“The 2022 NAB Show New York will provide a great platform for the Interra Systems team to highlight our latest and most important innovations in QC and monitoring, which we have developed to meet the emerging trends and standards around creating and delivering media content. The opportunity to demonstrate in person how the latest updates to our products and software can deliver on these new requirements is an exciting prospect,” said Anupama Anantharaman, vice president of product management at Interra Systems. “The industry has seen incredible evolution and rapid innovation since the pandemic, prompting providers to look for solutions that allow them to launch and monitor their media content more easily, efficiently, and with better quality. Interra Systems can help media companies keep pace with the competition and set them apart as they drive toward delivering a better video quality of experience for their customers, address new market trends, and improve monetization.”
ORION Content Monitoring Suite for OTT and Linear/IP Video Ensures Better QoS/QoE
Centering on 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.
Interra Systems will also 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.
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Photo Caption: Interra Systems’ New ORION 2110 Probe Supports SMPTE ST 2110, Simplifying IP Monitoring
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 either 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 ensure 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.
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Photo Caption: Interra Systems’ ORION Central Manager Provides Unprecedented Visibility and Proactive Monitoring
BATON — Optimizing 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; optimized ProRes decoding; and more. Interra Systems’ BATON Media Player also 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.