Cobalt Digital's BBG-1060 Stand-Alone Test-Signal Generator Now Shipping

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URBANA, Ill. -- Sept. 11, 2015 -- Cobalt Digital today announced that the BBG-1060-TG2-REF1 stand-alone, dual-channel test-signal generator is now available. Part of Cobalt Digital's Blue Box Group(TM) family of products, the BBG-1060-TG2-REF1 desktop unit is an easy-to-use, economical source of comprehensive test-signal packages for ensuring the validity of downstream baseband SDI systems.

"We designed the BBG-1060 test generator with dual-channel testing capability so that customers get double the benefit from a single, compact box," said Jesse Foster, Cobalt Digital's product manager. "It's a feature that increases the unit's functionality and can reduce testing costs for broadcast facilities."

The BBG-1060-TG2-REF1 generates 3G/HD/SD-SDI/NTSC/PAL SDI test patterns and trouble slides and is capable of performing two separate tests on two separate paths. The generator offers bi-level and tri-level sync or composite-video test-pattern output, LTC I/O, SDI input video image capture, motion pattern overlay, and the ability for users to upload full-screen images.

The BBG-1060-TG2-REF1 also provides AES and analog audio test tones, both using 24-bit data. It can use an external reference to provide an output that's synchronous with house reference, or it can use its internal reference timing to generate its own reference. A CVBS output offers bi-level or tri-level reference output, and audio LTC test sequences are available over embedded, AES, and analog audio as well as via an RS-485 serial port.

A built-in Web server allows users to control and monitor the BBG-1060-TG2-REF1 over computers or smart devices from anywhere with Web access, with no special apps or plug-ins required. (Remote control is also possible using DashBoard(TM) Connect).

The compact BBG-1060-TG2-REF1 uses only one-third of a rack unit, which allows three units to be installed in a 1-RU space. An optional mounting tray is available that ensures the units can be mounted securely to a standard 19-inch frame. For high-density rack-mount applications, the TG2-REF1 system is also available as the 9960-TG2-REF1 openGear(R) card, part of Cobalt Digital's wide range of cards for the openGear modular platform.

Cobalt Digital will demonstrate the capabilities of the BBG-1060-TG2-REF1 test-signal generator along with other Blue Box Group products at IBC2015 on stand 10.B44. 

More information about Cobalt Digital and its products is available at

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About Cobalt Digital
Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion, terminal, throwdown, and multiviewer technology for the broadcast television environment. As a founding partner in the openGear(R) initiative, Cobalt offers a full range of openGear video and audio processing card solutions for applications such as closed-caption compliance monitoring, OB production, master control, HD news production, signal transport, audio loudness, and color correction. Cobalt's Blue Box Group(TM) line of interface converter boxes streamlines and simplifies a wide range of 3G/HD/SD conversion and signal transport tasks. The company's multi-image display processors enable multiviewer capabilities in the most demanding studio and remote broadcasting environments. Distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partners, Cobalt Digital products are backed with a five-year warranty. More information is available at

Visit Cobalt Digital at IBC2015, Stand 10.B44




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