VidTrans19: Cobalt Digital Part of RIST Protocol Demonstrations


VidTrans19: Cobalt Digital Part of RIST Protocol Demonstrations

– Feb. 12, 2019 – Cobalt Digital today announced it will participate in two multi-vendor demonstrations of the Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) protocol for video contribution over the internet at the VidTrans19 Conference & Expo, which runs Feb. 26-28 at the Marina Del Rey Marriott in Marina del Rey, Calif. In addition, Ciro Noronha, Ph.D., director of technology for Cobalt Digital, will present “An Overview of Compressed Video Transport Protocols over IP” on Feb. 27, and will participate on a panel discussion on Feb. 28.

In the first demonstration, audio/video content will be transmitted by different companies from different parts of the world into a bank of multi-vendor, RIST-compliant receivers on the show floor. Cobalt will provide several openGear® 9990-DEC-MPEG decoders, as well as a 9970 multiviewer to generate the final display and a 9223 encoder to publish the content to YouTube. Also included in this demo is Cobalt’s 9992-ENC AVC/HEVC encoder. The second demonstration will also include multiple vendors and a commercial network emulator to demonstrate the performance of the RIST protocol. All Cobalt encoders and decoders include an optional RIST-compliant mode.

“Today’s internet offers the speed and reliability for broadcasters and other content creators to transport video for content contribution,” explained Chris Shaw, Cobalt executive vice president of sales and marketing. “The RIST protocol provides a cost-effective and reliable internet video delivery option, and we look forward to being part of successful demonstrations at VidTrans19.”

About Cobalt Digital
Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning edge devices that help live video production and master control clients transition to IP, 4K, HDR, the cloud, and beyond. As a founding partner in the openGear® initiative and proud member of SMPTE, Cobalt also offers a best-of-breed interoperability platform that simplifies technological adoption. Distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partners, Cobalt Digital products are backed with a five-year warranty. Learn more at

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