Kramer Electronics Introduces VP-719DS Economical Scaler

Hampton, NJ – September 5th, 2003 – Kramer Electronics, a worldwide supplier of audio, video and computer graphics signal distribution, switching and processing equipment for the broadcast, production, security, education and ProAV presentation markets is introducing to the residential and home theater markets the VP-719DS scaler at the CEDIA 2003 trade show in Indianapolis, Indiana. The VP-719DS scaler is a lower cost version of its very popular VP-720DS and VP-723DS scaler models. The CEDIA show runs from September 5th through September 7th, 2003. This new model is on display in Kramer’s booth, #608. “Our dealer response to the VP-720DS and VP-723DS scalers has been overwhelmingly positive”, states Clint Hoffman, Kramer’s Vice President of New Business Development and Marketing. “By removing the PIP feature from our previous entry model VP-720DS, Kramer has developed the VP-719DS, which offers the same tremendous image quality at an even higher value. The VP-719DS is exactly the same as the VP-720DS without the PIP function.” The VP-719DS is a true multi standard video to RGBHV scaler that converts video, s-Video, component video, VGA through UXGA signals and DVI signals to multiple user selectable output pixel rates. The scaler provides fade thru black switching between inputs. A full scale ProcAmp is built in for video correction and enhancement. Like its predecessors, the VP-719DS has extraordinary output image quality. In fact, the results of nationwide demonstrations of the scaling technology in the existing models indicate that it is the best image scaling quality available in the market today when compared to products in the industry even remotely close in price. The VP-719DS is specifically designed to improve the video quality by reducing chroma noise. It also digitally reprocesses the incoming signal to clean up any mastering errors and regenerates video signals at a higher line and pixel rate format, providing native resolution output for many of today’s LCD, DLP and Plasma displays. It incorporates a unique graphics-scaling engine with image enhancement algorithms that are built into the firmware. As a result, it can scale any compatible input signal resolution to any available output resolution, allowing the scaling of not only video signals but also computer signals from VGA through UXGA resolution. Inputs on the VP-719DS are 2 s-Video, 2 Composite video, 1 Component video, 1 computer video (15pin HD - VGA through UXGA) and 1 DVI. The output signal is user selectable and can be VGA (640x480), SVGA (800x600), XGA (1024x768), SXGA (1280x1024) and UXGA (1600x1200). The unit has eight additional, non-standard, user selectable output resolutions of 1024x852, 852x1024, 852x480,1024x1024 1365x1024, 1366x768, 1400x1050 and 720 x 483 for handling latest PDP and Home Theatre projector technologies. The scaler can be controlled via the front panel, infrared remote and RS-232 control. It also offers 3:2 and 2:2 pull down capability and to top it off, a time base corrector. The unit is housed in a 1 RU 19” rack mount enclosure. For more information about Kramer Electronics products, please visit the website at . About Kramer Electronics: Founded in 1981, Kramer Electronics, Ltd., with world headquarters in Israel, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality analog and digital audio, video and computer signal accessories for the ProAV, Presentation, Production, Broadcast, Home Theater and Security markets. Kramer’s product line includes audio, video and computer signal processing equipment, distribution amplifiers (DAs), switchers, matrix switchers, digital and analog decoders and encoders, time-base correctors, presentation accessories, cable assemblies, scan converters and scalers. Recently, the company added a line of Serial Digital (SDI), FireWire (IEEE-1394) and HDTV signal processing and distribution equipment. Kramer has corporate sales and distribution offices in the US, Belgium, Australia and the United Kingdom. The US headquarters is located in Hampton, NJ, with regional sales branches in California, Connecticut, Illinois and Mexico.