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Cobalt Digital Targets Need for Multiple Video Feeds with openGear 9905 MPx Multi-Channel Processor Posted: 12/10/2021
Cobalt and reg; Digital Targets Need for Multiple Video Feeds with openGear and reg; 9905 MPx Multi-Channel Processor

Cobalt® Digital, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has answered the need for handling and processing multiple video feeds with its 9905-MPx multi-channel processor. The 9905-MPx is a next-generation advanced scaler/frame openGear synchronizer developed in direct response to customer needs for a single module that supports four independent signal paths. The card was highlighted during a press briefing held virtually on October 6th and hosted by Suzana Brady, Cobalt’s SVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing, who noted that the 9905-MPx was developed in response to customer requests for increased density, unprecedented multi-input support, and enhanced flexibility. The event also featured presentations by Dr. Ciro Noronha, EVP of Engineering, and Ryan Wallenberg, VP of Engineering. The 9905-MPx, an audio/video processor for baseband digital signals, is capable of handling up to four independent 3G signals in a single, dense, cost-effective package that provides all common broadcast processing functions without any quality compromises. The card includes individual up/down/cross conversion scalers that are specifically designed for broadcast video formats, with full ARC control suitable for conversions to/from 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. The multi-path design offers discrete AES and MADI audio embedding/routing/mixing/de-embedding to any of the four processing paths. Standard 3D LUT features and available color correction accommodate SDR and HDR processing for downstream HDR systems, on a per-channel basis. The card also supports per-channel logo insertion, as well as ancillary data insertion/extraction.

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Cobalt Digital Launches INDIGO ST 2110 Series to Provide Native Processing Over IP for Full and Unique Feature Integration Posted: 11/10/2021
Cobalt and reg; Digital Launches INDIGO ST 2110 Series to Provide Native Processing Over IP for Full and Unique Feature Integration

Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has unveiled INDIGO ST 2110, an openGear-based uncompressed solution featuring multiple 25G interfaces and 4K support. The series was introduced by Suzana Brady, SVP Worldwide sales & Marketing during a press briefing held virtually on October 6th. Joining Brady were Dr. Ciro Noronha, Cobalt Digital’s EVP Engineering, and the Company’s VP Engineering, Ryan Wallenberg.

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Cobalt Digitals 9904-UDX-4K Provided the Perfect Solution for M6s UHD HLG to UHD SDR Conversion During UEFA European Football Championship Posted: 23/09/2021
Cobalt Digitals 9904-UDX-4K Provided the Perfect Solution for M6s UHD HLG to UHD SDR Conversion During UEFA European Football Championship

Cobalt Digital’s 9904-UDX-4K Provided the Perfect Solution for M6’s UHD HLG to UHD SDR Conversion During UEFA European Football Championship

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Cobalt Exec Tapped to Share RIST Expertise at Three Virtual Industry Events Posted: 07/09/2021
Cobalt Exec Tapped to Share RIST Expertise at Three Virtual Industry Events

Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has announced that Dr. Ciro Noronha, the company’s EVP of Engineering will be a presenter at a trio of virtual events throughout September that all feature information regarding RIST. These include RIST Forum’s “Stories From the Field” webinar on Thursday September 9, VSF’s Fall Meeting Series Webinar on Wednesday, September 22, and SVG’s annual TranSPORT virtual conference which returns on Thursday September 23.

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Cobalt Digital Takes its 9904-UDX Problem Solver Up Another Level Posted: 04/08/2021
Cobalt and reg; Digital Takes its 9904-UDX Problem Solver Up Another Level

Cobalt® Digital has announced that its award-winning next generation 9904-UDX family of openGear® advanced scaler/frame synchronizers has been enhanced with numerous features and functionalities. Referred to as the Company’s Swiss Army Knife because it solves so many issues, the 9904-UDX series of Up/Down/Cross Converter/Frame Sync/Embed/De-Embed Audio Processors now accepts 3G Level B-DL signals in addition to 3G Level A (the two main formats for 3G-SDI support), a feature already adapted into the workflow at The Foundation post-production provider. The support for Level B-DL joins a host of other capabilities incorporated into the card-based, multi-function solution.

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New Space-Saving 9926 HDMI-to-SDI 9927 SDI-to-HDMI Conversion Cards Come Complete with Built-in Frame Syncs and Loads of Features Posted: 25/06/2021
Cobalt and rsquo;s New Space-Saving 9926 HDMI-to-SDI   9927 SDI-to-HDMI Conversion Cards Come Complete with Built-in Frame Syncs and Loads of Features

Cobalt Digital has announced the addition of HDMI-to-SDI and SDI-to-HDMI converter cards to its openGear® family of products. The new dual and quad-channel modules come complete with built-in per-channel frame synchronizers and loads of features that maximize space and ensure greater installation integrity than throwdown devices can offer. The new 9926 series target any application requiring signal conversion from HDMI compliant devices such as computer monitors or video projectors, to broadcast quality SDI formats, while the 9927 conversely converts SDI signals to HDMI formats.

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Cobalt Digital Announces Multiple Promotions Posted: 08/06/2021
Cobalt Digital Announces Multiple Promotions

Gene Zimmerman, president of Cobalt® Digital, has announced the promotion of four key team members noting that the multiple moves are an indicator of the company’s unprecedented growth in difficult times. Cobalt is a leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control.

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Secure and Reliable Streaming are the Rule at Cobalt Posted: 26/05/2021
Secure and Reliable Streaming are the Rule at Cobalt

Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, has announced that its implementation of the Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) Main Profile now includes full support for certificate-based authentication. The enhanced functionality gives users of Cobalt’s 9992 encoder/decoder family and 9990 decoder an added level of security by ensuring the identity of the remote site when transmitting content over the Internet with RIST. Cobalt is an original contributor to the RIST protocol and is also a founding partner in the openGear® initiative.

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Cobalt Adds Newly Designed One and Two Channel 3G-SDI Models to Portfolio of Reliable Distribution Amplifiers Posted: 13/05/2021
Cobalt Adds Newly Designed One and Two Channel 3G-SDI Models to Portfolio of Reliable Distribution Amplifiers

Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has added more members to its family of Distribution Amplifiers. The 9910DA 3G-RCK 3G/HD/SD/ASI series of openGear cards has further expanded to include the all new 9910DA-1Q and 9910DA-2Q models that follow in the footsteps of their predecessor, the 9910DA-4Q. The addition of these models offers customers a unique configuration flexibility choice of one, two and four input channels while delivering distance performance up to 170m.

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Cobalt Enriches Encoders and Decoders with Unique Features Posted: 23/04/2021
Cobalt Enriches Encoders and Decoders with Unique Features

Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has announced that several of its solutions have been enhanced with unique features. The solutions, Cobalt’s broadcast-grade 9992 encoder and decoder family are industry standard openGear® card modules that already provide professional-grade support for compressed audio and video. The cards are designed to meet the stringent requirements of today’s broadcasters and provide an ideal platform for transitioning to state-of-the-art encoding and decoding capabilities.

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Cobalt Digital Dr. Ciro Noronha to Speak on Compressed HDR Transport Options at Virtual VidTrans 2021 Posted: 25/02/2021
Cobalt Digital and rsquo;s Dr. Ciro Noronha to Speak on Compressed HDR Transport Options at Virtual VidTrans 2021

Cobalt Digital, provider of a best-of-breed interoperability signal processing platform, has announced that its EVP of engineering, Dr. Ciro Noronha, will deliver a presentation during Virtual VidTrans 2021 that evaluates options for transporting HDR over a communications link using compression. The session, entitled “Bit-Rate Evaluation of Compressed HDR using SL-HDR1” is scheduled for Monday, March 1 at 10:30 eastern and is free to all attendees. 

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Cobalt Digital Expands openGear Portfolio to Include Ward-Beck Analog DA and Converters Posted: 10/02/2021
Cobalt Digital Expands openGear Portfolio to Include Ward-Beck Analog DA and rsquo;s and Converters

Cobalt Digital, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has announced that it has acquired the IP and manufacturing rights to multiple Ward-Beck openGear cards, effective immediately. The result is a significantly expanded product portfolio at price points that appeal to a variety of applications and budgets.

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Chris Shaw Returns to Cobalt Digital as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Posted: 17/08/2018
Chris Shaw Returns to Cobalt Digital as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Cobalt Digital today announced that Chris Shaw has rejoined Cobalt as the company's executive vice president of sales and marketing. Shaw will lead the sales and marketing team to develop and execute future campaigns and work with the Cobalt engineering team to ensure that the company's products continue to meet the changing needs of the broadcast industry. He also will oversee Cobalt's channel partner and distributor networks.
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Wohler Technologies Names Chris Shaw Regional Sales Manager, North America Posted: 14/03/2017
Wohler Technologies Names Chris Shaw  Regional Sales Manager, North America
Wohler Technologies, leading manufacturer of video, audio and data monitoring solutions, is pleased to announce it has named Chris Shaw as Regional Sales Manager for North America. Shaw is a familiar face to the company having spent seven years as Director of Sales for Wohler from 1999-2006.
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Growth Spurs Management Changes at Cobalt Digital Posted: 17/08/2012
Growth Spurs Management Changes at Cobalt Digital

 

Gene Zimmerman, president and founder of Cobalt Digital today announced promotions of two senior level staff members. Chris Shaw has been promoted to executive vice president of sales and marketing, and Bob McAlpine moves to senior vice president of US sales.   Cobalt, a leading manufacturer of award-winning 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear for broadcast environments, maintains headquarters in Urbana, IL and offers sales and support throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

 

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