Kramer Intros New 4K@60HZ 8×8 Matrix Switcher

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Kramer introduced the VS−88H2 Thursday. The VS-88H2 is an 8×8 matrix switcher for 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) HDR signals and digital audio. It reclocks and equalizes the signals and can route any one of 8 HDMI, HDCP 2.2−compliant sources (selectable) to any or all outputs simultaneously. The VS-88H2 features independent audio routing. Any of the eight embedded […]

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Kramer Releases Omnivore KM-2B Microphone Aimed at UCC

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Kramer’s Omnivore KM-2B is a microphone designed for UCC applications. The patent-pending Omnivore KM-2B is a dual boundary microphone that eliminates comb filtering and has three selectable polar patterns, allowing versatility for any installation: Omnidirectional — For use in small/medium meeting spaces Sub-cardioid — Under the display in a huddle space Cardioid — On the […]

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Kramer’s versatile Omnivore KM-2B provides a single mic solution for corporate applications

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Jerusalem, Israel, February 26, 2020 – Seen at ISE2020 for the first time, Kramer’s Omnivore KM-2B is a revolutionary microphone, designed to be the go-to microphone for meeting and conferencing spaces. The patent pending Omnivore KM-2B is a multi-purpose dual boundary microphone that eliminates comb filtering and maximizes acoustic energy, providing unmatched clarity and flexibility. Omnivore KM-2B has […]

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Kramer VIA Campus2 PLUS Offers Document Collaboration in Meetings

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Kramer’s new VIA Campus2 PLUS is a simultaneous wired and wireless presentation and collaboration solution with a 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI input for wired connectivity. With any laptop or mobile device, users can view, edit and comment on a shared document and record sessions. Meeting participants can display or stream full uninterrupted HD video (up to […]

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Kramer Releases New Wireless Sharing Options for UCC and Education Spaces

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Kramer just launched the VIA GO² and VIA Campus² wireless sharing options aimed at meeting and educational spaces. Aimed at classrooms, huddle spaces and small meeting spaces, VIA GO² is a compact wireless sharing device that’s been upgraded to have a 4K HDMI output, 1024-bit encryption, 60-hertz video streaming and native AirPlay, Miracast and Chromebook. […]

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Kramer Launches Two New Collaboration Products at ISE 2020

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Kramer is launching two new collaboration products at ISE 2020; the VIA GO and VIA Campus. Designed for classrooms, huddle spaces and small meeting spaces, the VIA GO² includes wireless presentation functionality in a compact form factor at an entry-level cost. With 4K HDMI output, 1024-bit encryption, 60Hz video streaming and native AirPlay, Miracast and […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 951: Kramer to Enter Microphones Market and Launch New VIA Line at ISE 2020

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We got the scoop on today’s pre-ISE 2020 videocast that — Kramer is entering the microphone market. The first family will be aimed at UCC spaces and will be integrated into Kramer@Work pre-designed meeting spaces. But, that’s not all, on today’s videocast with Kramer Vice President Marketing. David Margolin, he also teases that we’ll see at […]

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Kramer to Intro KIT-400 Switchable 4K HDBaseT Transmitter/Receiver at ISE 2020

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Making its debut at ISE 2020, Kramer will introduce the KIT-400, a new switchable transmitter and receiver that provides 4K power and flexibility to today’s meeting spaces. Kramer says its KIT-400 brings a wealth of benefits to the end user, including connecting to a wireless device and the ability to store pre-defined room setups, letting […]

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Kramer Debuts KDS-10 H.264/H.265 Transceiver for Streaming Video Content

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Kramer just debuted the KDS-10 H.264/H.265 4K60 (4:4:4) transceiver that includes Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture display for streaming video content. The KDS-10 is equipped with H.265 high-efficiency video coding (HEVC), which uses approximately 50% less bandwidth than H.264. This video compression standard enables AV professionals to deliver 4K streaming over IP more efficiently and reliably. It […]

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Easy, Secure, Managed: Kramer’s strategy for AV over IT in 2020

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Jerusalem, Israel, January 30, 2020 – At ISE 2020, Kramer will be sharing its IT-centered Pro AV message – AV over IT – as well as a suite of new AV solutions designed to work seamlessly within IT workflows and IT methodologies. Kramer has been shifting its strategy and investing in IT-friendly Pro AV solutions in recent years. Integrating […]

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Kramer to Debut KDS-10 Transceiver At ISE 2020

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At ISE 2020, Kramer will debut the KDS-10 transceiver that’s 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) for AV-over-IP, and it includes something called Multiview for Picture-in-Picture and Picture-aside-Picture display. KDS-10 uses H.264/H.265 compression. The KDS-10 uses H.265 High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) encoding, which uses approximately 50% less bandwidth than H.264. This bidirectional transceiver supports up to 3840×2160 picture resolution […]

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Kramer Electronics Appoints New CEO

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Kramer Electronics just appointed a new global CEO in Itzhak Bambagi. Bambagi was in executive roles at IBM and DEC/Compaq over the past 18 years and he actually led IBM’s IT transformational experience using cloud technologies and various digital workplace initiatives across EMEA. The appointment heralds an exciting time for both Bambagi and Kramer. “I […]

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Kramer Details VP-551X 10-Port 18G 4K Presentation Scaler/Switcher

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Kramer Electronics’ VP-551X is a scaler/switcher for 4K@60 (4:4:4) HDMI, VGA and composite video signals. The VP-551X scales the video and provides options to use the embedded HDMI audio or breakout audio from one of ten analog audio input signals. After processing and scaling, the embedded AV signal is sent to the HDMI and the […]

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The Themes of InfoComm 2019

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Over the years I’ve been in this industry (this was my 33rd InfoComm — 34th annual show with InfoComm/AVIXA though as my first, back in 1987, the show was called COMTEC — before the name was changed to InfoComm in 1988), the show has evolved from a technology-based show to a product-based show and, more […]

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Sony Integrates Kramer Control Inside Bravia BZ35F Displays

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Kramer Electronics and Sony Electronics have announced the integration of the Kramer Control BRAINware system into Sony’s BZ35F series of BRAVIA 4KHDR displays. Kramer BRAINware is an software application that you to execute your room control actions straight from a KT-107 family touch panel, VIA Connect PLUS or KC-BRAINware-5/25/50 without installing a physical brain between […]

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Kramer’s New Audio Matrix Will Make U.S. Debut at InfoComm

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InfoComm 2019 will see Kramer Electronics debut its 20-port audio matrix with DSP and interchangeable inputs and outputs to the U.S. market. AFM‑20DSP has eight AEC channels, auto feedback suppression, Dante support, built-in Hi-Z and Lo-Z 120-watt power amplification and DSP functionality powered by Xilica Audio. The AFM-20DSP provides HDMI embedding and de-embedding at 4K@60 […]

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AV Industry EOL: Planned Obsolescence (Part One)

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For all of the massive technology improvements and innovations within the AV industry, there is irony in the faster obsolescence of digital equipment compared to the analog age of AV, leaving customers vulnerable to unexpected end-of-life notifications of planned obsolescence at the discretion of the manufacturer and reducing the life-span of digital AV gear. In […]

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Kramer Announces the VS-84UT Presentation System Matrix Switcher Using HDBaseT

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The Kramer VS-84UT is an 8 x 4 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) presentation system matrix switcher that switches the video, embeds the audio, and outputs the signal to both HDMI and HDBaseT 2.0 outputs. The HDBaseT input and output ports offer USB extension and selectable PoE. The VS-84UT includes a K-Config room controller that can operate over […]

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Kramer Intros the 612T, 612R 4K60 4:4:4 DP Transmitter/Receiver Over Multi-Mode Fiber Optic Cable

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Kramer Electronics’ 612T and 612R is a compact fiber optic transmitter and receiver set capable of extending uncompressed DisplayPort 1.2 signals over fiber optic cable. This set of extenders supports 4K@60 (4:4:4) resolution up to 656 feet (200 meters) on a dual LC multi-mode fiber cable. The new 612 transmitter and receiver also includes a […]

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Kramer Unveils the Industry’s First Audio Matrix with DSP and Interchangeable I/Os

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Kramer Electronics has unveiled the industry first 20-port audio matrix with DSP and interchangeable inputs and outputs at ISE 2019. AFM‑20DSP provides configuration flexibility and eliminates I/O limitations with its 20 interchangeable analog audio ports, letting AV professionals get more functionality for less real estate. AFM-20DSP also packs eight AEC channels, auto feedback suppression, Dante […]

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Kramer Releases 32 Port 12G SDI Matrix Switcher with Interchangeable Inputs and Outputs

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Kramer Electronics’ ASPEN−32UFX is a 32-port matrix switcher for SDI signals of up to 12G SDI. Each SDI port can be defined as either an input or output, allowing configurations such as a 1×31 distribution amplifier, 31×1 switcher, 16×16 matrix switcher or any other input-output combination. The ASPEN-32UFX can also be configured as a few […]

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Kramers New DAs Are 4K and HDBaseT Capable

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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 […]

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Kramer Announces WP-211T Automatic Switching Wall-Plate

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Kramer’s new WP-211T wall-plate is an automatic switcher for 4K, HDBaseT, HDMI 1.4, HDCP 2.2 video signals. Offering priority and last-connected switching options, the WP-211T automatically switches according to the selected switching scheme based on active video signal detection. The WP-211T wall-plate can be powered through PoE over the HDBaseT connection. The WP-211T wall-plate can […]

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Kramer Adds to Control Offering with BRAINware

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Kramer Electronics just launched Kramer BRAINware, a software-only control processor that the company claims simplifies control installations. By containing all of the control logic, design and attributes of the Kramer Control platform, Kramer BRAINware turns a Kramer KT-107 touch panel to a fully functional Kramer Control processor brain, without requiring additional physical processor hardware. Think […]

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Kramer Electronics Ltd. Appoints Clint Hoffman as CEO of its US Office

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Kramer Electronics just announced that Clint Hoffman, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Growth Officer, has been promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Kramer Electronics USA. His new position takes effect immediately. Hoffman joined Kramer USA in 2001 as VP Marketing for Kramer USA, driving all branding, public relations, advertising, promotions and campaigns, […]

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Waves MultiRack and Plugins Power the KN-DSP100 Kramer Network Server

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Waves Audio has now integrated Waves MultiRack and Waves plugins in the KN-DSP100 Kramer Network Server from Kramer Electronics. Waves MultiRack is a software host used by FOH and monitor engineers to run multiple simultaneous instances of the same plugins used in recording studios and mixing rooms the world over. The Kramer Network Server, with Kramer Network and DSP functionality for large-scale audio […]

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Kramer Debuts New 8×8 and 6×2 Matrix Switchers at ISE

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Kramer Electronics just launched the VS-88UT (8×8) and VS-622DT matrix switchers. Both are HDBaseT 2.0 based and support Power over Ethernet (PoE). The VS-622DT also includes the Kramer Maestro room automation software. VS-88UT is designed for boardrooms, hotels, multi-purpose divisible spaces, video conferencing applications, visitor centers and showrooms. VS-622DT is aimed at small to mid-sized meetings spaces. The VS-88UT is a 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) […]

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Kramer Updates Maestro to V1.5

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Kramer Electronics announced the release of Kramer Maestro V1.5 at ISE 2018. The Maestro room automation software is a pre-configured meeting room environment that does not require any programming. Kramer Maestro enables a series of actions (think macros) to occur when a specific condition or trigger is met. Maestro V1.5 has added a more extensive range of triggers including scheduling, input/output […]

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Kramer Debuts Kramer Network 2.0 at ISE

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Kramer Electronics Ltd. just announced Kramer Network 2.0 – an enterprise management platform for IT/AV professionals to configure and manage their entire Kramer product range, Dante devices and third-party devices from anywhere in the world. Kramer Network 2.0 has all the features and capabilities for managing any AV deployment. Configuration time is reduced due to automated device […]

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Kramer Becomes a Contributing Member of the SDVoE Alliance

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced that Kramer Electronics has joined the alliance as a contributing member. The announcement comes as the alliance heads to ISE 2018 in celebration of its first anniversary. At the show, the alliance stand 3-B150 will focus on the advantages of converged AV and IT infrastructure, which can only be realized with 10G networking and SDVoE […]

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Kramer Ships Kramer Control at InfoComm 

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Kramer Electronics announces availability of Kramer Control, the company’s cloud-based platform for control and management. Kramer Control lets IT/AV managers control, monitor and support AV systems, infrastructures and any third-party devices. The platform is scalable and leverages existing IP network infrastructures. The platform also features automatic data gathering and reporting on space usage, system activity, device health, and energy consumption. From […]

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