Agenda Item No. VI. B. 1. b. 5)

Washburn University Board of Regents





SUBJECT: Serial Digital Router for KTWU



DESCRIPTION:



KTWU is requesting approval to purchase a serial digital router. The serial digital router is necessary for KTWU to complete Phase II of the digital television conversion. The serial digital router will be competitively bid in accordance with University procedures. The serial digital router provides the capability of routing (SDI) Serial Digital Interface signals throughout the KTWU broadcast plant.

It is estimated the total amount of the serial digital router will not exceed $125,000.



FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



Funding for the serial digital router will be from the following:



State of Kansas DTV Bonds 50% of purchase price.



Department of Commerce Public Telecommunications Facilities Program 40% of purchase price.

Note: These funds are negotiated to be expended by September 30, 2004.



Funds from the KTWU Digital Capital Campaign fundraising 10% of purchase price.



RECOMMENDATION:



President Farley recommends the Board of Regents authorize the administration to proceed with bidding the equipment.



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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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