News
4K in and 4K out Make Cobalt 9971 Multiviewer the Only Choice for High End TV and rsquo;s New Production Truck Posted: 28/04/2020
4K in and 4K out Make Cobalt and rsquo;s 9971 Multiviewer the Only Choice for High End TV and rsquo;s New Production Truck

High End TV, a premiere video production company specializing in multi-camera systems for broadcast and high-profile entertainment events, has tapped Cobalt Digital’s card-based platform for 4K HDR Multiviewer and HDR conversion solutions in its newest truck. Symphony, High End TV’s most sophisticated endeavor to date, is fully fabricated with 4K HDR technology and will be rolling out with Cobalt® Digital’s 4K in and 4K out 9971-MV6-4K Multiviewer and 9904-UDX-4K HDR processor on board. Cobalt is an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control. The Company is also a founding partner in the openGear® initiative.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | Adam Mills | Cobalt’s 9971 | Multiviewer | openGear | 9971-MV6-4K | 9904-UDX-4K HDR
Submitted by Desert Moon
More from this author
Cobalt and reg; Digital and rsquo;s NAB Line-up Led by New Card-Based Router Series, Mini openGear Frame and Re-clocking DAs with 4K Support Posted: 25/02/2020
Cobalt and reg; Digital and rsquo;s NAB Line-up Led by New Card-Based Router Series, Mini openGear and reg; Frame and Re-clocking DAs with 4K Support

Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, will feature a line-up of openGear compatible products at NAB 2020 that will highlight a new card-based router series that takes flexibility to a new level, a mini frame that answers the industry need for a space-saving chassis but doesn’t compromise functionality and can be operated remotely, and a range of distribution amplifiers that answer the rise of 4K with the ability to distribute 12G-SDI signals within a Rackspace. The new solutions will be demonstrated alongside Cobalt’s entire platform that is designed to help Broadcasters transition to IP, 4K, HDR, the cloud, and beyond.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | NAB 2020 | Card-Based Router Series | Mini openGear | Frame and Re-clocking DAs
Submitted by Desert Moon
More from this author
Cobalt Digital Multi-Faceted Participation at VidTrans20 Includes Presentations, Demonstrations and One-on-One Meetings Posted: 24/02/2020
Cobalt Digital and rsquo;s Multi-Faceted Participation at VidTrans20 Includes Presentations, Demonstrations and One-on-One Meetings

Cobalt Digital is taking on numerous roles at VidTrans20 Annual Conference and Expo. The provider of a best-of-breed interoperability signal processing platform is supporting the annual event by providing gear for multi-vendor demos focusing on Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) in the Interop area and holding one-on-one meetings in its booth to discuss the benefits of RIST Main Profile with attendees. Cobalt’s executive vp of engineering, Dr. Ciro Noronha is also presenting a session entitled “Bit-Rate Evaluation of Compressed HDR using SL-HDR1”and participating in a RIST Panel Discussion with other industry experts. VidTrans20 is being held at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Los Angeles, CA, February 25 to 27.

Hosted by the Video Services Forum (VSF), VidTrans provides an opportunity for television professionals to explore the latest IP media technologies and speak directly with key technology providers and users from around the world. The theme of this year’s conference, “Delivering the Benefits of IP for Media Production”, focuses on innovative types of IP networking and video technologies and includes multi-vendor demonstrations of RIST Main Profile, which builds on the features of the RIST Simple Profile in a vendor-independent way.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | VidTrans20 | Dr. Ciro Noronha | multiviewer
Submitted by Desert Moon
More from this author
Cobalt Digital New Software Defined Decoder Wins Future Product Innovation Award, Presented by TV Technology Posted: 17/12/2019
Cobalt Digital and rsquo;s New Software Defined Decoder Wins  Future Product Innovation Award, Presented by TV Technology

The 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC software defined decoder from Cobalt Digital is a recipient of Future’s Product Innovation Award presented by TV Technology. Future’s Product Innovation Awards recognize excellence in manufacturing and are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts. Winners are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance for use in a broadcast TV/pro Video or broadcast/online radio environment.

The RIST enabled Cobalt® 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC 4K/AVC/MPEG-2 is a broadcast-grade, multi-standard, software defined decoder that easily met the criteria set forth by TV Technology. The card is designed to address the strictest requirements of today's broadcasters while providing a painless path to state-of-the-art decoding capabilities. It offers a flexible licensing structure allowing customers to manage CAPEX while simultaneously preparing for future growth. The platform, with single-channel 4K or dual-channel 2K video paths, supports MPEG-2, AVC (H.264) and HEVC (H.265) with resolution up to 4K.

“The Future Product Innovation Awards are now in their seventh year,” said Paul McLane, Future managing director content for media technology titles. “The program focuses attention on innovation, cost-effectiveness and reliability. We are proud to recognize such excellence in our industry.”

“We are honored to have our 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC recognized by TV Technology, a premiere publication and iconic industry resource, as a product that represents the best of 2019,” said Chris Shaw, Cobalt EVP of Sales & Marketing. “We always engineer our solutions to meet our customers’ needs, today and tomorrow, with emphasis on useful feature-sets as well as respect for budget economy, and this new decoder ticks every box.”

Winners receive an award for display and will be featured in TV Technology, the leading brand covering television and media technology. All nominated products are featured in the special Product Innovation Awards ebook which will be made available to more than 100,000 readers of Future’s Business to Business brands.

 

Tags: Cobalt Digital | TV Technology | Future Product Innovation Award | 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC software | Software Defined Decoder
Submitted by Desert Moon
More from this author
Weigel Broadcasting Co. Relies on Cobalt Digital and nbsp;Processing for EAS Insertion, CALM Compliance Posted: 28/10/2019
Weigel Broadcasting Co. Relies on Cobalt Digital and nbsp;Processing for EAS Insertion, CALM Compliance

Cobalt Digital today announced Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting Co., which owns and operates stations in nine markets in addition to MeTV and other digital multicast networks, is using Cobalt’s software defined 9922-FS-DSP platform for openGear® frames to provide microservices for Emergency Alert System local insertion and CALM compliance for its terrestrial stations. Most recently, the company purchased five cards in March for KTLN, a Heroes & Icons and MeTV affiliate serving San Francisco (DMA #8).


“It’s one of the few cards of its kind that is flexible,” explained Kyle Walker, vice president of technology for Weigel Broadcasting. “It’s the Swiss Army Knife of cards. This card can literally do it all at the right price point.”

Weigel has deployed dozens of 9922-FS-DSP cards, which offer a combination of rich broadcast connectivity and flexible microservices that make them cost effective options for many applications. The +EAS option allows Weigel to key EAS text crawls into active video and insert station logos. Some stations also add the +TTS option, which provides Text-To-Speech conversion of EAS text.

 

Tags: Cobalt Digital | EAS | CALM Act | Dolby | DSP
Submitted by Pipeline Communications
More from this author
Cobalt Digital Promotes Ciro Noronha to Executive Vice President of Engineering Posted: 15/10/2019
Cobalt Digital Promotes Ciro Noronha to Executive Vice President of Engineering

Cobalt Digital is pleased to announce the appointment of Ciro Noronha, Ph.D., as executive vice president of engineering. Noronha joined the Cobalt team in 2016 when iMediaTV was acquired. He will work closely with Ryan Wallenberg, vice president of engineering, and Kyle Wilken, vice president of firmware, managing the engineering team and providing valuable resources for Cobalt Digital as the company continues to offer the highest quality, latest technological solutions to meet the needs of the broadcast industry.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | ARQ | RIST | NAB New York
Submitted by Pipeline Communications
More from this author
Cobalt Digital Signs Distribution Agreement with Plura MEA for Middle East Sales, Support Posted: 03/09/2019
Cobalt Digital Signs Distribution Agreement with Plura MEA for Middle East Sales, Support

Cobalt Digital today announced it has signed a master distributor agreement with Plura MEA for sales and support in the Middle East and Africa region. Plura MEA will provide sales and support for Cobalt’s extensive product line of video and audio conversion, processing, and monitoring standalone modules and card-based solutions for openGear® frames.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | Plura | IBC2019 | openGear | audio processing | video processing
Submitted by Pipeline Communications
More from this author
IBC2019: New Cobalt Digital Solutions Support 4K Workflows for Studio and Mobile Applications Posted: 13/08/2019
IBC2019: New Cobalt Digital Solutions Support 4K Workflows for Studio and Mobile Applications

Cobalt Digital will showcase its card-based 4K and HDR workflow solutions for openGear® frames next month at IBC2019 in Amsterdam (Stand 10.B44). Product highlights will include its new decoders and encoders, RIST Main Profile, bi-directional SDR/HDR conversion solution for live production, and new multiviewers and distribution amplifiers. Plus, the company will debut a new 12G openGear router and RIST gateway solution.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | IBC | HDR | 12G-SDI | 4K | encoder | decoder | multiviewer | RIST
Submitted by Pipeline Communications
More from this author
Cobalt Digital Promotes Kyle Wilken to Vice President of Firmware Posted: 10/06/2019
Cobalt Digital Promotes Kyle Wilken to Vice President of Firmware

Cobalt Digital today announced the promotion of Kyle Wilken to vice president of firmware. Wilken joined the company in 2013 as a senior FPGA engineer, and was previously promoted to embedded systems development manager in 2015.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | 4K | HDR
Submitted by Pipeline Communications
More from this author
Cobalt Digital Offers 4K Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2019 Posted: 21/05/2019
Cobalt Digital Offers 4K Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2019

To address the growing need for 4K solutions for live production and master control operations, Cobalt Digital will demonstrate several of its 4K products designed for openGear® frames at BroadcastAsia 2019 (Booth 6H3-01), which runs June 18-20 in Suntec City, Singapore.
 

Tags: Cobalt Digital | 4K | HDR | BroadcastAsia
Submitted by Pipeline Communications
More from this author
NAB 2019: Cobalt Digital Offers Solutions for 4K, HDR Workflows Posted: 03/04/2019
NAB 2019: Cobalt Digital Offers Solutions for 4K, HDR Workflows

Between its 4K and HDR workflow solutions, as well as promotion of a new internet transport protocol, Cobalt Digital will demonstrate a number of technologies for broadcasters next week at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev. The company will showcase its full complement of card-based solutions for openGear® frames for 4K and HDR workflows at Booth SL9111. Plus, on April 7 in Las Vegas, the company will receive an Emmy® Award for “Pioneering Reliable Transmission Method for Live Contribution and Distribution TV Links.”

Tags: NAB 2019 | HDR | 4K | Cobalt Digital | multiviewer | encoder
Submitted by Pipeline Communications
More from this author
NAB 2019: Cobalt Digital Demonstrates New 4K DA Series Posted: 28/03/2019
NAB 2019: Cobalt Digital Demonstrates New 4K DA Series

Cobalt Digital will demonstrate its new 9914 Series of distribution amplifiers at the 2019 NAB Show (Booth SL9111) next month in Las Vegas, Nev. Designed to support 4K 12G-SDI sources, the new cards are built for openGear® frames and allow for copper runs long enough to reach most equipment within a rack room or production truck.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | NAB 2019 | 4K | 12G-SDI | distribution amplifiers | NAB 2019
Submitted by Pipeline Communications
More from this author
RIST Forum Established With 21 Members, Promotes Interoperable Internet Video Transport Solution at NAB 2019 Posted: 25/03/2019
RIST Forum Established With 21 Members, Promotes Interoperable Internet Video Transport Solution at NAB 2019

Champaign, Ill. – The RIST Forum was established today with 21 founding companies to promote the Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST), a new interoperable and royalty free standard for low-latency video transport over unmanaged networks for contribution and distribution applications. In its efforts to promote worldwide adoption of RIST, the new industry association engages both users and vendors of RIST technology and products.

Tags: RIST | NAB 2019 | Cobalt Digital | IP video transport
Submitted by Pipeline Communications
More from this author
Cobalt Digital to Demo 9971 Series UHD Multiviewers at NAB 2019 Posted: 11/03/2019
Cobalt Digital to Demo 9971 Series UHD Multiviewers at NAB 2019

Cobalt Digital will demonstrate its new 9971 Series of UHD multiviewers for the openGear platform next month at the 2019 NAB Show (Booth SL9111) in Las Vegas, Nev. The new cards support a variety of asynchronous signals and offer HDMI outputs for economical monitoring on consumer-grade 4K monitors.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | 4K | multiviewer | NAB | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
Submitted by Pipeline Communications
More from this author
Cobalt Digital Promotes Jacob Kinsey to Chief Development Officer, Adds Kurt Caruthers as Central Region Sales Manager Posted: 27/02/2019
Cobalt Digital Promotes Jacob Kinsey to Chief Development Officer, Adds Kurt Caruthers as Central Region Sales Manager

Cobalt Digital today announced Kurt Caruthers has joined the company as sales manager for the U.S. Central Region, effective Feb. 25. He replaces Jacob Kinsey, who has been promoted to chief development officer after more than 10 years with the company.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | openGear | 4K
Submitted by Pipeline Communications
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>