Kramer Electronics just launched the VS-88UT (8×8) and VS-622DT matrix switchers. Both are HDBaseT 2.0 based and support Power over Ethernet (PoE). The VS-622DT also includes the Kramer Maestro room automation software. VS-88UT is designed for boardrooms, hotels, multi-purpose divisible spaces, video conferencing applications, visitor centers and showrooms. VS-622DT is aimed at small to mid-sized meetings spaces.
The VS-88UT is a 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 8 x 8 matrix presentation system that switches the video, embeds the audio and outputs the signal to both an HDMI and an HDBaseT 2.0 with USB extension and PoE on input and output ports. Audio support includes balanced stereo audio, unbalanced stereo audio and de−embedded audio sources that output to embedded audio, balanced stereo audio as well as a power amplified audio output. VS−88UT includes a master room controller that can operate over Ethernet (LAN) with control ports that include: one bidirectional RS−485, four RS−232, four IR, four GPI/O, and eight relays to control a wide variety of AV devices. It includes a KNET connector interface that enables access to the master controller from auxiliary room controllers such as control keypads. The unit can also provide power to auxiliary room controllers via the KNET connectors. VS−88UT includes an Ethernet gateway to control and manage remote I/O ports.
VS-622DT is a 6×2 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) HDMI/HDBaseT matrix switcher with HDMI and HDBaseT output transmitters for video and audio transmission. It supports resolutions of up to 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) and WUXGA. The matrix is a PoE provider that provides power over Ethernet to compatible PoE receivers.