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Cobalt Digital At CCW 2015
From its full range of cards for the openGear platform to its Blue Box Group line of stand-alone
interface converter boxes, Cobalt Digital is known for scalable, cost-effective real-world solutions
for demanding production and broadcast environments...

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t Content and Communications
World (CCW) 2015, Cobalt Digital
will showcase an assortment of these
solutions and introduce two more:
an RGB colour-space corrector and a
dual-channel frame sync card. Like
all of Cobalt Digital's products, these
new cards are designed for maximum
performance in minimal space.
Robert McAlpine, Executive Vice
President, Sales and Marketing, Cobalt
Digital said: "The northeastern U.S.
market is vital for our business, and
CCW gives us unique access to this
market to showcase our space-efficient
cards and frames. This year at CCW,
attendees will get a firsthand look at
two more of our high-density problemsolvers: an RGB colour-space corrector
and a dual-channel frame sync card."
New Products on show at CCW 2015
will include the new and improved
9978-ANC-MON
Ancillary
Data
Monitoring Probe, and the new
9922-2FS 3G/HD/SD-SDI DualChannel Frame Sync and
Text-to-Speech
O p t i o n
(+TTS).

Cobalt's Ancillary
Data Monitoring Probe

New and improved for CCW is the
Cobalt 9978-ANC-MON 3G/HD/SD-SDI
Ancillary Data Monitoring Probe
The 9978-ANC-MON is an easyto-use, economical solution that
offers comprehensive ancillary data
monitoring and probing to validate
and ensure the expected presence
and handling of ancillary data in SDI
streams.
The Cobalt Digital engineering team
has updated the user interface to
provide 15 status fields and boxes that
can be sized and positioned anywhere
on the screen. Users can select the
status (AFD, LKFS, video format)
and which source (Input A-E) to use
for each status box. The probe also
features five timecode burn status
boxes.
Because the input video PIPs can
be sized and positioned anywhere
on the screen, the card can be set
up for a wide variety of monitoring
applications, with the user
maintaining complete
control over how much
status is displayed for
up to five inputs.
Another
major
improvement introduced for
the 9978-ANC-MON is SCTE104
logging. The probe's onscreen
display shows the last three SCTE104
messages received, as well as the time
each message was received and the

Ancillary Data Monitoring Probe boasts 15 screen field and status boxes

The log shows the last three SCTE 104 messages

time elapsed since the last
message. In the dashboard
area, Cobalt Digital has
added tree views of the
last three messages that
allow users to drill down
into the message fields.
The card supports an onscreen display of the dial-norm
metadata for a user-selectable
Dolby pair, displays measured
LKFS, and supports closed
caption decoding/overlay. These
three features were not shown at the
2015 NAB Show but will be highlighted
at CCW 2015.
New 9922-2FS 3G/HD/SD-SDI DualChannel Frame Sync and Text-toSpeech Option (+TTS)
The Cobalt 9922-2FS 3G/HD/SD-SDI
Dual-Channel Frame Sync represents
the highest- density frame sync card in
the openGear family. It provides audio
and video processing, AES/analogue
audio embedding and de-embedding,
and CVBS I/O with two signal paths
of frame sync on a single openGear
card. Channel density can be as high
as 33 channels in 2RU when the card
is deployed in the OG3-FR openGear
frame, or up to 40 channels of
advanced processing when housed in
Cobalt's HPF-9000 20-slot high-power
openGear frame.
Key features of the space-saving
9922-2FS include the ability to add
RGB colour correction, set autochangeover to invoke failover for
basic input loss, and "moving-box"
insertion over input video or internally
generated test patterns for active
picture verification.
Cobalt Digital's award-winning textto-speech software option (+TTS) is
licensable to the 9922-2FS dual frame
sync card and other Cobalt openGear
cards including: 9902-UDX, 9922-FS,
and 9932-EMDE. The +TTS option can
be downloaded the following standalone BBG-1000 boxes: BBG-1002UDX, BBG-1022-FS, BBG-1022-2FS, and
BBG-1032-EMDE.
The Cobalt Digital +TTS option is
a complete 21CVAA text-to-speech
solution comprising an integrated,
self-contained single-device system
with no added dedicated units

+TTS for Cobalt
BlueBox Group Cards

or baseband audio patches. Its
sophisticated text-to-speech synthesis
provides realistic male- or femaleversed voice conversion within a
single unit and without any baseband
intermediate breakouts or patches
between the audio module and the
host device.

Cobalt Digital designs and manufactures award-winning 3G/HD/SD
conversion, terminal, throwdown, and
multiviewer technology for the broadcast television environment.
As a founding partner in the
openGear initiative, Cobalt offers a full
range of openGear video and audio
processing card solutions for applications such as closed-caption compliance monitoring, OB production, master control, HD news production, signal
transport, audio loudness, and colour
correction.
Cobalt's Blue Box Group line of interface converter boxes streamlines and
simplifies a wide range of 3G/HD/SD
conversion and signal transport tasks.
The company's multi-image display
processors enable multiviewer capabilities in the most demanding studio and
remote broadcasting environments.

"...The northeastern
U.S. market is vital for
our business, and CCW
gives us unique access to
this market to showcase
our space-efficient
cards and frames."
Robert McAlpine
EVP, Sales & Marketing, Cobalt Digital


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