Utah Scientific Acquires Sandar

Scientific has acquired Sandar, a European
manufacturer and distributor of routing switchers . Sandar products are widely used by many of the top
broadcasters and telecom operators in Europe and
The new company will be known as Utah Sandar.
both Sandar and Utah Scientific are known for the knowledge, competence,
experience, and single-minded focus that they bring to the manufacturing of
routing switchers,” said Carmelo Catalano, chairman of the board of Utah
Scientific. “Beyond the synergy of their markets and product lines, the
reputations the two companies enjoy make them a natural fit.”
Sandar primarily makes small routers, from 3×3 to 32×32 in size,
Utah’s product line is
focused on larger routers up to 1152×1152 in size. Sandar has recently developed a new family
of affordable, compact routers that are fully compatible with the routing
systems manufactured by
— using the same control systems.
I’m most excited about are the benefits that this merger of great companies
will bring to our customers,” said Tom Harmon, president and CEO of Utah
Scientific. “Both Utah Scientific and Utah Sandar take pride in service
and responsiveness, and the combination will enable us to offer readily
available, regionally based (North European) product support and training to
broadcasters all over the world.”
Utah Sandar will continue to sell and service the well-established Sandar
family of routing switchers, as well as the full line of
Utah products. The managing director of Utah
Sandar is Roar Ostby, who commented, “Besides enabling us to introduce our
products to the
U.S. market,
the acquisition of Sandar by
has infused us with renewed energy. We are very enthusiastic about the
opportunity to join forces with such a strong market leader as Utah Scientific.”

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