Routers Installed in Production Trucks Used for Boxing
Utah Scientific, a manufacturer of routing and signal distribution products, announced that New Century Productions (NCP) will install two UTAH-100 16×1 routers to provide HD digital and NTSC signal testing in its NCP XIV production truck. The NCP XIV truck went on the road last August principally to cover boxing for Showtime.
Equipped with looping inputs, the small Utah Scientific routers enable NCP to evaluate a given signal directly, rather than look at the signal after it has been repeated by a DA or other device.
Looping inputs were quite common on analog video equipment but largely disappeared on digital video devices. When used to feed a test monitor stack (as is the case on NCP trucks), the EIC is able to monitor a signal on its way from source to destination.
Utah Scientific’s UTAH-100 line of compact routing switchers and signal distribution amplifiers offers a combination of features and performance that serve as solutions for a variety of industrial, professional, and broadcast applications. The family consists of both fixed-frame and modular devices for all signal types in 1-RU and 2-RU packages.
The two new UTAH-100 routers will be retrofitted later this year.