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Weigel Broadcasting Co. Relies on Cobalt Digital and nbsp;Processing for EAS Insertion, CALM Compliance Posted: 28/10/2019
Weigel Broadcasting Co. Relies on Cobalt Digital and nbsp;Processing for EAS Insertion, CALM Compliance

Cobalt Digital today announced Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting Co., which owns and operates stations in nine markets in addition to MeTV and other digital multicast networks, is using Cobalt’s software defined 9922-FS-DSP platform for openGear® frames to provide microservices for Emergency Alert System local insertion and CALM compliance for its terrestrial stations. Most recently, the company purchased five cards in March for KTLN, a Heroes & Icons and MeTV affiliate serving San Francisco (DMA #8).


“It’s one of the few cards of its kind that is flexible,” explained Kyle Walker, vice president of technology for Weigel Broadcasting. “It’s the Swiss Army Knife of cards. This card can literally do it all at the right price point.”

Weigel has deployed dozens of 9922-FS-DSP cards, which offer a combination of rich broadcast connectivity and flexible microservices that make them cost effective options for many applications. The +EAS option allows Weigel to key EAS text crawls into active video and insert station logos. Some stations also add the +TTS option, which provides Text-To-Speech conversion of EAS text.

 

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Cobalt Digital Promotes Ciro Noronha to Executive Vice President of Engineering Posted: 15/10/2019
Cobalt Digital Promotes Ciro Noronha to Executive Vice President of Engineering

Cobalt Digital is pleased to announce the appointment of Ciro Noronha, Ph.D., as executive vice president of engineering. Noronha joined the Cobalt team in 2016 when iMediaTV was acquired. He will work closely with Ryan Wallenberg, vice president of engineering, and Kyle Wilken, vice president of firmware, managing the engineering team and providing valuable resources for Cobalt Digital as the company continues to offer the highest quality, latest technological solutions to meet the needs of the broadcast industry.

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Cobalt Digital Signs Distribution Agreement with Plura MEA for Middle East Sales, Support Posted: 03/09/2019
Cobalt Digital Signs Distribution Agreement with Plura MEA for Middle East Sales, Support

Cobalt Digital today announced it has signed a master distributor agreement with Plura MEA for sales and support in the Middle East and Africa region. Plura MEA will provide sales and support for Cobalt’s extensive product line of video and audio conversion, processing, and monitoring standalone modules and card-based solutions for openGear® frames.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | Plura | IBC2019 | openGear | audio processing | video processing
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IBC2019: New Cobalt Digital Solutions Support 4K Workflows for Studio and Mobile Applications Posted: 13/08/2019
IBC2019: New Cobalt Digital Solutions Support 4K Workflows for Studio and Mobile Applications

Cobalt Digital will showcase its card-based 4K and HDR workflow solutions for openGear® frames next month at IBC2019 in Amsterdam (Stand 10.B44). Product highlights will include its new decoders and encoders, RIST Main Profile, bi-directional SDR/HDR conversion solution for live production, and new multiviewers and distribution amplifiers. Plus, the company will debut a new 12G openGear router and RIST gateway solution.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | IBC | HDR | 12G-SDI | 4K | encoder | decoder | multiviewer | RIST
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Cobalt Digital Promotes Kyle Wilken to Vice President of Firmware Posted: 10/06/2019
Cobalt Digital Promotes Kyle Wilken to Vice President of Firmware

Cobalt Digital today announced the promotion of Kyle Wilken to vice president of firmware. Wilken joined the company in 2013 as a senior FPGA engineer, and was previously promoted to embedded systems development manager in 2015.

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Cobalt Digital Offers 4K Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2019 Posted: 21/05/2019
Cobalt Digital Offers 4K Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2019

To address the growing need for 4K solutions for live production and master control operations, Cobalt Digital will demonstrate several of its 4K products designed for openGear® frames at BroadcastAsia 2019 (Booth 6H3-01), which runs June 18-20 in Suntec City, Singapore.
 

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NAB 2019: Cobalt Digital Offers Solutions for 4K, HDR Workflows Posted: 03/04/2019
NAB 2019: Cobalt Digital Offers Solutions for 4K, HDR Workflows

Between its 4K and HDR workflow solutions, as well as promotion of a new internet transport protocol, Cobalt Digital will demonstrate a number of technologies for broadcasters next week at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev. The company will showcase its full complement of card-based solutions for openGear® frames for 4K and HDR workflows at Booth SL9111. Plus, on April 7 in Las Vegas, the company will receive an Emmy® Award for “Pioneering Reliable Transmission Method for Live Contribution and Distribution TV Links.”

Tags: NAB 2019 | HDR | 4K | Cobalt Digital | multiviewer | encoder
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NAB 2019: Cobalt Digital Demonstrates New 4K DA Series Posted: 28/03/2019
NAB 2019: Cobalt Digital Demonstrates New 4K DA Series

Cobalt Digital will demonstrate its new 9914 Series of distribution amplifiers at the 2019 NAB Show (Booth SL9111) next month in Las Vegas, Nev. Designed to support 4K 12G-SDI sources, the new cards are built for openGear® frames and allow for copper runs long enough to reach most equipment within a rack room or production truck.

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RIST Forum Established With 21 Members, Promotes Interoperable Internet Video Transport Solution at NAB 2019 Posted: 25/03/2019
RIST Forum Established With 21 Members, Promotes Interoperable Internet Video Transport Solution at NAB 2019

Champaign, Ill. – The RIST Forum was established today with 21 founding companies to promote the Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST), a new interoperable and royalty free standard for low-latency video transport over unmanaged networks for contribution and distribution applications. In its efforts to promote worldwide adoption of RIST, the new industry association engages both users and vendors of RIST technology and products.

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Cobalt Digital to Demo 9971 Series UHD Multiviewers at NAB 2019 Posted: 11/03/2019
Cobalt Digital to Demo 9971 Series UHD Multiviewers at NAB 2019

Cobalt Digital will demonstrate its new 9971 Series of UHD multiviewers for the openGear platform next month at the 2019 NAB Show (Booth SL9111) in Las Vegas, Nev. The new cards support a variety of asynchronous signals and offer HDMI outputs for economical monitoring on consumer-grade 4K monitors.

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Cobalt Digital Promotes Jacob Kinsey to Chief Development Officer, Adds Kurt Caruthers as Central Region Sales Manager Posted: 27/02/2019
Cobalt Digital Promotes Jacob Kinsey to Chief Development Officer, Adds Kurt Caruthers as Central Region Sales Manager

Cobalt Digital today announced Kurt Caruthers has joined the company as sales manager for the U.S. Central Region, effective Feb. 25. He replaces Jacob Kinsey, who has been promoted to chief development officer after more than 10 years with the company.

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VidTrans19: Cobalt Digital Part of RIST Protocol Demonstrations Posted: 12/02/2019
VidTrans19: Cobalt Digital Part of RIST Protocol Demonstrations

Cobalt Digital today announced it will participate in two multi-vendor demonstrations of the Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) protocol for video contribution over the internet at the VidTrans19 Conference & Expo, which runs Feb. 26-28 at the Marina Del Rey Marriott in Marina del Rey, Calif. In addition, Ciro Noronha, Ph.D., director of technology for Cobalt Digital, will present “An Overview of Compressed Video Transport Protocols over IP” on Feb. 27, and will participate on a panel discussion on Feb. 28.

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New Cobalt Digital Customizable 4K Encoder Cards Now Shipping Posted: 14/01/2019
New Cobalt Digital Customizable 4K Encoder Cards Now Shipping

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Cobalt Digital today announced the availability of its 9992ENC series of HEVC/H.265/MPEG-5 encoders for openGear® frames. Designed for a variety of broadcast applications, the dual-slot card offers customized I/O options and extensive audio support for cost-effective contribution, distribution, ENG, IPTV, and OTT solutions.

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SVG Summit: Cobalt Digital to Demonstrate HDR Conversion Solutions for Broadcasters Posted: 06/12/2018
SVG Summit: Cobalt Digital to Demonstrate HDR Conversion Solutions for Broadcasters

Cobalt Digital will demonstrate its high dynamic range (HDR) conversion solutions for live sports and other broadcast content at the 2018 SVG Summit, which runs Dec. 10-11 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Using Cobalt’s flagship 9904-UDX-4K up/down/cross converter and image processor for the openGear® platform with Technicolor® HDR Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) technology, broadcasters can monetize HD and 4K standard dynamic range (SDR) content for HDR distribution, as well as provide an HDR experience to viewers through an SDR feed.

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COBALT DIGITAL RECEIVES TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING EMMY AWARD Posted: 05/12/2018
COBALT DIGITAL RECEIVES TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING EMMY and reg; AWARD
Cobalt Digital is one of the recipients of the 70th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards that will take place in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), at the NAB Show at the Wynn Encore Hotel and Spa on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.
Tags: Cobalt Digital | RIST | VSF | Video Services Forum | compression technology | IP video transmission
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