Options

Options allow economical expanded functionality, combining the functions of multiple devices in one unit. Options include audio options such as loudness processing/metering, I/O options, video processing options, and many other features. Using options is like having multiple cards in one card. Adding options adds processsing versatility without the expense, complexity, space usage, or accumulated processing latency of multiple cards.

Most options are available as software upgrade uploads which can be ordered on new cards or field-installed on existing cards without removing the card from its frame. To help you readily ascertain availability of options when looking at a product's block diagram, options are shown in block diagrams as light blueFor complete information about any option listed and its applicability for specific products models, please see the model's specific web page. Some cards or models may have options unique to the card model that may not be listed here.

 

------ Video Options ---------------------------------------

+COLOR Color Correction Software Option - Provides independent RGB channel controls for luma, black, and gamma. Ultra-fast response time. The color correction feature is perfectly suited for use with Cobalt OGCP-9000/CC Remote Control Panel.
 
Available for the following cards and models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade:
• 9501-DCDA, 9502-DCDA, 9902-UDX, 9903-UDX-ADDA, 9922-FS, 9922-2FS, 9932-EMDE, 9940-4x1-CS
• All Fusion3G® models (9901, 9921, 9931, 9985)
• BBG-1000 series standalone/desktop units BBG-1002-UDX, BBG-1003-UDX-ADDA, BBG-1022-FS, BBG-1022-2FS, BBG-1032-EMDE, BBG-1040-4x1-CS

+KEYER Keying Option - Provides keying using independent SDI inputs for key and fill signals. A separate preview SDI output is provided for observing key results before
applying to program video output. Alpha Threshold mode allows full-color key/fill using low-cost PC-based graphics host where the same signal provides a shared key/fill input.
 
Available for the following cards and models:
• 9902-UDX, 9922-FS, 9922-2FS, 9932-EMDE (Available for these models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade)
• BBG-1000 series standalone/desktop units BBG-1002-UDX, BBG-1022-FS, BBG-1022-2FS, BBG-1032-EMDE (Available for these models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade)
• 9901, 9921, 9985 (Available for these cards only on cards purchased new)

+WINGS Wings Insertion Software Option - Provides wings insertion using an independent SDI input provided for wings signal. On cards equipped with a scaler, allows wings insertion width to automatically track with AFD.
 
Available for the following cards and models:
• 9902-UDX, 9922-FS, 9922-2FS, 9932-EMDE (Standard on these models)
• BBG-1000 series standalone/desktop units BBG-1002-UDX, BBG-1022-FS, BBG-1022-2FS,
   BBG-1032-EMDE (Standard on these models)
• 9901, 9921, 9985 (Available for these cards and models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade)

 

------ Quality Check/Signal Integrity Assurance Options ---------------------------------------

+QC Quality Check Option - Quality Check option +QC allows failover to alternate inputs based on user-definable criteria such as black/frozen frame or audio silence. Two discrete character burn strings can be inserted on output video, with each string inserted as static text and/or insert only upon LOS. Import of user trouble slate graphics is also supported in addition to standard test pattern insert as an input LOS marker. Closed captioning absence/presence detection allows CEA 608/708 and line 21 SD CC absence or presence to be detected, with event actions consisting of GPO, automated alert email actions, or go-to card user presets or other actions. Intelligent Event Actions automatic monitoring allows any number of prioritized actions to be carried out when screened signal or programming errors are detected. Please see the respective card pages for more information about these options where available.
 
Available for the following cards and models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade:
• 9902-UDX, 9922-FS, 9922-2FS, 9932-EMDE, 9940-4x1-CS
• BBG-1000 series standalone/desktop units BBG-1002-UDX, BBG-1022-FS, BBG-1022-2FS, BBG-1032-EMDE, BBG-1040-4x1-CS

 

------ Ancillary Data Support Options ---------------------------------------

+ANC Ancillary Data Processing Option - Option +ANC offers full VANC/HANC ancillary data packet de-embedding and embedding for 3G/HD/SD-SDI streams. The easy to use interface allows direct access to DID and SDID locations to extract or insert user data such as camera PTZ, SCTE 104, closed-captioning read/insert, GPI/GPO via ANC, or other specialized user payloads. Data can be extracted and inserted within the card, bypassing the scaler (Bridge mode) and allowing scaling while preserving ANC packets, or inserted and/or extracted to and from external interface via serial or IP interfaces. This allows the card to directly embed ANC packets from external sources such as closed-captioning generators.
 
Available for the following cards and models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade:
• 9902-UDX, 9903-UDX-ADDA, 9922-FS, 9922-2FS, 9932-EMDE, 9940-4x1-CS
• BBG-1000 series standalone/desktop units BBG-1002-UDX, BBG-1003-UDX-ADDA, BBG-1022-FS, BBG-1022-2FS, BBG-1032-EMDE, BBG-1040-4x1-CS

 

+LTC Audio/RS-485 LTC Software Option - Allows bidirectional transfer and conversion between video timecode formats and audio/RS-485 LTC. Audio LTC can be received or sent over various card audio channels. RS-485 LTC can be received or sent via a rear module RS-485 port.

Available for the following cards and models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade:
• 9501-DCDA, 9502-DCDA, 9902-UDX, 9903-UDX-ADDA, 9922-FS, 9922-2FS, 9932-EMDE, 9940-4x1-CS
• All Fusion3G® models (9901, 9921, 9931, 9985)
• BBG-1000 series standalone/desktop units BBG-1002-UDX, BBG-1003-UDX-ADDA, BBG-1022-FS, BBG-1022-2FS, BBG-1032-EMDE, BBG-1040-4x1-CS
• 9033, 9034, 9035, 9061, 9062, 9066, 9067, 9068, 9081, 9083, 9085, 9086, 9305, 9321, 9322, 9323, 9371, 9372, 9374, 9381 (standard feature on 9381)

  

------ Text-To-Speech Automation Options ---------------------------------------

+TTS Text-To-Speech Option - Cobalt Digital +TTS is a complete 21CVAA text-to-speech generation / audio insertion solution for embedded or discrete audio systems. +TTS is a software option available for many Cobalt card models using the 20-slot openGear® frame architecture (and available for BBG-1000 Series standalone units). Platforms utilizing existing openGear® infrastructure can be 21CVAA-ready with only an easily incorporated option feature upload to the card. For platforms not utilizing an existing openGear® infrastructure, most of our BBG-1000 Series standalone units are available with option +TTS, offering a compact rack-mounted 1RU solution easily integrated into the broadcast workflow.

+TTS interfaces with industry standard Windows Share folder systems to receive non-proprietary text, XML, or similar plain text files, and converts and inserts realistic human-voice audio into user-configured audio channels (typically an SAP channel pair intended for this playout). +TTS allows for prioritization based on the organization's discretion (for example, severe weather alerts out-prioritizing school closings). Alert tones are ducked in on the main program channel to alert the visually impaired that emergency content is to occur on the SAP channel. Alerts can be played a configurable number of times, and alerts with higher priority can interrupt current lists for breaking news. Once the interrupt message is broadcast, +TTS automatically reverts to normal audio programming. Option +2L-SPAN adds Spanish-language playout.

Compatible Cobalt cards and modulars offer the synergy of also providing keyed text scrolls when used in conjunction with option +KEYER.
 
Available for the following cards and models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade:
• 9902-UDX, 9922-FS, 9922-2FS, 9932-EMDE
• BBG-1000 series standalone/desktop units BBG-1002-UDX, BBG-1022-FS, BBG-1022-2FS, BBG-1032-EMDE

 

 ------ Audio DSP Options ---------------------------------------

  • +LP Linear Acoustic® AEROMAX® Loudness Processing Software Options
      +LP20
    - Stereo
      +LP51
    - 5.1
    Using Linear Acoustic® AEROMAX® algorithms, performs ATSC A/85-compliant 5.1 or stereo loudness processing on any digital audio channels outputted by the card.

    Available for the following cards and models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade:
    • 9902-UDX, BBG-1002-UDX
    • 9901, 9921, 9931, 9985 (standard feature on 9985)
    • 9033, 9034, 9035, 9061, 9062, 9066, 9067, 9081, 9083, 9085 (LP20/LP51 standard feature on 9085), 9086 (LP20 standard feature on 9086), 9301, 9305, 9321, 9322, 9323, 9341, 9381

  • +UM Linear Acoustic® UPMAX™ Audio Upmixer Software Option - Featuring Linear Acoustic® UPMAX™ technology, the 5.1 upmixer uses any stereo pair accommodated by the card and generates a six-channel 5.1 complement (L, R, C, LFE, Ls, Rs) from the stereo source, allowing legacy stereo programming to fully utilize 5.1-channel audio capabilities. Upmixing can be combined with loudness processing options as listed in +LP51/LP20 above.
     
    Available for the following cards and models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade:
    • 9902-UDX, BBG-1002-UDX
    • 9901, 9921, 9931, 9985
    • 9033, 9034, 9035, 9061, 9062, 9066, 9067, 9081, 9083, 9085, 9086, 9301, 9305, 9321, 9322, 9323, 9341, 9381 (9033 thru 9381 card models listed here have limitations regarding simultaneous use of +LP and +UM options. See specific card web page for more information.)
  • Dolby® Encoder Options
     +ENCDA thru +ENCDD Dolby Digital Encoder Software Options - Up to four Dolby® Digital/Digital Plus encoders can be installed and simultaneously enabled on a card. Provides full assortment of Dolby® Digital/Digital Plus encoding formats with multiple stream encoding – all on the same card. Uses any combination of audio sources supported by the card (including mixed, upmixed, and loudness processed signals). Encode using internal metadata selections with a full complement of encoding formats and bit rates, as well as from serial or SMPTE 2020 external metadata.
     
    Available as options +ENCDA thru +ENCDD the following cards and models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade:
    • 9902-UDX, BBG-1002-UDX, 9932-EMDE, BBG-1032-EMDE
    • 9901-UDX (-DC, -XC, -UC), 9921-FS, 9931-EMDE, 9985
     

    +ENCE Dolby E Encoder Software Option - Provides Dolby® E encoding from any combination of audio sources supported by the card (including mixed and loudness controlled signals). Full metadata support using internally generated or external metadata via SMPTE 2020 or serial. Can be added to card already equipped with ENCD option(s) above.
     
    Available as option +ENCEA the following cards and models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade:
    • 9902-UDX, BBG-1002-UDX, 9932-EMDE, BBG-1032-EMDE
    • 9901-UDX (-DC, -XC, -UC), 9921-FS, 9931-EMDE, 9985
     

    +ENCD Dolby Digital Encoder Option (hardware-based) - Provides Dolby® Digital encoding from any combination of audio sources supported by the card (including mixed and loudness controlled signals). Full metadata support using internally generated or external metadata via SMPTE 2020 or serial.
     
    Available as option +ENCD for the following cards and models only on product purchased new:
    • 9083, 9085

    +ENCE Dolby E Encoder Option (hardware-based) - Provides Dolby® E encoding from any combination of audio sources supported by the card (including mixed and loudness controlled signals). Full metadata support using internally generated or external metadata via SMPTE 2020 or serial.
     
    Available as option +ENCE the following cards and models only on product purchased new:
    • 9083, 9085
      

  • Dolby® Decoder Options
    +DEC Dolby Decoder Option (hardware-based) - Provides a Dolby decoder that decodes Dolby® E, Digital/Digital Plus into routable PCM channels, with SMPTE 2020 metadata embedding.
     
    Available for the following cards and models only on product purchased new:
    • 9901, 9921, 9931, 9985
    • 9033, 9034, 9035, 9081, 9083, 9085, 9086, 9321, 9322, 9323
  • +LM Loudness Meter Software Option
        +LM-C
    - Option for card
        +LM-P
    - Option for Remote Control Panel

Adds Loudness Metering software which works in conjunction with the award-winning OGCP-9000 Remote Control Panel and our new WinOGCP Desktop Virtual Control Panel to provide a flexible, complete solution for ingest or on-air loudness metering, assessment, and records. Several cards can report loudness data to one or virtually any number of control panels.
 
Available for the following cards and models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade:

  • 9501-DCDA, 9502-DCDA, 9902-UDX, BBG-1002-UDX (where +LP options is present for these models, +LM option allows selection of pre-processed or post-processed loudness to be displayed)
  • 9901, 9921, 9931, 9985 (Where +LP options is present for these models, +LM option allows selection of pre-processed or post-processed loudness to be displayed)
  • 9033, 9034, 9035, 9061, 9062, 9066, 9067, 9081, 9083, 9085, 9086, 9301, 9305, 9321, 9322, 9323, 9341, 9381

Note: All card and remote control panel use separate co-licenses (with each card and control panel used requiring a respective +LM-C and +LM-P license)

  •  +SDVS Surround DVS Software Option - Provides SDVS retaining all the surround content from the original 5.1-channel mix, with this content aesthetically ducked (via new External Program Scaling Factor (EPSF) metadata) to accommodate and promote the descriptive narrative when present. The vision-impaired listener experiences the dynamicism and impact of the full multi-channel program audio while being provided with the useful descriptive content without compromise.
     
    Available for the following cards and models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade:
    • 9902-UDX, BBG-1002-UDX, 9932-EMDE, BBG-1032-EMDE
    • 9901-UDX (-DC, -XC, -UC), 9921-FS, 9931-EMDE, 9985
     

 ------ Device Upgrade Options ---------------------------------------

+3G Upgrade Software Option - On card purchased as alternate HD/SD model (for example "9901-UDX-HD"), allows upgrade to full 3G/HD/SD-SDI I/O and processing.
 
Available for the following cards and models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade:
• 9501-DCDA-HD, 9502-DCDA-HD
• 9901-UDX-HD

+FS Add Framesync Software Option - Adds frame sync to device, offering unsurpassed accuracy in audio-video delay (lip sync) management, with glitch-free per-channel audio delay adjustment.
 
Available for the following cards and models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade:
• 9931, 9932-EMDE, BBG-1032-EMDE
• 9501-DCDA, 9502-DCDA

+2FS Add Dual-Channel Framesync Software Option - Adds a second independent processing channel. (Makes 9922-FS functionally equivalent to 9922-2FS.)
 
Available for the following cards and models on product purchased new or as field software upgrade:
• 9922-FS, BBG-1022-FS

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Options are listed in the Ordering Information for all models where applicable. Use the applicable option code(s) to order options for new cards. Where available, software-based options can be field-installed on existing cards and models without removing or powering-down the device. Click the link below to see the easy steps for ordering and uploading software-based options for your existing Cobalt cards or units.