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Converters, amps and compressors

On show, the new 9904-UDX-4K 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI UHD up/down/cross-converter and frame synchroniser is designed for openGear frames.

The 9904 can up-convert 3G/HD to UHD (3840×2160), providing either quad 3G-SDI-based square division or two-sample interleave formats, as well as single-wire ST 2082 12G-SDI. The unit can also perform the reverse in down-converter mode and has two HDMI 2.0 outputs for cost efficient monitoring.

Cobalt has also announced plans to introduce options for HDR, as well as ST 2022-6 and 2110 uncompressed audio and video over IP.

Also being introduced to the European market is the

BBG-DA-12G-1X6 brick form-factor UHD distribution amplifier. With its cable-length performance of 100m over Belden 1694 cable at

12G-SDI, the unit is a problem-solving tool.

Additionally, Cobalt has developed new features for its line of MPEG encoders and decoders, including the +RTP/ARQ licence option that enables automatic repeat request (ARQ). Unlike SMPTE Forward Error Correction (FEC), the +RTP/ARQ technology requests only actual unreceived packets to be resent, which keeps the stream bit rate as economical as possible, said the company.