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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. 

8.26.2020
9992-ENC

Champaign, IL – August 26, 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, is significantly lowering latency for its 9992-ENC software defined broadcast encoder card series. The Company has announced the release of an Ultra-Low Latency Mode, a  breakthrough development that combines parallel processing with GDR (Gradual Decoder Refresh) and a suitable CPB (Coded Picture Buffer) to achieve encoder latencies as low as 10 milliseconds making it desirable for any broadcaster of live events such as sports or news.

5.8.2020

Cobalt Digital has published a paper called “Bit-Rate Evaluation of Compressed HDR Using SL-HDR1” early 2020 to compare the efficiency of different options for distributing HDR content in HDR10 or SL-HDR1.

10.28.2019
9922-FS-DSP
Weigel Broadcasting uses Cobalt Digital’s 9922-FS-DSP platform for openGear frames for EAS and CALM compliance for its terrestrial stations.


CHAMPAIGN, Ill.
– Oct. 28, 2019 – Cobalt Digital today announced Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting Co., which owns and operates stations in nine markets in addition to MeTV and other digital multicast networks, is using Cobalt’s software defined 9922-FS-DSP platform for openGear® frames to provide microservices for Emergency Alert System local insertion and CALM compliance for its terrestrial stations. Most recently, the company purchased five cards in March for KTLN, a Heroes & Icons and MeTV affiliate serving San Francisco (DMA #8).

10.15.2019
Dr Ciro Noronha


CHAMPAIGN, Ill.
– Oct. 15, 2019 – Cobalt Digital is pleased to announce the appointment of Ciro Noronha, Ph.D., as executive vice president of engineering. Noronha joined the Cobalt team in 2016 when iMediaTV was acquired. He will work closely with Ryan Wallenberg, vice president of engineering, and Kyle Wilken, vice president of firmware, managing the engineering team and providing valuable resources for Cobalt Digital as the company continues to offer the highest quality, latest technological solutions to meet the needs of the broadcast industry.

10.3.2019


CHAMPAIGN, Ill.
– Oct. 3, 2019 – Cobalt Digital will showcase a number of its card-based solutions for openGear® frames, including its new 9992-DEC Series of HEVC/AVC/MPEG-2 decoders, at NAB Show New York (Booth N531), which runs Oct. 16-17 at the Javits Center. As part of its continued adoption of RIST, the Reliable internet Stream Transport protocol for low-latency video transport over the internet, Cobalt will also demonstrate SafeLink, an openGear solution that uses a RIST wrapper to protect multiple transport streams through existing encoding/decoding infrastructure. Plus, the company is announcing a new feature for its 9904-UDX-4K up/down/cross converter and image processor to simplify HDR content contribution and distribution.

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