves quality of experience for viewers.”