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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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 or contact us at

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


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 19

D2Mux OG-6000 IP/ASI Video Multiplexer and Network Gateway

D2Mux OG-6000 Back Panel

The D2Mux OG-6000 for openGear® is a powerful MPEG video multiplexer and IP network gateway that creates digital video transport streams from any service component over ASI and Gigabit Ethernet. Advanced DTV channel branding, video processing and optional PSIP data insertion serve to create a channel lineup that viewers are looking for. 

Each D2Mux OG-6000 card can easily merge local content with national channels and remove unwanted elementary streams like secondary audio to meet demanding bandwidth constraints.  As a full duplex IP network gateway, you can also send and receive multiple services over IP with Forward Error Correction to ensure that content is properly received. Broadcasters, cable and IPTV operators can now create the digital services needed with an openGear system.

>>> Click here to download the D2Mux OG-6000 datasheet <<<


Distribution: Easily aggregate services from many sources and local programming with service processing and preparation for transmission over satellite uplinks, terrestrial broadcast, cable and IPTV.

Regionalization: Regionalize multiplexes at head-ends and transmitter sites with service add/drop and advanced channel branding.

Key Benefits

Easily Rebrand Channels with EPG:  Control the PSIP/SI branding of all your channels with advanced ATSC or DVB table processing and insert the necessary guide information so your customer can find the programs they want.

Optimize Transport Bandwidth: Get the most out of your transport by creating up to 8 independent Multiple Program Transport Streams (MPTS) from all of the service inputs. Satisfy demanding bandwidth constraints by removing unwanted elementary streams like secondary audio or even drop complete programs.

Full Duplex IP Video Gateway: The D2Mux can remultiplex up to 8 streams from ASI or GigE and create 8 independent IP output streams with Forward Error Correction (FEC) compliant with SMTE 2022-1/2.

Emergency Alert Insertion: Quickly inform viewers of emergencies by inserting EAS into all the programs of your ATSC digital transport stream with the optional D2Alert.


  • Transport Stream (TS) grooming and remultiplexing of up to 8 streams received over ASI or Gigabit Ethernet.
  • IP encapsulation of up to 8 independent output streams on a Gigabit Ethernet link.
  • DVB to ATSC table conversion from any input to any output stream.
  • Configurable Forward Error Correction (FEC) compliant to SMPTE 2022-1/2.
  • ASI to IP (TSoIP) conversion for transporting digital video content over IP networks.
  • IP (TSoIP) to ASI conversion provides a full duplex network video gateway with up to 4 independent ASI outputs.
  • Network jitter correction and adaptation for transport of MPEG TSoIP.
  • openGear 3.0 compatible with up to 10 cards in a 2RU frameD2Mux OG-6000 Video Multiplexer Card View



ASI Inputs

  • Up to four ASI inputs, 75Ω
  • 213 Mbps per input
  • Receive MPTS and SPTS with service filtering

ASI Outputs

  • Up to four ASI outputs, 75Ω Output up to 213 Mbps constant bit rate
  • Programmable unique MPTS or SPTS
  • PCR regeneration

Gigabit Ethernet (TSoIP)

  • Two independent Gigabit Ethernet (GigE), RJ45
  • 10/100/1000Base-T auto-sensing
  • Half and full duplex


  • Video Formats: Transport stream MPEG-2 SD/HD and MPEG-4 (AVC) SD/HD
  • Audio Formats: MPEG-1 Layer II and Dolby AC-3 service type control


  • Dedicated control over Ethernet (10/100), RJ45
  • D2Flex Control browser interface
  • SNMP remote monitoring with configurable traps


  • Service and component PID tracking, filtering and remapping (route any input to any output port)
  • Input and output unique SPTS and MPTS
  • Each output (ASI, GigE) is uniquely programmed
  • PCR re-stamping
  • Configurable packet format of 188 or 204 bytes per packet

Payload Processing

  • Forward Error Correction (FEC) compliant to SMPTE 2022-1/2
  • Maximum aggregate data rate: 500Mbps with up to 32 services
  • Multicast: IGMP v1, IGMP v2, IP/UDP and IP/UDP/RTP multicast or unicast.

Table Processing

  • Advanced component/service/TS analysis and bit rate measurements
  • MPEG/PSI Tables: PAT, PMT, CAT
  • DVB/SI Tables: NIT, SDT, TDT, EIT

PSIP Processing

  • Pass-through and dynamic regeneration of PSIP tables.
  • EPG Guide Services (D2Guide Option):
    • Gracenote (TMS)
    • BIM PSIP Data Service (Titan TV)
    • Spreadsheet


  • Compatibility: openGear, openGear 3.0
  • Capacity: 10 cards in a 2RU frame

Environmental Conditions

  • Operating Temperature: 5˚C to +40˚C
  • Storage Temperature: -5˚C to +45˚C
  • Relative Humidity: 10 to 90% (non-condensing)

Ordering Information

  • D2Mux OG-6318: Multiplexer with 8 input and output streams, 3 ASI inputs and 1 ASI output
  • D2Mux OG-6408: Multiplexer with 8 input and output streams and 4 ASI inputs
  • D2Mux OG-6048: Multiplexer with 8 input and output streams and 4 ASI outputs
  • D2Flex OG-6311: Multiplexer with 1 input and output stream, 3 ASI inputs and 1 ASI outputs
  • D2Alert: Optional D2Alert for insertion of Emergency Alert System in transport stream.
  • D2Guide: Optional D2Guide dynamic PSIP Guide generation from Titan TV or spreadsheet.

About D2D Technologies

D2D Technologies specializes in solutions that transform digital video for reliable contribution and content distribution in broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV markets. We have built our reputation by delivering reliable and high value products including the D2Mux and D2Flex series of digital HD/SD MPEG Multiplexers.  The D2Mux OG-6000 for openGear® is an IP/ASI Multiplexer and Network Gateway that transforms MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 services from ASI and Gigabit Ethernet into a tailored transport stream ready for distribution over ASI and IP. So whether we are working in the most demanding contribution and distribution environments, or providing a cost effective solution for your needs, D2D Technologies delivers solutions that are truly Transforming Digital Video.  Contact: email toll free 844-D2D-TECH or call 904-323-4777.

D2D Technologies, Transforming Digital Video

Specifications and product availability are subject to change without notice. D2D Technologies™ and D2Mux™ are trademarks of D2D Technologies, LLC.  openGear® is a registered trademark of Ross Video Limited.   D2Mux OG-6000.Rev.2.1. ©2017 D2D Technologies, LLC.  All rights reserved.
10739 Deerwood Park Blvd Suite 200D, Jacksonville, FL 32256 USA

Apr 6


RAPTOR-EDGE is the one product you’ll need to meet all the evolving demands of your production infrastructure. Through its software-definable media processing  and transport-agnostic hardware , the RAPTOR-EDGE moves openGear media processing towards a virtualized infrastructure.

Built upon the flexible RAPTOR platform, RAPTOR-EDGE implements an IP gateway featuring benchmark interoperability for live environments based on the AIMS roadmap. The RAPTOR-EDGE also presents a dedicated, software-defined media processing engine, which will host a growing and comprehensive set of media processing applications.

For environments already committed to an IP infrastructure, RAPTOR-EDGE provides an ideal gateway to legacy SDI devices, adding the benefit of integrated in-line media processing. For SDI environments, RAPTOR-EDGE offers classic connectivity and processing with the peace-of-mind of a cost-effective software upgrade to IP in the future. RAPTOR-EDGE is a lasting investment designed to meet all the evolving demands of your production infrastructure.

Key Features

• High-density: up to 5 RAPTOR-EDGE modules may be mounted into an openGear 3.0 frame offering up to 60 video streams and 960 audio streams of signal bridging in a compact, 2RU package.

• Worry-free interoperability via multiple-protocol support and COVELOZ Inside™ technology.

• Flexibly maps up to 16 embedded audio streams per SDI through integrated audio fabric.

• Cleanly integrates into SDI environments with RP 168 vertically accurate or optional clean and quiet switching.

• Seamless resiliency is achieved via primary and redundant 10GbE SFP+ interfaces.

• Freedom to choose your desired broadcast control application, through support of industrystandard API’s for registration, discovery and connection management.

• Supports DashBoard™ for easy-to-use control, monitoring and connection management.


Dec 22

OGDR: 2-way Diversity DVB-T Receiver

This product is a compact and powerful COFDM (DVB-T) diversity receiver and demodulator, equipped with dual ASI interface output and one ETHERNET connection. That means the demodulated signal is available at the same time on both BNC connectors as ASI streams and on the RJ45 connector as ASI over IP stream.

The device is equipped with a custom-design rear interface module that can host 2 receiver boards and that provides a fast and reliable connection to achieve good radio performances.


Technical Specifications

DVB receiver standard: ETSI 300 744 DVB-T compliance
Reception freq. range: VHF-UHF band (160 MHz – 860 MHz)
Channel bandwidth: 6, 7, 8 MHz
Modulation: QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
FFT mode: 2K, 8K
Guard interval: 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4
Code rate: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
RF sensitivity: -85 dBm typ (64-QAM)
Input RF attenuator (each input): digitally controllable, 30 dB range in 0.5dB step
Power supply: 12Vdc through openGear® frame
Power consumption: 5W typ.
Power supply @ RF inputs: 12 Vdc, 250 mA each for down converter module

Local control: USB interface
Remote control: Ethernet connection with openGear® 2RU frame

RF input connector: 2 x SMA female
ASI output connector: 2 x BNC female
IP output connector: 1 x RJ 45 (optional)
Dimensions: openGear® 2RU standard card
Weight: approx. 180 g

Operating temperature: 0 ÷ +45 °C
Storage temperature: -20 ÷ +80 °C
Storage relative humidity: 10% ÷ 80%
Protection degree: IP40

The data sheet can be found by clicking here.