IBC 2019: Cobalt Digital to focus on 4K workflows for studios and mobile
Cobalt Digital will showcase its card-based 4K and HDR workflow solutions for openGear frames at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam next month.
Product highlights will include new decoders and encoders, the RIST Main Profile, a bi-directional SDR/HDR conversion solution for live production, and new multiviewers and distribution amplifiers.
In addition, the company will debut a new 12G openGear router and RIST gateway solution.
“Broadcasters now accept 4K as the production norm, and Cobalt has an extensive menu of openGear-based solutions for studios and mobile production,” said Chris Shaw, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Cobalt Digital.
“Our products provide flexible and affordable ways to process, monitor, and distribute 4K and HDR content.”
The new 9992-DEC Series of HEVC/AVC/MPEG-2 decoders for openGear frames will be introduced at the show.
Like the company’s 9992-ENC series of encoders, the flexible 9992-DEC features pay-as-you-go licensing, so users only pay for required features when needed.
Designed to meet the most stringent requirements for today’s broadcasters, the 9992-DEC supports up to 4K resolution and offers a full complement of audio decoding capabilities.
The series also includes the 9992-2DEC dual-channel decoder, as well as the 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC with single-channel 4K or dual-channel 2K and support for H.265.
At IBC, Cobalt will debut support for the RIST Main Profile, which adds features such as encryption (DTLS or PSK), tunnelling, NAT traversal, point-to-multipoint distribution, low bit rate optimization, and reliable ST-2110 transport.
Earlier this year, Cobalt was one of several companies to receive an Emmy Award for its collaborative work on ARQ, the underlying technology powering RIST.