IBC 2009 Press Kit (zip)

Cobalt Digital Inc. is excited to introduce the latest additions to the COMPASS™ line of 9000 series signal processing solutions for openGear™ at the 2009 IBC show in Amsterdam (Cobalt Stand 8.A94).

Highlights to be featured include...


Achieves a "holy grail of system design" with common control scheme

(NEP Studios, New York) – NEP Broadcasting has selected the Cobalt family of modular equipment for the complex signal processing and conversion needs of two New York shows.


TV Technology User Report

By Dirk Carlson, Senior Online Editor, CCI Digital

[...] "We began the task of system design and equipment identification early in 2008. Gear selection was based in large part on reliability and manufacturer support and service. We also looked carefully at signal flexibility, ease of use, and IP connectivity. TV Magic suggested the Cobalt Digital 9000 series of converters and other terminal equipment as meeting all of these requirements and more.


As the current economic climate forces broadcasters to work under the constraints of ever-shrinking budgets, engineers and executives are demanding audio processing systems that feature more robust functionality in preparing legacy media assets for 5.1 delivery. Cobalt Digital Inc.


Among the challenges at the new FOX-owned SPEED™ facility in Charlotte, NC, was the significant quantity of varying input sources to be received and processed. The number of sources was so diverse that the setting up of each processing card to meet ever-changing needs would have been time consuming and open to operator error. The inputs from each feed/tape could change from event to event and tape to tape. There are also three different cards in a logical group, each doing a different audio function (routing, delay, upmix) that needed to have consolidated controls.


Behind the scenes at the 37th annual Ryder Cup at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY, a full array of over 350 Cobalt Digital terminal products helped NEP capture the action.


Cobalt Digital announced today the release of the new OGCP-9000 Remote Control Panel. Designed to control and configure Cobalt's 9000 series of cards for the openGear frame, the OGCP-9000 and the OGCP-9000/CC install in standard equipment racks and are 2 RU high.


Cobalt Digital Inc. is pleased to announce the promotions of two Cobalt directors to the positions of Vice-President. The company has named Kevin Moore as the new Vice President of Engineering, and Chris Shaw as the new Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

“We are delighted to have Kevin and Chris at the helm in Engineering & Sales. Both have been instrumental in guiding Cobalt’s expansion, and we look forward to their roles in the company’s future,” said Gene Zimmerman, President of Cobalt Digital.


Sure Shot Picks Cobalt Digital

By Kory L. Loy, Sure Shot Engineer

"With the 9061 converter, we can handle almost all signals sent to us with complete confidence. The cards accept composite and component analog video, along with SD and HD SDI. On the audio side of things, they accommodate eight-channel analog and 16-channel AES sources, along with embedded formats. The cards give us the ability to embed and de-embed digital audio with level control and channel mapping capability.