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Kramer Introduces 4x1:2 SDI/HD-SDI Switcher

Sep 27, 2007 12:00 PM

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Kramer Electronics announced the introduction of the VS-41HD switcher for SDI (SMPTE 259M and SMPTE 344M) and HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M) digital video signals. The VS-41HD will switch one of four inputs to two identical outputs.

The VS-41HD has Kramer’s Active Input Indication reporting function. Each input button will light up when an active signal is detected to be present at the input connector. If an SDI signal is detected, the input button will light up green and when an HD-SDI signal is detected the input button will light up blue. The unit also incorporates Kramer’s re-Klocking technology. The switcher provides signal reclocking and equalization for each input to compensate for possible long cable runs.

The VS-41HD SDI/HD-SDI switcher has a looping genlock input and when a genlock signal is provided, the unit can perform clean vertical interval switching. The switcher also has a front-panel lockout button and an output disconnect button labeled as “off” to turn off the output signals.

The VS-41HD is housed in a 1RU standard 19in. rack mountable enclosure. It has multiple control options. The unit can be controlled via front-panel buttons, IR, RS-232 or RS-485, contact closure or via the Ethernet port.

The VS-41HD carries a list price of $3,295 in the United States and is in stock and available from Kramer Electronics sales companies around the world.

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