AV System Integration

Power amplifier added to Kramer's lightning fast single-channel 4K presentation scaler-switcher

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:17


Kramer's lightning fast 4K presentation scaler/switcher with cutting-edge video processing technology now features a 15W+15W RMS power amplifier. The new built-in audio capability keeps users from having to attach an audio de-embedder and external amp, simplifying installations. VP-796A is ideal for lecture halls, boardrooms, meeting rooms, houses of worship, and more.

“We believe our customers will be excited about the VP-796A's built-in power amp as an added-value feature for saving cost and setup time," said Aviv Ron, VP Business Development & Strategy at Kramer. "With the VP-796A, we're offering a complete audio and video presentation scaler-switcher solution in one box, preventing the hassle and headache of having to control products from various manufacturers," added Ron.

In addition to the product's new power amplifier, the VP-796A includes analogue and embedded audio switching, audio-follow-video switching, two microphone inputs with a mixer, and balanced line-level outputs, all within a 1U enclosure.

Like its cousin, the VP-796, the VP-796A typically switches in a quarter of a second, at least four to six times faster than any competitor in the market.

Based on Calibre’s proprietary class-leading HQUltra 4K video processing technology, the VP-796A presentation scaler/switcher offers scaling capabilities far superior to conventional scalers. The product can produce 4K-UHD images from HD content without ugly scaling artefacts and with very low latency. This is crucial for pro AV applications and not achievable with most 4K scaling solutions.

The VP-796A offers a wide range of video inputs for today’s digitally connected Pro AV world, including HDMI, DisplayPort, HDBaseT, VGA, Composite, and DVI-U. The product also features three identical outputs with 4K support: one HDBaseT and two HDMI (one via a DVI connector). VP-796A supports legacy formats, all with exceptional image quality.