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The UCP-GPIO uses contact closures to extend any Utah Scientific router control system to external devices. The unit provides 16 inbound contact closures (GPIs) and 16 outbound GPOs. These contacts can be configured for latching or momentary operation, and they are programmable for mapping the individual contacts to specific source-destination combinations.

In latching (revert) operation, the crosspoint associated with that contact is activated as long as the closure is active. When the closure is released, the router output is switched back to the input that was selected before the closure was activated. This mode of operation is generally referred to as “Joystick Override” mode.

The 16 outbound closures are provided by relays, allowing external devices such as tally lights or other indicators to be activated when a specific source-destination combination is active in the router.

Technical Specs

„ Multi-level switching capability
„ Flexible connection options – Ethernet, U-net or both with CAT-5 cabling
„ Salvo Execution – making multi-bus salvos are just as easy as single source selection

Joystick Override mode

(1) RJ-45: 10/100 Ethernet
(2) RJ-45: Looping U-Net
(Utah Scientific control network)
(1) 422/232: DB-9F Subminiature
Utah Scientific RCP-1 serial protocol
(1) RJ-45: Diagnostic port
(1) RJ45: Can Exp port – panel expansion


100-240VAC 50/60Hz
Power consumption less than 15 watts


Physical Rack Mount
Width: 19” (48.26cm)
Depth: 5.5” (14cm)
Height: 1RU, 1.75” (4.45cm)
Weight: 1RU, 3.5lb (1.6kg)


Operating temperature 32-104 degrees F (0-40
degrees C)
Relative humidity range: 0-90%, non-condensing


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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