SaaS-based BATON Captions enables captions management in the cloud, increased efficiency and speed, and lower costs. More Interra tools will follow as SaaS-based options.

Interra saas captions

Interra Systems’ BATON Captions, automated captioning, is now available to broadcasters and other media professionals as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution on the company’s Interra Cloud Services platform. SaaS-based Captions bring simplicity and cost savings to the creation, management and delivery of captions for traditional TV and video streaming.

“SaaS-based Captions allows media companies to perform the critical function of caption management in the cloud, simplifying the process while retaining the ability to accommodate constantly varying media workloads,” said Sanjay Mittal, executive vice president -- product development, at Interra Systems. “Our BATON system, an ML- and AI-enabled automated QC platform, is already available in the cloud as SaaS, and now our SaaS-based BATON Captions is as well. Interra is committed to making all its tools available to customers in the cloud, and developing multiple use models to adapt to customer needs. SaaS-based Captions is another step in this direction.”

Interra Auto Captioning

Helping to drive the globalisation of content, BATON Captions includes functionality that allows media professionals to QC captions and subtitles, auto-correct errors, translate captions from one language to another, and regenerate captions to match different video deliveries. The system utilizes automatic speech recognition for faster and more efficient caption generation, supplies multilingual support for QC, captioning and subtitling of media files and supports all embedded and sidecar formats, major text and document formats, and an array of content locations.

On the QC side, the SaaS-based BATON solution allows critical QC tasks to be performed remotely from anywhere, offering multiple built-in test plans — such as Amazon, Hulu, DPP, and iTunes -- for setting up QC checks based on industry standards. All customer data, including project folders, reports and thumbnails, is preserved in the cloud for a specified period of time to simplify data management and provide protection against possible data loss.