Cobalt Digital to Introduce New Fiber Optic and SDI-Over-IP openGear Cards at IBC 2016

Cobalt Digital will debut its new Fiber Optic and SDI-Over-IP SMPTE openGear cards at IBC.

Cobalt Digital said visitors to IBC will be the first to see the new 9991-SDI-to-IP-10GE and 9991-IP-to-SDI-10GE Series cards for the openGear platform. These 3G/HD/SD-SDI SMPTE 2022-6 encapsulators and de-encapsulators offer AES/analog audio embedding and de-embedding. They interface to 10GigE equipment over fiber.

Also new at IBC will be the 9433-EMDE Series openGear fiber-optic audio embedder and de-embedder products, which will be available in a single-channel, unidirectional EO/OE configuration and a dual-channel, bidirectional EOOE transport solution.

The latter version will provide bidirectional extension of two 3G/HD/SD-SDI video signals and multiple analog and AES audio signals over two fibers.

When paired with the +DT licensing option, the card set will also provide bidirectional serial data and GPIO connectivity, which can be used for remote PTZ camera control and signal backhaul.

Also to be shown are the 9410DA Series of 3G/HD/SD-SDI single-channel, dual-channel and transceiver fiber cards, which provide up to 40 channels of 3G/HD/SD-SDI extension in two rack units.

Even with such high signal density, the 9410 card modules include several distribution amplifier outputs on both the transmit and receive sides of the link.

Also on display will be the 9415-SFP Series, a set of dual-path fiber transport cards with an external SFP cage on the rear module. This arrangement allows the user to pull the openGear card out from the front of the chassis while keeping the SFP and cabling in place.

The user can also hot-swap the SFP module from the rear for maintenance or to repurpose the card for different signal types. This flexible SFP design supports 3G/HD/SD-SDI single-channel, dual-channel and transceiver modes.

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