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Power meets flexibility

Power meets flexibility

Power meets flexibility

The KIT-400 provides multiple local and remote video inputs

Kramer has released its all-in-one KIT-400 switchable 4K receiver/transmitter. It allows users to connect to a wireless device and gives them the ability to store pre-defined meeting room setups. According to the manufacturer, the KIT-400 is the core of the Kramer@Work KR-4000 meeting space solution and provides multiple local and remote video inputs. As a transmitter, the solution provides 4K@60 4:2:0 with two HDMI inputs and a legacy VGA input. It is also said to simplify room automation with its Kramer Maestro room automation capabilities, an HDBaseT output and bidirectional powering. As a receiver, the KIT-400R serves as a high-end 4K@60 4:4:4 scaler equipped with one HDMI input that includes wireless and/or digital signal connectivity and one HDBT input. An HDBT output, powering at either the receiver or the transmitter side, is also included.


The KDS-10, meanwhile, is an end-to-end 4K@60 4:4:4 transceiver that includes Picture-in-Picture and Picture-aside-Picture. It also provides user-controlled H.264/H.265 compression switching and multiple protocols, and is equipped with H.265 HEVC which uses approximately 50% less bandwidth than H.264. The bidirectional transceiver supports up to 3840x2160 picture resolution at a 60Hz frame rate and can be used as either an encoder or decoder. It comes with two HDMI inputs for encoding and decoding dual 4K30 streams.

Turning to cables, the K-Spider is a multi-format, plug-and-play adapter cable that replaces separate cables, adapters and dongles with a single solution. Features include 4K@60 4:4:4 (6Gbps), as specified in HDMI 2.0 and support for HDCP 1.4 and 2.2. It is also compliant with DisplayPort Specification 1.2a for 1.62Gbps, 2.7Gbps and 5.4Gbps.

Omnivore KM-2B
Omnivore KM-2B

Kramer has also added to its VIA family. VIA GO2 is a wireless presentation system with a 4K HDMI output, 1024-bit encryption, 60Hz video streaming, and native AirPlay, Miracast and Chromebook support. The compact form factor is said to allow users to easily mount the device on a projector and transform it into a BYOD. Meeting participants can display and stream 60Hz video from their own device and play YouTube videos in full frame rate. VIA Campus2 can show up to six presenter screens on a single display simultaneously and 12 on a dual-display setup. Users can also view the main display on their own device. VIA Campus² features iOS mirroring for MacBook, iPad and iPhone, as well as mirroring for Chromebook and Android (Lollipop OS 5.0 or newer). It also supports Miracast in Peer-to-Peer and Infrastructure modes.

Staying in the meeting room, Kramer has also released its Omnivore KM-2B dual-boundary microphone that is said to eliminate comb filtering and maximise acoustic energy. It has three selectable polar patters – omnidirectional, sub-cardioid and cardioid – and a selectable high-pass filter at 120Hz. The two microphones in the KM-2B can be summed into a single channel or output as two separate signals for redundancy in critical installations.

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