NAB 2022: Cobalt Digital BlueBox 12G Mini Converters Set to Debut at NAB
Cobalt Digital’s new series of BlueBox Group 12G mini converters will debut at NAB. The line-up consists of five 12G versions that include single and dual coax-to-fiber, single and dual fiber-to-coax, and a coax/fiber transceiver.
Suzana Brady, Cobalt’s SVP of worldwide sales and marketing, says the boxes have been developed in response to customer requests for solutions that go further than 3G capabilities. Cobalt, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear initiative, will be showing the mini converters at NAB 2022 in Booth N3713.
“Cobalt is committed to responding to our customers’ needs with sensible, affordable solutions,” comments Brady. “We had numerous requests to extend the capabilities of our BBG line to include 12G and are delighted to bring out this line and share it with the industry at our first in-person NAB in two years.”
Cobalt says the boxes are easy to use and turn Cobalt openGear cards into portable solutions, ideal for remote production applications. All the units support SMPTE ST2082, ST2081, 424M, 292M and 259M as well as ASI and MADI audio. Error-free pathological pattern operation is fully compatible with other professional fiber video interfaces, and SFP-based EO and OE converters provide state-of-the-art fiber performance, power consumption, and compactness. All BBG modules receive their operating power via a USB connection or by using an AC adapter connection. These power sources can be simultaneously used to provide redundant power sourcing.
In addition to the BBG boxes, Cobalt will be highlighting numerous new solutions including +UDX-Dante-16×16 – the industry’s first license-based 12G-SDI bridge to Dante audio, the recently launched Indigo 2110-DC-01 SMPTE ST-2110 solution, its line of compression products with a multi-link demo of RIST, and new Technicolor features for reversible inverse tone mapping SDR to HDR that are incorporated into Cobalt products.