Ramar Communications, in Lubbock, TX, has implemented a master control system based on Utah Scientific's UTAH-400 router, MCP-2020A multichannel master control panel and eight MC-400 master control switchers.
The system, which interfaces with Rushworks automation, streamlines and simplifies operations while supporting HD and SD broadcasts for seven TV stations in the Southwest.
The new equipment was put into service in late 2008. It replaced legacy master controls that were routed by means of patch bays. Because the previous master controls had been purchased individually at different times, each worked differently, resulting in a chaotic work environment. The new system and workspace, in contrast, was designed by Ramar Communications director of engineering Tee Thomas to be logical, intuitive and aesthetically pleasing.