Cobalt Digital Inc. will be at NAB NY with many new solutions that target key trends challenging an industry in transition. The designer and manufacturer of award-winning peripheral devices for live video production and master control, and founding partner of the openGear® initiative, will showcase its 9904-UDX-4K board which has been enhanced with its Indigo 2110-DC-01 , an option that supports high-density native 4K ST 2110 audio and video processing on the openGear® form factor. The company will also showcase its new version of the SafeLink Gateway as a virtual machine, as well as a higher-density solution of +MPx-DANTE-64×64, the first four-channel 3G-SDI bridge based on a license from industry to Dante audio and winner of TV Technology’s 2022 Best in Show at IBC award.
Cobalt will also perform several demonstrations, including ST 2110 processing, its line of compression products with a synchronized decoding demo of Reliable Internet Streaming Transport (RIST), and a new feature from Technicolor that enables reversible SDR to HDR reverse tone mapping, followed by SL-HDR1 seamlessly.
All of these solutions will be in the Cobalt booth #915 at NAB NY taking place at the Javits Center on October 19-20.
On October 18, Cobalt CTO Dr. Ciro Noronha will be one of the featured panelists 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 from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. RIST.TranSPORT, to 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 two 25G Ethernet interfaces and now supports uncompressed 4K on the company’s 9904-UDX-4K card. Support for ST 2022-7 transparent redundancy switching is integrated to improve network reliability as well as IS‑04/IS-05 NMOS for automatic discovery and configuration. This included support makes interfacing with an existing network very simple, as devices are automatically discovered by network management and made available for interconnection.
Indigo, already available on Cobalt’s four-lane openGear 9905-MPx card, offers advanced processing with IP inputs and outputs and eliminates the need for external gateways. When Indigo is combined with the openGear 9904-UDX-4K card, a powerful and dense solution is created that can natively process HD, 3G and 4K IP streams without compromising quality. The 9904 platform is packed with features like up/down/cross conversion, audio routing, color correction, 3D-LUT processing and also supports Technicolor’s Advanced HDR.
Adding native ST 2110 interfaces to the audio and video processing elements provides an integrated, cost-effective solution. Customers no longer need to place multiple enclosures or processing elements in the data path to switch between IP and SDI. By processing natively over IP, all of this complexity is simplified and costs are significantly reduced.
Cobalt will also highlight its SafeLink Gateway which provides protection of live video and audio data over unsecured networks for low latency legacy devices. SafeLink, previously offered as a hardware solution, is now launching as a software-only form factor and includes support for UDP, RTP, FEC and RIST core profiles, along 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 can experience network delays. The light version of the software can live on most computers or Cobalt’s openGear OG-PC-x86 platform. Control is done with DashBoard, a free application that handles control and monitoring of all openGear broadcast products.
SafeLink can support up to 8 streams which in turn can be sent to 8 destinations for potential content transport to 64 destinations. SafeLink can also support up to 8 tunnels, each of which can support an arbitrary number of streams.
Cobalt made Dante’s IP-based audio networking solution available to users on a license basis at a much higher density scale by incorporating the functionality into the company’s four-channel 9905-MPx in addition to the existing 9904-UDX processing board 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 up 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 new hardware. Users will be able to ingest and process up to 64 channels of audio from the network and will be able to send 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 routing sending AV channels anywhere on the network with perfect digital fidelity.
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