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Utah Scientific, Barco Offer Integrated Router, Multiviewer

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 switcher
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Utah Scientific, maker of large-scale routing switchers for major operations, has entered into an agreement to integrate its switchers with Barco high-resolution multiviewers.

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."

The deal continues a history of Utah Scientific and Barco working together.

“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,” said Jim Durant, market manager of broadcast for Barco North America.

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).

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