Cobalt Digital’s 9061 Compass card Wins TV Technology STAR at IBC

Cobalt
Digital Inc. recently launched the newest ‘star’ of its COMPASS family of
products at IBC 2007: the versatile 9061, an up/down/cross format
converter. Cobalt Digital’s range of COMPASS cards for the flexible openGear
frame is designed to offer creative solutions for the challenges that
broadcast end-users face in the digital world. In recognition of the
first-class engineering and innovative design of the 9061, Cobalt was awarded a
coveted TV Technology STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) during the
trade show.

Chris
Shaw, Cobalt’s Director of Sales, was present for the honor: “The
multi-featured 9061 card is taking Cobalt Digital to an exciting new level,
strengthening our already established product line. Our family of COMPASS cards
for the openGear format will grow extensively in the upcoming months to provide
solutions for our customers, at cost-effective pricing. ”

The 9061
is an up/down/cross format converter with universal inputs analog/digital
inputs, audio embedding, audio conversion and Frame Sync. It has a full
featured, high quality 12-bit analog to 10-bit serial digital converter, an
HD/SD-SDI input, analog and digital audio inputs, audio embedding, audio
de-embedding, Frame Sync and user audio/ video level controls. Full user remote
and local digital proc. control, with user memory allows digital adjustment of
gain, DC Offset, saturation and hue, audio levels, audio mapping and Frame Sync
controls. Factory presets enable a return to factory settings. It is available
in the fourth quarter of 2007.

9061
Features include:

24-bit
analog audio conversion to AES

24-bit embedding

5-Line adaptive comb filter for SD-Composite mode

Analog and AES audio inputs and AES output

Audio channel mapping and level control

Audio embedding or de-embedding

Differential inputs for power hum rejection

Frame Sync with tracking audio delay

HD/SD universal analog and digital inputs

Internal color bar generator

Local or remote user configuration & processing controls

Video level controls