Cobalt Digital Receives 2013 Innovation Longevity Award


CHAMPAIGN, IL. Cobalt Digital Inc. was recently honored with the 2013 Innovation Longevity Award at the 8th Annual Innovation Celebration, sponsored by the Champaign Economic Development Corporation, the University of Illinois Technology Entrepreneur Center, Parkland College, and several other local businesses.

This esteemed award recognizes individuals and corporations that have made significant and lasting contributions to their industry and the community, while providing leadership necessary to ensure continued economic success of Champaign County and the development of entrepreneurial talent in the community. Previous honorees include Taylor Studios and Frasca International.

Founder and owner Gene Zimmerman commented at the award ceremony, “I really want to thank the people of Cobalt Digital. It’s their work, their interest, and their creative talent that builds the company, that makes it happen.”

More information about Cobalt Digital and its products is available at

About Cobalt Digital

Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion, terminal, throwdown, and multiviewer technology for the broadcast television environment. As a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, Cobalt offers a full range of openGear video and audio processing card solutions for applications such as closed-caption compliance monitoring, OB production, master control, HD news production, signal transport, audio loudness, and color correction. Cobalt’s Blue Box Group™ line of interface converter boxes streamlines and simplifies a wide range of 3G/HD/SD conversion and signal transport tasks. The company’s multi-image display processors enable multiviewer capabilities in the most demanding studio and remote broadcasting environments. Distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partners, Cobalt Digital products are backed with a five-year warranty. More information is available at