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Utah Scientific Unveils Large Single-Rack Router

Utah Scientific introduced the UTAH-400/XL to provide a single platform for all digital router applications requiring extremely large matrix configurations. 4/15/2008 9:24 PM Eastern

Utah Scientific Unveils Large Single-Rack Router

Utah Scientific introduced the UTAH-400/XL to provide a single platform for all digital router applications requiring extremely large matrix configurations.

Utah Scientific introduced the UTAH-400/XL, the company's first router to offer a 1056 x 1056 matrix within a single rack unit with BNC connectors. The company's goal in developing the new router was to provide a single platform for all digital router applications requiring extremely large matrix configurations.

"Size still matters when it comes to video routing," said Tom Harmon, CEO of Utah Scientific. "The demand for matrix capacity continues to increase, but so also does the demand for a small footprint. The UTAH-400/XL and its little brother, the UTAH-400/528, address these conflicting requirements in a big way."

The UTAH-400/XL is scalable from 288 x 288 to 1056 x 1056 and beyond, with the use of additional matrixes. The router also offers reductions in the physical space and power consumption requirements of most large routing systems; the UTAH-400/XL can be placed in the 1056 x 1056 matrix within 40 RUs, without the need for special cable/connector arrangements.

Another feature of the router's architecture is that each crosspoint card has 576 inputs and 288 outputs, for additional internal signal paths that can be used for a number of purposes.



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