Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
South Dakota Public Broadcasting turns to Utah Scientific for HD upgrade
South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) has chosen a UTAH-400 series SD/HD routing switcher along with an SC-4 routing control system and MC-2020 master control switcher as part of a master control room upgrade to HD at its statewide broadcast facility in Vermillion, SD.
The station wanted a compact 1RU panel to provide full X-Y control because rack space was at a premium. Besides the UCP-1 panel and the UTAH-400 router (V-144 frame loaded 88 x 88 SDI and 16 x 16 HD), SDPB purchased Utah's MC-2020 master control switcher with two SD and HD processor channels and an SC-4 control system.
The control system will interface with a Quest Research & Development Q-Alert system, which automatically generates storm alerts. Q-Alert interfaces with a variety of graphics platforms including Utah Scientific's GPI-controlled MC-2020 master control switcher.
For more information, visit www.utahscientific.com.