Quality/Confidence Monitoring

From SDI monitoring to MPEG transport based monitoring, Cobalt's extensive array of QC products and features can monitor for closed captioning and other packetized ancillary data presence, video defects (such as frozen/black frame) and audio absence.

Option +QC (available on numerous Cobalt cards and standalones) monitors for multiple quality criteria and can integrate these status checks with automation systems via GPO and serial communication, as well as provide automated e-mail alerts and device processing changes/routing using user presets. 

+QC Quality Check Option (with CC absence/presence check)

+QC Quality Check option provides alerts or automated actions upon black/frozen frame, audio silence, CC absence and other conditions.

– This option is available on the following products -

9902-UDX3G/HD/SD-SDI Up-Down-Cross Converter/Frame Sync/Audio Embed/De-Embed

+QC Quality Check option provides alerts or automated actions upon black/frozen frame, audio silence, CC absence and other conditions.

– This option is available on the following products -

BBG-1002-UDX3G/HD/SD-SDI Standalone Up-Down-Cross Converter/Frame Sync/Audio Embed/De-Embed

+QC Quality Check option provides alerts or automated actions upon black/frozen frame, audio silence, CC absence and other conditions.

– This option is available on the following products -

9922-2FS3G/HD/SD-SDI Dual-Channel Frame Sync

+QC Quality Check option provides alerts or automated actions upon black/frozen frame, audio silence, CC absence and other conditions.

– This option is available on the following products -

9922-FS3G/HD/SD-SDI Frame Sync

+QC Quality Check option provides alerts or automated actions upon black/frozen frame, audio silence, CC absence and other conditions.

– This option is available on the following products -

BBG-1022-2FS3G/HD/SD-SDI Standalone Dual-Channel Frame Sync

+QC Quality Check option provides alerts or automated actions upon black/frozen frame, audio silence, CC absence and other conditions.

– This option is available on the following products -

BBG-1022-FS3G/HD/SD-SDI Standalone Frame Sync

+QC Quality Check option provides alerts or automated actions upon black/frozen frame, audio silence, CC absence and other conditions.

– This option is available on the following products -

9902-2UDX3G/HD/SD-SDI Dual-Channel Up-Down-Cross Converter/Frame Sync/Audio Embed/De-Embed

+QC Quality Check option provides alerts or automated actions upon black/frozen frame, audio silence, CC absence and other conditions.

– This option is available on the following products -

BBG-1002-2UDX3G/HD/SD-SDI Standalone Dual-Channel Up-Down-Cross Converter / Frame Sync / Audio Embed/De-Embed

+QC Quality Check option provides alerts or automated actions upon black/frozen frame, audio silence, CC absence and other conditions.

– This option is available on the following products -

9902-UDX-FS3G/HD/SD-SDI Dual-Channel – Path 1 UDX / Path 2 Frame Sync

+QC Quality Check option provides alerts or automated actions upon black/frozen frame, audio silence, CC absence and other conditions.

– This option is available on the following products -

BBG-1002-UDX-FS3G/HD/SD-SDI Standalone Dual-Channel – Path 1 UDX / Path 2 Frame Sync

Ancillary Data Monitoring/Probes

The following models provide ancillary data monitoring for up to five simultaneous SDI streams, with the CC content displayed as an on-screen burn-in via a standard HDMI/DVI monitor connection.   

9978-ANC-MON3G/HD/SD-SDI Ancillary Data Monitoring Probe

The following models provide ancillary data monitoring for up to five simultaneous SDI streams, with the CC content displayed as an on-screen burn-in via a standard HDMI/DVI monitor connection.   

BBG-1078-ANC-MON3G/HD/SD-SDI Standalone Ancillary Data Monitoring Probe

Transport Stream Compliance Monitoring (with Closed Captioning presence/content display)

SpotCheck® monitors an IP, ASI, or a transmitted over-the-air MPEG stream at the transmit (emission) encode point. With option QUALITYCHECK, the presence of CEA708/608 closed-captioning (as well as the string content text) is detected, with Alert Manager sending these alerts to your designated personnel as simple e-mails.

SpotCheck®Transport Stream Compliance Monitor