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Kramer VS-81HD 8x1x2 HD-SDI Dual Output Switcher

Manufacturer: Kramer

Item #: KR-VS81HD   •   MFG #: VS-81HD


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The Kramer VS-81HD is a high performance switcher for SDI (SMPTE 259M and SMPTE 344M) and HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M) digital video signals. The unit switches any one of eight signals to two identical outputs.

  • Features

    • Max Data Rate - 1.65 Gbps.
    • Kramer re-Klocking Equalization Technology -
    • Rebuilds the digital signal to travel longer distances.
    • HDTV Compatible.
    • Flexible Control Options - Front Panel, RS-232 (K-Router Windows®-based software is included), RS-485, Ethernet, contact closure & IR Remote (included).
    • Active Input Indication Reporting - Each input button on the front panel automatically lights up when the unit detects a video signal on that input. Green indicates a standard definition (SDI) input signal and blue indicates a high definition (HD-SDI) input signal.
    • Looping Analog Sync Input.
    • Selectable Sync Signal Termination.
    • Front Panel Control Lockout.
    • Vertical Interval Switching - SMPTE RP-168.
    • Output Disconnect.
    • Worldwide Power - 100-240VAC.
    • Standard 19" Rack Mount Size - 1U. Rack "ears" included.
  • Specifications

    • INPUTS: 8 SDI SMPTE-259M, 292M, 344M serial video, 75 ohms on BNC connectors
    • 1 GENLOCK 75 Ohms / Hi-Z on looping BNC connectors, bi-level, Tri-level inputs
    • OUTPUTS: 2 identical equalized and reclocked SMPTE-259M, 292M, 344M outputs 75ohms on BNC connectors
    • 1 GENLOCK 75 Ohms / Hi-Z on looping BNC connectors, bi-level, Tri-level inputs
    • MAX. OUTPUT LEVEL: 800mVpp /75 ohms
    • JITTER: Better than 0.2UI
    • DATA RATE: Up to 1.485Gbps
    • CONTROLS: Front-panel, RS-232; RS-485, ETHERNET, infra-red remote, dry contact,and panel lock
    • POWER SOURCE: Universal, 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz 22VA
    • DIMENSIONS: 19 inch (W), 7 inch (D), 1U (H) rack mountable
    • WEIGHT: 1.5kg. (3.3lbs.) approx.
    • ACCESSORIES: Power cord, Null-modem adapter, IR remote control

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