Founded by Gene Zimmerman in 1997 and based in Champaign, Illinois, privately held Cobalt Digital designs and manufactures award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion, throwdown, and multiviewer technology for the broadcast television environment. To them, signal processing is about more than just powerful processing and system capabilities. Just as important are scalable, cost-effective, real-world solutions that not only meet today’s demands but adapt to tomorrow’s challenges. They believe that a scalable, space efficient and flexible approach to terminal equipment and systems offers the best value and choice without compromising ease of integration, features, or economy. They call it Engineering Beyond the Signal™, and it’s that philosophy that guides everything they do.
Their ever-growing line of products is built to tackle any broadcast challenge in today’s multiscreen, multiformat world. At the same time, they keep an eye on the future to anticipate the next big need. Because with the pace of change in the industry, today’s challenges can quickly morph, and they want to be ready with new openGear cards, software, or equipment that lets you quickly and easily bring your existing Cobalt system up to date. Cobalt provides products for broadcasters, mobile production trucks, sports venues, governments, and corporate, education, and medical markets.
Cobalt is known for creating award-winning, unique solutions that maximize capacity and packaging economy, and you’ll find evidence of their quality in both their product design and advanced manufacturing. Unique engineering advances such as glitch-free audio resync are found in their principle frame sync products and event-based automated card setup. They manufacture all of their products in the USA using the latest in advanced components and multilayer PCB technology.