Communication Specialties, Inc., DoCaption Unveil New Closed-Caption Monitoring Units

In close partnership, Communications Specialties, Inc (CSI) and DoCaption announced two new unique products and solutions based on the CSI’s highly acclaimed Copperlink 2353 3G/HD/SD-SDI to HDMI converter platform: The Copperlink 2353WST and Copperlink 2353CC closed captions monitoring standalone units.


Both Copperlink 2353WST and Copperlink 2353CC devices automatically detect, decode and display closed captioning data out of a 3G/HD/SD-SDI video signal and provide an HDMI signal in native format with captions overlaid on screen.

An audio output, through stereo line or HDMI, also allows confidence consistency check between audio and captions, when required.

The Copperlink 2353WST supports WST (World System Teletext, ETSI EN300706)/OP-42/OP-47 specifications and is targeted to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa territories, while the Copperlink 2353CC supports CEA-608 and CEA-708 specifications and is targeted to North, Central and South America territories.

“We at DoCaption are proud to have brought our expertise in captioning encoding and decoding to the renown excellence of Communications Specialties” says Renaud Desportes, Head of Sales at DoCaption.

“Our efficient, yet fun and promising partnership led to our monitoring solution that dramatically reduces installation and operational costs; Small footprint box form factor allows easy installation anywhere and setup is pretty straightforward: this allows quick and easy confidence monitoring of caption streams.”

“We are so happy to work with DoCaption” says Paul Seiden, Director of Sales at Communications Specialties. “The Copperlink 2353 series is the perfect platform for adoption to closed captioning support for the broadcast community.”

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