CES
Kramer Introduces 2 HDMI Distribution Amplifiers
VM-28HDMI and VM-216HDMI DAs offer large networks a great number of outputs.
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December 27, 2006 by Rachel Cericola

Kramer Electronics has announced the introduction of the VM-28HDMI 2-input 1:8 HDMI distribution amplifier and the VM-216HDMI 2-input 1:16 HDMI distribution amplifier for use in large networks.

The VM-28HDMI and VM-216HDMI were originally designed directly for a customer requirement.  Kramer was approached with the need to distribute HDMI signals in a consumer retail application. 

The VM-28HDMI allows the distribution of one of two HDMI input sources to eight destinations and the VM-216HDMI allows distribution of one of two HDMI input sources to 16 destinations. 

View more of our CES special coverageThe VM-28HDMI and VM-216HDMI are both HDCP-compliant and support up to 1.65Gbps bandwidth to ensure compatibility with all HDTV standards including 1080p/60 signals.  Both models also feature enhanced EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) operation.  Each unit can read a separate EDID in non-volatile memory or provide the default EDID of 720p if one is not stored.  This allows a convenient and reliable connection to the source.

The VM-28HDMI and VM-216HDMI are housed in rugged 19-inch 1U standard rack mount enclosures and include 100-264 VAC universal switching power supplies

  • VM-28HDMI: $995 (list price)
  • VM-216HDMI: $1,495 (list price)
  • Both products available now
  • HDCP-compliant

 

 

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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