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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
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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
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KVM over IP from Apantac at ISE 2020 Posted: 07/01/2020
KVM over IP from Apantac at ISE 2020

Apantac, an internationally recognized manufacturer of multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions announces that it will showcase its KVM over IP solutions at ISE 2020 on stand 10.S120.

Apantac’s KVM over IP solutions running over a GigE managed network consist of many different models, addressing multiple feature requirements including VGA, DVI, HDMI input/output support, resolutions all the way to 4K/30, power over Ethernet (POE), single or dual Tx or Rx in a single module as well as IP transport over copper or fiber. A facility can extend and/or switch video, keyboard and mouse functions, USB 2.0, embedded and analogue audio, RS232 and IR (infrared) all with pristine quality at minimal latency including a clean switching feature.

Tags: Apantac | KVM over IP | ISE 2020 | Michel Rudelle | Thomas Tang | openGear KVM over IP
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VITEC Announces 4K Multichannel HD HEVC Contribution Encoder in an openGear Card Format Posted: 10/09/2019
VITEC Announces 4K Multichannel HD HEVC Contribution Encoder in an openGear Card Format

VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced the MGW Diamond OG, a 4K/Multichannel HEVC encoder in an openGear® (OG) card format. The modular and open-architecture platform from Ross Video makes for easy integration within production studios and broadcast facilities requiring robust streaming output. The scalable and flexible solution can deliver up to 10 UHD channels or 40 HD channels in a 2RU, as well as the flexibility to mix and match with compatible OG cards such as the MGW Ace Decoder OG. On stand 7.C34 at IBC2019, VITEC will provide a 4K encoding demonstration of the new solution.

Tags: VITEC | IBC2019 | MGW Diamond OG | openGear Card Format | Ross Video | MGW Ace Decoder | 4K/Multichannel HEVC | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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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
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VITEC Expands HEVC Contribution Solution With MGW Ace Decoder openGear Card Posted: 04/04/2019
VITEC Expands HEVC Contribution Solution With MGW Ace Decoder openGear Card
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced that its compact, professional-grade MGW Ace IP decoder is now available as an openGear® card. The modular and open-architecture platform from Ross Video makes for easy integration within production studios and broadcast facilities. The MGW Ace Decoder OG broadcast-quality, dense IP decoder supports the latest bandwidth-efficient HEVC/H.265 and legacy H.264/AVC compression standards. In booth SL6005 at the 2019 NAB Show, VITEC will showcase the new form factor as part of its zero-delay HEVC contribution solution, which includes the MGW Ace Encoder, MGW Ace Decoder, MGW Diamond, and VITEC Playout Server.
Tags: VITEC | HEVC Contribution Solution | MGW Ace Decoder openGear Card | Broadcast-Quality | IP Decoder | Form Factor Flexibility | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Apantac Showcases Entire Range of openGear Platform Solutions at NAB 2019 Posted: 01/04/2019
Apantac Showcases Entire Range of openGear Platform Solutions at NAB 2019
Apantac, an internationally recognized manufacturer of multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions announces that it will be exhibiting its entire range of existing and new solutions for the openGear platform at NAB2019, booth SL8006.
Tags: Apantac | openGear | Jeff Moore | Thomas Tang | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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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
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Apantac Launches KM (Keyboard Mouse) Switch for openGear Platform Posted: 19/02/2019
Apantac Launches KM (Keyboard Mouse) Switch for openGear Platform
Apantac, an internationally recognized manufacturer of multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions announces that it is launching a new KM Switch for its openGear platform of solutions. This new openGear card will be showcased at NAB2019, booth SL8006.
Tags: Apantac | KVM Switch for openGear | KM openGear | multiviewer with KVM | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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AJA Announces OG-X-FR openGear Compatible Rackframe is Available for Order Posted: 30/07/2018
AJA Announces OG-X-FR openGear and reg; Compatible Rackframe is Available for Order

AJA Video Systems today announced that the company is accepting orders for OG-X-FR, the next-generation openGear® compatible rackframe including adaptive cooling and redundant power, among other features.

Tags: Broadcast | OpenGear | rackframe | 4K | 12G-SDI | IP
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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 Digital Signs Elevate Broadcast as Master Distributor for Southeast Asia Posted: 08/05/2018
Cobalt Digital Signs Elevate Broadcast as Master Distributor for Southeast Asia

Cobalt Digital has selected Elevate Broadcast Pte Ltd as its master distributor for Southeast Asia, a move that allows Cobalt to expand its presence in the growing Southeast Asia market through a company with deep market penetration and knowledge of regional and local customers and technology. Elevate Broadcast has been a Cobalt dealer in the region since 2016, handling Singapore and Myanmar previously.

Tags: video processing | audio processing | openGear | interface converter boxes | signal transport | display processors
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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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