Cobalt Digital offers record number of new intros

Cobalt Digital will roll out a record-breaking number of product launches in Stand 10.B44 at this year’s IBC exhibition. Topping the lengthy list of launches are numerous openGear cards including a quint-split multi-image display processor, a high-quality down-converter, embedder/de-embedder, DA, a MPEG multi-standard broadcast transcoder, and several fibre optic cards. The Blue Box Group is also being expanded with many new units, and Cobalt’s SPOTCHECK loudness measurement/compliance monitoring system will be sporting numerous upgrades at the show.

“We’re excited to bring over 13 new and enhanced products to IBC, the premier international show devoted to professionals engaged in creating, managing and delivering media,” says Chris Shaw, EVP sales and marketing, Cobalt Digital.  “Our customers play a critical role in our development process and we’re thrilled to respond with reasonably priced solutions that target exactly what they need to keep them technically advanced and financially sound.”

Among the new cards to debut will be the Cobalt Digital 9970-QS 3G/HD/SD-SDI/CVBS Quint-Split Multi-Image Display Processor. A single processor is capable of auto-detecting and displaying up to five independent 3G/HD/SD/Composite inputs and multiple processor cards can be cascaded to provide additional input source capacity. An Ethernet-based GUI control enables intuitive set-up of video windows and advanced on-screen graphics, and a simultaneous display output over SDI and HDMI supports flexible system design and easy integration. The 9970-QS is ideal for outside broadcast vehicles and production control rooms.

Also look for the 9902-DC-4K UHDTV High-Quality Down Converter. Cobalt’s reputation for high-quality down-converters grows with the introduction of its Quad 3G-SDI 1080p 50/60Hz (UHDTV) to HD 50/60Hz or SD 50/60Hz. The card makes copies of the down converted output TO 3G/SDI/ HDMI, and features a timecode burn-in window and user defined character insertion.

Next is the 9950-EMDE-ANC Embedder/De-Embedder offering multiple serial RS-232/422 and GPIO to/from ancillary data insertion and extraction. An IP (RJ-45) I/O option is also available.

Other new choices include the 9910DA-4Q-3G-RCK 3G/HD/SD/ASI Partitionable Multirate Reclocking Distribution Amplifier; the 9990-TRX-MPEG Multi-standard Broadcast Transcoders; 9420LT/LR Fibre Optic L-BAND Transmitters and Receivers (including remote antennae extension over fiber up to 30km); and 9450GT Fibre Optic Gigabit Ethernet Transceivers. Look for 9490CWDM Fibre Optic Multiplexers to be available in 4, 8, 12, 16 channel configurations.

As for Cobalt’s user-friendly Blue Box Group, the series will be expanded to include numerous new models including the BBG-1002-DC-4K UHDTV Downconverter, a standalone high-quality UHDTV downconverter that converts 1080p 50/60 (UHDTV) to HD 50/60Hz or SD 50/60Hz and offers simultaneous SDI and HDMI ouputs for extended capabilities. The unit can be rack-mounted for 3x paths of downconversion in 1RU.
Also new to the global market is the standalone version (1/3 Rack Width) of the quint-split multi-image display processor. The BBG-1070-QS 3G/HD/SD-SDI/CVBS can auto-detect and display up to 5x independent 3G/HD/SD/composite inputs on one unit. An Ethernet based GUI control facilitates intuitive set-up of video windows and advanced on-screen graphics. A simultaneous display output over SDI and HDMI allows flexible system design and easy infrastructure integration. Rack-mounted units can be cascaded for up to 13x Inputs in 1RU.

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