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Cobalt® Digital Targets Top Industry Trends at NAB NY with New Solutions that Support IP, 4K ST 2110, HDR, RIST, Dante and Internet Security

Cobalt® Digital Targets Top Industry Trends at NAB NY with New Solutions that Support IP, 4K ST 2110, HDR, RIST, Dante and Internet Security

Cobalt CTO, Dr. Ciro Noronha, will also serve as a panelist prior to NAB NY at SVG’s TranSPORT on October 18th

Champaign, IL – October 4, 2022 – Cobalt® Digital Inc. will be at NAB NY with numerous new solutions that target the top trends challenging an industry in transition. The designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, will be highlighting its 9904-UDX-4K card that has been enhanced with its Indigo 2110-DC-01, an option that offers support for high-density native 4K ST 2110 audio and video processing on openGear® form factor. The Company will also show its new version of the SafeLink Gateway as a virtual machine, and a higher-density solution of +MPx-DANTE-64×64, the industry’s first license-based quad-channel 3G-SDI bridge to Dante audio and winner of a Best in Show at IBC 2022 award from TV Technology.

Cobalt will also conduct multiple demonstrations including ST 2110 processing, its line of compression products with a synchronized decoding demo of RIST (Reliable Internet Streaming Transport), and a new feature from Technicolor that allows reversible inverse tone mapping SDR to HDR, followed by SL-HDR1 in seamless fashion.

All these solutions will be on Cobalt’s Booth # 915 at NAB NY which will take place in the Javits Center on October 19th & 20th.

On October 18th, Cobalt CTO, Dr. Ciro Noronha, will be a featured panelist at SVG’s annual TranSPORT conference where he will join other industry experts in a session titled “The Rise of Internet-Based Backhaul: RIST, RTMP, SRT, Zixi, and the Future of Contribution”, scheduled to take place from 1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Noronha’s contributions to the panel are highly anticipated as he also serves as president of RIST. TranSPORT, which will be held at The Cutting Room in New York City, focuses on the industry’s most pressing contribution and distribution issues.

Cobalt’s Indigo 2110-DC-01 is a highly integrated factory option that includes dual 25G Ethernet interfaces and now supports uncompressed 4K on the Company’s 9904-UDX-4K card. Support for ST 2022-7 seamless redundancy switching is incorporated for improved network reliability as well as IS‑04/IS-05 NMOS for automatic discovery and configuration. This included support makes interfacing to an existing network very straightforward, as the devices are auto discovered by the network management and made available for interconnection.

Indigo, already available on Cobalt’s quad path 9905-MPx openGear card, offers advanced processing with IP inputs and outputs and eliminates the need for any external gateways. When Indigo is combined with the 9904-UDX-4K openGear card a powerful and dense solution is created that is capable of natively processing HD, 3G and 4K IP streams without compromising quality. The 9904 platform is packed with capabilities that include up/down/cross conversion, audio routing, color correction, 3D-LUT processing and it also supports Advanced HDR by Technicolor.

Adding native ST 2110 interfaces to the audio and video processing elements provides a cost-effective, integrated solution.  Customers no longer need to put multiple boxes or processing elements in the data path switching between IP and SDI. By processing natively over IP, all this complexity is streamlined, and costs are reduced significantly.

Cobalt will also highlight its SafeLink Gateway that provides protection for live video and audio data over unsecured networks for legacy devices with low latency. SafeLink, previously offered as a hardware solution is now being launched as a software-only form factor and includes support for UDP, RTP, FEC, and RIST Main Profile, with encryption and authentication.

Using RIST – a low latency protocol, SafeLink serves as a secure pipeline that ensures video is transported safely even in live production environments that may experience network delay. The lightweight software version can live on most computers or on Cobalt’s openGear OG-PC-x86 platform. Control is accomplished with DashBoard, a free application that handles control and monitoring for all openGear broadcast products.

SafeLink can support up to 8 streams which in turn can be sent to 8 destinations for a potential of transporting content to 64 destinations. SafeLink can also support up to 8 tunnels each of which can support an arbitrary number of streams.

Cobalt has made Dante’s IP-based audio networking solution available to users on a license-basis in a much higher density scale by incorporating the functionality into the Company’s quad channel 9905-MPx in addition to the existing 9904-UDX processing card solution. 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. The new solution, +MPx-DANTE-64×64, supports embedding and de-embedding in four simultaneous SDI channels all the way to 3G-SDI with full audio routing capabilities between SDI, MADI, and Dante, both input and output, adding up to 128 channels to existing 9905 cards for a very high-density solution without the need for any new hardware. Users will be able to ingest and process up to 64 audio channels from the network and will be able to output up to 64 channels back into the network using Dante and the Ethernet port. 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.

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