U.S. Dept. of Defense Selects Utah Scientific Router for D.C. Facility

U.S. Department of Defense has selected Utah Scientific’s UTAH-400/XL router and associated master control systems for installation at a major facility in the Washington, D.C. area. The installation is to be accomplished with support from systems integrator Innovative Technologies of Chantilly, VA.

“After thorough research, the UTAH-400/XL digital router was selected because it not only met or exceeded all project requirements, it also offered the best value, both in terms of the initial investment and — with Utah Scientific’s well-known 10-year free warranty — in terms of total cost of ownership over time,” says Humberto Irizarry, VP of Innovative Technologies. “Important for this particular usage were the Utah router’s compact footprint and the efficient backplane layout. In addition, it was appreciated by everyone that Utah Scientific is an American company that also does all of its manufacturing here in the United States.”

Developed as a flexible platform for applications requiring extremely large matrix configurations, the UTAH-400/XL is the first router of its kind to offer a 1056×1056 matrix in a single equipment rack using industry-standard BNC connectors. The UTAH-400/XL is also designed to be readily scalable from 288×288 to 1056×1056 and beyond using a single family of matrix building blocks. Besides offering flexible configuration, the UTAH-400/XL saves space and energy in comparison with other routing matrices of this size.

All UTAH-400 digital routers include redundant power supplies and signal format flexibility — including the ability to handle 3-Gbps progressive-scan HD signal formats.

The Department of Defense installation is the fifth placement of a UTAH-400/XL router in recent months.