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SALT LAKE CITY — Jan. 21, 2009 — A UTAH-400 routing switcher from Utah Scientific is playing a central role in an expansive home theater and A/V system installed in a 22,000-square-foot residence in Newport, Calif. The UTAH-400 seamlessly processes and routes up to 144 video sources, including a variety of vintage equipment such as VCRs and laser disk players, to more than 20 playout locations throughout the house.

Satori Audio Video, a system integrator and dealer in Scottsdale, Ariz., that specializes in home theater applications, sourced and purchased the UTAH-400 as part of a significant upgrade to the home's A/V infrastructure. The homeowners, videophiles who enjoy viewing movies and other video content in a wide variety of analog and digital formats, had outgrown a previous switching system that relied on two separate matrices — one each for SD and HD sources. With the old system, the users had to choose the appropriate format manually via a separate user interface for many of their sources.

Now, the UTAH-400 provides a single matrix for all SD and HD sources and automatically routes all types of SDI signals, ranging from live TV broadcasts to feeds from VCRs, DVD players, and laser disk players. With a Utah Scientific SC-4 control system monitoring and controlling all router activity on the network, the UTAH-400 is configured to accommodate 112 video sources for delivery to up to 80 destinations. The system interfaces with a Crestron wireless remote controller, which enables the user to queue up a list of multiple video sources for playout to any device in the home, including vintage equipment such as an original Sony HD television with cathode ray tube.

"The UTAH-400 was the ideal choice for our customers because of the complexity of their installation, with the number of sources rivaling that found in many broadcasting facilities," said Brendan Galluzzi, Satori's president. "And surprisingly, the system provides broadcast-quality results at a much lower price point than comparable systems that are specifically designed for the consumer and home theater market."

"This installation shows the versatility and flexibility of the UTAH-400," said Tom Harmon, president and CEO of Utah Scientific. "With its ability to seamlessly route and play out a large number of video sources, the UTAH-400 is perfect for any type of complex switching and routing environment — whether it's a broadcasting master control center or a home A/V system."

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About Satori Audio Video

Founded in 2006, Satori Audio Video specializes in distributed digital HD video and audio systems for home theater applications. Satori's founders draw on more than seven years of experience applying professional video technology in a consumer environment, with installations throughout most of the continental United States. Services include engineering, sales, setup, and service for the full range of requirements from simple home theaters to entire home automation systems.

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 about the company can be found at www.utahscientific.com.

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