Kramer Electronics’ new VM-4HN is a 1×4 HDMI distribution amplifier that relocks and equalizes the signal and is spec’d to distribute it to four identical outputs. The VM-4HN claims a maximum data rate of 10.2 Gbps (3.4 Gbps per graphic channel) distributes signals with resolutions up to 4K (3840×2160), 24 Hz refresh with 8-bit/10-bit/12-bit color, and 30 Hz refresh with 8-bit color, which means it supports WUXGA (1920×1200) up to 12-bit color and 1080p at all color bit depths.
Kramer says the VM-4HN supports Deep Color, x.v.Color, Lip Sync, HDMI Uncompressed Audio Channels, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD and CEC. It is HDCP-compliant and features I-EDID Pro Kramer Intelligent EDID Processing, an intelligent EDID handling and processing algorithm that ensures Plug and Play operation for HDMI systems. The default, pre-programmed EDID also allows the VM-4HN to be connected quickly and without having to connect a display to the output. It also passes 3D signals.