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Max Media expands Utah Scientific routing switcher, master control
Max Media has expanded its HD centralcasting system based on a Utah Scientific UTAH-400 routing switcher and UTAH MC-400 master control switcher to cover 12 Fox and ABC stations serving six Montana markets. The system is located in Missoula.
Max Media’s Missoula facility is delivering a dual ABC/Fox HD program feed to KTMF in Missoula; KTMF-LD in Kalispell; KWYB in Butte; KWYB-LD in Bozeman; KFBB in Great Falls; and KHBB in Helena.
Planning for the digital transition and growth, Max Media put the UTAH-400 routing switcher in place two years ago. The master control system was expanded this summer. The Utah MC-400 master control incorporates a multichannel control system with MC-GUI soft control panels. Each of the 12 channels has Utah Scientific’s MC-40/EAS capability, which inputs the EAS signal and performs keying and audio message presentation into the feed. The MC-40/EAS features two keyers, an internal logo generator and an audio clip store.