Cobalt Digital’s Launch of +UDX-Dante-16x16 Introduces First License-based 12G-SDI Bridge to Dante® Audio

Cobalt Digital’s Launch of +UDX-Dante-16x16 Introduces First License-based 12G-SDI Bridge to Dante® Audio
Software-based embedding and de-embedding solution will be highlighted at NAB 2022 along with Company’s new Indigo SMPTE ST-2110 solution, RIST demos and Technicolor feature

Champaign, IL – March 8, 2022 – Cobalt® Digital has announced its NAB 2022 plans which include the introduction of +UDX-Dante-16x16, the industry’s first license-based 12G-SDI bridge to Dante audio. The Company will also highlight its new Indigo 2110-DC-01 SMPTE ST-2110 solution, its line of compression products with a multi-link demo of RIST, and new Technicolor features for reversible inverse tone mapping SDR to HDR incorporated into Cobalt products. Cobalt Digital is a designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative. Demonstrations will take place in Cobalt’s Booth # N3713 on April at NAB 2022.

Dante is Audinate’s combination of software, hardware and network protocols that deliver uncompressed, multi-channel, low-latency digital audio over a standard Ethernet network. Dante effortlessly replaces point-to-point analog and digital connections with software-based routing sending AV channels anywhere on the network with perfect digital fidelity.

“Audinate is excited to have Cobalt implement our Dante Embedded Platform software solution into their 9904-UDX openGear modular card platform. Cobalt has invested in offering the ability to route audio quickly and easily to/from the 9904 platform over the Dante network to our ecosystem of over 3300 fully interoperable Dante enabled products”, remarked Tim Hall, Director of OEM Sales Americas. “We look forward to partnering with Cobalt in their launch and beyond to ensure a positive experience for their end users.”

According to Suzana Brady, Cobalt SVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, “The new +UDX-Dante-16x16 license, brings high-density, convenience and very cost-effective support to Dante users. Adding +UDX-Dante-16x16 to our lineup strengthens our product portfolio and broadens our already extensive market reach to further focus on expanding Pro AV applications and more support for live events. We’re so excited to show this long-awaited technology, alongside our other innovations, at NAB for the first time.”

Cobalt has made Dante’s IP-based audio networking solution available to users on a license-basis, which is field upgradable, by incorporating the functionality into the Company’s 9904-UDX processing card. +UDX-Dante-16x16 supports embedding and de-embedding all the way to 12G with full audio routing capabilities between SDI, MADI, and Dante, both input and output, adding up to 32 channels to existing 9904 cards for a high-density solution without the need for any new hardware. Users will be able to ingest and process up to 16 audio channels from the network and will be able to output up to 16 channels back into the network using Dante and the Ethernet port.

In addition to accessing Dante on Cobalt’s 9904 cards, users will also have access to the card’s other functions such as UDX, color correction, 3D-LUT, frame-sync, audio mixing which are still available while embedding and de-embedding to/from SDI.

+UDX-Dante-16x16 users can also benefit from Cobalt’s BBG-1300 compact and portable frame by inserting a licensed 9904 card into a frame, converting it to a standalone chassis.

At NAB Cobalt will also show Indigo 2110-DC-01, its new openGear-based SMPTE ST-2110 solution with dual 25G interfaces and 4K support. This highly integrated factory option offers best-of-class native ST 2110 audio/video processing to the Company’s 9904-UDX-4K and 9905-MPx audio/video processor cards.

On the compression side, the 9992-ENC/DEC line has been enhanced with support for decoding Dolby AC-4 and Dolby E, as well as transport protocols such as SRT and soon, Zixi.

Cobalt will also conduct multiple demonstrations including ST 2110 processing, multi-link RIST in seamless switching mode using SMPTE ST 2022-7, and a new feature from Technicolor that allows reversible inverse tone mapping SDR to HDR, followed by SL-HDR1 in seamless fashion.


About Cobalt Digital
Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning IP and 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD conversion, throwdown, and multiviewer technology for the production and broadcast television environment. As a founding member in the openGear® initiative, Cobalt offers a full range of openGear compliant solutions as well as video and audio processing products for closed caption compliance, production trucks, master control, HD news, signal transport, audio loudness processing, and color correction. Cobalt’s Blue Box Group™ line of interface converter throwdown boxes streamlines and simplifies a wide range of IP and 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD conversion and processing tasks. In addition, the company’s multi-image display processors enable multiviewer capabilities in the most demanding studio and remote production/ broadcasting environments. Cobalt Digital products are distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partnerships. For further information visit:

Cobalt contact:
Suzana Brady, SVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing

Press contact:
Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
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About Audinate Group Limited: 
Audinate Group Limited (ASX:AD8) has a vision to pioneer the future of AV. Audinate’s award winning Dante AV over IP networking solution is the worldwide leader and used extensively in the professional live sound, commercial installation, broadcast, public address, and recording industries. Dante replaces traditional analogue cables by transmitting perfectly synchronized AV signals across large distances, to multiple locations at once, using nothing more than an Ethernet cable. Audinate is headquartered in Australia and has regional offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Dante technology powers products available from hundreds of leading audio partners around the world. The company’s ordinary shares are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the ticker code AD8.

Dante and Audinate are registered trademarks of Audinate Holdings Pty Ltd.

Audinate Contact:
Patrick Prothe, Dir of Marketing

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Daniel O’Connell

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