Cobalt Digital Joins TICO Alliance



Cobalt Digital will introduce a new family of fiber-optic solutions in both the openGear® format and the Blue Box Group™ (BBG) mini-converter boxes. Visitors to the 2016 NAB Show will also see the latest upgrades to key and popular existing Cobalt products.

New openGear® Products

9433 Series Audio Embedder/De-embedder Cards


Cobalt Digital today announced the appointment of John Snow as senior FPGA software engineer manager and Cristian Garcia as western U.S. sales manager. Snow will serve as senior FPGA architect on the Cobalt embedded engineering team. Based in Southern California, Garcia is moving into the sales management role previously held by Jesse Foster, who has been promoted to director of products and business development.


— Cobalt Digital today announced that +TTS, its customized text-to-speech software, has been recognized with NewBay Media’s third annual Product Innovation Award.

Of the hundreds of new products in the competition, only a small number were chosen for Technical Innovation Awards. Winners were selected by a panel of professional users, and evaluation criteria included innovation, design, creativity, value, and suitability for use in a broadcast TV environment.


— Cobalt Digital today announced a new fiber-to-HDMI mini-converter in its Blue Box Group™ line of compact, rugged, and portable converter boxes. A converter with broad application throughout the broadcast and professional A/V markets, the Blue Box Group Fiber-to-HDMI (BBG F-to-H - 3G/HD/SD-SDI Fiber Optic-to-HDMI Converter) throwdown unit provides direct fiber-to-HDMI conversion that can be configured in multiple ways to serve multiple functions beyond simply extending HDMI signals.


— Cobalt Digital today announced that the BBG-1060-TG2-REF1 stand-alone, dual-channel test-signal generator is now available. Part of Cobalt Digital’s Blue Box Group™ family of products, the BBG-1060-TG2-REF1 desktop unit is an easy-to-use, economical source of comprehensive test-signal packages for ensuring the validity of downstream baseband SDI systems.


ANC-MON Card and Blue Box Group 1000 Series Deliver Powerful New Capabilities for Probing Data and Alerting Operators to Out-of-Spec Values

— Sept. 8, 2015 — Today Cobalt Digital announced significant upgrades and enhancements to the company’s ANC-MON series of ancillary metadata monitors. The ANC-MON combines the probing capabilities of multiple pieces of test equipment into a single tool that automatically detects and displays a comprehensive range of ancillary data and enables broadcast control room operators to verify if specific data is in or out of spec. Launched earlier this year, the ANC-MON is part of a suite of data-processing products that also includes a serial, GPI/O, and IP data insertion and extraction tool for 3G/HD/SD-SDI video.