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6.24.2021
Cobalt Digital 9926 and 9927 openGear Cards

Champaign, IL – June 23, 2021 -- Cobalt Digital has announced the addition of HDMI-to-SDI and SDI-to-HDMI converter cards to its openGear® family of products. The new dual and quad-channel modules come complete with built-in per-channel frame synchronizers and loads of features that maximize space and ensure greater installation integrity than throwdown devices can offer. The new 9926 series target any application requiring signal conversion from HDMI compliant devices such as computer monitors or video projectors, to broadcast quality SDI formats, while the 9927 conversely converts SDI signals to HDMI formats.

6.8.2021

Cobalt Digital Announces Multiple Promotions
Chris Shaw moves into COO spot, Suzana Brady becomes SVP of Worldwide Sales & Marketing, Nick Maag and Monte Variakojis elevated to VPs 

5.25.2021

Champaign, IL – May 25, 2021 – Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, has announced that its implementation of the Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) Main Profile now includes full support for certificate-based authentication. The enhanced functionality gives users of Cobalt’s 9992 encoder/decoder family and 9990 decoder an added level of security by ensuring the identity of the remote site when transmitting content over the Internet with RIST. Cobalt is an original contributor to the RIST protocol and is also a founding partner in the openGear® initiative.

5.14.2021

Champaign, IL – May 13, 2021 — Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has added more members to its family of Distribution Amplifiers. The 9910DA 3G-RCK 3G/HD/SD/ASI series of openGear cards has further expanded to include the all new 9910DA-1Q and 9910DA-2Q models that follow in the footsteps of their predecessor, the 9910DA-4Q. The addition of these models offers customers a unique configuration flexibility choice of one, two and four input channels while delivering distance performance up to 170m.

5.11.2021

Champaign, IL – April 23, 2021—Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has announced that several of its solutions have been enhanced with unique features. The solutions, Cobalt’s broadcast-grade 9992 encoder and decoder family are industry standard openGear® card modules that already provide professional-grade support for compressed audio and video. The cards are designed to meet the stringent requirements of today’s broadcasters and provide an ideal platform for transitioning to state-of-the-art encoding and decoding capabilities.

2.25.2021

Champaign, IL – February 25, 2021 – Cobalt Digital, provider of a best-of-breed interoperability signal processing platform, has announced that its EVP of engineering, Dr. Ciro Noronha, will deliver a presentation during Virtual VidTrans 2021 that evaluates options for transporting HDR over a communications link using compression. The session, entitled “Bit-Rate Evaluation of Compressed HDR using SL-HDR1” is scheduled for Monday, March 1 at 10:30 eastern and is free to all attendees.

2.22.2021

Yang Quan City, Shanxi Province, China – February 22, 2021 – Yangquan TV has rolled out its latest outside broadcast (OB) truck optimized for 4K and supported on-board by a significant complement of Cobalt Digital’s 12G and HD openGear modules. Yangquan TV, a government run broadcaster located in Yang Quan City in the Shanxi Province of China, built the truck to address a growing appetite for enhanced resolution in sports programming.

2.10.2021

Champaign, IL – February 9, 2021 - Cobalt Digital, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has announced that it has acquired the IP and manufacturing rights to multiple Ward-Beck openGear cards, effective immediately. The result is a significantly expanded product portfolio at price points that appeal to a variety of applications and budgets.

12.9.2020

Champaign, IL – December 9, 2020 – Google has recently and publicly introduced HDR support on YouTube. Cobalt Digital, and our 9992-ENC HEVC Upgradeable AVC / MPEG2 Software Defined Broadcast Encoder is listed as one of the few compatible hardware encoders. See How To Stream HDR Content to YouTube Using the Cobalt 9992-ENC for more information.

9.7.2020
BBG-1300

Champaign, IL – September 7, 2020 – Cobalt®, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has a new mini frame that fills a need when space is an issue and functionality can’t be compromised. 

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