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.