Cobalt chosen for Russia’s TV-Gyberniya5 September 2014
Cobalt Digital has announced that Matrix Engineering Group of Moscow has installed a complement of Cobalt gear at TV-Gyberniya as a part of the network’s new HD studio.
TV-Gyberniya, based in Voronezh, Russia – about 300km south of Moscow – broadcasts to over 2 million residents. TV-Gyberniya began broadcasting in conjunction with the Russian satellite operator Tricolor TV Maximum HD in 2014.
“TV-Gyberniya operates in HD,” said Mikhail Konovalov, chief engineer. “When we tested the content in this format, we were stunned by the quality of the picture. We appreciate the quality of the work of the specialists of the Matrix Engineering Company. But the greatest advantage is versatility of the system. We jokingly call it the TV LEGO for adults.”
Matrix Engineering selected a mix of Cobalt’s card-based products and Blue Box Group throw down modules to form the core of the new HD studio’s signal processing, conversions and distribution functions. The configuration comprises video (HD/SD-SDI) and audio (analog) distribution amplifiers, HD/SD-SDI audio embedders, and Cobalt’s new 9501-DCDA down converter/distribution amplifier. Four openGear HPF-9000 frames are used to house the cards and are controlled by the DashBoard control and management system. The system is capable of remotely managing the modules and also monitoring their performance and functionality.
“Working with Matrix Engineering on this important project for TV-Gyberniya illustrates our commitment and ability to serve the global broadcast industry with practical solutions and local support,” noted Chris Shaw, Cobalt’s executive VP of sales and marketing. “The Cobalt system proved to be perfect for the network’s successful transition to HD and we couldn’t be more pleased.”