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Cobalt Digital Solves Problems for Live Video and Master Control

Cobalt Digital, Inc. is presenting a portfolio of problem solvers at Broadcast Asia 2023 on Stand 6B1-05 – including a sneak peek at a new router. The designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear initiative, is centering its exhibition around feature-rich, compact solutions that target the trends that are driving an industry in transition. The common threads that can be found throughout the Cobalt stand are high density, flexibility, space conservation, automation, multi-format support, reliable video content transport and operation in the cloud.

“We are extremely committed to supporting our customers, and to growing our presence in Asia,” says Suzana Brady, svp of worldwide sales and marketing for Cobalt Digital. “We recently welcomed Anthony Tan to the team as director of sales engineering, APAC to ensure the specific requirements of local broadcasters are addressed and our support and solutions exceed their expectations. That’s why Broadcast Asia, the region’s largest broadcast technology stage, is such an important event. It provides us with the opportunity to demonstate our dedication to Asia’s broadcasters, media, and entertainment industries.”

At Broadcast Asia, Cobalt is presenting a combination of new and upgraded solutions, four of which received awards at the recent NAB 2023 show in Las Vegas.

WAVE RTR-64×64 Router

Broadcast Asia visitors will be the first to get a sneak peek at Cobalt’s WAVE RTR-64×64 Router featuring a 64×64 crosspoint with support for signals up to 12G-SDI, all packed into a 4U frame. This router offers high-density with unprecedented flexibility, ease-of-use, and integration. The frame includes an Ethernet port for IP-based controls such as Cobalt’s Reflex, PESA PNET and General Remote protocol SW-P-08. The unit also incorporates RS-422 & RS-232 9-pin serial communication ports. Web-based controls allow full setup, salvos, monitoring, and preset management. This compact design is specifically optimized for 12G SDI operation but handles lower SDI rates with ease, as well as ASI and MADI.

Sapphire Converter Series

Cobalt is also presenting the following units from the Sapphire Converter Series, including:

  • Sapphire BIDI-2H2S – dual channel bidirectional HDMI to SDI / SDI to HDMI converter that conserves space in existing openGear® installations.
  • Sapphire 8JXS-8S – ST 2110 JPEG-XS to SDI bulk gateway in openGear form factor that allows up to 40 signal conversions in a standard openGear chassis.
  • Sapphire BBG-2110-H/S & Sapphire BBG-2110-2H – mini converters intended to be mounted behind the monitor including single or dual 25Gb/s ports for redundancy.
  • The Sapphire 8JXS-8S, Sapphire BBG-2110-H/S & Sapphire BBG-2110-2H will be available for shipping in Summer 2023.

9992 ENC/DEC Family Gets RIST Adaptive Encoding

Cobalt’s software-defined family of 9992-ENC/DEC encoders/decoders offer the perfect solution for sports, news gathering, video contribution and affiliate distribution. The series now offers RIST Source Adaptation (VSF TR-06-4 Part 1), that defines a protocol for the stream receiver to provide feedback information to the source triggering an appropriate action. RIST Source Adaptation enables the 9992-ENC encoder to adapt its output data rate to match network conditions instantaneously based on feedback from the decoder and automatically restores as the network recovers.

SafeLink 8TS-VM – SafeLink Gateway in the Cloud

Cobalt’s SafeLink Gateway, transporter of audio and video content over the internet with low latency, is now available as a cloud instance in addition to the openGear form factor. It is ideal for ground-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground transmission using RIST.

SafeLink Hardware Redundancy

A 1+1 redundancy for the hardware based SafeLink Gateway is also now available.

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