Cobalt Digital 9992-ENC Encoder
Cobalt Digital’s new 9992‑ENC series of HEVC/H.265/MPEG-5 encoders for openGear frames are now available. Designed for a variety of broadcast applications, the dual-slot card offers customised I/O options and extensive audio support for cost-effective contribution, distribution, ENG, IPTV, and OTT solutions.
Supporting both MPEG-2 and H.264 (AVC), Cobalt Digital's 9992-ENC base model provides low-latency 8-bit and 10-bit 4:2:0 encoding. Optional license keys provide H.264 (HEVC) support as well as 4:2:2 encoding for high-end contribution.
The base model includes a 3G-SDI input that supports one signal up to 1080p60, but can be upgraded to support three additional 1080p60 signals for high density workflows or one 4Kp60 signal (four 3G-SDI signals or one 12-SDI signal).
Outputs include two independent ASI ports, which can be used to directly interface to microwave modulators in ENG trucks. If the solution is licensed for multiple channels, users can use the internal multiplexer to build multi-program transport streams and direct individual encoders to either or both outputs.
Two Gigabit Ethernet ports support a variety of protocols and stream replication, with the same multiplexing capabilities as the ASI ports, for distribution flexibility.
The solution supports transport streams over standard UDP/RTP, RTMP, and single profile HTTP live streaming (HLS), so it can be used for direct streaming to CDNs. Additional licenses support advanced protocols including SMPTE-2022 FEC and ARQ for packet loss protection, as well as RIST for reliable, low-latency contribution over the internet without the need for additional gateways.
For audio, the solution supports MPEG-1 Layer II, AAC-LC, HE-AAC (V1 and V2), Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), and 5.1 surround sound options. The base model includes two stereo pairs per video signal, but the encoder supports up to 16 stereo pairs that can be assigned to any of the encoder channels.
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