Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Utah Scientific releases Dot.Box for multichannel operation
Utah Scientific announced Dot.Box, a combined dual-channel master control and routing system designed to offer a complete, affordable solution for broadcasters moving to multichannel operation. The system 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.
For reliability, the router incorporates dual-power supplies and dual crosspoint/controller boards. The two MC-400 processors are housed in the router frame with access to all 32 sources and also feature internal logo keying and external key signal inputs for flexibility, 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 uniquely flexible 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. It is wired for future expansion of inputs, outputs and additional master control channels.