Cobalt Digital Readies for NAB NY

Cobalt Digital is preparing demonstrations of new products, upgrades and favorites for its NAB NY exhibit.

Cobalt Digital will introduce its new 9914DA-4Q-12G distribution amplifier at the 2018 NAB Show New York. The DA is designed for SMPTE ST-2082 single-wire UHD signal replication and transmission. Similar in design to the popular 9910DA-4Q-3G products, the unit is highly configurable and supports quad 1x4, dual 1x8, or full 1x16 modes of operation.

The extremely flexible crosspoint is user-configurable via DashBoard GUI remote control. It allows quad 1x4, dual 1x8, single 1x16 and other routing possibilities. Any of the four input channels can be distributed or duplicated across four groups of 1x4 DAs, and any of the four inputs can be set to use an alternate failover input upon loss of signal.

Cobalt will also show 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.

In addition will be Cobalt's new 9971-MV18-4K series of openGear multiviewers. These multiviewers support the latest signal types with a high-density modular design that can be expanded as required. The MV18 is equipped with 18, 4K 12G-SDI auto-detect inputs, which can be scaled as needed across a full 3840x2160 UHD raster output.

The Cobalt Digital exhibit will also be the demonstration stage for Cobalt's new 9992-ENC-4K-HEVC H.265 Streaming Encoder for openGear. The platform supports quad 3G-SDI and 12G-SDI inputs and is also configurable as a multichannel encoder (up to four channels) for 1080p60 signals and below using MPEG-2, H.264, or HEVC, with all channels using the same compression standard.

Also on display will be the new Cobalt Digital OG-PC, which is an x86 computer on an openGear card. Representing a unique approach to terminal gear system design, the OG-PC takes full advantage of the redundant power and cooling features of the openGear frame. Meanwhile, the card's modular form factor saves on rack space by replacing bulky 1RU PCs. 

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