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SALT LAKE CITY -- April 14, 2008 -- Utah Scientific today introduced the UTAH-400/XL, the first router in the industry to offer a 1056x1056 matrix in a single equipment rack while using industry-standard BNC connectors. Adding to the company‘s widely successful UTAH-400 routing switcher product family and the recently introduced UTAH-400/528, the UTAH-400/XL was developed to provide a single platform for all digital router applications requiring extremely large matrix configurations.


“Size still matters when it comes to video routing,” said Tom Harmon, CEO of Utah Scientific. “The demand for matrix capacity continues to increase, but so also does the demand for a small footprint. The UTAH-400/XL and its little brother, the UTAH-400/528, address these conflicting requirements in a big way -- they are the largest matrixes in the smallest space, and they are accompanied by all the well-known features and reliability of the UTAH-400 family. No compromises.”


Thanks to an innovative matrix architecture, the UTAH-400/XL is readily scalable from 288x288 to 1056x1056 and beyond using a single family of matrix building blocks. In addition to this flexibility of configuration, the UTAH-400/XL offers tremendous reductions in the physical space and power consumption requirements of large routing systems.


As the largest member of the UTAH-400 family of digital routing switchers, the

UTAH-400/XL offers system designers the ability to place a 1056x1056 matrix in just 40 rack units of space, without the need for special cable/connector arrangements.


The UTAH-400/XL uses industry-standard 75-ohm BNC connectors for I/O, providing the highest connector density ever seen on a router of this size. The UTAH-400/XL offers all of the UTAH-400 family‘s well-known advantages, including redundant power supplies, low power consumption for cooler and more reliable operation, and signal format flexibility -- including the ability to handle the new 3-Gbps progressive-scan HD signal formats.


Another unique feature of the UTAH-400/XL architecture is that each crosspoint card actually has 576 inputs and 288 outputs, providing additional internal signal paths that can be used for a number of purposes, such as providing partial crosspoint redundancy without the need for redundant crosspoint cards.


The UTAH-400/XL and the UTAH-400/528 will be on display at the 2008 NAB Show in the Utah Scientific booth (N3531). More information about these new larger routers or the other routing and master control products from Utah Scientific is available at www.utahscientific.com.


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About Utah Scientific, Inc.

Utah Scientific, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of analog, digital, and HDTV routing switchers, master control switchers, and related products including a full range of software for controlling and managing switching systems. The company has been serving the broadcast industry for 30 years with industry-leading products and best-in-class service and support as recognized by Frost & Sullivan with its 2005 Customer Service Leadership Award and demonstrated by the industry‘s first 10-year warranty. Additional information may be found at www.utahscientific.com.



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