New for 2020

For 2020, Cobalt introduces a line-up of all-new openGear® compatible products that will highlight a new card-based router series that takes flexibility to a new level, a mini frame that answers the industry need for a space-saving chassis but doesn’t compromise functionality and can be operated remotely, and a range of distribution amplifiers that answer the rise of 4K with the ability to distribute 12G-SDI signals within a Rackspace. 


The all-new 9915DA-4x16-XPT-12G 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD Quad-Channel Multi-Rate Reclocking DA with x4 Output Crosspoint supports four input channels which can be crosspoint-routed to up to 16 DA outputs. As demand for 4K continues to rise, distribution of 12G-SDI signals within a rackspace becomes increasingly important. The 9915DA allows for copper runs of up to 45 meters, reaching most equipment within a rack room or truck. For longer runs, the optional optical inputs and outputs allow the 9915DA to connect distribution from zones of much greater distances.

The extremely flexible crosspoint (which is user-configurable via DashBoard GUI remote control) allows quad 1x4, dual 1x8, single 1x16 and other routing possibilities. Any of the four input channels can be distributed or duplicated across four groups of 1x4 DAs. The quad-input capacity provides a one-card solution for distribution of 8K quad-link content over 12G-SDI interfaces. A failover function allows going to secondary backup inputs should the primary input lose lock.

Up to 10 of the 9915DA-4x16-XPT-12G cards can be installed in a frame to provide 40 channels of input, with distribution to up to 160 outputs. Full user DashBoard or Remote Control Panel remote control allows full status and control access locally or across a standard Ethernet network. 


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12G/6G/3G/HD/SD Quad-Channel Multi-Rate Reclocking Distribution Amplifier with x4 Output Crosspoint 

12G/6G/3G/HD/SD Dual-Channel Multi-Rate Reclocking Distribution Amplifier with x4 Output Crosspoint 

12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI 1x16 Reclocking Distribution Amplifier


The Cobalt 9942-RTR series provides a high-density card-based solution that offers unprecedented flexibility, ease of use, and integration. The 9942-RTR series offer a built-in Ethernet port, as well as serial and GPIO control interfaces. Also supported are easy-to-use JSON-based ReFLEX, SNMP, and third-party router protocols that allow for easy integration with A/V control and automation systems, including interface support of industry-standard router protocols and panels. GUI choices include an integrated HTML-5 Web server and support for the DashBoard™ control system, allowing users to design custom control panels that provide the most intuitive remote control and monitoring interfaces possible.


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9942-RTR Series
12x12 Router & 24x24 Router


The all-new Cobalt BBG-1300-FR is a 1/3 rack width 1RU openGear® compatible frame capable of housing two cards in a split width or 1 card in a standard width rear IO module. A built in network card allows any openGear® capable card to show up and be controlled or monitored in DashBoard. Looping reference on the unit provides black burst or tri-level timing to both cards slots within the chassis without taking additional outputs on the custom rear IO module.

Any card within the Cobalt Product lineup with a compatible I/O panel can be housed in the BBG-1300-FR, with a total available power of 60 W. Three BBG-1300-FR units can fit onto a single 1 RU tray for maximum density when a 2RU frame is not feasible. The unit can also be employed in remote locations where a full size 2RU 22 slot openGear® frame is not required. 

A front control panel makes status monitoring and network connectivity straight forward with an LCD display screen. The front rotary knob makes navigation simple and easy to use. SNMP control available.

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1RU Enclosure for openGear® Cards with 2-Card Capacity