Kramer Electronics’ KDS-10 is a dual-stream transceiver for streaming 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) video signals via Ethernet over copper cable. The KDS−10 can be set as either an encoder or decoder. As an encoder, it encodes and streams one or two HDMI inputs over an IP network via H.264 or H.265. As a decoder, it receives the encoded signal, decodes it and outputs it to an HDMI output.
According to Kramer, the KDS−10 has flexible analog audio embedding and de-embedding. When in encoding mode, users can select the balanced analog audio input to embed into the streaming HDMI output signal. When in decoding mode, users can extract the HDMI audio signal and output it as balanced analog audio.
The transceiver includes two HDMI inputs that can be streamed alternately or simultaneously as either H.264 or H.265 and packaged as either unicast (one-to-one) or multicast (one-to-many). These two industry-standard encoding methods offer compatibility with other software and hardware decoding platforms from various manufacturers. Given the robust compression, the file size of the incoming signal is reduced, making it more manageable to stream, store or transverse over a 1G network.
The KDS−10 is available now in the United States at $2,995.00.