Amsterdam, NL — 
Cobalt Digital today announced its acquisition of ImmediaTV, a Silicon Valley company focused on IP-centric video-processing solutions in both openGear® and stand-alone formats for broadcast, live event, streaming, and IPTV applications. The two companies have worked together closely for several years creating bundled solutions for mutual customers. By acquiring ImmediaTV's products and video-compression expertise, Cobalt can accelerate the growth of its IP product line.



Cobalt Digital will highlight new tools to assist in monetizing content, including the new +SCTE104-FAST option that adds frame-accurate DPI trigger insertion to the already extreme flexibility and density of the openGear® and BBG-1000 Series of audio, video, and data signal processors. The ANC-MON series of ancillary data decode and display products has enhanced signal monitoring and logging capabilities that allow Cobalt to offer an end-to-end system for broadcast metadata management.


Cobalt Digital today announced that Nashville-based mobile production specialist TNDV: Television has installed seven frames of Cobalt signal conversion and distribution gear in Exclamation, TNDV’s first fully native 1080p and 4K-ready Class A broadcast and production truck. The Cobalt equipment maximizes space inside the new truck while ensuring flexible, efficient signal handling for the largest live productions.


Cobalt Digital today announced the debut of the 9941 Series, a range of compact routers for the openGear® platform — the only such cards available for the openGear terminal gear system. These unique openGear offerings enhance the density and flexibility available to system designers who are increasingly standardizing on Cobalt’s wide range of openGear-based products.


Cobalt Digital today announced updates and additions to the popular Blue Box Group™ (BBG) family of fiber-interface converter boxes.

MK2 is the second generation of fiber optic BBG units. MK2 supports Cobalt’s BBGConfig software for setup and status-monitoring over USB and includes the following throwdown fiber-conversion products:



9410DA Provides up to 40 Channels of 3G/HD/SD-SDI Extension in 2 RU; 9415-SFP Offers Dual-Path Fiber Transport With External SFP Cage on Rear Module

Cobalt Digital today announced the release of two new fiber cards for the openGear® modular terminal gear system.


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.