Cobalt Digital Rolls Out Latest openGear, Blue Box Group Products

At the 2015 NAB Show, Cobalt Digital (Booth N2722) will highlight 27 advancements in processing and convergence products across three of its primary product platforms — the openGear-compatible 2-RU high-capacity Modular Terminal Gear System, the Blue Box Group BBG-1000 line of 1-RU rack-mountable stand-alone systems, and the original Blue Box Group series of miniature throwdown converters. In various combinations, these products formulate many solutions required by broadcasters and content producers every day. 

The Cobalt Digital products being introduced at the 2015 NAB Show contain innovations in ancillary data processing, insertion, extraction, and monitoring; advancements in audio and video processing; and enhancements to DTV/MPEG and fiber-optic offerings.

“Cobalt Digital’s development projects are based on specific technical requirements and customer applications gained from direct interaction with our staff,” says Bob McAlpine, EVP, Sales and Marketing. “We pride ourselves on cost-effective innovations for both openGear and the Blue Box Group products and the resultant quality of our products.” 

One major area of focus at the 2015 NAB Show will be on products that have evolved along with the openGear standard.

openGear-Compatible Modular Terminal Gear System 
Among Cobalt Digital’s evolutionary steps forward will be the 9922-2FS dual-channel 3G/HD/SD-SDI framesync with audio and video processing features and a high-density footprint, allowing for 20 paths of signal synchronization in 2 RU.

Also new is the 9960-TG2-REF1 dual-channel 3G/HD/SD-SDI test signal generator with “bouncing box” motion patterns, bi/tri-level sync output, and ancillary timecode generator.

In addition, the 9980-CSC 3G/HD/SD-SDI color space converter supports real-time RGB color correction for 1080p60 signals. The converter can be controlled over Ethernet with the popular OGCP-9000/CC control panel.

The 9940-4×1-CS clean and quiet bypass router provides glitchless audio and video switching with a relay-protected output and GPI/O for monitoring and control.

Cobalt Digital is also bringing easy-to-use ancillary data tools to market with the 9950-EMDE-ANC data embedder/de-embedder and 9978-ANC-MON ancillary data monitor for end-to-end data transmission workflows.

Blue Box Group BBG-1000 Series

Cobalt Digital Blue Box Group BBG-1000 Series

Cobalt Digital Blue Box Group BBG-1000 Series

Each of the new products being launched for the openGear-compliant platform will also be available in the BBG-1000 series, a line of desktop stand-alone enclosures that have front-panel controls and can be rack-mounted to provide up to three systems in 1 RU. Each box in the series supports the openGear DashBoard control and monitoring application, as well as Web GUI control and monitoring via an integrated HTML5 Web server.

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