Compact, high-density units accommodate vast variety of applications with support for signals up to 12G SDI.
Champaign, IL – August 29, 2023 – Cobalt Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, is introducing its new WAVE family of routers and control panels at IBC developed to accommodate virtually any application with support for signals up to 12G SDI. The routers and control panels will be presented in Cobalt’s Stand 10.F42 alongside numerous other new products including the UltraBlue IP-MV line of IP multiviewers, Pacific ULL Decoder, and a new 20-slot High Power frame compatible with openGear®. Popular units from Cobalt’s recently launched Sapphire series of ST 2110 converters will also be showcased.
Suzana Brady, SVP of worldwide sales and marketing for Cobalt says, “The industry continues to move toward 12G and IBC is the perfect environment to present our latest 12G routers and control panels to the international Broadcast community. These flexible units provide incredible power and density in an extremely compact package with a full feature set. We are always excited to provide solutions to our customers that answer a need and support their success.”
Catch the Cobalt WAVE of New Routers and Control Panels
WAVE RTR-64×64 and WAVE RTR-32×32 Routers
Cobalt is presenting its new WAVE high-density routers at IBC that offer unprecedented flexibility, ease-of-use, and simplified integration. Available in two configurations – WAVE RTR-64×64 and WAVE RTR-32×32 crosspoint solutions, these units accommodate any variety of applications with support for signals up to 12G-SDI. Packed into a slim 3.75-inch deep 4U frame with full-size BNC connectors, these routers include an Ethernet port for IP-based controls such as Cobalt’s Reflex, PESA PNET and General Remote protocol SW-P-08. The units also incorporate RS-422 & RS-232 9-pin serial communication ports. Web-based controls allow full setup, salvos, monitoring, and preset management. This compact design is specifically optimized for 12G SDI operation but handles lower SDI rates with ease, as well as ASI and MADI.
WAVE CP-84L and WAVE CP-78 Control Panels
Cobalt is also introducing a series of Control Panels developed to accommodate the WAVE router family. The WAVE CP-84L features 84 back-lit LCD dot matrix display buttons, while the simpler WAVE CP-78 features 78 buttons. The panels are housed in a 2U frame that measures only 3.5 inches tall and only 3.4 inches deep with removable rack mount “ears” for desktop use or other custom installations. The WAVE panels allow different setups to be stored and recalled from the browser to provide extremely flexible operations. After customizing the panel simply upload the configuration to a different panel for rapid changes on the network. Cobalt will also offer customizable API for integration with other products. Like the WAVE routers, both control panels offer unprecedented flexibility, ease-of-use & and integration, and share the same rich feature set.
Additional highlights include Cobalt’s new software-based UltraBlue IP-MV series of IP multiviewers, the PACIFIC ULL-DEC openGear decoder, and HPF-MAX 20-slot frame compatible with all openGear cards. Cobalt is also showing units from its growing Sapphire converter series including the Sapphire BBG-2110-H/S & Sapphire BBG-2110-2H mini converters and Sapphire BIDI-2H2S, a dual channel bidirectional HDMI to SDI / SDI to HDMI converter.
About Cobalt Digital
Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning IP and 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD conversion, throwdown, and multiviewer technology for the production and broadcast television environment. As a founding member in the openGear® initiative, Cobalt offers a full range of openGear compliant solutions as well as video and audio processing products for closed caption compliance, production trucks, master control, HD news, signal transport, audio loudness processing, and color correction. Cobalt’s Blue Box Group™ line of interface converter throwdown boxes streamlines and simplifies a wide range of IP and 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD conversion and processing tasks. In addition, the company’s multi-image display processors enable multiviewer capabilities in the most demanding studio and remote production/ broadcasting environments. Cobalt Digital products are distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partnerships. For further information visit: www.cobaltdigital.com