Compact Composite Video and Audio Matrix Routing

Hampton, New Jersey – March 21, 2005 – Kramer Electronics, Ltd., a worldwide supplier of audio, video and computer graphics signal distribution, switching and processing equipment for the broadcast, production, security, education, home theater and ProAV presentation markets, is pleased to announce the newest addition to its product line -- the VS-5x5 composite video and balanced stereo audio matrix switcher. This model boasts a full range of professional features in a very compact package. The Kramer VS-5x5 is a true 5x5 matrix switcher for composite video and balanced stereo audio signals allowing the simultaneous routing of any or all of the 5 inputs to any or all of the 5 outputs. The unit features vertical interval switching that can be synchronized with any of the 5 composite video input signals or with an external sync signal. It also has audio-follow-video and breakaway switching capability, audio gain control for all the audio inputs and outputs and the ability to store and recall setups. “The new VS-5x5 has all the features and benefits of a large professional video matrix switcher in a very compact package,” said Chris Kopin, Vice President of Product Development at Kramer Electronics. “It is an ideal product for small to mid-sized systems providing all the necessary features while simultaneously delivering the appropriate number of inputs and outputs for such a system creating a full featured, yet economical solution.” The Kramer VS-5x5 matrix switcher features video bandwidth of 70MHz to provide transparent composite video performance. It has a “Take” button to ensure proper switching operation and a front panel “Lock Out” button to prevent accidental operation. The unit includes easy-to-connect, detachable terminal block connectors for the balanced stereo audio signals. All inputs and outputs on the VS-5x5 are DC coupled. The VS-5x5 can be controlled via the front panel buttons, infrared remote control or via RS-485 or RS-232 serial commands transmitted by a touch screen system, PC, or other serial controller. The VS-5x5 is housed in a 19" 1U rack mountable enclosure, and is fed from a 100 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz worldwide power supply. About Kramer Electronics: Founded in 1981, Kramer Electronics, Ltd., with its world headquarters in Israel, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality analog and digital audio, video and computer signal management products 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.