Kramer Introduces Powerful Presentation Switcher for Multiple Video and Audio Sources

June 09-2010

Kramer Introduces Powerful Presentation Switcher for  Multiple Video and Audio Sources
Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the availability of the VP-27 presentation switcher designed for a wide variety of presentation and multimedia applications. The VP-27 offers three independent routing switchers as well as a master audio switcher, and is capable of passing computer graphics video, s-Video, and composite video, all with audio signals at high bandwidth.  The multi-function VP-27 is a compact one box high-performance solution for installations that would otherwise require several separate products, and is designed so that each section is controlled independently from the other sections.

The high-performance multi-format VP-27 switcher combines the functions of a 4x1 switcher for computer graphics (PC/VGA) type signals with audio, a 4x1 switcher for s-Video and audio, and a 4x1 switcher for composite video and audio; all in a compact one rack unit frame for a standard 19” professional rack enclosure. The VP-27 provides a computer graphics video bandwidth of 415MHz to ensure the highest quality performance even in the most crucial applications, and is HDTV compatible.  It features an s-Video bandwidth of 725MHz, and a composite bandwidth of 683MHz. The VP-27 combines the many features of differing switchers into one multi-functional unit, while providing the highest quality performance without the need for separate boxes.

The VP-27 also includes a master audio switcher that routes one of the pre-selected audio inputs from the other switching sections to a separate output; providing audio level (gain) controls for the master output.  It also offers input level control for a microphone and features a microphone mix, mute, as well as a talk-over mode that reduces the line audio output level when the connected microphone detects sound.

Front panel controls on the VP-27 include four selector buttons for each of the three internal selector switchers, microphone input level control, and a master audio output level control.  A Panel Lock button on the front panel ensures security, and prevents tampering. The VP-27 is controlled via the front panel buttons or remotely using an IR remote control with the included Kramer IR transmitter; or by using RS-232 serial commands transmitted by a touch-screen system, PC, or other serial controller.

The VP-27 sells in the United States at a list price of $795.00 and is currently in stock and available from Kramer Electronics sales companies around the world.