Kramers New DAs Are 4K and HDBaseT Capable

Kramer Electronics’ newest HDBaseT distribution amplifiers, VM-218DT and VM-218DTxr, offer one HDMI or HDBaseT input (selectable) to eight HDBaseT outputs. The VM-218DT sends a 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) signal up to 130 feet (40 meters) and the VM-218DTxr sends a 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) signal up to 330 feet (100 meters).

Both HDBaseT distribution amplifiers are HDCP compliant and can take either an HDMI or an HDBaseT input (selectable), equalize and reclock the signal amnd then distribute it to eight identical HDBaseT outputs. Each output also supports separate RS232 and IR input control signals that can be extended, along with the audio and video, simplifying connections to multiple destinations. Analog audio extraction of the selected input signal, allows high quality audio amplification and playback. The models also include a looping HDMI output for easy field expansion and local signal monitoring. Both have a web-based user interface and LED indicators for HDMI and HDBaseT ports to facilitate easy remote or local maintenance and troubleshooting.

The VM-218DT and VM-218DTxr are designed for deploying mid–way between an HDMI or HDBaseT AV source and multiple remote displays.

The VM-218DT is $3,750.00 and the VM-218DTxr is $5,399.00. Both are here.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..