Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Utah Scientific's Dot.Box package enables economical multichannel operation
Utah Scientific has released Dot.Box, a combined dual-channel master control and routing system for broadcasters moving to multichannel operations.
Dot.Box comprises a UTAH-400 HD/SD routing switcher with 32 inputs and 16 outputs and two MC-400 master control processor boards with MCP-400 master control panels — everything necessary to put two SD/HD-switchable channels on-air.
The router incorporates dual power supplies and dual cross-point/controller boards. The two MC-400 processors feature internal logo keying, automatic EAS message presentation, video frame buffers on all master control video inputs and an independent MCP-400 physical control panel for each master control channel.
Router control is handled by the SoftPanel-2 virtual control panel system, which allows the user to create and deploy virtual panels to meet any control requirement. Dot.Box packages are available in both 32- and 64-router frames.