— 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.


Cobalt Digital Participating on Panel at TAB

Cobalt’s Jesse Foster will join other industry experts for the panel discussion “Emergency Crawls: Text to Speech.” The panel will be held Aug. 6, 8-9 a.m., at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in the San Antonio room. The participants will discuss the best and most cost-effective options for complying with the FCC’s new emergency crawl mandate.

Cobalt Digital’s Products at TAB


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — July 20, 2015 — Cobalt Digital today announced that it has signed an exclusive reseller agreement with VSolutions Pte Ltd., a Singapore dealer and systems integrator with successful implementations of end-to-end, turnkey projects for TV stations, pay-TV operators, broadcasters, telcos, and postproduction facilities in the region. VSolutions has been appointed Cobalt’s sole dealer in Singapore, and as such will represent Cobalt’s complete portfolio of products and technologies.


Cobalt Digital at IBC 2015

From its full range of cards for the openGear® platform to its Blue Box Group™ line of stand-alone interface converter boxes, Cobalt Digital is known for scalable, cost-effective, real-world solutions for demanding production and broadcast environments. At IBC 2015 Cobalt Digital will showcase an assortment of these solutions and introduce two more: an RGB color-space corrector and a dual-channel frame sync card. Like all of Cobalt Digital’s products, these new cards are designed for maximum performance in minimum space.