Advanced Audio Processing

Cobalt Digital BBG-1078-ANC-MON 3G/HD/SD-SDI Standalone Ancillary Data Monitoring Probe with Multiple-Protocol Data Payload Display

The all-new Cobalt® BBG-1078-ANC-MON 3G/HD/SD-SDI Modular Ancillary Data Monitoring Probe with Multiple-Protocol Data Payload SDI/HDMI Display and Fault Detection/Forwarding provides an easy to use, economical solution that offers comprehensive ancillary data monitoring/”probing” to validate and ensure expected presence and handling of ancillary data in SDI streams.

Unlike expensive and hard to use waveform monitors, the BBG-1078-ANC-MON shows status in “plain language” on-screen overlays. Unlike typical test equipment, its user interface is designed from the ground up to be used by everyday operations personnel and not just engineers. The status burn-in is available on the card SDI output as well as a convenience HDMI output that can be directly connected to a wall monitor.

In addition to its user interface, the BBG-1078-ANC-MON can integrate with automation systems via its serial, GPIO, IP and SNMP interfaces. The 9978-ANC-MON is an unprecedent first in a compact standalone form factor that fits in your existing environment without the need for expensive, delicate, bulky test gear. Depending on the ANC data you want to monitor, the BBG-1078-ANC-MON is available with options to support many data packages such as SCTE 104, 608-XDS, AFD and others, providing not just presence/absence status but also interpreters that parse the payload and display it as a burn-in. Options also include a continuously running display of ATSC A/85 LKFS loudness.

A built-in web server that allows control/monitor over computers or smart devices from anywhere accessible over the web; no special apps or plug-ins are required for remote control (can also be remote-controlled using DashBoard™). The compact 1/3-rack size of the BBG-1078-ANC-MON allows 3 units to be installed in a 1RU space (an optional mounting tray is available that provides secure mounting of the units to a standard 19” frame). GPIO allows direct input routing control and status monitoring.

Features

  • Easy to use, economical solution for comprehensive ancillary data monitoring/”probing”
  • “Plain language” easy to understand status burn-in overlay displayed along with program video makes status monitoring easy. HDMI output allows use with standard consumer monitor panels.
  • Quality Check provides immediate alert status for quality issues such as black/frozen frame or audio silence. Threshold and hold-off are user configurable.
  • On-screen presence/absence of selected DID/SDIDs
  • Fully flexible and configurable with user presets to simplify setup
  • Flexible options allow extra monitoring capabilities such as SCTE 104, AFD, and 608-XDS monitoring and payload interpret
  • Full status forwarding to automated systems using serial, GPIO, IP, and SNMP interfaces
  • Low-power/high-density design – less than 18 Watts
  • Compact footprint – up to 3 units in a 1RU space. Optional tray provides secure captive-fastener mounting of 3 units in a 1RU tray.
  • Web-based user interface/remote control as well as front-panel pushbutton menu-based local control with LCD status/net ID. Also controllable using DashBoard remote control.
  • BBG-1078-ANC-MON

    BBG-1078-ANC-MON

    Five year warranty

Option

Closed-Captioning Metadata Interpreter (+CCINT) – Extracts and interprets CC payload for burn-in and as data export via serial and/or IP

SCTE 104 Metadata Interpreter (+SCTE104INT) – Extracts and interprets SCTE 104 payload for burn-in and as data export via serial and/or IP

AFD Metadata Interpreter (+AFDINT) – Extracts and interprets AFD payload for burn-in and as data export via serial and/or IP

CEA608 Extended Services Presence Indication (+608XDS) – Displays as burn-in presence/active status for services 1-4. Also allows this status to be exported via serial and/or IP.

Camera Metadata Interpreter (+CAM-META) – Extracts and interprets camera control metadata payload for burn-in and as data export via serial and/or IP

LKFS Measurement Option (+LKFS) – Provides running LKFS display of all selected channels routed to the LKFS measurement block

1RU Mounting Tray (supports 3 units) (BBG-1000-TRAY)

Redundant Power Supply Module (BBG-1000-PS)

BBG-1078-ANC-MON Block Diagram ^

BBG-1078-ANC-MON Rear Panel Layout ^

Specifications

Power
< 18 Watts. Power supplied by 12VDC AC adapter, universal input (included).

Video Input/Outputs
Video Inputs: (5) 75Ω BNC; auto-detect/setup for 3G/HD/SD-SDI or CVBS|
SDI Outputs: (4) 75Ω BNC
HDMI Output: (1) HDMI output with audio embedding)
SDI Formats Supported: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M
SDI Receive Cable Length: 3G/HD/SD: 120/180/320 m (Belden 1694A)
SDI Return Loss: >15 dB up to 1.485 GHz; >10 dB up to 2.970 GHz

GPIO/COMM
(2) GPI configurable to select input routing. (2) GPO configurable to invoke upon input selected. RS-232/485 comm port.

Control/Monitor Interface
HTML5 web server/interface via rear-panel 10/100/1000 Ethernet port.

Frame Reference Input
Looping 2-BNC connection. SMPTE 170M/318M “Black Burst”, SMPTE 274M/296M “Tri-Level”
Return Loss: >35 dB up to 5.75 MHz

Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD): 5.7 x 1.4 x 14.7 in (14.5 x 3.5 x 37.3 cm) Dimensions include connector projections.
Weight: 6 lb (2.8 kg)

Ordering Information

BBG-1078-ANC-MON   3G/HD/SD-SDI Modular Ancillary Data Monitoring Probe with Multiple-Protocol Data Payload SDI/HDMI Display and Fault Detection/Forwarding, available in the following rear-panel I/O configurations:

    • BBG-1078-ANC-MON-C-DIN   (5) 3G/HD-SD-SDI/CVBS Inputs, (2) 3G/HD/SD-SDI DA Outputs, COMM/GPIO/AES Out (Combined HD-15 connector), HDMI Output, Ethernet Port (all coaxial connectors DIN 1.0/2.3)
    • BBG-1078-ANC-MON-C-HDBNC   (5) 3G/HD-SD-SDI/CVBS Inputs, (2) 3G/HD/SD-SDI DA Outputs, COMM/GPIO/AES Out (Combined HD-15 connector), HDMI Output, Ethernet Port (all coaxial connectors HD-BNC)

 

  • Options and Accessories:
  • +AFDINT  AFD Metadata Interpreter Option
  • +ANC  Ancillary Data Processor Option
  • +CCINT  Closed-Captioning Metadata Interpreter Option
  • +LKFS  LKFS Measurement Option
  • +SCTE104INT  SCTE 104 Metadata Interpreter Option
  • +608XDS  CEA608 Extended Services Presence Indication Option
  • BBG-1000-PS   Redundant Power Supply Module
  • BBG-1000-TRAY   1RU Mounting Tray (supports 3 units)
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