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Interra Systems Adds Aspera High-Speed Transfer Technology to Baton™

Posted: April 7, 2016 12:45 pm (UTC)

ARMONK, N.Y., April 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced that Interra Systems, a leading provider of software-based content verification, analysis and monitoring solutions for the digital media industry, has integrated high-speed transfer technology from Aspera, an IBM company into Baton, a leading enterprise-class quality control solution for file-based content.

Global media companies all over the world, including major broadcasters, post-production houses, IPTV, satellite and archiving companies depend on Interra Systems every day for comprehensive quality and media format checks and a scalable architecture that lets users expand their Baton set up as their QC needs grow. The Aspera FASP® integration speeds their media workflows and gives Baton users greater flexibility and control during critical workflow stages.

With digital media workflows becoming more complex and geographically dispersed, media companies cannot afford production delays caused by slow, inefficient or unreliable QC checks that move invalid media through the digital pipeline. The joint solution saves organizations substantial time and resources by only transferring assets that meet preconfigured quality and industry format standards. Non-compliant media assets can now be identified as they are being transferred, allowing organizations to take immediate action, such as transfer termination.  

To enable this improved media validation capability, Interra Systems tightly integrated Aspera’s FASPStream, a bulk data byte-stream transfer technology that enables the transfer of any stream of bytes as they are being created or captured, and can allow access to portions of a file in memory during the transfer process rather than waiting for the entire file to be written to disk. Previously, files had to be fully inspected before transmission over the network and then inspected again after all files were fully received at the target site. Using FASPStream allows Baton users to perform a comprehensive Quality Check (QC) on the incoming file, validating a wide range of media formats during the transmission and reception process, and dramatically improving overall speed and efficiency. 

As the security of Baton customers’ business-critical media files is exceedingly important, Aspera transfers are designed with an advanced security model to protect user data, including modern cryptographic standards such as AES-128 for on-the-fly data encryption. 

“Being able to perform inline quality checks gives our customers the speed and flexibility to stay nimble in a very competitive environment where there is very little margin for error,” said Vijeta Kashyap, VP Operations at Interra Systems. “Waiting for large media files to be fully transferred only to find out they were sent in the wrong format or with critical errors can dramatically interrupt the flow of business.”

“This integration represents an exciting progression of our partnership,” said John Wastcoat, VP Business Development at Aspera. “By taking advantage of our FASPStream technology, applications like Baton are enabled to work with in-memory data as it is being transmitted and received. FASPStream opens the door to a host of media solutions beyond sending and receiving large media files.”

Aspera is demonstrating the Aspera / Interra joint solution alongside its entire portfolio of high-speed file transfer, sharing and exchange solutions at NAB 2016, taking place April 16-21 in Las Vegas, at Booth SL4910.

About Interra Systems
Interra Systems provides software-based content verification, monitoring, and analysis solutions for file-based and real-time workflows in the digital media industry. The company’s solutions include Baton™, a market-leading, enterprise-class QC solution that automatically ensures media content readiness; Orion™, a real-time content monitoring solution that enables the delivery of error-free, superior quality video; and Vega™, a family of audio/video analyzers for standards compliance, debug, and interoperability of encoded streams.

About Aspera
Aspera, an IBM company, is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Part of IBM Cloud, Aspera software is powered by the Emmy® award-winning FASP® protocol to deliver the fastest, most predictable file-transfer, share and sync experience across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructure. Aspera’s core technology delivers unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising reliability. Organizations across a variety of industries on six continents rely on Aspera software for the business-critical transport of their digital assets. Please visit and follow us on Twitter @asperasoft for more information.

CONTACT: Media contacts: Americas/Asia: Kim Willsher, +1 (310) 569 2603 Europe: Louise Wells, +44 (0) 20 7403 8878 Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Aspera’s PR agency
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