As global OTT video consumption continues to grow, service providers have an opportunity to drive new revenue. Yet, the OTT environment is complex. Service providers need not only understand new standards, formats, device types, and changing video production and delivery approaches; they also must learn how to effectively manage an ever-increasing library of VOD and SVOD assets.
At the 2018 ABE SHOW, Interra Systems (on the Digistor stand, Booth 1) will showcase its industry-proven expertise in file-based workflows, demonstrating how OTT service providers can deliver exceptional audio-video quality on every device relying on its unified QC and monitoring solutions. Interra Systems will also demonstrate how it plays a larger role in digital media solutions through innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques.
BATON ABR and ORION Suite: Scalable, Reliable, and Efficient Solutions for OTT File-Based Delivery
At the 2018 ABE SHOW, Interra Systems will highlight its BATON ABR and ORION-OTT solutions, which set the industry benchmark for delivering high-quality streamed video. BATON ABR and ORION-OTT perform deep QC and monitoring for VOD content from ingest to network operation centers and other distribution points. In demo areas, attendees can see how BATON ABR’s exhaustive checks at pre- and post-transcode stages, along with ORION-OTT’s comprehensive delivery-specific checks and features, assure exceptional QoE for every stream on every device. For live event streaming, ORION-OTT offers a high-performance platform that can monitor a large number of streams for ABR compliance along with audio-video quality checks in real time. The solution suite also supports closed captions, ad verification/compliance, and DRMs.
Interra Systems’ OTT solutions can be deployed in the cloud or on premises, providing enhanced efficiency and flexibility for any workflow. When complemented by the company’s ORION system for real-time monitoring of IP-based infrastructures, BATON and ORION-OTT provide broadcasters with a total solution for streaming superior-quality services. ORION looks at all aspects of video streams, such as QoS, QoE, closed captions, ad-insertion verification, reporting, and troubleshooting.
BATON Next-Generation File-Based QC Solution
The latest version of Interra System’s BATON QC solution leverages AI- and ML-based advanced algorithms and includes the industry’s first support for the VAST protocol, hybrid QC workflows, as well as enhanced support for HDR content, audio language detection capabilities, and more.
With BATON’s new auto-scaling feature, service providers can adjust their BATON system to handle peaks in QC content, as needed. BATON also supports a wide range of new codecs and formats, as well as multiple DRM systems to ensure superior quality on every screen.
BATON+ QC and the new data-analysis features for BATON+ allow users to effectively track trends and anomalies in media content, optimizing decision-making and QC operations.
Assure Standards Compliance, Debugging With VEGA Media Analyzers
Interra Systems’ VEGA media analysis solution provides world-class standards compliance, debug, and interoperability of encoded streams. Recent updates to the VEGA family include support for Windows 10, the latest HEVC HM reference code, HEVC-interlaced streams, VP9 streams (4:2:2, 4:4:4), PCAP streams, Dolby AC-4 audio, and AVS Plus video. Newly added VEGA ABR software provides in-depth analysis, debug, and troubleshooting of complex ABR streams, making this solution an indispensable tool for checking the quality and integrity of manifest files and variants.