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Cobalt Digital at 2018 NAB Shanghai Posted: 06/06/2018
Cobalt Digital at 2018 NAB Shanghai
At the 2018 NAB Shanghai Show, Cobalt will demonstrate the award-winning 9904-UDX-4K-12G UHD 12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI up/down/cross-converter, which is now shipping. The 9904-UDX-4K-12G is Cobalt’s latest generation of advanced image and audio processors for the openGear® platform. The base card provides quad 3G-SDI and 12G-SDI I/O with SDI muxing and demuxing and up/down/cross-conversion. Options include RGB color correction and SDR-to-HDR up-mapping via Technicolor’s HDR Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) processing.
Tags: Cobalt Digital | 2018 NAB Shanghai | IP conversion | terminal technology | throwdown technology | multiviewer technology | openGear initiative | video and audio processing
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Cobalt Digital at BroadcastAsia2018 Posted: 10/05/2018
Cobalt Digital at BroadcastAsia2018

At BroadcastAsia2018, Cobalt with demonstrate the award-winning 9904-UDX-4K-12G UHD 12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI up/down/cross-converter, which is now shipping. The 9904-UDX-4K is Cobalt’s latest generation of advanced image and audio processors for the openGear® platform. The base card provides quad 3G-SDI and 12G-SDI I/O with SDI muxing and demuxing and up/down/cross-conversion. Options include RGB color correction and SDR-to-HDR up-mapping via Technicolor’s HDR Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) processing.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | BroadcastAsia2018 | IP conversion | multiviewers | throwdown technology | openGear | video processing
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Cobalt Promotes Jesse Foster to New Role: Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Accounts Posted: 09/04/2018
Cobalt Promotes Jesse Foster to New Role: Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Accounts

Cobalt Digital today announced that Jesse Foster has been promoted to the new position of vice president of marketing and strategic accounts. Foster most recently served as Cobalt’s director of product and business development. In his new role, he will be responsible for all aspects of the Cobalt Digital product line, including product marketing and promotion, public relations, corporate messaging, customer knowledge, sales and distribution training, and development of strategic sales opportunities.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | appointments | Jesse Foster | NAB Show 2018 | conversion technology | throwdown technology | multiviewer technology | openGear | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Cobalts New 9971 Series UHD Multiviewers Offer Flexibility, Cost Savings With Wide Range of I O Configurations Posted: 04/04/2018
Cobalts New 9971 Series UHD Multiviewers Offer Flexibility, Cost Savings With Wide Range of I O Configurations

Cobalt Digital today introduced the new 9971 series UHD multiviewers for openGear® that provide a wide range of I/O configurations with respect to signal count, signal type, and signal interface options. The multiviewer base unit handles six asynchronous 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI signals at the input stage and provides simultaneous 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 outputs at up to full 3840 x 2160 UHD resolution, giving users a cost-effective means of leveraging professional and widely available consumer-grade 4K monitors to display the mosaic image output. In addition to enabling flexible configuration, units in the multiviewer series increase the pixel space available to source signals while maintaining as much original picture information as possible.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | openGear | processing cards | UHD multiviewers | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Next-Gen Scaler and Frame Synchronizer From Cobalt Boasts Advanced HD UHD Conversion and Processing Posted: 02/04/2018
Next-Gen Scaler and Frame Synchronizer From Cobalt Boasts Advanced HD UHD Conversion and Processing

Cobalt Digital today introduced its 9904-UDX-4K-IP next-generation advanced scaler and frame synchronizer for the openGear platform. The new offering from Cobalt simplifies the upgrade of HD and UHD systems, enables ongoing use of existing content libraries, and provides features such as professional Technicolor HDR Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) that are essential in next-generation production and ATSC 3.0 broadcasting applications.

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Cobalt Digital Delivers openGear Modular Computer Card in Coveted Appliance-Type Package Posted: 30/03/2018
Cobalt Digital Delivers openGear Modular Computer Card in Coveted Appliance-Type Package

Cobalt Digital today introduced the OG-PC-x86 modular PC card, which the company developed in direct response to customer demand for an appliance-type package that houses all system components, including associated computers, in a single 2RU openGear frame. Incorporating the computers and system broadcast equipment within the same frame, the OG-PC-x86 allows video engineering teams to oversee the installation and maintenance of associated computers without the involvement of additional IT department personnel and methodologies.

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Cobalt Director of Technology, Dr. Ciro Noronha, to Present Results of Low-Latency Internet Transmission Tests at 2018 NAB Show Posted: 13/03/2018
Cobalt Director of Technology, Dr. Ciro Noronha, to Present Results of Low-Latency Internet Transmission Tests at 2018 NAB Show
Cobalt Digital today announced that Director of Technology Dr. Ciro Noronha will present a paper titled "A Study of Protocols for Low-Latency Video Transport Over the Internet" at the 2018 NAB Show as part of the Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference. The 20-minute presentation will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in North Hall Meeting Room N256 at 9:20 a.m. on April 12.
Tags: Cobalt Digital | Director of Technology | Ciro Noroha | low-latency | 2018 NAB Show | ARQ | SMPTE-2022 FEC | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Cobalt Digital at the 2018 NAB Show Posted: 21/02/2018
Cobalt Digital at the 2018 NAB Show

In its new location in the South Lower Hall at the 2018 NAB Show, Cobalt Digital will make a splash with multiple new entries across its product range. Now available is the 9904-UDX-4K up/down/cross-converter for 4K production and broadcast applications, and for flypacks and compact system designs, there's the OG-PC x86 computer on an openGear card. Cobalt's compression products division will introduce the new 9992-ENC-4K-HEVC H.265 Streaming Encoder with quad 3G-SDI and 12G-SDI inputs.

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Cobalt Digital Converters Are First in the US to Offer Technicolor HDR ITM Technology Posted: 19/10/2017
Cobalt Digital Converters Are First in the US to Offer Technicolor HDR ITM Technology
Cobalt Digital today announced that it is the first U.S. manufacturer selected to license Technicolor's High Dynamic Range (HDR) Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) technology for the broadcast television environment. Cobalt will make the Technicolor HDR ITM feature optionally available on its new series of 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI 4K cards for the openGear® platform and on its BBG-1000 series of stand-alone units. The HDR license will also be available for certain versions of Cobalt's 9902-UDX card, which are installed in hundreds of locations worldwide. This upgrade path not only adds value to customers' Cobalt investment but also unlocks the potential to remonetize content for HDR distribution using existing hardware.
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Cobalt Digital at BIRTV2017 Posted: 01/08/2017
Cobalt Digital at BIRTV2017
Making its debut at BIRTV2017 is a new Cobalt system that combines frame-accurate SCTE 104 trigger (FAST) insertion with enhanced HLS SCTE 35 streaming on a single platform. Built for the openGear(R) terminal gear platform, the FAST-STREAM system is a comprehensive solution for providing baseband SDI signals and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) streams with frame-accurate boundary points, complete with the SCTE 35 metadata contained in the associated manifest file. Applications range from URL address insertion for targeted ad replacement to embedded DRM for distributing protected content. The FAST-STREAM OTT system interfaces with automation and uses timestamps to insert metadata frame-accurately into baseband SDI before encoding the stream in high-quality H.264 for meeting sophisticated digital program insertion (DPI) delivery requirements in real time.
Tags: Cobalt Digital | BIRTV2017 | FAST | HLS SCTE 35 | audio processor | 9902-UDX-DSP-CI | 9934-AUD-PRO
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Cobalt Digital at IBC2017 Posted: 13/07/2017
Cobalt Digital at IBC2017
Making its debut at IBC2017 is a new Cobalt system that combines frame-accurate SCTE 104 trigger (FAST) insertion with enhanced HLS SCTE 35 streaming on a single platform. Built for the openGear(R) terminal gear platform, the FAST-Stream system is a comprehensive solution for providing baseband SDI signals and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) streams with frame-accurate boundary points, complete with the SCTE 35 metadata contained in the associated manifest file. Applications range from URL address insertion for targeted ad replacement to embedded DRM for distributing protected content. The FAST-STREAM OTT system interfaces with automation and uses timestamps to insert metadata frame-accurately into baseband SDI before encoding the stream in high-quality H.264 for meeting sophisticated digital program insertion (DPI) delivery requirements in real time.
Tags: Cobalt Digital | IBC2017 | FAST-STREAM OTT | HLS SCTE 35 | 9902-UDX-DSP-CI Channel Integrator | 9971-MV-4K Series 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI UHD Multiviewers
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Cobalt Digital Introduces Frame-Accurate SCTE Trigger Insertion and OTT Streaming Platform Posted: 06/06/2017
Cobalt Digital Introduces Frame-Accurate SCTE Trigger Insertion and OTT Streaming Platform
Cobalt Digital today announced the launch of its FAST-STREAM OTT platform for frame-accurate SCTE trigger (FAST) insertion and enhanced H.264 OTT streaming. FAST-STREAM OTT is the first system of its kind to be able to insert data frame-accurately into baseband video as prescribed in the SCTE specifications.
Tags: Cobalt Digital | Frame accurate | SCTE Trigger Insertion | OTT Streaming Platform | FAST STREAM OTT | automation | SCTE 104
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Cobalt Digital at the 2017 NAB Show Shanghai Posted: 05/06/2017
Cobalt Digital at the 2017 NAB Show Shanghai
FAST-STREAM OTT 
At the 2017 NAB Show Shanghai, Cobalt will introduce a new system that combines frame-accurate SCTE 104 trigger (FAST) insertion with enhanced HLS SCTE 35 streaming on a single platform. Built for both openGear(R) frames and Cobalt BBG-1100 Series stand-alone units, the FAST-STREAM OTT system is a comprehensive solution for providing HLS streams with frame-accurate boundary points complete with the SCTE 35 metadata contained in the associated manifest file. Applications range from on-the-fly C3 VOD contribution to embedded DRM for distributing protected content. The FAST-STREAM OTT system interfaces with automation and uses timestamps to insert metadata frame-accurately into baseband SDI. It then performs high-quality H.264 encoding designed to meet sophisticated streaming delivery requirements in real time.
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Cobalt Digital at BroadcastAsia2017 Posted: 16/05/2017
Cobalt Digital at BroadcastAsia2017
At BroadcastAsia2017, Cobalt will introduce a new system that combines frame-accurate SCTE 104 trigger (FAST) insertion with enhanced HLS SCTE 35 streaming on a single platform. Built for both openGear(R) frames and Cobalt BBG-1100 Series stand-alone units, the FAST-Stream system is a comprehensive solution for providing HLS streams with frame-accurate boundary points complete with the SCTE 35 metadata contained in the associated manifest file. Applications range from on-the-fly C3 VOD contribution to embedded DRM for distributing protected content. The FAST-STREAM OTT system interfaces with automation and uses timestamps to insert metadata frame-accurately into baseband SDI. It then performs high-quality H.264 encoding designed to meet sophisticated streaming delivery requirements in real time.
Tags: Cobalt Digital | BroadcastAsia2017 | FAST-Stream OTT | 9902-UDX-DSP-CI Channel Integrator | 9971-MV-4K-SH UHD Hybrid HDMI 2.0 | OG-PC-x86-8S Ruggedized openGear Computer Module | BroadcastAsia
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Encompass Enhances Playout and OTT Services With Integration of Cobalt Digital Frame Sync Solution Posted: 22/04/2017
Encompass Enhances Playout and OTT Services With Integration of Cobalt Digital Frame Sync Solution
Cobalt Digital today announced its partnership with Encompass Digital Media, a global technology services company supporting broadcast, cable, and digital leaders, in providing a new service offering -- ChannelMark(TM) -- that seamlessly interfaces with all major broadcast automation systems to drive automatic, frame-accurate SCTE 104 message insertion. Cobalt Digital's award-winning HPF-9000 frame and frame sync cards with +SCTE104-FAST software enable Encompass to implement the entire SCTE 104 specification without requiring customers to modify their upstream traffic and scheduling workflows, which in turn enables a host of downstream features such as automated ad replacement and automated VOD file creation.
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