Cobalt Digital CCW Plans Target Loudness Processing, Monitoring Over IP Demonstrations

With the deadline for CALM compliance looming, Cobalt Digital has announced plans to highlight its baseband and IP/ASI solutions for loudness management, measurement and record systems in Booth 1136 at CCW 2012 (New York City, Nov. 14-15).

The manufacturer of 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear will demonstrate LMNTS, an exciting breakthrough in comprehensive multi-channel, transport-based loudness processing, and SpotCheck, an innovative transport stream compliance monitor. Also on display will be Cobalt’s new MADI card-based series of baseband audio routing solutions for mobile environments, production companies, or any application involving multi-vehicle audio signal transport.

SpotCheck – Audio Loudness Measurement and Recorded Data Logging System
Cobalt’s SpotCheck, a transport stream compliance monitor that takes the guesswork out of loudness measurement and logging, provides a easy-to-implement path to CALM compliance and maintenance. 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.

Segments can be searched via the intuitive display of loudness plots along with date/time-stamped thumbnails of the actual corresponding programming, or can optionally be queried and correlated using a database relationship with the facility as-run automation list. SpotCheck readily pinpoints all segments that are outside of CALM compliance providing documentary proof should an erroneous complaint appear. Ethernet control enables integration with facility IT providing long-term logging/thumbnail storage.

Requiring no breakout from the MPEG stream and not affecting the emission stream in any way, SpotCheck provides an easily integrated, facility-based, powerful solution for loudness records and compliance interrogation and verification.