Utah Scientific Adds Two Powerful Extensions to Master Control Family

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Integrated Systems Handle All of the Functions for Both High-End Facilities and Smaller Master Control Applications

SALT LAKE CITY — April 7, 2008 —

Utah Scientific today introduced two new additions to its master control switcher product family. The MC-4000 delivers two complete signal processing channels in a 3-RU package, offering larger broadcasters a fully integrated system for the most demanding on-air operations. For smaller applications, the MC-40 provides a standalone package that integrates the company’s widely successful MC-400 channel branding board along with an 8-input board that allows the MC-40 to be used separately from the UTAH-400 routing switcher. The MC-4000 features switchable HD/SD operation for maximum flexibility. Each processor channel has four keyers that can be fed with internal logos or external key signals, a built-in two-window squeeze-back effects generator, internal audio and video clip stores, and a complete EAS message processing system with text crawl generator and audio buffer/playback functionality. The MC-40, with two keyers, internal logo generator, audio clip store, and EAS crawl presentation facilities, can be used as a stand-alone master control switcher with four sources or downstreamed from a router to get additional sources on-air. The MC-40 can also be utilized as a dedicated EAS message presentation system downstream from an existing master control switcher. “The MC-4000 and MC-40 are powerful additions to our master control family that address the different needs of our customer base,� said Tom Harmon, CEO of Utah Scientific. “Utah’s master control technology is proven to be totally reliable and comes with the same industry-leading ten-year warranty as our routing systems. Now we’re taking that technology and adapting it for the changing needs of different areas of the market.� More information on Utah Scientific’s master control switchers and other products and solutions is available at


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About Utah Scientific, Inc.

Utah Scientific, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of analog, digital, and HDTV routing switchers, master control switchers, and related products including a full range of software for controlling and managing switching systems. The company has been serving the broadcast industry for 30 years with industry-leading products and best-in-class service and support as recognized by Frost & Sullivan with its 2005 Customer Service Leadership Award and demonstrated by the industry’s first 10-year warranty. Additional information may be found at