KSHB in Kansas City adds Utah Scientific routers
KSHB, an NBC affiliate station in Kansas
City, Mo., has
installed Utah HD and SD master control processors, a UTAH-400 router, and an
SC-4 control system. A new Utah Scientific customer, KSHB is a Scripps-Howard
station that operates Kansas City’s
NBC affiliate, TV-41, and an independent entertainment station, KMCI 38 The
“Our legacy system had grown over time to be so complex that it was
a logistical nightmare,” said KSHB Director of Engineering Jay Nix.
“Knowing we had to make a change, we looked at several vendors. I had
worked with Utah Scientific equipment at other stations and had only good
experience with them. In the end, the dealmaker was Utah Scientific’s 10-year,
At KSHB, a UTAH-400 router, V-288R frame-loaded HD 224×160, and A-288R
frame-loaded AES 224×160, is replacing six legacy routers from another vendor.
The installation also incorporates all-new master control equipment, including
two MCP-2020 panels, two SD-2020 processors, and two HD-2020 processors. The
new master control system eliminates a cumbersome set-up in which the HD
switcher was on the other side of the control room. Now, KSHB operators can
switch all four program streams from a single location, meaning they can work
faster and more flexibly.
“Utah Scientific’s 10-year, no-fee warranty is unrivaled in the
business,” said Tom Harmon, president and CEO of Utah Scientific. “We
can offer it with total confidence because we know how reliable our equipment
is. In the useful lifespan of any equipment we manufacture, 10 years is