Our methods allow us the ability to see the "big picture" and have that view inform and enhance the decisions we make when it comes to the details of design and equipment selection.  


Utter Associates, is a video engineering and consulting firm specializing in digital television facility design, integration and project management.  We operate independently of manufacturers to offer quality engineering solutions. 

We are an Allied Member of the American Institute of Architects and often work as an architect's consultant - providing  written specifications and engineering design documents.

Our team is made up of some of the best designers, installers, and project managers in the business.  Our expertise comes from over ten years of experience designing and building solutions for high-end studio broadcast, master control, mobile production, PEG, and enterprise level A/V systems.

As a boutique system integrator, we are able to provide a high level of personal attention to your projects, yet our turn-key design and integration services scale to every size. What really sets us apart is our commitment to your project beyond integration allowing the flexibility of changes and updates as you enter into production. Design excellence is our core value. 

We offer a creative approach to projects and strongly encourage the end-user to be involved in the design process from the beginning.  Our methods allow us the ability to see the "big picture" and have that view inform and enhance the decisions we make when it comes to the details of design and equipment selection.  

Managing a wide variety of projects gives us an understanding of realistic budget constraints and allows us to offer creative solutions to difficult problems. We take pride in our ability to design facilities that exceed client expectations in function, ergonomics, and attention to industry standards and trends. 

Our clients trust us to see them through video engineering projects, large and small.


Erik Utter
President, Design Engineer

Emmy recipient Erik Utter brings a broad range of experience and qualifications to every project. Prior to founding the company, his experience includes the following:

Erik has been part of the NBC Olympics engineering team for multiple Olympic Games in Athens, Torino, Beijing and Vancouver.  He received an Emmy for his work in Beijing with NBC. He worked in preparation for the first high-definition broadcast coverage of the Olympics at the NBC Olympics headquarters facilities in New York and Connecticut

As Director of Engineering at Flying Spot, Erik spent over seven years growing the company into the largest film and video post-production firm in the Northwest with a significant high-definition capacity. He designed a facility that grew into numerous HD edit and effects finishing suites, HD telecine, over a dozen Avids, on-line, design, 3D, sound design, streaming media, duplications, etc.  While employed by Flying Spot, Erik designed the live video systems and control room at Safeco Field for the Seattle Mariners.

While at Pinnacle Post, then the largest production/post-production facility in the Northwest, he also acted as the network engineer during the early days of multi-platform computer graphics and visual effects.


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