Kramer Electronics is showcasing the VS-34FD, a 34-port modular 8K multi format digital matrix switcher with interchangeable inputs & outputs at ISE 2019.
VS-34FD is a first of its kind 34-port is an 8K ready multi-format modular matrix switcher for AV signals. It supports HDMI™, HDBaseT, DGkat, fiber optic, DVI, VGA HD-SDI as well as analog and digital audio. The VS-34FD chassis is backwards compatible with all existing cards (with the addition of an adapter) and futureproofs AV installations with an 8K ready chassis for upcoming 8K cards. Furthermore, all ports can be used interchangeably as either inputs or outputs, according to installation requirements.
VS-34FD has an independent audio matrix in addition to the audio features of the installed cards, a built-in Ethernet switch for use with any card that has an Ethernet port, and redundant hot swappable power supplies. All cards can also be hot swapped and due to the switcher's automatic recognition it does not need to be re-configured when removing or inserting cards – All in a convenient 4U form factor. Future capabilities will include video wall processing as well as seamless switching.
“Whatever the size, environment or complexity of your installation, VS-34FD enables complete customization and provides an end-to-end AV solution for both current requirements and future technologies”, said David Margolin, VP Marketing at Kramer. “Kramer is the first manufacturer to launch a fully flexible modular matrix switcher on this scale that is also 8K ready”, added Margolin.
VS-34FD is expected to be available by the end of the second quarter, 2019.