Kramer Announces New VIA Releases


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


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


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


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


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’s Ari Gorlin Talks to Gary Kayye


Kramer wants to be known as more than a glue company in the AV market. Started as a video and audio accessory company, the company has now ventured into control, BYOD wireless collaboration and HDBaseT signal distribution. I took the opportunity to speak with Ari Gorlin this morning at ISE about where Kramer is positioned […]

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


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


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


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 VP-427 Receiver/Scaler


Kramer’s new VP-427 Receiver/Scaler is being marketed as an affordable HDBaseT receiver box with a built-in scaler. The VP-427 can scale input video to the native resolution of the HDMI receiver or any other resolution (up to 1080p). The unit also supports bidirectional IR and bidirectional RS-232. The Kramer VP-427 receives an HDBaseT signal through […]

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Kramer Intros WP-577VH Wall Plate Transmitter


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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Kramer Intros Wire Optimized for HDBaseT Transmission


Kramer’s new BC-HDKat6a cable is designed to work with its DGKat twisted pair products that output HDBaseT signals. Kramer says that in testing 4K signals sent via HDBaseT transmitters and receivers at InfoComm, Kramer’s cable achieved the best performance registering measurements of 0.362, 0.482 and 0.362 errors per billion in three successive tests utilizing a […]

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Kramer Intros VS-62H Ultra HD Matrix Switcher


Kramer’s new VS-62H is a 6×2 HDMI matrix switcher that is 4K capable at 2.97Gbps per channel. The VS-62H is in a small desktop form-factor and includes embedded webpage control, RS232, IP and front panel controls. The system features three levels of automation per output (Last Connection, Priority and Manual Override) that could even allow […]

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Kramer Intros Bidirectional Ethernet to Serial Conversion Boxes


Kramer’s FC-21ETH, FC-22ETH and FC-24ETH are bidirectional hardware and software interface systems that enable control of RS232 and/or RS485 controllable machines via an Ethernet LAN. These products give installers the ability to implement simultaneous control over several AV devices (the number depends on exact model) spread throughout an installation by offering bidirectional Ethernet to serial […]

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Kramer Adds Four-Input Multi-Format HDBaseT Transmitter


Kramer Electronics is introducing the SID-X2N, an HDBaseT four-in-one twisted pair transmitter from the Digital Step-in Family, a multi-format input group of products. The unit includes four input types: computer graphics video, HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort. In addition, the SID-X2N includes an unbalanced stereo audio input and output. The SID-X2N works as a stand-alone unit […]

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Acquisition Summer: Some Thoughts on the Latest Goings-on in the World of Commercial AV


Greetings, friends and followers! My apologies for the various obligations (professional and personal), side-projects, and secret adventures which have kept me away from these pages for the past week. After a weekend off the grid at an undisclosed location I’m refreshed and ready to dive into all of the news in AV-land on this, the […]

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Kramer Purchases 50 Percent Stake in WOW Vision


Kramer announced today that it has acquired 50 percent of WOW Vision, a Singapore-based manufacturer of wireless and collaboration products for the corporate, hospitality meeting spaces and education markets. Its products enable wireless connection to, and the sharing of, large screen displays from laptops and mobile devices, offering efficient two-way collaboration. rAVe founder Gary Kayye […]

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Kramer Intros 1×4 HDMI Distribution Amplifier


Kramer Electronics’ new VM-4HN is a 1×4 HDMI distribution amplifier that relocks and equalizes the signal and is spec’d to distribute it to four identical outputs. The VM-4HN claims a maximum data rate of 10.2 Gbps (3.4 Gbps per graphic channel) distributes signals with resolutions up to 4K (3840×2160), 24 Hz refresh with 8-bit/10-bit/12-bit color, […]

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Kramer Integrates Mass Notification & Emergency Communication System into ProScale Switchers


Kramer’s new line of ProScale digital scaler/switchers, the VP-770, VP-771, VP-773, VP-774, VP-773AMP and VP-774AMP are all equipped with a unique built-in Mass Notification & Emergency Communication (MNEC) feature. In case you don’t know what that means, the feature provides the ability to have an education facility, corporate campus, or stadium-wide emergency notification immediately displayed […]

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Kramer Introduces the PT-1C EDID Processor


Kramer’s new PT-1C is an EDID troubleshooter of sorts. Have problems with the way Apple handles HDCP, especially when integrating video conferencing systems? One of four back panel dip-switches turns HDCP on or off. When placed immediately downstream from a Mac with the HDCP off, the Mac outputs a non-encrypted signal that Kramer says solves […]

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Kramer Intros New ProScale Presentation Scaler/Switcher Line


Kramer’s new VP-773AMP has eight inputs, including four HDMI inputs, one DisplayPort (DP) input, one composite video input and two VGA inputs. The VP-773AMP scales the input signal, embeds the audio where applicable and outputs the video signal simultaneously to two HDMI outputs and one HDBaseT twisted pair output. The audio output is simultaneously available […]

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Kramer Intros DVI Fiber Optic Transmitter and Receiver Sets


Kramer introduced this month the new 614T/R detachable fiber optical transmitter and receiver set, which sends and receives single link DVI signals with resolutions of up to 1920×1200 at 60 Hz, over one multimode fiber optic cable with SC connectors. The company also introduced the 616T/R detachable fiber optic transmitter and receiver set for sending […]

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Kramer Intros VP-794 Live Events Scaler, First Product Released as Part of Calibre UK Partnership


At ISE, Kramer will introduce the first model in its new professional and events range, the VP-794, which is the first product to come out of its recent partnership with Calibre UK. The VP-794 multi-input scaler is designed for scaling, scan conversation, professional edge-blend and warping of video content on to projection and LED video […]

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Kramer Intros VP-460 Presentation Scaler/Switcher


Kramer’s new VP-460 is a three-input and two-output switcher/scaler that outputs up to 2K resolution. The VP-460 supports HDMI and HDCP, as well as HDMI Deep Color. It also includes EDID management and an option for selectable power saving modes. Other features include picture-in-picture functions, luma-keying, picture zooming, RS232 and IR control. The VP-460 lists […]

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Kramer Electronics and Calibre UK Partner


Kramer Electronics and Calibre UK have announced a global joint sales, supply, development and business co-operation agreement. Basically, Calibre’s proAV and broadcast products will be marketed and sold by Kramer sometime by the end of this year. That includes Calibre’s scalers, video processing products, warping, geometry correction and edge-blending with models for fixed installation and […]

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Kramer Introduces the KW-11 Wireless High Definition Transmitter/Receiver Set


Kramer’s KW-11 is a transmitter/receiver set that sends the HDMI signal wirelessly, up to 40 feet (12 meters) using WHDI technology and is capable of sending uncompressed video resolutions up to 1080p @60Hz. The transmission of the wireless HDMI signal is compatible with any copy-protected HDCP content. EDID and CEC information is supported as well. […]

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Kramer Intros HDBaseT Lite Transmitter and Receiver


Kramer’s TP-580T and TP-580R are a transmitter and receiver, respectively, using HDBaseT Lite technology to send HDMI with embedded audio, bi-directional RS232 and IR over distances of up to 230 feet (70 meters). For resolutions above 1080p60 and up to 4K, they can transmit up to 131 feet (40 meters), according to Kramer. The TP-580T […]

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