Cobalt SCTE 104 provides a flexible and easily incorporated segment/interstitial insertion automation solution which can be propagated across the plant via baseband SDI (using the ANC space). Option +SCTE104 provides generation and insertion of SCTE 104 messages into baseband SDI. Message send can be triggered from automation GPI or other event action modes. The option can also execute card actions based on SCTE 104 messages received by the card, as well as send triggered SCTE 104 packets to other downstream systems.
In conjunction with other innovative features available on numerous Cobalt models (such as logo insertion option +LOGO), as just one example +SCTE104 can provide automated station ID with a raster logo insertion directed periodically by a SCTE 104 splice start received from an upstream system. Flexible and easy to use event action controls can execute any number of direct card actions or indirect actions (such as GPO activations) based on received SCTE 104 messaging.
The software can be ordered with card purchase, or activated later using a downloadable feature key via free DashBoard™ remote control/monitoring software (no need to remove or replace card.)
This option is available for numerous Cobalt openGearr card-based and BBG-1000 models (as listed in the Ordering Information section on this page) and where option +SCTE104 is listed in the model web page Options section. The option is software-based and can be ordered with card purchase, or activated later using a downloadable feature key via free DashBoard™ remote control/monitoring software (no need to remove or replace card.)