Gene Zimmerman, president of Cobalt Digital has announced that Bob McAlpine has been named vice president of sales, North America. McAlpine, a well-respected industry veteran with over 35 years of sales management experience, will oversee Cobalt’s highly experienced US-based sales organization. He will report to Chris Shaw who was simultaneously promoted to senior vice president of sales and marketing on a global level.


By Ken Gardner, IMS Productions

As the media and technology partner to the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as well as the Izod Indy Car Series, IMS Productions supplies a full range of services from HD trucks to support vehicles. Our customers demand the highest level of quality possible, and that’s reflected in the cutting-edge technology that we employ.


CSP Mobile Productions has expanded its fleet with the addition of two HD trucks, both configured with a complement of Cobalt Digital 3G/HD/SD-SDI distribution amplifiers and conversion equipment.  CSP- HD3, a rebuild and already on the road, has supported numerous projects including the Senate debates, local Connecticut elections, the Hartford Marathon, and NBA, NHL and NFL games. CSP-HD1, a new vehicle, launched on January 1st.


Trio Video (, a Chicago-based mobile production company, recently rolled out Tempo - its newest HD mobile unit furnished with an extensive complement of Cobalt Digital’s 3G/HD/SD conversion gear.  The Cobalt equipment is being used to distribute audio and video signals throughout the vehicle, and convert high-definition signals to different levels and formats.   Chris Shaw, Cobalt’s VP of sales, made the announcement from Company headquarters in Urbana, IL.


Broadcast Engineering Video Spotlight at IBC 2010

Click the link below for a Broadcast Engineering video spotlight at the IBC show in Amsterdam, featuring Cobalt Digital's V.P. of Sales Chris Shaw, as he introduces for the first time in Europe the new Fusion3G™ series for openGear™.




CobaSTAR Awardlt's new Fusion3G™ 9900 series for openGear™ is the recipient of a 2010 STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) Award given by the editorial staff of TV Technology Europe magazine at the 2010 IBC convention.


Cobalt Pick Hit AwardDigital's new Fusion3G™ 9901-UDX 3G/HD/SD-SDI Up/Down/Cross Converter with Frame Sync was recognized for innovation at IBC 2010 with Broadcast Engineering’s Pick Hit award. 


Anthony Klick, an accomplished industry veteran with strong ties to America’s Northeast region, has joined Cobalt Digital as manager of sales, Northeastern US.  The announcement was made by Chris Shaw, vice president of sales, from Cobalt’s headquarters located in Urbana, IL.


Cobalt Digital has supplied color corrector panels to NEP Broadcasting to complement the new Fusion3G™ 9901-UDX converter unit.  NEP, the leading international provider of mobile tele-production services, is using the fully-featured package for up/down/cross conversion, frame synchronization, and color correction on its two new state-of-the-art 3D trucks – SS31 and SS32 - for production of live 3D sports and entertainment events. 


Fusion3G 9901-UDX Card to Offer Up/Down/Cross Conversion and Frame Sync

Cobalt Digital will launch their new range of 3 Gigabit-capable Fusion3G™ cards for the first time in Europe at IBC 2010, Stand 8.A94.