Kramer devises a new series of high-performance matrix switchers
Kramer has devised a new series of high-performance matrix switchers for routing 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) HDR video and digital audio signals. The current VS-48H2 (4x8), VS-66H2 (6x6), VS-84H2 (8x4) and VS-88H2A (8x8) switchers re-clock and equalise the signals from dedicated HDMI, HDCP-compliant sources before routing to any or all the outputs simultaneously. The AV matrix switches eight 4K@60Hz (4:4:4), HDR, HDMI, HDCP (2.2/1.4)-compliant signals to eight 4K@60Hz (4:4:4), HDR, HDMI, HDCP (2.2/1.4)-compliant outputs at up to 18G data rate. Featuring Kramer re-Klocking and Equalisation Technology, the digital signal can be rebuilt to travel longer distances.
An Easy Step-In Collaboration Function can be combined with a Kramer Step-In enabled switcher, allowing a device to become the active signal on the main display once the Step-In button has been pressed. With quick access to common configurations, up to 16 preset configurations can be saved, while Smart Switching detects the source and acceptor with an automatic input selection based on priority selection or the last connected input. The front panel of the 1U rack-mountable chassis is equipped with switching, memory, lock and EDID buttons, together with I/O LED displays. Distance control from embedded web pages via the Ethernet, Protocol 3000 API and RS-232 serial commands can be transmitted from a PC, touchscreen or serial controller.
Extending up to 1.8m in length, the KRT-4 cable retractor is now available for HDMI, VGA, audio (3.5mm), LAN, USB and DisplayPort connectors. For installation in a TBUS or as a standalone, the KRT-4 is designed for meeting room and classroom applications where it automatically locks into position to the desired length before retracting into the housing when desired. A gentle retraction feature extends the life of the cable and connector.
Including multichannel DSP and a user-friendly graphic interface, the AFM-20DSP-LE is an audio matrix switcher with 20 analogue ports that can be configured as inputs or outputs according to preset I/O configurations. The switcher maintains the quality of the original audio signal with selectable sampling rates up to 96kHz. DSP enables simultaneous processing of all input and output signals, while users can control signal routing, volume and other basic settings using API commands via RS-232 communication transmitted by a PC, touchscreen system or other serial controller. The AFM-20DSP-LE supports up to 10 global presets per I/O configuration plus 10 mixer snapshot presets.
In brief, VIA firmware 3.0 is now available. VIA Versa has been added to first- and second-generation VIA Campus and VIA Campus Plus, while VIA Connect Plus has received Microsoft Teams support. Miracast has been enhanced for VIA Campus2 and VIA Campus2 Plus users and additional customisation options have been added for VIA Screen Editor.