Utah Scientific introduces new approach to signal distribution
Utah Scientific has designed the Utah-100/UDS universal distribution system to combines the flexibility of a multirate digital routing switcher with the economy of simple distribution amplifiers.
Suited for pro A/V installations, production houses, TV stations and all types of video operations, the modular system is based on I/O modules with 16 ports, interconnected by a crosspoint fabric that allows any input signal to feed any number of output ports.
A key feature is the economical design of the modules, which make it possible for a 4-RU frame to feed up to 144 output ports whilst remaining cost conscious. The unit's Flex-I/O modular I/O system allows a user to select the signal format of each I/O port from a complete range of options including analogue or digital video over fibre or coax, DVI and HDMI, and IP-encapsulated ASI video streams.
The UDS is controlled and monitored through a built-in web interface that allows the output ports to be assigned to blocks that are fed by a common input signal, making it simple to feed a large number of signal destinations with a new input source at the press of a single button. In addition to this, external hardware control panels and virtual control via ethernet work to extend the functionality of the system to local and remote users as required.