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Utah Scientific 4K routing switchers

Utah Scientific is to extend its UTAH-100/UDS routing switcher family with a new range of routing switchers offering 6Gbps UHD-SDI signal capabilities to support 4K signal formats (both single- and multi-link) used in Ultra HD TV production.
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Utah Scientific is to extend its UTAH-100/UDS routing switcher family with a new range of routing switchers offering 6Gbps UHD-SDI signal capabilities to support 4K signal formats (both single- and multi-link) used in Ultra HD TV production. The 6Gbps UHD-SDI systems will provide twice the density (at half the power) and are claimed to offer “outstanding performance at a substantially lower cost than competitive 3Gbps multi-link solutions.” Routers in this new series are available in 32x32, 64x64, and 144x144 matrix sizes, and offer the same control options as the successful UTAH-100/UDS routers introduced in 2012. Complementing the new 4K routers will be a 4K signal-processing module that provides multiplexing and demultiplexing of 1.5Gbps and 3Gbps streams to and from the 6Gbps format. It is a modular system, based on I/O modules with 16 ports that are interconnected by a crosspoint fabric that allows any input signal to feed any number of output ports. For mixed-signal applications, the 4K routers can also be fitted with 3G cards from the UTAH-100/UDS family, providing a full range of connectivity options including coax, fibre, IP-video, and DVI/HDMI interfaces. The 4K routers are controlled and monitored through a built-in web interface that allows users to operate the system from a Web browser for local or remote control. Hardware control panels and an iPad app are also available to control the routers. “Our UTAH-100/UDS family of routers can be exactly tailored to fit a wide variety of operational requirements in all types of applications,” said Tom Harmon, president and CEO of Utah Scientific. “The 4K version is the result of our close cooperation with Semtech's Gennum Product Group, which is rolling out a family of UHD-SDI components for the new signal formats. By working closely with component suppliers, we are able to offer our customers the solutions they are looking for as they incorporate the latest technologies into their routing infrastructure.” David Fox www.utahscientific.com

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