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The MX-Lator is designed to provide a simple, reliable and cost effective way to integrate third party devices into the SC controller series. When bringing an external device under the Utah Scientific controller as the controlled or controlling device, it is sometimes necessary to provide a translation of the control commands between the control architecture and the remote control port provided by the external device. This job is handled by control translation units.

A broad range of interfaces that work with popular 3rd party routers, production switchers and other 3rd party devices provide seamless integration of your facility operations. In addition, we offer custom developed interface protocols as well. With the optional redundant MX-Lator translator card, mirrored redundancy provides a complete back up and protected operation for mission critical situations. The MX-Lator includes a standard redundant power supply.


Utah Scientific offers two versions in the Translator series to accomodate any need. The 2RU MX-Lator enterprise translator is the most flexible and comprehensive translator in the series with multiple serial ports for 3rd party connections, single ethernet and sync reference input making it a primary choice for TV and truck systems. The MX-Lator frame also offers the support for dual SC-400E controller boards where both control and translation are needed.

Technical Specs
  • Exceptional reliability
  • Linux platform with instant boot time
  • Retains settings upon power restoration
  • Broad range of integration to 3rd party devices
  • Redundant controller card with mirrored redundancy option
  • Standard redundant power supply on MX-Lator model
  • Custom Developed interface protocols available upon request

Reference Input
(2) Video BNC looping Analog PAL, NTSC, or tri-
level Used to switch on vertical interval
(1) RJ-45 10/100 Ethernet CAT5 cable
Utah RCP-3 Ethernet protocol
(6) RS-232/422 RJ-45
Control of third party devices
Utah Scientific RCP-1 serial protocol
(2) DB-9F Subminiature
Control of Utah legacy AVS-2 and DDS-2 routers
(2) DB-15M Subminiature
Control of Utah legacy AVS-1 routers
(2) MX-Bus looping DB-25F Subminiature

Cable length: 300 feet
Connects controller to all UTAH Series routing
(1) DB-9F Subminiature
(1) Phoenix
Timecode values for logging messages
(2) 90-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

What Our Customers Have To Say About Us

“As a well-known provider of dependable, worry-free routers with the world’s best warranty, Utah Scientific was an easy choice to supply the routers for this value-added solution.”
– Peter Schut, Senior Vice President, Media Infrastructure, EVS
“Based on our ongoing and successful partnership with Utah Scientific, we already have firsthand experience with the company’s engineering excellence, product reliability, and first-rate service and support.”
– Todd Mason, Founder and CEO, BMG (Broadcast Media Group)
“Utah Scientific has outstanding brand recognition in the studio and mobile broadcast markets and a stellar reputation for reliability, longevity, and customer service.”
– Michel Suissa, Managing Director of Professional Solutions, The Studio-B&H
“The new Utah Scientific system has made a huge difference in our production capabilities, allowing us to handle five times the programming output of the old facility.”
– David Finer, Manager, City Channel Pittsburgh

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