Kramer Ships VP-734 4K Switcher/Scaler

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The VP-734 is a 4K-UHD (3440×2160) resolution presentation switcher scaler from Kramer. With four HDMI inputs (chroma sampling of 4:2:0), one DisplayPort (chroma sampling of 4:2:4) input and two analog inputs, the switcher is a 7×1 auto-switcher (or programmable switcher) with a built-in scaler that scales the output to 4K resolution (or anything below). Other […]

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Kramer US Appoints New CEO

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Kramer Electronics has announced the appointment of a new CEO for its U.S. sales office, Steve Biegacki, effective May 1st. Biegacki replaces Dave Bright, who announced his retirement in August of last year. Bright will stay on as acting chairman of the board until his actual retirement at the end of 2016. Before joining Kramer, […]

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Kramer’s David Bright Named InfoComm’s Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award Winner

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InfoComm International just announced that David Bright, President of Kramer Electronics USA, has won the 2016 Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award. Bright will receive his award in a ceremony preceding the keynote address at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, held June 4-10. The Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award was renamed in 2015 to honor the […]

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Kramer Introduces DIP-30 4K Automatic Switcher

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The Kramer DIP-30 is a 4K UHD automatic switcher for HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, data and unbalanced audio signals. It supports resolutions up to 4K@60 UHD (4:2:0) and various modes of input selection and transmits the signal via HDMI cable to a compatible receiver (for example the VS-62H or when connecting directly to a display/projector). The […]

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Kramer Adds 4K UHD Active Fiber Optic High-Speed HDMI Cable with Removable Connectors

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Kramer’s CLS-AOCH cables are plug-and-play HDMI active optical cables. CLS-AOCH cables support resolutions of up to 4K UHD over long cable runs (up to 100 meters) without the need for an external power supply or additional extenders. CLS-AOCH/XL is unique with its removable HDMI-A ends that allows the cable to be easily pulled through small […]

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Kramer Launches VS-62HA, 6×2 4K Matrix Switcher

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The Kramer VS-62HA is a 4K@60 UHD (4:2:0) matrix switcher for HDMI (3D, Deep Color, x.v.Color, Lip Sync, ARC, HEAC pass-through, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD and 7.1 multi-channel audio) and analog audio signals that includes auto-switching and control. The VS-62HA reclocks and equalizes the signals and can route any input to either or […]

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Kramer Releases VIA Site Management

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Kramer today released something they are calling VIA Site Management (VSM), an enterprise-wide management platform that lets VIA administrators control and configure all VIA devices in a network from a single window. VSM is part of the Kramer VIA family of Wireless Presentation & Collaboration Solutions. VSM’s web-based interface gives users at-a-glance visibility from any […]

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Captured at #ISE2016 Part 2: The Show

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In Part 1 I explained that I’ve previously written blogs capturing Twitter and Facebook moments at InfoComm 2015, InfoComm Connections in NYC and other trade shows. This time I decided to do a “4000 mile” social media view of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam – the AV industry’s largest trade show event which takes place […]

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Kramer Introduces Kramer Network — An AV Over IP System — at ISE 2016

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Kramer Electronics is introducing something called Kramer Network, an enterprise management platform for AV over IP solutions at ISE 2016. This new solution from Kramer enables the routing, management and control of standard AV and AV over IP systems and it’s being launched in the Kramer booth, F20 in Hall 1 at the ISE show […]

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Kramer to Distribute EventBoard

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Kramer has entered into a worldwide distribution agreement with EventBoard. The EventBoard solution from Kramer will be on display in booth number F20 in Hall 1 at the ISE show, being held at the RAI in Amsterdam from February 9th through February 12th. EventBoard is promoted as a subscription-based software as a service (SaaS), enterprise-grade […]

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Kramer Launches Kramer@Work at ISE

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Kramer is introducing something called Kramer@Work at ISE 2016. Kramer@Work consists of packaged solutions from Kramer for any size meeting room from huddle spaces to large boardrooms but it’s all network-based. With Kramer@Work users connect either wired or wireless using any laptop or mobile device and it’s designed to allow for document editing as well […]

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Kramer VIA Campus to be Central Focus of ISE

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Kramer’s VIA Campus is an educationally-focused collaboration system that allows students and teachers to display and edit documents together in real time and turn the main display into a digital whiteboard. In addition, VIA Campus also lets teachers use ePolling and eExams to easily and instantly measure how much students are actually learning. Kramer will […]

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Kramer Details ISE Plans

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Kramer has announced that the company will participate at Integrated Systems Europe 2016 as an official gold sponsor. The event will be held at the Amsterdam RAI on 9-12 February. Kramer will showcase this year in booth F20, Hall 1. “ISE is the meeting place for the audiovisual industry. Gold sponsorship of the event leverages […]

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Kramer Intros VP-558 11×4 Presentation Scaler/Matrix Switcher

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Kramer’s new VP-558 is an 11×4 ProScale presentation scaler/matrix switcher that can output four independent scaled images with embedded audio via both HDMI and HDBaseT. The VP-558 features six HDMI and four HDBaseT inputs along with an analog VGA input. The unit includes a 4×1 USB switcher, independent stereo audio outputs and a line output. VP-558 also has a […]

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Kramer Debuts VP-440 Switcher Aimed at Education

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Kramer’s new VP-440 is a six-input switcher that’s part of their ProScale line. Aimed at classrooms and meeting rooms, it has four HDMI port and two VGA ports and all of the signals are converted to HDMI or HDBaseT on the output. Featuring front-panel control via an on-screen display (OSD) menu, RS232 and contact-closure control, […]

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Kramer Intros Cloud-Based Control Solution

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Kramer released K-Touch 3.1 that’s capable of controlling lights, screens, sound, any AV equipment, HVAC, thermostats and more. Kramer says the K-Touch 3.1 is easier to use and reduces configuration time (compared to the previous version) with features such as sliders and new drag-and-drop programming modules for Apple TV, cameras, Vera Smarter Home Control products, […]

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Kramer Announces New VIA Releases

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Kramer last week launched three new VIA products: VIA PAD, an instant-present USB touch device,VIA Site Management (an IT software solution for VIA administrators) and collaboration software enhancements for VIA Collage and VIA Connect PRO. VIA Collage is Kramer’s wireless BYOD meeting solution for any size meeting space. VIA Connect PRO offers wireless BYOD solutions […]

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Kramer to Launch Classroom System

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At InfoComm, Kramer will unveil a wireless classroom solution that combines Kramer’s VIA Wireless Presentation and Collaboration solutions, Kramer K-Touch 3.0 Cloud-based control platform and Kramer HDMI/HDBaseT signal distribution in a packaged configuration. Called the Kramer Collaborative Classroom the hub is their VIA Connect PRO for small group collaboration at tables or huddle spaces. Kramer’s […]

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Kramer Unveils New 12-Input ProScale Digital Scaler/Switcher at InfoComm

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Kramer introduced its newest ProScale Presentation Digital Scaler/Switcher at InfoComm 2015. Dubbed the Kramer VP-444, it features 12 inputs (with fade-thru-black switching), 10 HDMI inputs and two analog inputs. The VP-444 offers unbalanced stereo inputs for each video input and embedded audio for its HDMI inputs. Level control is available for the outputs as well […]

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Kramer Announces K-Touch 3.0, Will Be Shown at InfoComm

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Kramer has made a big announcement ahead of InfoComm 2015 with the introduction of its K-Touch version 3.0, a cloud-based software platform for designing room control and automation BYOD systems. The new software will allow integrators to design systems that control lighting, HVAC, thermostats, as well as new and existing AV systems via a simple […]

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Kramer Intros Combined HDMI and VGA Over HDBaseT Wall Plate and Auto Switcher

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Kramer announced today the release of the WP-5VH2 ultra HD HDBaseT active wall plate auto-switcher — specified to manage 4K with EDID management, HDMI, VGA, unbalanced stereo audio, plus HDMI audio embedding and de-embedding and stretching. In spaces where power sources are difficult to reach, the unit can be powered remotely via HDBaseT using a […]

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Kramer Releases New Matrix Switcher/Multi-Scaler at ISE 2015

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At ISE, Kramer Electronics will launch a new seamless VSM-4x4HFS matrix switcher/scaler designed for use in video wall applications where multi-window video is required. Kramer says the VSM-4x4HFS is designed for presentation environments as well as video wall (2×2), dual display (PIP/P&P) and quad display modes. Video wall mode comes with Bezel correction options and […]

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Kramer Debuts VS-211HA HDMI Auto-Switcher

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Kramer has announced the VS-211HA, a two-input HDMI auto switcher that can be set to select between autoswitching (last-connected or priority) and manual switching modes (manual and manual override). VS-211HA detects actual HDMI signals (instead of just 5V presence) allowing auto switching only to sources actually in use. HDMI 5V output turns off when no […]

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Kramer Enters Commercial and Residential Audio Realm With New Speaker Line

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Originally launched at this summer’s InfoComm show, Kramer’s new speaker lines — Galil, Yarden, Tavor and Dolev were introduced so Kramer could become a “major global player in the audio arena.” Crestron will now compete with Atlas, TOA, JBL, Extron, Crestron and Bose, among many others, in the commercial and residential audio world. Galil Family: […]

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Kramer Intros WP-577VH Wall Plate Transmitter

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Kramer Electronics’ WP-577VH is a two-gang wall plate CATx switcher transmitter for HDMI, VGA and stereo audio with support for RS232 data and control. Kramer says the unit automatically switches to the last connected input and transmits the signals to a compatible DGKat (Kramer’s cable) twisted pair receiver such as the TP-578H. Stereo audio can […]

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