AVC/MPEG-2 Software Defined Broadcast Decoder
Product by: Cobalt Digital
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(This content is preliminary.) The Cobalt® 9992-DEC AVC/MPEG-2 Software Defined Broadcast Decoder is a broadcast-grade multi-standard decoder designed to meet the most stringent requirements for today's broadcasters. It supports MPEG-2 and AVC (H.264), with resolution optionally up to 4K, as well as offering a full complement of audio decoding capabilities. The 9992-DEC is an industry standard openGear® card module and provides an ideal platform for transitioning to state-of-the-art decoding capabilities.
The 9992-DEC is HEVC and 4K upgradeable (in addition to other upgrades) using a flexible firmware-based licensing structure that allows managing CAPEX while allowing for future growth as needs change.
Future-Proof — The 9992-DEC Decoder supports MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and (optionally) HEVC (H.265), so it can be deployed today and upgraded as your needs change.
Industry Standard Form-Factor — The 9992-DEC is offered in the industry-standard openGear format, and is compatible with existing deployed openGear frames.
High Density — The 9992-DEC supports a 1080p60 input stream (two independent streams with +AVC option), or (optionally) a single UHD 4Kp60 input stream. One openGear frame can support up to 10 cards, for a total of 20 HD or 10 UHD 4K channels.
Full Audio Support — The 9992-DEC supports MPEG-1 Layer II, AAC-LC, HE-AAC, Dolby AC-3/EAC-3 and LPCM (SMPTE-302M), as well as Dolby AC-3/EAC-3 pass-thru. With an optional audio board, the decoder can support up to 16 audio channels with each video service.
Ultra Low Latency — Low latency modes available
Base Unit Features —
• Support for one decode channel up to 1080p60
• Support for MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
• Support for 4:2:0 8-bit/10-bit decoding
• Full ancillary data support
• Support for 2 stereo pairs (4 audio channels) in any combination of
MPEG-1 Layer II, AAC-LC, and HE-AAC (v1/v2) modes
• Supports UDP, RTP, HLS, and RTMP (Client mode). Other protocols available as options.
• Remote control/monitoring via Dashboard™ software
• Five year warranty
(2) 75Ω DVB-ASI inputs
(2) Gigabit Ethernet ports for IP input, supporting the following protocols:
- UDP unicast/multicast
- RTP unicast/multicast with optional SMPTE-2022 FEC
- HTTP Live Streaming
- RTMP (Server or Client; limited to H.264 only)
- RIST for contribution over the Internet
Optional SMPTE-2110 baseband video over IP turnaround (Future release availability)
(2) SDI outputs each supporting 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI
(2) SDI outputs each supporting 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI
Support for all standard frame rates (interlaced and progressive):
23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
Support for up/down/cross conversion of output video (independent of incoming stream) (Future release availability)
Conversion between interlaced and progressive
Frame rate conversion
High Dynamic Range (HDR) support (Future release availability)
Built-in Genlock support (Future release availability)
- MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
- HEVC (H.265) (Option)
Support for one 1080p60 decode session (dual 1080p60 decode session support optional)
Support for UHD decoding (option) in AVC and HEVC modes (Maximum resolution 3840x2160p60)
Support for 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 (option) color spaces in all modes
Support for 8-bit / 10-bit decoding in all modes
Low Latency decoding supported
- MPEG-1 Layer II
- HE-AAC (v1/v2)
- Dolby AC-3
- Dolby EAC-3
- LPCM (SMPTE-302M)
- Dolby AC-3/EAC-3 pass-thru support
(5.1-Surround encoding available for AAC-LC, HE-AAC, Dolby AC-3 and Dolby EAC-3; subject to
Maximum number of channels supported (subject to licensing):
- MPEG-1 Layer II: 16 stereo pairs (32 audio channels)
- Dolby AC-3: 16 stereo pairs (32 audio channels)
- Dolby EAC-3: 8 stereo pairs (16 audio channels)
- AAC-LC: 8 stereo pairs (16 audio channels)
- HE-AAC (v1/v2): 8 stereo pairs (16 audio channels)
Optional support for 5.1 Surround Sound encoding, in AAC and Dolby modes.
Optional audio module increases the capacity to 32 stereo pairs (64 audio channels), allowing full 16-channel support for the four HD inputs, in all compression modes (Future release availability).
Ancillary Data Support
Closed-Captioning: SMPTE-334M (EIA-608 and EIA-708 supported), Line 21 (SD sources)
OP-47/SMPTE RDD-08 teletext subtitles (Future release availability)
AFD: SMPTE-2016, Line 20/22 WSS (SD sources)
SCTE-104 to SCTE-35 conversion
SMPTE-2038 generic ancillary data transport (timecode, KLV, etc.)
Software Licensable Options
+HEVC Enables HEVC decoding on one AVC encode engine (up to 2 licenses max per unit).
+AVC Additional 1080p60 decoder channel with MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC, HEVC (up to one additional
channel, for a total of 2 channels per unit). Includes support for two additional stereo pairs in
MPEG-1 Layer II, AAC-LC, and HE-AAC (v1/v2) modes.
+4K 4K support. Requires +AVC and +HEVC license on card.
+422 4:2:2 decoding support (per unit)
+DEC-2.0 Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital Plus stereo audio decoding license
+DEC-5.1 Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Surround Sound audio decoding license
+FEC Add SMPTE-2022 support (per unit)
+MP1L2-AAC-DEC MPEG-1 Layer II, AAC-LC, and HE-AAC audio decoding per pair. Three AAC licenses
can be combined to allow one 5.1 surround decode.
+RIST/ARQ-DEC RIST RTP/ARQ support (per unit)
+DEC-RTMP-SVR RTMP Server Mode software option
Hardware Optional Features (Factory-Installed on New Product)
–9992DEC-IP-2110 SMPTE-2110 input / output module expansion (Future release availability)
–9992DEC-AUD Additional audio processor module equipped with a full set of MPEG-1 Layer II and
AAC licenses (Future release availability)
Note: For Software Options and Upgrades, as well as Hardware Options, please see the respective Options sections listed above.
9992-DEC Single-channel AVC / MPEG-2 Software Defined Broadcast Decoder (includes (1) +AVC and (4) +MP1L2-AAC licenses)
Rear I/O Modules
RM20-9992-DEC-B-HDBNC 20-Slot Frame Rear I/O Module (Standard-Width) (2) ASI Input BNCs, (2) GigE Ethernet Media Ports, (2) 12G/6G/3G/HD-SD-SDI Coaxial Outputs, (2) 3G/HD/SD-SDI Coaxial Outputs, (4) Output Copy Coaxial Outputs, COMM/GPIO Port (All SDI coaxial connectors HD-BNC.)