Cobalt Digital introduces Fusion3G for openGear

Cobalt Digital has introduced a new range of 3 Gigabit-capable Fusion3GT cards for openGearT with the multi-purpose 9901-UDX converter at the heart of the series. Fusion3G are multi-functional, multi-featured cards that offer solutions to all of today’s signal processing challenges, including Loudness Processing, Audio Loudness Metering, DolbyR Encode, Decode, and Dolby Digital Plus, Colour Correction, Fibre Transmit and Receive, and Up/Down/Cross Conversion. The range offers all the features of Cobalt’s popular 9000 Compass series, plus much more. Inputs and outputs include analogue video and audio, HD/SD-SDI video & audio, and Fibre.  The openGear format takes application flexibility to new levels with its ability to handle 3G/HD/SD video processing cards, plus audio processing cards, from multiple manufacturers in the same frame.

Up/Down/Cross Conversion and Frame Sync – Fusion3G 9901-UDX The Fusion3G 9901-UDX is a 3Gigabit HD/SD-SDI up/down/cross converter with multiple inputs and outputs, frame synchronization, plus full-embedded audio and ancillary data support with per-channel audio delay. As with all Cobalt 9900 Fusion3G and 9000 CompassT series cards, remote control is quick and easy via free DashboardT GUI software, Cobalt’s OGCP-9000 remote control panel, or optional SNMP agent software for openGear frames. Separate versions are available solely to perform up conversion (9901-UC), down conversion (9901-DC) and 3G/HD to 3G/HD cross conversion (9901-XC); all include 3G/HD/SD pass-through.

End-users may choose from a wide range of options to add fiber I/O, analogue video I/O, AES and analogue audio I/O embed/de-embed – all on the same module. This level of integration reduces module count and simplifies the signal chain, as well as providing flexibility for ever changing system requirements, including 3-D TV compliant 1080p. Other available options include wings insertion, general purpose keying, colour correction, DolbyR E/AC-3/Dolby Digital+ encoding and decoding, ITU BS.1770 loudness metering, processing, and up-mixing using Linear Acoustic AEROMAXT and UPMAXT processors. Loudness processing and up-mixing are available as options, either individually or in combinations. Separate audio loudness metering, monitoring and logging are available through software option via a range of Cobalt Digital openGear cards viewable on the standard OGCP-9000 Remote Control Panel.

The Fusion3G range may be controlled and monitored using the ‘free of charge’ DashboardT software, as well as by Cobalt Digital’s award winning OGCP-9000 Remote Control Panels (SNMP monitoring is also supported). HD/SD-SDI versions of the Fusion range are also available.

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