At IBC 2022, Interra Systems will showcase its innovative and award-winning 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. With Interra Systems’ QC and monitoring solutions, media companies can address the most pressing industry needs, not just in terms of audio/video quality, but also creation and management of metadata, cloud and hybrid deployment, and tools to automate media processing and verification.
“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,” said Anupama Anantharaman, vice president of product management. “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.”
ORION Content Monitoring Suite for OTT and Linear/IP Video Ensures Better QoS/QoE
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. New features include support for the monitoring of contribution stream formats (SRT/RIST), enhanced video dropout detection, additional audio quality checks (i.e., audio jitter, true peak levels, audio clipping, and stereo pair absence), CAS monitoring, HDR and ad compliance, visual trending for PMOS and blockiness, loudness reports, and user access control and secure HTTPS-based access.
New ORION 2110 Probe Simplifies IP Monitoring
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 for ensuring exceptional video quality in an IP distribution environment. 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 signaling, and exportable reports and video thumbnails.
OCM (ORION Central Manager) for End-to-End Visibility of Video
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. OCM’s new features include smart tools and exportable reports for channel performance and alert trending; scheduled tasks to export reports; the capability to add comments regarding root causes and alert resolutions while defining maintenance downtimes to ignore unnecessary alerts; REST APIs to assure seamless third-party system integration; quality reports with daily and monthly channel availability; and outage analytics. In addition, support has been added for custom alert actions, as well as alert notifications over Slack, Microsoft Teams, HTTP Push, and more.
BATON — Optimising QC Workflows
As the media industry’s leading 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.