Cobalt Digital Introduces Frame-Accurate SCTE Trigger Insertion and OTT Streaming Platform

Author:
Publish date:

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- June 6, 2017 --

Cobalt Digital today announced the launch of its FAST-STREAM OTT platform for frame-accurate SCTE trigger (FAST) insertion and enhanced H.264 OTT streaming. FAST-STREAM OTT is the first system of its kind to be able to insert data frame-accurately into baseband video as prescribed in the SCTE specifications.

Built with terrestrial over-the-air, direct-broadcast satellite, terrestrial cable/MSO, and over-the-top (OTT) internet streaming providers in mind, the FAST-STREAM OTT system interfaces with automation and uses timestamps to insert SCTE 104 metadata frame-accurately and deterministically into baseband SDI. It then performs high-quality H.264 encodes designed to meet sophisticated delivery requirements in real time. Importantly, during the compression stage, the system takes the SCTE 104 messages from the SDI input and converts them to SCTE 35, which it then uses to reorder the group of pictures (GOP) so the I-frames line up with the trigger messages that were inserted at the baseband stage. This benefit contrasts with the typical, less precise method, whereby automation triggers insertion of a basic preloaded SCTE 104 message as close to the intended frame as possible.

FAST-STREAM OTT replaces a stand-alone SCTE 104 inserter and H.264 encoder by integrating them into a single compact, high-density appliance. The entire platform fits in a 2-RU Cobalt HPF-9000 frame or openGear(R) OG3-FR frame with redundant power supplies. The system is available in single- or dual-channel configurations, and one 2-RU openGear frame will support six FAST-STREAM OTT channels. In another first for the industry, the system is available with an x86 computer module that sits in the 2-RU frame alongside the FAST-STREAM OTT modules, taking advantage of the dual load-sharing power supplies and high-performance cooling.

FAST-STREAM OTT is intended as a set-it-and-forget-it system that, once configured, runs under automation. Remote monitoring and control are possible via the DashBoard(TM) Control System or SNMP, and built-in SNMP alarming alerts operators to any problems.

"Many of our customers live by the old adage that 'content is king,' which is why metadata management is one of our key product categories. The FAST-STREAM OTT platform is a critical new part of our metadata-management lineup, helping content providers realize more revenue by enhancing old workflows or defining new ones," said Jesse Foster, Cobalt Digital's director of product and business development. "FAST-STREAM OTT integrates Cobalt's baseband SDI processing knowledge with our video-compression expertise, resulting in a complete linear playout processing and encoding package for VOD and OTT."

More information about Cobalt Digital and its products is available at

www.cobaltdigital.com

.

# # #

About Cobalt Digital

Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning 12G/3G/HD/SD and IP-based 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 12G/3G/HD/SD and IP-based 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 

www.cobaltdigital.com

.

Image Link:

http://www.wallstcom.com/Cobalt/Cobalt_FAST-STREAM-OTT.png

Image Caption:

FAST-STREAM OTT

Share it on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=.@CobaltDigital%20Introduces%20Fra...

Related

BlackBox-Radian

Black Box Radian Flex Software-Based Video Wall Platform Earns ISE Best of Show Award

Black Box, an industry-leading provider of pro AV connectivity and signal distribution systems, today announced that the company's Radian Flex software-based video wall platform won an ISE Best of Show Award from AV Technology Europe, a Future Publishing magazine. Of the more than 1,000 exhibitors at ISE 2019, only 15 — including Black Box with Radian Flex — earned this award, which recognizes achievements and innovations in product and service development.

Luxul_XMS-1208P

Luxul to Bring Reliability and High Performance to IBS 2019 With Latest Networking Solutions for the Smart Home

Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, today announced its technology line-up for the NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS), taking place February 19-21 in Las Vegas. In the Legrand booth SU614, the company will exhibit a wide range of solutions for home builders that deliver reliable, high-performance networks in smart homes, including Gigabit switches; the next generation of wireless controller technology; indoor and outdoor wireless access points (APs); wired and wireless routers; intelligent network power distribution units (PDU); and the Wi-Fi Assurance Program exclusively for builders.

HoverCam_Pilot3

HoverCam's Pilot Series and ClassFusion Learning Platform Land Big Wins at TCEA 2019

HoverCam, a leader in innovative, interactive, and engaging education solutions, announced that the company's digital classroom solutions received three major honors from Tech & Learning at the recent Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) 2019 Conference in San Antonio. At the show, HoverCam's Pilot 3 digital teaching station received the Award of Excellence in the District category, while the company's new Pilot X podium and ClassFusion software platform both earned Best of Show honors. The awards were presented on Feb. 6 at a special ceremony held at Casa Rio restaurant in San Antonio.

Veritone_CollegeFootballPlayoff

College Football Playoff Uses Veritone's AI and Digital Asset Management Solutions to Enable Richer Media Coverage

Veritone Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI), the creator of the world's first operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE™, today announced that the College Football Playoff (CFP) leveraged an expanded deployment of Veritone solutions and services for the 2019 CFP National Championship to give members of the media even faster and richer access to its content resources. In addition to the CFP's Digital Media Hub, a white-label digital asset management portal from Veritone, the CFP also utilized Veritone's Live Event Services and aiWARE artificial intelligence platform for the first time. With aiWARE, the CFP was able to apply artificial intelligence to video footage and still images of press conferences, interviews and other Media Day events to produce transcriptions, automated facial recognition of players and coaches, logo identification, and other tasks enabling expedited and enhanced coverage of the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. For the first time, the CFP was able to make Media Day press conference clips and images available for search and immediate download within minutes of delivery. Following the success of this deployment, CFP has renewed its agreement with Veritone through the 2020 championship game in New Orleans.