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SALT LAKE CITY — March 2, 2010 — Utah Scientific today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense has selected a UTAH-400/XL router and associated master control systems for installation at a major facility in the Washington, D.C. area. The installation is to be accomplished with support from systems integrator Innovative Technologies, Inc., of Chantilly, Va.

"After thorough research, the UTAH-400/XL digital router was selected because it not only met or exceeded all project requirements, it also offered the best value, both in terms of the initial investment and — with Utah Scientific's well-known 10-year free warranty — in terms of total cost of ownership over time," said Humberto Irizarry, vice president of Innovative Technologies. "Important for this particular usage were the Utah router's compact footprint and the efficient backplane layout. In addition, it was appreciated by everyone that Utah Scientific is an American company that also does all of its manufacturing here in the United States."

Developed as a flexible platform for applications requiring extremely large matrix configurations, the UTAH-400/XL is the first router of its kind to offer a 1056x1056 matrix in a single equipment rack using industry-standard BNC connectors. Also because of its innovative architecture, the UTAH-400/XL is readily scalable from 288x288 to 1056x1056 and beyond using a single family of matrix building blocks. Besides offering flexible configuration, the UTAH-400/XL saves space and energy in comparison with other routing matrices of this size.

All UTAH-400 digital routers include redundant power supplies and signal format flexibility — including the ability to handle 3-Gbps progressive-scan HD signal formats. "The UTAH 400/XL brings our signature reliability and efficient design to very large-scale applications," said Tom Harmon, president and CEO of Utah Scientific. "At the same time, our engineering innovations mean the router is compact enough and flexible enough for all kinds of media settings."

The Department of Defense installation is the fifth placement of a UTAH-400/XL router in recent months.

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About Innovative Technologies

Innovative Technologies, Inc. (ITI) is a full service engineering company integrating visual and 'information technology' (IT) to offer a full suite of communications solutions to include systems integration, facilities management, and software development and Web-based services to the federal marketplace.

Building on the founder's engineering background in broadcast television and satellite communications technology, ITI carved a successful niche in the design-build of government broadcast television, multimedia, and audiovisual facilities. ITI's business solutions quickly expanded to include the management and operations of the broadcast television, multimedia and audiovisual facilities it had previously built. Today, ITI's visual applications incorporate IT as an enabler for Web-based and network distribution and processing solutions as part of its communications offerings. ITI's mission of offering visual and IT integrated solutions to the federal marketplace will be the cornerstone of its business strategy well into the 21st century.

About Utah Scientific, Inc.

Utah Scientific is the world's leading specialist in analog, digital, and HDTV routing switchers, master control switchers, and related control software. For more than 30 years, the company has provided industry-leading products and best-in-class service and support as recognized, again in 2009, by Frost & Sullivan with its Customer Service Leadership Award and demonstrated by the industry's first no-fee 10-year warranty. Additional information about the company can be found at www.utahscientific.com.

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