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New Cobalt Digital Customizable 4K Encoder Cards Now Shipping Posted: 14/01/2019
New Cobalt Digital Customizable 4K Encoder Cards Now Shipping

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Cobalt Digital today announced the availability of its 9992ENC series of HEVC/H.265/MPEG-5 encoders for openGear® frames. Designed for a variety of broadcast applications, the dual-slot card offers customized I/O options and extensive audio support for cost-effective contribution, distribution, ENG, IPTV, and OTT solutions.

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SVG Summit: Cobalt Digital to Demonstrate HDR Conversion Solutions for Broadcasters Posted: 06/12/2018
SVG Summit: Cobalt Digital to Demonstrate HDR Conversion Solutions for Broadcasters

Cobalt Digital will demonstrate its high dynamic range (HDR) conversion solutions for live sports and other broadcast content at the 2018 SVG Summit, which runs Dec. 10-11 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Using Cobalt’s flagship 9904-UDX-4K up/down/cross converter and image processor for the openGear® platform with Technicolor® HDR Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) technology, broadcasters can monetize HD and 4K standard dynamic range (SDR) content for HDR distribution, as well as provide an HDR experience to viewers through an SDR feed.

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COBALT DIGITAL RECEIVES TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING EMMY AWARD Posted: 05/12/2018
COBALT DIGITAL RECEIVES TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING EMMY and reg; AWARD
Cobalt Digital is one of the recipients of the 70th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards that will take place in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), at the NAB Show at the Wynn Encore Hotel and Spa on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.
Tags: Cobalt Digital | RIST | VSF | Video Services Forum | compression technology | IP video transmission
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Cobalt Digital at the 2018 NAB Show New York Posted: 09/10/2018
Cobalt Digital at the 2018 NAB Show New York
At the 2018 NAB Show New York, Cobalt will demonstrate the 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 Show New York | 9971-MV18-4K Multiviewer | 9992-ENC-4K-HEVC H.265 UHD Streaming Encoder | 9914DA-4Q-12G Distribution Amplifier | OG-PC Computer Card
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Cobalt Digital to Host RIST Protocol Demo at IBC2018 Posted: 07/09/2018
Cobalt Digital to Host RIST Protocol Demo at IBC2018
During the IBC2018 show in Amsterdam, Cobalt Digital (Stand 10.B44) will host a demonstration of the Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) specification, created by the Video Services Forum (VSF) to serve as a common industry specification for low-latency video contribution over the internet. The first version of the new specification, the RIST Simple Profile, is nearing completion, and members of the VSF RIST working group have used Cobalt Digital equipment to demonstrate the protocol in action.
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Cobalt Digital Senior FPGA Architect John Snow to Be Named a SMPTE Fellow Posted: 21/08/2018
Cobalt Digital Senior FPGA Architect John Snow to Be Named a SMPTE Fellow

Cobalt Digital today announced that John Snow, senior FPGA architect for the company, will be elevated to the status of SMPTE Fellow by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the organization whose standards work has supported more than a century of advances in entertainment technology. The honor recognizes individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the motion-picture, television, or related industries, attained an outstanding rank among engineers or executives in media and entertainment. Snow and other new SMPTE Fellows will be formally elevated at the Fellows Luncheon on Oct. 23 and honored at the Annual Awards Gala on Oct. 25, during the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2018) in Los Angeles.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | IP conversion | HDR technology | OB vans | live sports | SDR video conversion | HDR video signals | IBC2018 | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Chris Shaw Returns to Cobalt Digital as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Posted: 17/08/2018
Chris Shaw Returns to Cobalt Digital as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Cobalt Digital today announced that Chris Shaw has rejoined Cobalt as the company's executive vice president of sales and marketing. Shaw will lead the sales and marketing team to develop and execute future campaigns and work with the Cobalt engineering team to ensure that the company's products continue to meet the changing needs of the broadcast industry. He also will oversee Cobalt's channel partner and distributor networks.
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Cobalt Digital at IBC2018 Posted: 17/07/2018
Cobalt Digital at IBC2018
At IBC2018, Cobalt will demonstrate the 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 | IP conversion | HDR technology | OB vans | live sports | SDR video conversion | HDR video signals | IBC2018 | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Cobalt Digital and Technicolor HDR Technology Deployed by AT and T for Live Satellite MLB Network Game Broadcasts Posted: 26/06/2018
Cobalt Digital and Technicolor HDR Technology Deployed by AT and amp;T for Live Satellite MLB Network Game Broadcasts

Cobalt Digital today announced that leading satellite service provider AT&T is using high dynamic range (HDR) technology from Cobalt and Technicolor to bring more vivid and realistic images to 4K broadcasts of live “MLB Network Showcase” games on its DIRECTV® satellite service. Integrated into the OB truck used for production, the Cobalt 9904-UDX-4K+HDR-ITM card uses the Technicolor HDR ITM (Intelligent Tone Management) process to accept SDR video signals and create stunning HDR video signals in real time.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | scalers | frame synchronizers | openGear platform | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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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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