SALT LAKE CITY — Jan. 11, 2010 — Utah Scientific today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Barco to integrate Barco's high-resolution multiviewers with Utah Scientific routing switchers. The integrated systems will give operators a simple method for instantly identifying the status of multiple video sources in television and other video operations.
"Barco and Utah Scientific are two outstanding companies that for many years have provided complementary products," said Tom Harmon, president and CEO of Utah Scientific. "By leveraging the strengths of both companies, we can offer our customers an integrated, cost-effective solution packed with industry-leading features."
Jim Durant, market manager of broadcast for Barco North America, added, "Utah Scientific and Barco have a history of working together successfully on behalf of our customers. This agreement enables us to provide them with a combination of two best-of-breed, tightly integrated products: a state-of-the-art multiviewer and a top-of-the-line router."
During the first phase of the agreement, Barco and Utah Scientific engineers developed the MV-Bridge, a hardware/software solution that integrates the control systems of the Barco SMV-116 multiviewer with Utah Scientific routing switchers to ensure seamless functionality for users.
Barco's 16-channel SMV-116 is a compact high-resolution multiviewer that includes a comprehensive set of standard features, including as many as 16 auto-sensing composite, SD, and HD (3G) inputs, as well as DVI-I video inputs (up to 1080p) for displaying schedules or important computer status information.
Utah Scientific routing switchers include the full range of analog, digital, and HDTV systems with integrated high-density frame sizes from 8x8 to 1056x1056 (including the 144 frame in 9 RU, 288 frame in 16 RU, and 528 frame in 20 RU — all with 3G HD capability).
More information about Utah Scientific can be found at www.utahscientific.com.
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Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for sales and marketing, customer support, R&D, and manufacturing in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 725 million euro in 2008.
About Utah Scientific, Inc.
Utah Scientific is the world's leading specialist in analog, digital, and HDTV routing switchers, master control switchers, and related control software. For more than 30 years, the company has provided industry-leading products and best-in-class service and support as recognized, again in 2009, by Frost & Sullivan with its Customer Service Leadership Award and demonstrated by the industry's first no-fee 10-year warranty. Additional information about the company can be found at www.utahscientific.com.
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