Interra Systems will also demonstrate its Orion solution for real-time monitoring of linear channels in an IP-based delivery infrastructure.
Interra Systems will showcase its content QC and monitoring solutions covering the entire gamut of content preparation and delivery, from audio/video quality checks to 24/7 monitoring, captions, lip sync, and deep-dive analysis at IBC 2022.
Anupama Anantharaman, Vice President of Product Management, said: “We’re looking forward to riding the momentum from a very successful 2022 NAB Show into Amsterdam for the IBC Show, which marks our first appearance at a major European event since the pandemic began. In that time, OTT video streaming has exploded, and providers are looking for solutions that allow them to launch and monitor their media content more easily and efficiently, and with better quality. Linear and OTT consolidation, cloud infrastructure, scalability, and centralised monitoring with customisation, and sports media, especially in Europe, are driving our customers toward adopting new technologies and standards. Our new products and software updates address these new requirements and offer significant improvements in terms of content quality and efficiency to help our customers set themselves apart from the competition.”
Addressing a variety of cloud deployment scenarios for both live and VOD content, Interra Systems’ Orion-OTT is a comprehensive monitoring solution for live and VOD streaming. Recent enhancements to Orion-OTT include ad insertion monitoring, support for Dolby Vision and HDR, visual trending for QoS and QoE metrics, CPIX-based DRM integrations, and new audio/video quality checks. In addition, Orion-OTT now offers a flexible licensing model to accommodate dynamic bandwidth requirements, enhanced user reporting, revamped alert reports, improved recording for the entire duration of the error, a daily service availability report with outage analytics, and support for the DRMToday multi-DRM.
In addition to Orion-OTT, Interra Systems will demo its Orion solution for real-time monitoring of linear channels in an IP-based delivery infrastructure.
Part of the Orion product suite, Orion 2110 supports the SMPTE ST 2110 standard, providing broadcasters with a future-proof, end-to-end monitoring solution. Key product features include redundancy and NMOS integration, monitoring of IP-related parameters such as jitter and packet loss, scrambling control checks, DAI custom checks for ad insertion monitoring, support for monitoring SCTE-104 ad signalling, and exportable reports and video thumbnails.
OCM provides enterprise-wide visibility by enabling the central management of multiple Orion linear and Orion-OTT setups present at the same or diverse geographic locations. By providing a consolidated, single-screen view of both linear and OTT workflows, OCM makes error detection and isolation faster and more efficient.
As the media industry’s major ML/AI-enabled automated QC platform, BATON addresses the most rigorous QC standards for quality and compliance. Recent updates to the BATON platform include enterprise-level hybrid deployments (including auto-scale, on-premises, and in the cloud), major 4K and MJPEG enhancements; new audio/video quality checks for complex content; the detection and decoding of QR codes; OAR, enhanced Cinavia, and Nielson watermark checks; IMF Application 2 Extended; PSE for HDR; enhanced foreign language support in the BATON UI; support for the Dolby Atmos master format; AC4 and FLAC audio; enhanced DCP compliance per SMPTE 428-1:2019; optimised ProRes decoding; and more. In addition, Interra Systems’ BATON Media Player offers improvements in the loading and playback performance of 4K content; support for playing media files directly from S3, Azure, GCS, and FTP content locations or through YouTube URLs; and several usability improvements.
Under the QC umbrella, Interra Systems has exploited machine learning (ML) specifically in compliance and classification, where high accuracy can be obtained and content preparation can be made more efficient by replacing time-consuming and expensive manual processes with these solutions.
Baton Captions is an automated solution for all captioning-related needs, allowing broadcasters and media professionals to address requirements from caption generation to QC, auto-corrections, reviewing, and editing for the global distribution of media. At IBC2022, Interra Systems will demonstrate BATON Captions with new support for IAM-based S3 access, additional languages (e.g., Italian), distributed processing using multiple nodes, next-gen format-specific checks, subtitling, stand-alone subtitle files for QC, recaptioning, exporting captions in the MacCaption Closed Caption (MCC) format, and adding tags for tasks. Baton Captions features cutting-edge machine learning and automatic speech recognition technology.
Baton Winnow, the company’s solution for content classification and identification, now performs with even greater efficiency when preparing content for different target markets and geographies. Powered by AI/ML technologies, Winnow detects and tags content for violence, strong language, alcohol, guns, and more, based on user-defined rules. New features for Winnow will be demonstrated at IBC 2022, including language detection of visual text present in the video, enhanced accuracy for detection of explicit scenes, and more concise display of text (i.e., speech, caption, and visual text) on PDF reports.
Baton LipSync leverages image processing and deep neural networks to detect audio and video sync-related errors. Capable of performing facial detection, facial tracking, lip detection, lip activity detection, and speech identification, Baton LipSync provides a comprehensive report of all lip sync issues.
Interra Systems’ VEGA Media Analyzer is an analysis platform for standards compliance, debugging, and interoperability of encoded streams. VMA now offers support for the highest number of industry compression standards. The latest ones are AV1, VVC, Dolby Vision, ATSC 3.0, Dolby Atmos, DTS Audio, DolbyE Audio, Dolby AC4, Apple ProRes, HEIF, over and above AV1, HEVC, H.264, MMT, HLS, MXF, VP9, VP8, MPEG-2, MPEG-DASH, JPEG-2K, ISM, and PCAP.
VEGA Vista, a new addition to the VMA platform, enables media companies to receive or deliver video using the MPEG-2 transport stream format.