IBC 2023: Cobalt Digital Has 12G Covered with Multiple opengear® Cards and New Form Factor Solutions – All Perfect for Live Production

IBC 2023: Cobalt Digital Has 12G Covered with Multiple opengear® Cards and New Form Factor Solutions – All Perfect for Live Production

Check Out Compact High-Density Routers, IP-based Multiviewers, Ultra Low-latency Decoder, 20-slot High Power Frame and ST 2110 Converters

Amsterdam – 12 September 2023 – Cobalt Digital is presenting an extensive complement of new gear in its new IBC Stand location (Same Hall 10 – Different Stand F42). 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 showing numerous openGear® cards geared toward 12G and many, many solutions that feature a new form factor – everything designed to target live production. Check out the list of exciting new and highlighted products being showcased in the Company’s new location.

NEW!  WAVE RTR-64×64 & WAVE RTR-32×32 12G-SDI Routers

Flexible, Easy to Use and Integrate
Cobalt’s new WAVE routers are flexible, easy to use and integrate. They accommodate any variety of applications with support for signals up to 12G-SDI. Packed into a slim 3.75-inch deep 4U frame with full-size BNC connectors, these routers also include an Ethernet port for IP-based controls. Web-based control allows 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.

NEW!  WAVE CP-84L & WAVE CP-78 Control Panels

Customizable API Available
Cobalt is also introducing a series of Control Panels developed to accommodate the WAVE router family.  The WAVE CP-84L features 84 back-lit LCD dot matrix display buttons, while the simpler WAVE CP-78 features 78 back-lit buttons. The WAVE panels allow different setups to be stored and recalled from the browser to provide extremely flexible operations. After customizing the panel, simply upload the configuration to a different panel for rapid changes on the network.

NEW!  Sapphire BBG-2110-H/S & BBG-2110-2H Mini Converters

ST 2110/JPEG-XS to HDMI BBGs for Behind the Monitor Mounting
The Sapphire converters are part of Cobalt’s Blue Box Group (BBG) series developed to offer high-quality design, function, and reliability in a small package. The units are intended to be mounted behind the monitor and include single or dual 25Gb/s ports (for ST 2022-7 redundancy). The mini converters also include full NMOS support for ease of configuration.

NEW!  UltraBlue IP-MV Multiviewer

Scalable Software-Based Multiviewer Solution
Cobalt’s UltraBlue IP-MV multiviewers grow with customer’s needs.  Offered as both a software package and a cloud instance with a WebRTC output, these software-based multiviewers can handle a variety of compressed and uncompressed IP inputs and an arbitrary number of outputs (including individual rotation to portrait), with very flexible audio routing, and an intuitive web interface.  UltraBlue also offers support for a comprehensive set of protocols (UDP, RTP, RTSP, RTMP, RIST, SRT).

NEW!  PACIFIC Ultra Low-Latency Decoder

Decode One Stream up to 4K, Two up to 3G

Cobalt will also present a new decoder at IBC. The PACIFIC ULL-DEC is an openGear card capable of decoding H.262 (MPEG-2), H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC) and 4K with less than 10 milliseconds of latency (for properly encoded streams).  The card can either decode one stream up to 4K, or two streams up to 3G.  It supports an extensive set of audio CODECs and network protocols, including RIST. When combined with the Cobalt 9992-ENC encoder, this solution can achieve an end-to-end latency of less than one frame.


20-Slots Compatible with All openGear Cards

The HPF-MAX is a new 20-slot frame compatible with all openGear cards.  It has 700W of available power, a built-in Gigabit Ethernet backplane, and intelligent power supplies.

HIGHLIGHT!  9905-MPx & 9904-UDX-4K SDR/HDR Conversion

Static or Dynamic, the Choice for SDR/HDR Conversion is Clear
Next-gen SDR/HDR conversion: the 9904-UDX provides dynamic frame-by-frame processing using SL-HDR (ideal for sports and live events), and the 9905-MPx provides multiple HD channels of static 3D-LUT conversion in a single package.

HIGHLIGHT!  Indigo 2110-DC-01 NATIVE 2110 Solution

SMPTE St 2110 Interface Option for openGear®
Add the Indigo 2110-DC-01 daughter-card to 9905-MPx or 9904-UDX-4K and circumvent the error-prone and expensive need for multiple devices in the data path. Redundant 25G Ethernet interfaces and a complete native ST 2110 stack (including NMOS IS 04/05) provide for an easy-to-manage, fully integrated and cost-effective solution.