Utah Scientific Joins Forces with Barco

Utah Scientific has announced an agreement with Barco to integrate Barco’s high-resolution multiviewers with Utah Scientific routing switchers. The newly integrated systems will allow operators to instantly identify 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,” says 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.”

Barco and Utah Scientific engineers have already developed the MV-Bridge, a hardware/software solution that that integrates the control systems of the Barco SMV-116 multiviewer with Utah Scientific routing switchers. The 16-channel SMV-116 is a compact high-resolution multiviewer that includes a comprehensive set of 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 and Barco have a history of working together successfully on behalf of our customers,” says Jim Durant, market manager of broadcast for Barco North America. “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.”