Kramer Buys Ashton Bentley

Kramer announced the acquisition of Ashton Bentley, a UK-based provider of collaboration spaces. The company says Ashton Bentley’s solutions enhance Kramer’s current offerings by allowing the company to offer AV-enabled meeting room furniture to display mounts. The acquisition of Ashton Bentley enables Kramer to offer complete meeting room solutions for enterprises, according to the company. […]

Kramer Buys Ashton Bentley

New Kramer TBUS Is a Tabletop Connectivity Solution

Kramer announced the TBUS of tabletop connectivity with a user-centric design. The TBUS product line are all table-mount solutions that fit into any meeting space. This system includes a single cable solution for charging, AV and USB peripherals. Kramer says the TBUS ensures that workspaces remain neat and professional. Its components are installed and maintained […]

New Kramer TBUS Is a Tabletop Connectivity Solution

Kramer Debuts 1G and H.264/265 AV-over-IP Streaming Boxes

Kramer expanded its AV-over-IP portfolio with two new products: KDS-17 and KDS-100. The company says the KDS-17 offers uses JPEG2K-like compression for video and audio streaming over 1GE networks. Designed for spaces requiring 4K60 4.4.4 video quality with minimal latency, it supports up to 1,000 video sources, making it suitable for command centers, meeting rooms, […]

Kramer Debuts 1G and H.264/265 AV-over-IP Streaming Boxes

UPDATED: What the Hell Happened to Kramer? At Least in the USA …

Updated: Kramer has released an open letter responding to this post, which is in the comments. We have added our response to their letter at the bottom of the post in italics. Jumping the Shark. What does that mean? Wikipedia defines the idiom “jumping the shark” or “jump the shark” as a “term that is […]

UPDATED: What the Hell Happened to Kramer? At Least in the USA …

Kramer Adds to Series 3 Product Line of 4K60 USB-C Interfaces

Kramer expanded the Series 3 product line of uncompressed 4K@60 4:4:4 video switching, single-cable extension and USB-C interfaces. Series 3 integrates multiple product lines, forming a unified foundation for any deployment, according to the company. Product Highlights, according to Kramer: Matrixes: Modular, fixed and all-in-one matrixes Switchers: Multi-format Series 3 Switchers optimize connectivity for presentations, […]

Kramer Adds to Series 3 Product Line of 4K60 USB-C Interfaces

Kramer Debuted a Cloud-Based Management Platform for Its AV-over-IP System Dubbed Panta Rhei

Kramer announced Panta Rhei, a single, centralized, cloud-based platform designed to “reform the audiovisual ecosystem experience.” Kramer says Panta Rhei features include: Setup and Management: Quickly build, configure and manage audiovisual environments. Monitor and Support: Enables effective tracking, monitoring and health reporting of audiovisual. environments to boost uptime and utilization. The platform’s integration with IT […]

Kramer Debuted a Cloud-Based Management Platform for Its AV-over-IP System Dubbed Panta Rhei

Here’s What Kramer is Doing at InfoComm 2023

Kramer, the leading audio-visual experiences company, brings a sizeable presence to InfoComm 2023 with a highly interactive and engaging stand. Kramer will unveil its latest range of technologies and solutions to the North American market at the show, while engaging closely with customers, partners and visitors to discuss company growth, industry development and more. The […]

Here’s What Kramer is Doing at InfoComm 2023

Kramer Appoints Peter Baxter as Senior Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa Region

Kramer today announces the appointment of Peter Baxter as senior vice president (SVP) of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Pete is a 32-year veteran of the technology industry with tenure in the reseller, system integrator and vendor worlds. He is a go-to-market expert, designing and leading organizations that focus on customer engagement, […]

Kramer Appoints Peter Baxter as Senior Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa Region

Kramer Announces New Distribution Partnership With Westan NZ

Kramer, an audiovisual experience company, today announced its distribution partnership in New Zealand with Westan NZ, one of the largest AV/IT media technology distributors headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Kramer offers wireless presentation and collaboration, room control built in the cloud and web-based AV network management, setting a new standard for AV/IT convergence. The company provides […]

Kramer Announces New Distribution Partnership With Westan NZ

Kramer Partners with Sennheiser to Create Optimized Hybrid Teleconferencing Solution

Kramer has partnered with Sennheiser to create a solution for optimized hybrid teleconferencing. Using a combination of Kramer’s AFM-DSP20-AEC audio matrix switcher with Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 (TCC2) and TeamConnect Ceiling Medium (TCC M) ceiling microphones, the system is aimed at medium or large spaces. The Kramer DSP is spec’d to maintain the quality of […]

Kramer Partners with Sennheiser to Create Optimized Hybrid Teleconferencing Solution

Kramer and Jabra Collaborate for Wireless Presentation and Collaboration Solutions

Kramer and Jabra are collaborating on wireless presentation and collaboration products for huddle spaces in large conference rooms. The solution incorporates the latest VIA Connect2 and VIA Campus2 from Kramer and Jabra’s PanaCast video range to create a bespoke solution designed for the hybrid workplace. The powerful multi-participant content-sharing capabilities of Kramer’s VIA Connect2 for […]

Kramer and Jabra Collaborate for Wireless Presentation and Collaboration Solutions

Kramer Enters Strategic Partnership With Vega Global

Kramer today announced a strategic partnership agreement with Vega Global, a system integrators and managed service provider. By tapping into Vega Global’s wide network of AV and IT resellers, Kramer is hoping this partnership will strengthen its position, globally. With over 20 offices across Asia, Oceania, and Middle East, Vega Global has an extensive market presence that […]

Kramer Enters Strategic Partnership With Vega Global

Cory Schaeffer: A Legacy of Help, A Legacy of Change

By Dan Ferrisi, Editor in Chief, Commercial Integrator As commercial AV has matured, it has become increasingly clear that ours is an industry not of technology, per se, but of people. At our best, commercial AV professionals are committed to creating experiences that tell compelling stories and leave indelible memories. In that way, the technologies […]

Cory Schaeffer: A Legacy of Help, A Legacy of Change

Kramer Debuts a New Ecosystem of AV-Over-IP Solutions, Including KDS-7 Family

At ISE, Kramer debuted a new ecosystem of AV-over-IP solutions including the KDS-7 family of encoders and decoders, which send 4K60 4:2:0 video at 1G across a network AV installation. In the booth’s UCC section, this is the first time people can see Kramer’s new collaboration devices including a speakerphones, video cameras and all-in-one collaboration […]

Kramer Debuts a New Ecosystem of AV-Over-IP Solutions, Including KDS-7 Family

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2022 Edition

Welcome to my 22nd annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I can’t believe I have written this article 22 times. I am beyond humbled by how many of you read this; last year, it was viewed by over 90,000 #AVtweeps. #LOVE ❣️ The bottom line is I love writing this article. It keeps me curious and humble. […]

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2022 Edition

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1087: Here’s the First Video Interview With Kramer’s CEO and UC Workspace’s Founder Since the Acquisition

In case you missed the news, Kramer announced it would buy UC Workspace on Feb. 2, 2022. Gary was lucky enough to snag the first video interview with the heads of both companies. Kramer CEO Gilad Yron and UCW Founder and President Angela Hlavka both provide insight into the reasons for joining forces and what […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1087: Here’s the First Video Interview With Kramer’s CEO and UC Workspace’s Founder Since the Acquisition

Kramer Electronics Acquires UC Workspace

Kramer Electronics announced the acquisition of UC Workspace (UCW). UCW is best known for its Quicklaunch software solution that delivers the same UI to all collaboration boards. UCW helps organizations take control of meeting rooms with analytics such as its WEAV content and interaction platform and UCCentral software that provides insight and control of workspaces, […]

Kramer Electronics Acquires UC Workspace

Kramer Launches VIA Connect 2 for the Hybrid BYOM Work and Learning Space

Kramer just launched the VIA Connect2. It is aimed at hybrid meetings and learning in the Hybrid Generation (“Generation H”) for the enterprise and education markets. VIA Connect2 creates one Unified Communications & Collaboration experience with flexibility for wirelessly sharing, engaging and collaborating anywhere, from any device, with any video conference platform. It also features […]

Kramer Launches VIA Connect 2 for the Hybrid BYOM Work and Learning Space

Kramer Launches VW-4 Video Wall Driver

Kramer launched the VW-4, a hardware-based video wall driver for video walls within a closed system. The VW-4 delivers perfectly aligned content onto video wall displays of any size, with plug-and-play wired connectivity that requires no adjustments. Using the VW-4’s one HDMI video input, you can drive up to four HDMI display outputs and support […]

Kramer Launches VW-4 Video Wall Driver

LAVNCH WEEK 4.0: Digital Signage Day Recap

Happy LAVNCH WEEK 4.0, AV pros and fans! This is my first time writing (and experiencing) a LAVNCH WEEK, and it’s been exciting, informative and FUN! In Leah’s words, LAVNCH WEEK events are “part digital-event experience, part virtual product-launch stage and part networking hub,” where we take a deep dive into the now and next […]

LAVNCH WEEK 4.0: Digital Signage Day Recap

Kramer Electronics Unveils Two-Gang Decora Wall Plate

Kramer Electronics’ WP-EN6 is a two-gang Decora wall plate video encoder that claims streaming of 4K@60Hz (4:2:0), HDCP 2.2, HDMI video, IR, RS-232 and USB signals over an IP network in unicast (one-to-one) or multicast (many-to-many) configurations. The WP-EN6 uses Power over Ethernet (POE) and auto-senses the extension line PoE status and accepts power from […]

Kramer Electronics Unveils Two-Gang Decora Wall Plate

Kramer Releases Two Hybrid Solutions For Education

Kramer has launched two new hybrid solutions aimed at the education market. The Kramer EDU-Hybrid-ZR is a Zoom Rooms solution that starts lessons with no personal device needed — and the Kramer EDU-Hybrid-1 is a software-agnostic wireless presentation and collaboration solution that can run any Windows-based UCC application including Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Both integrate […]

Kramer Releases Two Hybrid Solutions For Education

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2021 Edition

Welcome to my 21st annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I love writing this annual predictions article — it’s both humbling and rewarding. It requires me to stop and research anything new, evaluate the potential impact it will have and then articulate it in a way that matters to readers. If you’re a regular reader of my […]

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2021 Edition

Kramer Electronics Intros Active Multiformat Male Input to HDMI Male Output Adapter

Kramer Electronics’ K-SPIDER is an active multiformat male input to HDMI male output adapter that enables you to connect one HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort or USB Type-C source to an HDMI acceptor. K-SPIDER says its multiformat adapter design provides AV/IT professionals with a solution that saves on installation time and costs, replacing the variety of […]

Kramer Electronics Intros Active Multiformat Male Input to HDMI Male Output Adapter

Kramer Unveils Corona Tag Wearable Device for Contact Tracing

Kramer has launched Corona Tag, a compact wearable device designed to eliminate the need for sitewide shutdowns in case of a COVID-19 infection in workplaces, schools or any public venues. Corona Tag frees employees, educators and organizers from unnecessarily isolating large crowds by quickly identifying high risk contacts to help maintain business continuity. Corona Tag […]

Kramer Unveils Corona Tag Wearable Device for Contact Tracing

Here’s How the Corona Tag Can Get Us Back to Work Safely

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST This year has forced innovation globally. Throughout 2020, much of the creativity has appeared in problem-solving and in the interest of human interactions returning to “normal.” For example, a handful of companies are rapidly developing one of the world’s first totally synthetic vaccines to fight COVID-19. But, the innovation didn’t […]

Here’s How the Corona Tag Can Get Us Back to Work Safely

Kramer Electronics’ VIA GO² Is Shipping

Kramer Electronics’ VIA GO² is shipping. The VIA Go² gives iOS, Android, Chromebook, PC and Mac users instant wireless connectivity with 4K and features content streaming with mirrored images and video playback (15 frames per second) while also allowing for iOS mirroring via AirPlay, Windows & Android mirroring via Miracast, as well as Chromebook mirroring. […]

Kramer Electronics’ VIA GO² Is Shipping

Kramer Launches New Multi-Input Transmitter and Receiver for Switching and Scaling up to 4K@60Hz

Kramer launched the KIT-400, a multi-input transmitter and receiver that provides switching and scaling up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4). Kramer’s KIT-400 includes the ability to store predefined room setups, letting busy teams start meetings instantly, without wasting time, and easily facilitate connections to wireless host devices, such as the Kramer VIA GO2. KIT-400 simplifies meeting room […]

Kramer Launches New Multi-Input Transmitter and Receiver for Switching and Scaling up to 4K@60Hz

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

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 […]

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

Kramer Releases Omnivore KM-2B Microphone Aimed at UCC

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 […]

Kramer Releases Omnivore KM-2B Microphone Aimed at UCC

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

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 […]

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

Kramer VIA Campus2 PLUS Offers Document Collaboration in Meetings

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 […]

Kramer VIA Campus2 PLUS Offers Document Collaboration in Meetings