Kramer Electronics Releases 18G 4K HDR Presentation Switcher/Scaler

kramerKramer Electronics’ VP-440X is an 18G 4K HDR presentation switcher/scaler with four HDMI inputs and one VGA input. The VP-440X scales video, embeds the audio and outputs the signal to two ports — one HDMI and one HDBaseT — together with an analog stereo audio output. Via HDBaseT, it extends video signals to up to 130 feet (40 meters) over CAT copper cables at up to 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24-bit-per-pixel video resolution and provides even further reach for lower HD video resolutions.

The VP-440X can be controlled by using an OSD (On-Screen Display) via front panel buttons, embedded web pages via Ethernet and/or serial communication via RS–232 transmitted by a PC, touch screen system or other serial controller. Additionally, connect to the contact closure connector for remote switching of sources and for toggling the display ON and OFF.

The user simply selects a dedicated unbalanced analog audio input to embed into each input. In addition, a microphone input is provided on the front panel of the VP-440X for mixing, switching or talk-over. Any of the signals can play audio through the unbalanced audio output. The VP-440X supports DSP technology including audio equalization, mixing, delay and microphone talk-over (ducking) and is HDCP 2.2 and HDCP 1.4 compliant.

The VP-440X retails for $1,495.