Compact and convenient, the BBG-1000 Series of desktop stand-alone products offer the same industry leading performance as Cobalt Digital’s latest-generation openGear cards but in a portable and easy to deploy package.

BBG-1000 units can be used as basic desktop units, or up to three units can be racked together as a 1RU group for rack mounting using the optional accessory BBG-1000-TRAY mounting tray.

An integrated LCD front control panel provides setup and local control while remote monitoring and control options include an intuitive HTML5 Web Browser User Interface and/or the DashBoard management system.

Products available in the BBG-1000 Series include Multiviewers, Auto Change-Overs, Clean and Quiet Routers, Up/Down/Cross Converters, Dual Frame Syncs, Color Correctors, Test Generators, MPEG Codecs, and Ancillary Data Management and Monitoring.

openGear is the award winning, industry standard, modular terminal gear platform and it continues to be adopted by end users across a diverse range of markets.

Cobalt Digital is proud to have been a founding partner of this customer centric, open-architecture platform, that allows users to select the best solution for their needs from multiple openGear manufacturing partners all while maintaining a standardized rack frame form-factor and software GUI.



  • 2RU frame houses up to 20 openGear® cards
  • Supports any mix of analog, digital, video and audio modules
  • Gigabit Ethernet-based frame controller
  • SNMP monitoring and control option
  • Multiple rear I/O modules are available for most cards
  • Removable front door for easy fan servicing
  • Frames come standard with cooling fans for cards and power supplies
  • 2 independent looping references with connection to each card slot
  • Optional redundant power supply, hot-swappable for 24/7 operation
  • Robust 360 watt power supply with integral cooling

The Blue Box Group (BBG) series of mini-converters offer high-quality design, function, and reliability in a small package. Cobalt Digital’s BBGs are designed and manufactured in the USA and backed with a standard 5-year warranty.

Most units can be powered from 5V USB sources, and when used in conjunction with the supplied AC adapter the unit has redundant power capabilities. In addition, a heavy-duty mounting bracket accessory is available so BBGs can be deployed in the most demanding applications.  

The BBG-Config USB monitoring and control application for Windows and OSX provides easy management of the sophisticated processing capabilities of these powerful mini-converters including audio mixing, shuffling, and gain level controls.

See our entire line of Blue Box Group throwdown converters and processors.