Broadcast Sports Technology Deploys Cobalt Digital Converters

Broadcast Sports Technology is using Cobalt Digital Inc. model 9821 down converter/aspect ratio conversion cards in the group's latest high-definition trucks.

"The flexibility and capability of the Cobalt 9821 make it a vital component within our mobile units," said Peter Larsson, general manager at Broadcast Sports Technology. "We have been very pleased with cards installed in our NASCAR truck and are seeing the same excellent performance with them in our new CBS Golf mobile unit."

The Cobalt Digital converter card is a 10-bit HD downconverter with an SD pass through feature and separate controls for SD and HD inputs. It's designed to operate in openGear card frames and can convert HD to SD and analog composite video.

Odenton, Md.-based Broadcast Sports Technology is a supplier of RF systems for live sporting events, supporting event coverage for CBS, ESPN and The Golf Channel.