Cobalt Digital Continues European Expansion at BVE 2013
Cobalt Digital’s European expansion is on the fast-track as the manufacturer revealed plans to demonstrate its 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear at BVE 2013 in London on February 26-28. Chris Shaw, executive vice president of sales & marketing, announced that the company will have its latest loudness processing innovations alongside their new line of throw down boxes, established terminal gear, and control panels in Stand F12, a space shared with Digi-Box.co.uk, a well known and established UK-based master distributor.
“With the recent appointment of Digi-Box as Cobalt Digital’s master distributor for the UK and Southern Ireland, it is vital that we support their efforts in this region,” stated Shaw. “BVE provides an ideal launching pad for this new partnership and offers the opportunity to demonstrate the latest additions to our product line.”
Cobalt’s timely loudness processing solutions will take center stage at BVE. Using LINEAR ACOUSTIC Aeromax technology, the multi-award-winning LMNTS (Loudness Management for n-Transport Streams), represents a leap in multi-stream loudness processing by offering an economic, consistent solution. LMNTS performs automatic loudness processing across many transport streams making it ideal for MVPDs and MSOs where a large number of diverse programming sources must be simultaneously controlled.
Cobalt’s SpotCheck, their audio loudness measurement and recorded data logging system, takes the guesswork out of loudness measurement and logging, and facilitates EBU R128 and CALM compliance. SpotCheck monitors an IP, ASI, or a transmitted over-the-air MPEG stream at the transmit (emission) encode point, and provides easy-to-use, convenient, long-term access to loudness records for all programming initiated from a broadcasting facility.
Also new is Cobalt’s BlueBox Group, a series of throw down boxes providing HDMI to SDI, SDI to HDMI, analogue to digital, and digital to analog conversion with audio embedding/de-embedding.
Cobalt will additionally feature FUSION3G line of terminal gear that offers extensive signal processing options including up/down/cross conversion, loudness processing, up-mixing, and Dolby transcoding; the COMPASS colour correction card with OGCP-9000/CC remote control panel; the 9223 MPEG-4 Encoder card; OGCP-9000 and WinOGCP remote control panels for control and monitoring of FUSION3G and COMPASS cards with loudness metering and monitoring options; and much more.