Utah Scientific launched the Foundation Series, a family of hybrid digital routing systems ideal for a broad range of broadcast, mobile, corporate, and postproduction applications. It leverages technology …
Utah Scientific launched the Foundation Series, a family of hybrid digital routing systems ideal for a broad range of broadcast, mobile, corporate, and postproduction applications. It leverages technology in Utah Scientific’s UTAH-400 Series 2 router family, designed to provide a single platform for all digital router applications and handle all digital signal formats.
The Foundation Series routers include newly designed output cards that use the same physical footprint as any Series 2 router to provide twice the number of outputs. These outputs can be connected directly to multi-viewers and other monitoring devices that are installed locally with the router. These outputs can also be repurposed as standard outputs to drive up to 100 meters of standard cable runs.
“With the growing number of large-screen displays that use multi-viewer technology to display multiple images on a single screen, our customers have an increased requirement for outputs that can be dedicated to monitoring. In the new Foundation Series, we’ve repurposed our Series 2 technology to offer customers a feature-rich yet lower-cost solution,” said Tom Harmon, president and CEO, Utah Scientific. “The ability to drive normal cable runs as well as short runs to multi-viewers is a unique attribute of the Foundation Series, and it is another example of our ongoing commitment to provide the industry’s most advanced signal distribution technology to our customers.”
The Foundation Series gives users the ability to deploy routers in a rectangular configuration, rather than the traditional square router design, and additional outputs can be added while still maintaining full crosspoint redundancy for both normal outputs and monitor outputs. Additionally, the outputs can be loaded with all of the advanced feature cards currently available for Series 2 routers, including IP gateways, embedders/de-embedders, frame synchronizers, advanced audio features, and clean/quiet outputs.
The Foundation Series can be controlled by any version of Utah Scientific’s current family of routing control systems, including the SC-4, SC-40, and SC-400. In addition, the routers support hardware control protocol to enable control by third-party interfaces and legacy control systems.