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openGear, the industry standard platform of choice

openGear is an open-architecture, modular frame system designed by Ross Video and supported by a diverse range of terminal equipment manufacturers. The platform offers the freedom to choose technology from a wide range of products to meet the needs of a broadcast, production, or distribution facility while maintaining a compatible openGear frame infrastructure.

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Featured Product
Latest Product
Mar 6

9990-TRX-MPEG Broadcast Transcoder

The 9990-TRX-MPEG broadcast transcoder represents a new option for system architects and for applications where a high-density/low cost product is not needed. It also has interfaces for both IP (Gigabit Ethernet) and DVB-ASI giving it tremendous flexibility.

Key Features:

  • ASI and IP Inputs and Outputs.
  • MPEG-2 and H.264 codec support.
  • RTMP, Transport Stream(UDP and RTP) and HLS protocols.
  • Base model offers two input streams(channels) and up to two output streams.
  • Optional license offers up to four input streams(channels) and up to four output streams.

ImmediaTV, now a division of Cobalt Digital, develops cost effective, high performance digital video processing solutions for the professional broadcast, studio, IPTV, Contribution and Distribution markets. Based on the high availability openGear® platform, ImmediaTV’s products are built to address the open architecture needs demanded by today’s new media markets. Visit our web site at www.cobaltdigital.com or contact us at sales@cobaltdigital.com.

Jun 18

9970-QS Multi-Image Expandable Display Processor with Advanced On-Screen Graphics

 

The all-new, multi-award winning Cobalt® 9970-QS 3G/HD/SD-SDI/CVBS Quint-Split Multi-Image Expandable Display Processor integrates five discrete 3G/HD/SD-SDI or CVBS inputs onto a single 3G/HD/SD-SDI quint-split output, with each input image being flexibly inserted into the output image area.

While the 9970-QS offers unprecedented flexibility, it also offers an unprecedented ease of use. Fully-flexible layouts using any of several one-button template presets or fully customizable layouts using easy to use sizing/positioning custom controls. Custom layouts can be saved to user presets. Any template layout or custom layout changes can be done “on-the-fly” in real time, without tedious setup compiler or layout programs like many other split/multiviewer products.

Multiple 9970-QS cards can be cascaded to provide splits greater than the base quint-split. The 9970-QS PIP5 input can be used in a cascaded chain of 9970-QS cards that provides multiviewer layouts of up to 8×8 (64:1). The QuickSet grid definer precisely and easily sets up a multiviewer grid where columns and rows of each of the cards PIPs are arranged to work together in a cascaded aggregate arrangement. Low-latency processing allows multiple 9970-QS cards to be cascaded without significant accumulated delays within the chain.

Advanced graphics such as user identify text, PiP input video format, audio meter bars, tally/UMD, reticules, and timecode can be burned into any PiP with full user attributes control. CEA 608 Ch1 text strings can serve as user text overlays, allowing direct closed captioning presence/quality compliance checks for up to 5 simultaneous video streams per card. User-configurable Quality Check allows subjective criteria such as black/frozen frame or audio silence events to propagate an on-screen alarm/alert to the output image (such as alert text burn-in or border alert highlighting).

A master output up-down-cross convert scaler provides scale-to HD or 3G SDI formats for the combined multiviewer output, which also includes an HDMI output (with audio embedding) to directly feed a wall monitor.

The openGear® card-based form factor of the 9970-QS provides scalable, easily integrated multi-image functions for the 20-slot frame form factor with easy to use DashBoard™ remote control. Each PiP input is provided its own independent timing alignment controls with lock to reference, allowing asynchronous inputs to be directly accommodated.

Full user DashBoard™ or Remote Control Panel remote control allows full status and control access locally or across a standard Ethernet network. Tally can be communicated by GPI, Ethernet, or serial interfaces.

  • Scalable PiP solution. Single card provides up to 5:1 split, with up to ten 5:1 splits per frame
  • Allows easy, real-time “on the fly” custom layout changes without needing setup compiler or layout programs
  • Easy to configure PiP sizing and borders. Advanced graphics include audio meters, character burn, and reticules. PiP sizing/splits using one-button templates or easy-to-use, intuitive DashBoard controls. Custom settings can be saved to user presets.
  • Closed captioning overlays provide direct closed captioning presence/quality compliance checks for up to 5 simultaneous video streams per card
  • Fully flexible input compatibility – mixed formats on inputs can be automatically sized and outputted in a combined output scaled to desired broadcast SD/HD/3G output format. Each input automatically detects and sets up for SDI or CVBS input. Supports asynchronous inputs using per-PiP ref lock. Per-PiP independent ARC settings and controls.
  • openGear® card-based form factor provides easy and economical integration
  • Wall-clock time burn-in on merged output or within PIPs. NTP sync via IP connection with timezone localization.
  • Cascading Mode and QuickSet grid definer offers easy to set up scalable multiviewer functions (up to 64:1) using multiple cascaded (daisy-chained) 9970-QS cards. Two cards can provide an 8:1 multiviewer, with up to 16 cards providing a 64:1 multiviewer.
  • Low-power/high-density design – less than 18 Watts per card
  • Per-PIP audio meter, tally, user text, and timecode overlays. UMD text can be local user-entered or imported via router integration.
  • GPI, Ethernet, and serial tally inputs provide dual, per-PiP tally indicators
  • User quality criteria (such as frozen/black frame) alert/alarms can be propagated to output image with alarm text and border highlighting
  • Audio routing directs selected PiP audio to combined-stream outputs. Audio downmixing also provided.
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI 2x DA and HDMI with audio embed outputs
  • DashBoard™ remote control status monitoring and setup/control
  • Five year warranty

For more information click HERE.

Dec 1

9990-DEC-MPEG HD/SD MPEG-2/H.264 IRD

Cobalt Digital’s 9990-DEC-MPEG is the most flexible Receiver/Decoder in the Industry. It supports both ASI and IP network inputs and outputs. Decoder outputs include; SDI, HDMI and composite. IP protocol support includes; UDP, RTP, RTMP (Adobe Flash), HLS (Apple) and RTSP.

 

Applications include:

  • ENG – MPEG-2 and H.264
  • Traffic Camera reception (RTSP, RTP)
  • Monitoring
  • Video transport over IP links or the Internet

Optional Licenses:

  • IP Output
  • Genlock
  • Dolby decode/down-mixing
  • SMPTE 2022 Forward Error Correction

The data sheet can be found by clicking here.

Jul 18

9223 Dual-Channel 3G/HD/SD MPEG-4 Encoder

The 9223 Dual-Channel 3G/HD/SD MPEG-4 Encoder provides a card-based solution for distribution of MPEG-4 encoding. Utilizing the openGear® open-architecture platform, the 9223 offers scalable incorporation and the easy-to-use DashBoard™ setup and control operator interface. Up to 10 of the 9223 cards can be installed in a 20-slot frame, offering distribution delivery of up to 20 individual or simulcast channels in a single frame, using less than 150W total, for reduced operating expenses.  In addition to SD/HD-SDI inputs, the 9223 provides the flexibility of supporting SD analog composite video and an analog audio stereo pair per input channel (using MPEG-1 Layer II audio encoding as standard).

The 9223 offers the latest advances in video compression that delivers excellent video quality at very low bit rates. Unique encoding designs allow delivery of multiple HD and SD video services simultaneously. In addition to two ASI outputs, the 9223 provides two Ethernet outputs, supporting full-duplex 100 Mb/s and 1 Gb/s operation. Input video auto-detect mode allows encoding to automatically configure an output that correspond to the input, with resolution and frame rate same as input, and scaling set to same as input or other applicable choices.

When using the Ethernet output, the 9223 supports the traditional UDP/RTP/SPMTE 2022 FEC protocols, as well as the HTTP Live Streaming protocol for transmitting live video over the Internet.  Using HTTP Live Streaming, the 9223 can transmit broadcast-quality video to mobile phones (Apple and Android 4.0 supported), tablets, and a variety of consumer set-top boxes (such as the Amino A140 and the Roku Player).

Full user remote monitor/control allows full card status and control access across a standard Ethernet network.  Status monitoring is also available at card edge.

For more information click HERE.

Jul 20

9415DA-SFP 3G/HD/SD-SDI / ASI / MADI Reconfigurable Video SFP Transceiver/Distribution Amplifier with Full-Flexibility Crosspoint and Externally-Accessible SFP Module

The all-new Cobalt® 9415DA-SFP 3G/HD/SD-SDI / ASI / MADI Reconfigurable Video SFP Transceiver/Distribution Amplifier with Full-Flexibility Crosspoint and Externally-Accessible SFP Module provides a card-based solution for high-density conversions between coax SDI/ASI, fiber, HDMI, and MADI. With an externally-accessible SFP cage on the card rear module, SFP modules can be easily hot-swapped for maintenance or card repurposing. Because all connections are direct to the card rear module and external SFPs, all cabling remains undisturbed for card removal/installation.

A crosspoint (which is user-configurable via DashBoard™ remote control) allows the card to apply any of the card inputs to various coax DA outputs as well as up to 2 Rx and Tx paths through the external SFP. Up to 10 coaxial DA outputs are available per each card. Using a high-density split rear module, up to 20 cards can be installed in a frame, providing 40 channels of conversion.

The card accepts non-MSA video SFP modules, with single and dual-channel Tx and Rx modules available, supporting an extensive range of electrical/coax and fiber conversions. Excellent receive performance allows coaxial receive EQ for up to 110m 3G, 180m HD, and 360m SD cable length (1694A). Full user DashBoard™ or Remote Control Panel remote control allows full status and control access locally or across a standard Ethernet network.

For more information click HERE.

Dec 6

9941-RTR-12×4-12G 12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI 12×4 Router

The 9941-RTR series offer built-in Ethernet ports, as well as multiple serial and GPIO control interfaces. Also supported are easy-to-use JSON-based ReFLEX, SNMP, and third-party router protocols that allow for easy integration with A/V control and automation systems. GUI choices include an integrated HTML-5 Web server and support for the DashBoard™ control system, allowing users to design custom control panels that provide the most intuitive remote control and monitoring interfaces possible. DashBoard user matrix provides easy to use manual routing setup.

The 9941-RTR integrates perfectly with other advanced Cobalt products such as our 9970-QS Expandable Multiviewer with Advanced On-Screen Graphics cards. This synergy provides a dynamically reconfigurable, nonblocking 20 x 4 multiviewer, with configurations of four independent 5 x 1 multiviewers all the way up to a 17-window system – or any number of intermediate cascade combinations.

Full user DashBoard™ and Remote Control Panel remote control allows full setup, status, and local control across a standard Ethernet network.

  • Exclusive openGear card-based scalable router solution
  • High-density design in openGear form offers compact 2RU solution
  • Available in several matrix sizes with rear IO modules suited to your requirements
  • Integrates seamlessly with Cobalt 9970-QS Expandable Multiviewer
  • Flexible control/monitoring options including Ethernet, JSON-based ReFLEX, SNMP, and third-party router protocols
  • Fully embedded software/processing platform with all processing done locally on card
  • Supports software upgrades allowing expanded functionality without removing cards and minimal disruption
  • DashBoard™ remote control status monitoring and setup/control
  • Five year warranty

For more information click HERE.

Apr 26

MultiDyne OG-5510-5S 3G/HD/SD-SDI/CVBS Expandable Multiviewer with Advanced On-Screen Graphics

The OG-5510-5S 3G/HD/SD-SDI/CVBS Expandable Multiviewer integrates five discrete 3G/HD/SD-SDI or CVBS inputs onto a single 3G/HD/SD-SDI quint-split output, with each image being flexibly inserted into the output image area.

While the OG-5510-5S offers unprecedented flexibility, it also offers an unprecedented ease of use. Fully-flexible layouts using one-button template presets or fully customizable layouts using easy to use sizing/positioning custom controls. Custom layouts can be saved to user presets. Any template layout or custom layout changes can be done “on-the-fly” in real time, without tedious setup compiler or layout programs like many other split/multiviewer products.

Multiple OG-5510-5S cards can be cascaded to provide splits greater than the base quint-split. The OG-5510-5S PIP5 input can be used in a cascaded chain of OG-5510-5S cards that provides multiviewer layouts of up to 8×8 (64:1). The QuickSet grid definer precisely and easily sets up a multiviewer grid where columns and rows of each of the cards PIPs are arranged to work together in a cascaded aggregate arrangement. Low-latency processing allows multiple OG-5510-5S cards to be cascaded without significant accumulated delays within the chain.

Advanced graphics such as user identify text, PiP input video format, audio meter bars, tally/UMD, reticules, and timecode can be burned into any PiP with full user attributes control. CEA 608 Ch1 text strings can serve as user text overlays, allowing direct closed captioning presence/quality compliance checks for up to 5 simultaneous video streams per card. User-configurable Quality Check allows subjective criteria such as black/frozen frame or audio silence events to propagate an on-screen alarm/alert to the output image (such as alert text burn-in or border alert highlighting).

A master output up-down-cross convert scaler provides scale-to HD or 3G SDI formats for the combined multiviewer output, which also includes an HDMI output (with audio embedding) to directly feed a wall monitor. The openGear® card-based form factor of the OG-5510-5S provides scalable, easily integrated multi-image functions for the 20-slot frame form factor with easy to use DashBoard™ remote control. Each PiP input is provided its own independent timing alignment controls with lock to reference, allowing asynchronous inputs to be directly accommodated. Full user DashBoard™ allows full status and control access locally or across a standard Ethernet network. Tally can be communicated by GPI, Ethernet, or serial interfaces.

  • Scalable openGear® PiP solution. Card-based form factor provides high density, space-saving economical integration.
  • Easy, real-time “on the fly” custom layout changes without needing setup compiler or layout programs
  • Easy to configure PiP sizing and borders. Advanced graphics include audio meters, character burn, and reticules. PiP sizing/splits using one-button templates or easy-to-use, intuitive DashBoard controls. Custom settings can be saved to user presets.
  • GPI, Ethernet, and serial tally inputs provide dual, per-PiP tally indicators
  • Closed captioning overlays provide direct closed captioning presence/quality compliance checks for up to 5 simultaneous video streams per card
  • Cascading Mode and QuickSet grid definer offers easy to set up scalable multiviewer functions (up to 64:1) using multiple cascaded (daisy-chained) OG-5510-5S cards. Two cards can provide an 8:1 multiviewer, with up to 16 cards providing a 64:1 multiviewer. Single card provides up to 5:1 split, with up to ten 5:1 splits per frame.
  • Cascade Config provides access to PiP controls for all PiPs from one card. Controls for all PiPs appear universally on each card in the chain. PiP numbers are correlated to your actual PiPs instead of fixed card-based port definers. Cascade Config consolidated control can span card chains within a frame or across multiple frames.
  • DashBoard Output Preview function provides display of regularly-sampled screen captures in the card DashBoard page. Provides remote-access program video content/ presence and multiviewer layout confidence monitoring via the card’s DashBoard display without needing collocation with the card or its input or output video signals.
  • Audio routing directs selected PiP audio to combined-stream outputs. Audio downmixing also provided.
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI 2x DA and HDMI with audio embed outputs
  • Wall-clock time burn-in on merged output or within PIPs. NTP sync via IP connection with timezone localization.
  • Per-PIP audio meter, tally, user text, and timecode overlays
  • Fully flexible input compatibility – mixed formats on inputs can be automatically sized and outputted in a combined output scaled to desired broadcast SD/HD/3G output format. Each input automatically detects and sets up for SDI or CVBS input. Supports asynchronous inputs using per-PiP ref lock. Per-PiP independent ARC settings and controls.
  • User quality criteria (such as frozen/black frame) alert/alarms can be propagated to output image with alarm text and border highlighting
  • Low-power/high-density design – less than 18 Watts per card
  • DashBoard™ remote control status monitoring and setup/control
Apr 26

MultiDyne OG-5410-2TSG 3G/HD/SD-SDI Dual Test Signal Generator with Moving Box Active Signal Indication & Bi-Level/Tri-Level Sync Out

The  MultiDyne OG-5410-2TSG 3G/HD/SD-SDI Dual Test Signal Generator with Moving Box Active Signal Indication and Bi-Level/Tri-Level Sync Out offers an easy to use, economical solution to providing comprehensive test signal packages to ensure validity of downstream baseband SDI systems. The OG-5410-2TSG is an unprecedented first in the high-density openGear® based card form factor. Two independent generator blocks can be set to offer dual test packages which can be simultaneously outputted or selectively fed to a single downstream path via a 2×4 output crosspoint.

The  OG-5410-2TSG also provides AES and analog audio test tones (both using 24-bit data), and also provides waveform-based test data over its CVBS video output. A moving-box insertion can be enabled to serve as a dynamic raster confidence check. The  OG-5410-2TSG can use either of two frame references to provide an output that’s synchronous with house ref, or use its internal ref timing to generate its own ref. An analog video output offers SD black burst or HD tri-level reference output, line 21 CEA 608 closed-captioning and VITC waveform TC outputs. Audio LTC test sequences are available over embedded, AES, and analog audio as well as via an RS-485 serial port. A user ID/trouble slate graphic file can be uploaded to the card, which in turn can be automatically inserted in active video.

Preset save/load allows saving custom card settings while allowing one-button revert to factory settings. Layered presets allow invoking changes related only to a specific area of concern while not changing any other settings or aspects. Full user DashBoard™ allows full status and control access locally or across a standard Ethernet network. GPIO allows direct input routing control and status monitoring.

  • Comprehensive test signal generation for SDI/analog video and baseband discrete audio in an easily integrated openGear® card
  • Easy to use, intuitive, flexible, and far more economical than typical bench equipment
  • Fully-independent dual generator blocks offer simultaneous output of user-configured test packages, or instant user selection between generators via output crosspoint
  • Moving-box/motion insertion enable serves as an easy to use dynamic raster confidence check SDI import allows insertion of user static raster/patterns as an alternative addition to standard test pattern outputs
  • DID/SDID authoring allows custom payloads to be written to specific DID/SDID locations as test packets for downstream systems
  • Full suite of output interfaces – SDI, CVBS, AES and analog audio
  • Convenience RS-485 LTC output works with legacy systems and checks bi-phase LTC/SMPTE 12 correlation in mixed systems
  • Low-power/high-density design – less than 18 Watts per card
  • Remote control/monitoring via Dashboard™ software
Apr 26

MultiDyne OG–5330-DDA-Quad 3G/HD/SD Quad-Channel Multi-Rate Reclocking DA

The OG–5330-DDA-Quad 3G 3G/HD/SD Quad-Channel Multi-Rate DA with x4 Output Crosspoint (Non-Reclocking) supports four input channels which can be crosspoint-routed to any of 16 DA outputs. OG–5330-DDA-Quad 3G is multi-rate, and supports SDI and ASI/DVB on all inputs and outputs with non-inverting outputs. The quad-input capacity provides a one-card solution for distribution of 4K quadrant-division content over 3G/HD/SD-SDI interfaces.

The extremely flexible crosspoint (which is user-configurable via DashBoard™ GUI remote control) allows quad 1×4, dual 1×8, single 1×16 and other routing possibilities (such as dual 1×4 plus a single 1×8). Any of the four input channels can be distributed or duplicated across four groups of 1×4 DAs, and any of the four inputs can be set to use an alternate failover input upon loss of signal.

Excellent receive performance allows receive EQ for up to 120m 3G and 160m HD cable length (1694A). Card edge and DashBoard™ remote status monitoring indicates input lock for each input channel. Up to 10 of the OG–5330-DDA-Quad 3G cards can be installed in a frame to provide 40 channels of input, with distribution to up to 160 outputs.

Full user DashBoard™ or Remote Control Panel remote control allows full status and control access locally or across a standard Ethernet network.

  • Full support of 3G/HD/SD-SDI and ASI/DVB
  • Reclocking can be enabled or disabled for each input channel
  • One-card solution for distribution of 4K quadrant-division content over 3G/HD/SD-SDI interfaces
  • Excellent receive performance – EQ allows 1694A cable lengths up to 120m (3G) / 160m (HD) / 400m (SD)
  • Flexible output crosspoint allows card to function as quad-channel 1×4, dual-channel 1×8, or single-channel 1×16 reclocking DA
  • Failsafe mode automatically switches to selected secondary input on loss of primary input
  • Input data rate auto-detection for all industry-standard data rates
  • All outputs are non-inverting – ASI can be outputted on any output
  • Card edge and DashBoard™ status and individual input lock indicators