Cobalt Digital Intros +UDX-Dante-16×16 Audio Processor

Cobalt Digital UDX Dante 16x16 1Cobalt Digital introduced the +UDX-Dante-16×16, what the company calls the “industry’s first license-based 12G-SDI bridge to Dante audio.” Cobalt has made Dante’s IP-based audio networking solution available to users on a license basis, which is field upgradable, by incorporating the functionality into the Company’s 9904-UDX processing card.

The +UDX-Dante-16×16 supports embedding and de-embedding all the way to 12G with full audio routing capabilities between SDI, MADI and Dante, both input and output. This adds up to 32 channels to existing 9904 cards for a high-density solution without the need for any new hardware. Users will be able to ingest and process up to 16 audio channels from the network and will be able to output up to 16 channels back into the network using Dante and the Ethernet port.

In addition to accessing Dante on Cobalt’s 9904 cards, users will also have access to the card’s other functions such as UDX, color correction, 3D-LUT, frame-sync and audio mixing, which are still available while embedding and de-embedding to/from SDI. +UDX-Dante-16×16 users can also benefit from Cobalt’s BBG-1300 compact and portable frame by inserting a licensed 9904 card into a frame to convert it to a standalone chassis.

On the compression side, the 9992-ENC/DEC line has been enhanced with support for decoding Dolby AC-4 and Dolby E and transport protocols such as SRT and, soon, Zixi.