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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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New 4K Truck Rolls Out with Cobalt 12G Solutions Posted: 22/02/2021
Yangquan TV and rsquo;s New 4K Truck Rolls Out with Cobalt and rsquo;s 12G Solutions

Yangquan TV has rolled out its latest outside broadcast (OB) truck optimized for 4K and supported on-board by a significant complement of Cobalt Digital’s 12G and HD openGear modules. Yangquan TV, a government run broadcaster located in Yang Quan City in the Shanxi Province of China, built the truck to address a growing appetite for enhanced resolution in sports programming.

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Cobalts John Snow is Recipient of SMPTE Excellence in Standards Award Posted: 10/12/2020
Cobalt and rsquo;s John Snow is Recipient of SMPTE and rsquo;s Excellence in Standards Award

John Snow, Sr. FPGA Architect at Cobalt® Digital, is the recipient of SMPTE’s Excellence in Standards award in recognition of his long-standing participation and leadership in the SMPTE Standards Community. Snow was honored during the Annual SMPTE Awards Gala which included a virtual ceremony and social reception on Wednesday, November 11. With a wink and a nod, SMPTE encouraged ‘attendees’ to don their finest black-tie attire and remotely honor industry luminaries and next-generation leaders.

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New Cobalt 9905-MPx Card Provides Quad Path 3G HD SD, to Offer Unprecedented Multi-Input Support and Flexibility Posted: 13/10/2020
New Cobalt 9905-MPx Card Provides Quad Path 3G HD SD, to Offer Unprecedented Multi-Input Support and Flexibility

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 the launch of its 9905-MPx 3G/HD/SD Quad-Path Up/Down/Cross Converter/Frame Sync, a next-generation advanced scaler/frame synchronizer for the openGear platform. The new card was developed in direct response to customer requests for one module that supports four independent signal paths.

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Cobalt New BBG-1300-FR Mini openGear Frame Hits the Spot When Space is an Issue Posted: 11/09/2020
Cobalt and rsquo;s New  BBG-1300-FR Mini openGear and reg; Frame Hits the Spot When Space is an Issue

Cobalt®, 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 a new mini frame that fills a need when space is an issue and functionality can’t be compromised.

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Cobalt Pushes Latency Limits as Low as They Can Go with Release of Ultra-Low Latency Mode for Encoder Posted: 28/08/2020
Cobalt Pushes Latency Limits as Low as They Can Go with Release of and lsquo;Ultra-Low Latency Mode and rsquo; for Encoder

Cobalt®, 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, is pushing latency to the lowest limits possible. The Company has announced the release of an Ultra-Low Latency Mode for its 9992-ENC software defined broadcast encoder card series. The breakthrough combines parallel processing with GDR (Gradual Decoder Refresh) and a suitable CPB (Coded Picture Buffer) to achieve encoder latencies as low as 10 milliseconds making it desirable for any broadcaster of live events such as sports or news.

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