About

Founded by Gene Zimmerman in 1997 and based in Champaign, Illinois, privately held Cobalt Digital designs and manufactures award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion, throwdown, and multiviewer technology for the broadcast television environment. To us, signal processing is about more than just powerful processing and system capabilities. Just as important are scalable, cost-effective, real-world solutions that not only meet today’s demands but adapt to tomorrow’s challenges. We believe that a scalable, space efficient and flexible approach to terminal equipment and systems offers the best value and choice without compromising ease of integration, features, or economy. We call it Engineering Beyond the Signal™, and it’s that philosophy that guides everything we do.

Specifically Engineered for Broadcast … and Made in the USA

Our ever-growing line of products is built to tackle any broadcast challenge in today’s multiscreen, multiformat world. At the same time, we keep an eye on the future to anticipate the next big need. Because with the pace of change in the industry, today’s challenges can quickly morph, and we want to be ready with new openGear cards, software, or equipment that lets you quickly and easily bring your existing Cobalt system up to date. Cobalt provides products for broadcasters, mobile production trucks, sports venues, governments, and corporate, education, and medical markets.

Cobalt is known for creating award-winning, unique solutions that maximize capacity and packaging economy, and you’ll find evidence of our quality in both our product design and advanced manufacturing. Unique engineering advances such as glitch-free audio resync are found in our principle frame sync products and event-based automated card setup. We manufacture all of our products in the USA using the latest in advanced components and multilayer PCB technology. And it’s all backed by our five-year warranty.

Professionals Who Listen and Follow Through

With extensive, hands-on technical and management experience in first-tier media markets, our team knows broadcast. We use our know-how and agility, coupled with our extensive array of products, to meet your most challenging requirements. And you won’t find any “standard” answers here! We listen to you and promptly respond with sensible, practical solutions tailored to your situation. From your first interaction with our front office, to product consultation and integration, to initial and ongoing field support, we make certain to address all of your concerns — before and after the sale.

Numerous and varied organizations rely on Cobalt Digital for their most demanding signal-processing applications. You’ll find the Cobalt name in major broadcast networks, production environments, mobile operations, ENG operations, and TV stations worldwide.

Meet our Management Team.