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BBG-1040-ACO M-Input Modular Framesync w Auto-Changeover by Cobalt Digital

BBG-1040-ACO M-Input Modular Framesync w Auto-Changeover by Cobalt Digital

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The all-new CobaltĀ® BBG-1040-ACO Multi-Input Modular Framesync with Auto-Changeover and Character Burn provides a high-density standalone modular unit that offers unprecedented multi-input support, flexibility, and ease of use and integration.
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    Cobalt Digital
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    5.00 lbs
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    5 Years
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The all-new Cobalt® BBG-1040-ACO Multi-Input Modular Framesync with Auto-Changeover and Character Burn provides a high-density standalone modular unit that offers unprecedented multi-input support, flexibility, and ease of use and integration.

Multiple SDI input ports allow manual selection of input, or failover to alternate inputs (Auto-Changeover) on loss of input conditions as well as user-configurable Video Quality Event intelligent assessments such as black/frozen frame or audio silence. Also Included standard is closed captioning absence/presence detection that allows CEA 608/708 and line 21 SD CC absence or presence to be detected. Video Quality or Closed-Captioning event status can independently be propagated for each event type as GPO, automated alert email, input routing changes, or card user presets you can configure to provide any number of special actions such as routing changes or burn-in text alert messages.

Two discrete character burn strings can be inserted on output video, with each string inserted as static text and/or insert only upon LOS. Any of several standard test patterns can be inserted as an input LOS marker. A moving-box insertion can be enabled to serve as a dynamic raster confidence check even when the input video image is static. Timecode can be received and prioritized among any standard SMPTE embedded or audio LTC timecode, and in turn outputted and burned-in on the output video.

The BBG-1040-ACO uses a built-in web server that allows control/monitor over computers or smart devices from anywhere accessible over the web; no special apps or plug-ins are required for remote control. The compact 1/3-rack size of the BBG-1040-ACO allows 3 units to be installed in a 1RU space (an optional mounting tray is available that provides secure mounting of the units to a standard 19” frame). GPIO allows direct input routing control and status monitoring.


  • Multi-input, with manual selection or Intelligent Auto-Changeover failover. Latching relay bypass retains manual or failover input-to-output routing even in the event of power failure.
  • Intelligent Auto-Changeover can be set to invoke failover or alerts for basic input loss as well as intelligent failover/alert based on black/frozen frame or audio silence. Threshold and hold-off are user configurable.
  • Video Quality and Closed-Captioning Absence detection and flagging with GPO, automated alert email, input auto-changeover, or engage custom user preset actions
  • Dual independent burn-in text string insertion allows condition-based insertion (such as basic ID text for valid input and different text message for failover conditions)
  • Moving-box/motion insertion enable serves as a dynamic raster confidence check even when the input video image is static
  • Timecode processing can prioritize, filter for, and convert between specific SMPTE embedded-video or audio LTC, with output/burn-in timecode using selected format
  • Framesync with full H/V offset and manual/LOS video pattern generator. Framesync can also convert raster format between 29.97/59.94 and 30/60 formats. Rear-panel looping reference connectors.
  • Full audio crosspoint with delay control available for all audio outputs
  • Web-based user interface/remote control as well as front-panel pushbutton menu-based local control with LCD status/net ID
  • Redundant power supply option
  • Compact footprint – up to 3 units in a 1RU space. Optional tray provides secure captive-fastener mounting of 3 units in a 1RU tray.
  • Five year warranty

< 18 Watts. Power supplied by 12VDC AC adapter, universal input.

Video Input/Outputs
SDI inputs: (2) 75Ω BNC
SDI outputs: (1) 75Ω A/B BNC w/ RLY Bypass Protect. (3) DA 75Ω BNC; selectable as selected-input RCK or processed.
Formats Supported: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M
Receive Cable Length: 3G/HD/SD: 120/180/320 m (Belden 1694A)
Return Loss: >15 dB up to 1.485 GHz; >10 dB up to 2.970 GHz
Alignment Jitter: 3G/HD/SD: < 0.3/0.2/0.2 UI
Minimum SDI Latency (framesync disabled):
  SD: 127 pixels; 9.4 us
  720p: 330 pixels; 4.45 us
  1080i: 271 pixels; 3.65 us
  1080p: 361 pixels; 2.43 us

Input Select/Auto-Changeover Failover
Manual selection (forced) of any input via web GUI/front panel controls or GPI.
Failover to alternate input on loss of target input. Failover invoked upon LOS or user configurable parametric criteria such as black/frozen frame or audio silence. 
- Black frame trigger configurable for black intensity threshold and persistence time.
- Frozen frame trigger configurable for frozen percentage difference and persistence time.
- Audio silence trigger configurable for dBFS floor threshold and persistence time.
Relay latching for manually or failover selected path retains routing in loss of power conditions.

Timecode Insertion/Burn-In
Burn-in and embedded video output timecode selected via user controls from input video SMPTE embedded timecode and/or audio LTC. Burn-in enable/disable user controls. Configurable for burn-in string of seconds, seconds:frames, seconds:frames:field. User controls for text size and H/V position.

Text Burn-In
(2) independent strings supported. Independent insertions controls for enable/disable and enable upon LOS. User controls for text size and H/V position.

Audio Output
16-ch embedded.User crosspoint allows routing of any embedded channel to any embedded channel output. Multi-frequency tone generator for each audio output. Downmix output available for any output channel pair. Master delay control; range of -33 msec to +3000 msec.

(2) GPI configurable to select input routing. 
(2) GPO configurable to invoke upon input selected.

Control/Monitor Interface
HTML5 web server/interface via rear-panel 100/1000 Ethernet port.

Frame Reference Input
Looping 2-BNC connection. SMPTE 170M/318M “Black Burst”, SMPTE 274M/296M “Tri-Level”
Return Loss: >35 dB up to 5.75 MHz

Dimensions (WxHxD): 5.7 x 1.4 x 14.7 in (14.5 x 3.5 x 37.3 cm) Dimensions include connector projections.
Weight: 6 lb (2.8 kg)

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