Interra Systems, the provider of content QC, monitoring, and analysis solutions to the digital media industry, has announced that the latest version of its award-winning AI-/ML-enabled automated QC platform, BATON 9.0, will make its debut at the IBC2023 Show (stand 7.C09). BATON 9.0 features a brand-new engine for enhanced performance, while offering support for new checks, formats, and features. To complement these upgrades, Interra Systems’ BATON Media Player has also received performance and usability upgrades.
“Our BATON platform is constantly evolving, with new features and capabilities consistently added to stay ahead of the shifting media landscape,” said Sanjay Mittal, executive vice president, product development, at Interra Systems. “BATON 9.0 represents a major leap forward for the platform in terms of performance, especially for those working with UHD content and Dolby Atmos. The end result is a better experience for users and more efficient workflows for our customers.”
Deployed globally by broadcast, cable, telco, satellite, IPTV, over-the-top (OTT), post-production, and archiving companies working with file-based media, Interra Systems’ BATON provides comprehensive quality and compliance checks for VOD content — in the cloud, on-premises, or as a hybrid solution — for linear and streaming workflows.
With BATON 9.0, the platform has received a complete platform stack upgrade. A migration from Python 2.x to Python 3.x results in a more responsive interface, increased scalability, and service and resource optimisation, while a new Postgres DB and Django web framework simplifies database management. BATON 9.0 also offers performance enhancements for QC and analysis of UHD content, optimised IMF analysis, and optimised reading and downloads from S3 cloud.
In addition, enhanced video quality checks in BATON 9.0 enable the detection and decoding of QR codes, video dropout, black bar, logo detection, burnt-in-text recognition, and more. The enhanced platform offers complete support and checks for the Dolby Atmos ecosystem — including Atmos storage formats, native Dolby Atmos, and cloud support for Atmos formats — and subtitles and transport stream formats. BATON 9.0 also features enhancements in audio quality checks, like Audio Silence, and improved support for formats including REDCODE audio, DPX, and TIFF.
The upgraded BATON Media Player, which allows media professionals to play, inspect, and verify audio and video content, now enables optimised playback of 4K content and further support for Dolby Atmos storage formats like AXS-R7, REDCODE audio, “.dng”, and more options to review errors.