Kramer Adds Four-Input Multi-Format HDBaseT Transmitter

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Kramer Adds Two New DisplayPort Distribution Amplifiers

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Kramer Electronics introduced today the VM-2DP and the VM-4DP DisplayPort Distribution Amplifiers. The VM-2DP 1:2 DisplayPort Distribution Amplifier accepts a DisplayPort (DP) input signal and distributes it to two DisplayPort (DP) outputs, while the 1:4 VM-4DP distributes a DP signal to four DP outputs. Both offer a maximum data rate of 10.8Gbps (2.7Gbps per graphic […]

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Kramer Shows New 16 Port Audio Switcher

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Kramer announced a new audio matrix in the form of the VS-106 – a combo switcher/amplifier for unbalanced stereo audio signals originally designed for the demonstration of speaker systems in a retail environment. The switcher mechanically switches a single stereo line input to one output that can be either one of ten unpowered unbalanced audio […]

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Kramer Adds New 14-Input Multi-Format Presentation Switcher

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Kramer Electronics has announced a new member of Kramer’s line of multi−format switchers, the VP−28. The VP−28 is a 14−input presentation switcher that handles composite video, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, computer graphics video and stereo audio and microphone signals. The VP−28 operates as a 3×1 composite video, 3×1 HDMI, 3×1 computer graphics video, 3×1 DVI−I and […]

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Kramer Adds Nine-Input Scaler/Switcher

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Kramer Electronics has launched the VP−690, a nine-input scaler/switcher with one SD/HD/3G HD−SDI input, two HDMI inputs, two VGA ports, two composite video inputs on RCA connectors and two component video inputs on RCA connectors. The unit scales the video, embeds the audio, and outputs the signal simultaneously to an HDMI output, a VGA  output […]

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Kramer Intros VS-808TP 8×8 Twisted Pair Matrix Switcher

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Kramer’s new VS−808TP 8X8 is a twisted pair matrix switcher with eight inputs and eight outputs for remote connection with the TP−133/TP−134 transmitter/receiver pair. An additional, switchable VGA, stereo audio and RS232 local input (built−in transmitter) and output (built−in receiver) allows direct connection of the signals (analog video up to WUXGA, audio and RS232) with […]

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Kramer Enters Digital Signage Market By Taking Over ComQi’s Hardware Department

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Kramer Electronics has announced what is being called a “license agreement” with ComQi. What does it mean? Well, I spoke with Sharon Sonesh, the product and marketing communications manager just a few minutes ago, and she told me that Kramer is basically taking over the manufacturing of all of ComQi’s hardware and now ComQi will […]

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Kramer Introduces the VP-790 8-Input Digital Scaler/Switcher With Genlock

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Kramer’s newest scaler is the VP-790 ProScale, a digital scaler/switcher that adds 3G HD-SDI signal processing and genlock capability. The unit takes one of the inputs, scales the video, embeds the audio and outputs the signal to the computer graphics, DVI/HDMI and 3G HD-SDI outputs simultaneously. With its genlock, the VP-790 is aimed at live […]

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Kramer Introduces 8×8 DVI Matrix

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Kramer’s new VS−88DTP is a twisted pair-based matrix switcher for DVI signals. According to Kramer, it reclocks and equalizes the signal and has a maximum input data rate of 1.65Gbps, and is therefore HDTV compatible. The VS−88DTP has eight DVI−D inputs on DVI−I connectors, and eight DGKat twisted pair outputs (Kramer’s use of HDBaseT) on […]

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Kramer Debuts HDMI Pattern Generator

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Kramer’s new 840Hxl HDMI test pattern generator can generate 32 preset patterns, including several unique patterns incorporating motion, at 16 popular predefined resolutions — and, it has the ability to setup and store seven user-defined resolutions. The 840Hxl can be used not only as a basic pattern generator, but also as an advanced HDMI troubleshooting […]

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Kramer Intros Kramer CORE End-to-End Digital Switching and Routing Solution

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Last month Kramer introduced the Kramer CORE – an end-to-end solution for switching and routing digital signals over long distances via HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort and VGA. The heart of the product is the multi-format digital router, and Kramer introduced three new ones at InfoComm. The family of three multi-format modular routers, the VS-1616D, VS-3232D and […]

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Kramer Adds New Master Room Controller

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Kramer’s new RC−74DL master room controller can function either as a standalone unit that controls room facilities such as lights, screens, drapes, etc., or as part of a more demandingK−Net room control system. The RC−74DL includes 12 configurable, multi-color front panel buttons with unique LCD text button group labels. Each button of the unit supports the ability to hold multiple […]

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Kramer Shows New HDMI Matrix Switchers

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Kramer Electronics has launched a family of HDMI matrix switchers in the form of the  VS-88H, VS-66H, VS-84H and VS-48H; 8×8, 6×6, 8×4 and 4×8 switchers, respectively. Kramer says the switchers support up to 2.25 Gbps bandwidth per channel and offer HDMI (HDCP) 1.4 with 3D, Deep Color, x.v.Color and Lip Sync support. Each matrix […]

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Kramer Launches New Scaler

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Kramer has just announced a new scaler, the VP-417, that’s a simple, old-fashioned scaler that takes composite video or S-Video signals and converts them to HDTV, VGA or DVI-D signals at 1080p. The VP-417 has selectable aspect ratio settings for both 4:3 and 16:9 formats, a built-in ProcAmp for video gain, brightness, contrast, color, hue […]

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