Cobalt Digital’s 9257 Audio Distribution Amplifier Earns Award at IBC
Cobalt Digital has been recognized for innovation again. The manufacturer of 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear received another STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) – its eighth – from TV Technology Europe magazine at the 2011 IBC convention, this time for its 9257 1×9 MADI (AES10-2003) Audio Distribution Amplifier, developed for the openGear platform.
Cobalt’s 9257 provides a quick and easy way to transport audio between trucks without the need for fiber. Using MINI DIN or HD-BNC connectors, a customer can install 20 cards into a single 2RU frame, offering the capability to accept 20 inputs and 180 outputs — ideal for the limited space available in trucks.
The STAR Award is designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the broadcast industry.
“We are both pleased and honored to receive our eighth STAR award,” exclaimed Chris Shaw, Cobalt’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Cobalt developed the new 9257, 1×9 MADI DA at the request of our end-users. Many mobile production truck companies are using MADI for sending/receiving audio signals between vehicles. The 9257 presents a really compact and efficient way to transport MADI audio between vehicles without fiber or degradation.”