Snell & Wilcox Kahuna supports Utah Scientific Routers

& Wilcox and Utah Scientific announced that the Snell & Wilcox
Kahuna SD/HD multiformat production switcher now supports the complete range of
Utah Scientific routing switchers, including legacy systems. The tight
integration of the two companies’ products makes it easy for Utah Scientific
clients to select and work with the production switcher and meets both their
day-to-day and future production requirements.

“Snell & Wilcox is a leader in its product category, and the
integration of the Snell & Wilcox Kahuna with our routing switchers extends
our clients’ options in selecting the production switcher most appropriate for
their needs,” said Scott Bosen, director of marketing at Utah Scientific.
“We’re pleased to be working with the company to provide a tested and
proven router-switcher combination.”

“We strive to deliver highly interoperable products that enable customers
to implement best-of-breed solutions right for their operations,” said Joe
Zaller, vice president, strategic marketing, at Snell & Wilcox. “The
integration of the Kahuna with

range of routing switchers offers Utah Scientific’s large customer base a
simple way to build the flexibility and functionality of our SD/HD multiformat
production switcher into their facilities.”

The Snell & Wilcox Kahuna can be deployed along with

Utah routing switchers to maximize use of
all available crosspoints, as in a studio setting where a large router
distributes signals to multiple Kahuna systems in multiple studios. The product
pairing also suits mobile productions, giving the Kahuna operator the
flexibility to choose from a greater number of sources.

The Kahuna production switcher is the first product to integrate SD and HD
inputs on the same control panel and within the same mainframe, effectively
making all SD and HD sources interchangeable. Working in multiformat SD/HD
mode, Kahuna users can mix existing SD camera feeds, graphics, handheld shots,
and archive footage directly into an HD production with no need to purchase
expensive HD upgrades or extra HD upconversion equipment. Snell &
FormatFusion technology allows those
SD sources to be seamlessly integrated into HD productions and vice versa. The
easy-to-use yet powerful Kahuna
suite of 3-D DVEs provides a broad variety of effects that can be applied in
SD, HD, or both formats.

Utah Scientific routers are designed to serve a wide range of applications,
ranging from outdoor broadcast (
OB) trucks and
local broadcast stations to large enterprise network operations centers. The
company’s UTAH-100, UTAH-200, UTAH-300, and UTAH-400 series of router products
offer full-featured functionality, flexibility, compact design, and redundancy
for maximum reliability.

routers support a wide variety of signal formats, including 3-Gbps HD, as well
as internal cross-conversion and I/O connection options.

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