New Cobalt mini frame minimises space and maximises functionality
Cobalt has released a new mini frame that it believes fills a need when space is an issue and functionality can’t be compromised.
The Cobalt BBG-1300-FR is a 1/3 rack-width 1RU openGear compatible enclosure frame is capable of housing one or two openGear cards that functions as a basic standalone desktop unit, or up to three units can be stacked together as a 1RU group for rack mounting for maximum density where a full-size 2RU 20-slot openGear frame is not feasible or required.
Just like a full frame, the BBG-1300-FR’s built-in network interface allows DashBoard control/monitoring of any openGear capable card. Looping reference on the BBG-1300-FR unit itself provides card reference support without using reference connections that consume card rear module connector count.
The BBG-1300-FR can house the majority of Cobalt’s card series with a total available power of 60 W, sufficient for the company’s latest-generation high-power cards, including the 9992-ENC-HEVC-4K encoder, 9992-DEC-HEVC-4K decoder, and the 9904-UDX-4K up, down, cross-converter. The BBG-1300 has its own built-in fan for cooling the card area and power supplies; a dual power supply provides redundancy.
Commenting on the release, Chris Shaw, Cobalt’s EVP of sales and marketing, said:“End-users have been asking or a frame with a footprint small enough to house one or two openGear cards but robust enough to offer the control and configurability capabilities found in a standard twenty-slot frame. They required a product ideal for flight packs or installations where real estate is at a premium, such as outside broadcast vehicles, and the BBG-1300-FR offers the perfect solution.”