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Utah Scientific Adds Efficient New Crosspoint Tech

Utah Scientific, which makes digital and HDTV routing switchers for media enterprises, announced it would be the first manufacturer to deploy new high-performance switching technology from Mindspeed Technologies in a video router.

Utah Scientific UTAH-400 288

Utah Scientific UTAH-400 288

Utah Scientific, which makes digital and HDTV routing switchers for media enterprises, announced it would be the first manufacturer to deploy new high-performance switching technology from Mindspeed Technologies in a video router. Currently, the company's top-of-the-line UTAH-400 288R video router is shipping with the Mindspeed M21170 crosspoint switch at its core.

The Mindspeed M21170 is a single part that replaces the four interconnected 144x144 crosspoint chips that were previously required to create a 288x288 matrix, Utah Scientific officials said. Use of the M21170 enables Utah Scientific to simplify router design, resulting in a system that uses less power, generates less heat, and operates more reliably, according to the company.

"At Utah Scientific, we leverage the best advanced technology to give our customers the best products for the job," said Tom Harmon, president and CEO of Utah Scientific, in a statement. "Mindspeed Technologies is a technology leader, a pioneer in the development of highly advanced crosspoint switches. With the Mindspeed crosspoint switch inside it, our UTAH-400 288R becomes even more efficient in its usage of power and rack space. In short, our use of the Mindspeed M21170 enables us to give our customers more bang for their router buck."

Able to expand seamlessly from 8x8 to 1152x1152 and beyond, the UTAH-400 series of routers was designed to address the growing requirement for large switching systems. Features include a wide selection of frame sizes for all signal types; a full range of I/O options including 3Gbps, analog, and fiber; optional crosspoint redundancy in all matrix sizes; redundant power supplies and controller cards; and signal-presence detection.

 


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