Utah Scientific appoints broadcast veteran Scott Barella as CTO
WORLD: Scott Barella has been appointed as CTO for Utah Scientific, bringing almost four decades worth of broadcast sector knowledge and experience. In his new role, Mr Barella will be based in Centennial, Colorado, working alongside the manufacturer’s engineers, managing the product roadmap and driving the company’s involvement with AIMS (Alliance for IP Media Solutions), while reporting directly to CEO Tom Harmon.
Prior to joining Utah Scientific, Mr Barella, who holds bachelor's degree in radio and television broadcast from the University of Wyoming, served as CTO at systems integrator, 5280 Broadcast Inc, where he specialised in transitioning clients from SDI coax to IP networks in line with AIMS. Throughout his career, he has also spent six years as vice president of technology at Larcan Inc, seven years at Burst Communications as vice president of engineering and spent the remaining 22 years as chief engineer for a variety of television stations and for AT&T Broadband prior to it becoming Comcast.
‘Scott brings a rich background in broadcast systems design and architecture, systems integration and IT video operations, as well as foundational leadership in AIMS - all of which will help us propel our customers into the new frontier of uncompressed IP audio, video and data,’ said Mr Harmon. ‘He has been involved in the broadcast industry since 1977 and I can't think of a stronger professional to help guide us in our product development.’
‘I am thrilled to join such a dedicated group as the team at Utah Scientific and look forward to helping this company move forward toward the next generation of IP media solutions,’ added Mr Barella. ‘I don't know of any other company that is doing this much to help customers meet today's SDI video needs while paving the way for the IP-based, uncompressed operations that are just around the corner. With the new Foundation Series of advanced hybrid digital routers as well as the all-new UHD-12G digital routing switcher for single-link signal distribution, Utah Scientific continues to show incredible strength and breadth in SDI video technologies.’