Kramer Introduces VP-419xl Scaler

April 12-2007

Kramer Introduces VP-419xl Scaler
Jerusalem, Israel – April 12, 2007 –Kramer Electronics, a worldwide supplier of innovative and reliable signal management products, is pleased to announce the introduction of the VP-419xl Scaler. The VP-419xl is an affordable high quality desktop sized video to computer graphics video and HD scaler. Two units of the VP-419xl can be easily rack mounted side by side for professional system use with the optional RK-80N rack mount adapter.

The VP-419xl will accept an NTSC or PAL video signal in composite video, s-video or component video format and will up convert that signal to one of 8 computer graphics video and HDTV output resolutions. The unit also has a 15-pin HD computer graphics video input that when selected, or when the unit is powered off, will be routed directly to the output. The computer graphics video output resolutions available are VGA (640x480), SVGA (800x600), XGA (1024x768) and SXGA (1280x1024). The HDTV output resolutions are 480p, 576p, 720p and 1080i. All signals are output on a 15-pin HD connector.

The VP-419xl packs high performance scaling into a compact desktop sized package. The unit has per-pixel motion compensated de-interlacing for artifact free images, automatic detection for 3:2 pull-down for 24fps material and a vertical temporal filter to remove jagged artifacts. This scaler will automatically detect NTSC and PAL video sources, can output 4x3 or 16x19 aspect ratios and has a user intuitive on-screen display for easy setup and adjustment. The VP-419xl has a built-in proc amp for convenient signal adjustment and it can be controlled via front panel buttons or the included IR remote control. It also has non-volatile memory to retain the last settings used prior to powering down.

“The VP-419xl is a great combination of price and performance in a compact machine that can be used either as a standalone product or in a rack with professional systems,” said Chris Kopin, vice president of Product Development for Kramer Electronics USA.