Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
8/27/2008 12:25 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Aug. 19, 2008
— Utah Scientific today announced the availability of a new option for its flagship router family, the UTAH-400, that enables direct connection of the router's outputs to the Miranda Kaleido-X series of multi-image display processors. The new interface takes advantage of the MV-Link (Universal Multi-Viewer Link) that is available as a Kaleido-X input option, replacing eight individual coax cables with a single multi-core cable to reduce the cost and complexity of connecting the outputs of the router to the inputs of the display processor.
In addition, the Kaleido-X offers a direct Ethernet connection to the Utah Scientific router's control system, allowing the Kaleido to download router source labels for use in the multi-viewer's under monitor displays (UMD) and giving the Kaleido-X the ability to send commands to the router to set up proper source assignments for a determined layout preset. The Kaleido-X on-screen mouse operation also allows direct source assignment from the router via drop-down menus. With the ability to assign any source to any destination on the monitor wall transparently from the operator point of view, this comprehensive interface makes the combination of the router and the multi-viewer processor the industry's most flexible and expandable monitor wall solution.
"It is becoming very common these days for router outputs to be used to feed multi-viewer inputs in large-scale monitoring applications," said Scott Bosen, Utah Scientific's director of marketing. "This new option for the UTAH-400 can greatly simplify the installation of such a system while reducing its cost and enhancing its operation. It is just another example of how the UTAH-400's flexible modular architecture can be used to build exactly the right system for any specific application."
The new option is available for immediate delivery. For more information on how this option can be added to any new or existing UTAH-400 router, please contact your Utah Scientific representative.
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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 about the company can be found at www.utahscientific.com.