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Kramer VP-553xl

6×2 high-performance dual presentation switcher/scaler with USB switching
3×HDMI, 3×HDBaseT-Lite, 2×VGA inputs; 2×HDMI, 1×HDBaseT-Lite outputs plus 4:1 USB switcher

£1558 (£1869.60 inc. VAT)
Availability: In stock

Kramer VP-553xl Description

The Kramer VP-553xl is a high performance 6x2 presentation switcher/scaler for HDMI, HDBaseT and analogue signals, and a 4x1 USB switcher. The unit has dual, independent, scaled outputs, the first on both HDMI and HDBaseT connectors, and the second on an HDMI connector. Both can take from the six digital inputs: three HDBaseT and three HDMI signals; while the first also includes analogue inputs - for two computer graphics signals, two composite video and two analogue TP inputs. Analog, digital and embedded audio are supported, and the unit also includes a microphone input and rich DSP features.

Kramer VP-553xl Key Features

  • Pix-Perfect™ Scaling Technology - Kramer's precision pixel mapping and high-quality scaling technology. High-quality 3:2 and 2:2 pull down de-interlacing and full up- and down-scaling of video input signals.
  • HDTV Compatible.
  • HDCP Compliant - The HDCP (High Definition Content Protection) license agreement allows copy-protected data on the HDMI input to pass only to the HDMI outputs.
  • HDBaseT Range - Up to 70m (230ft) using BC-HDKat6a cable.
  • Cable - For optimum range and performance, use the recommended Kramer cables available at www.kramerav.com/product/VP-553xl.
  • Video Inputs - 3 HDMI connectors, 3 HDBaseT on RJ-45 connectors, 2 VGA on 15-pin HD connectors, each with unbalanced stereo audio on 3.5mm connectors; 2 VGA & audio over CAT 5 on RJ-45 connectors; 2 composite video on RCA connectors with unbalanced stereo audio on 3.5mm mini jacks.
  • Scaled Outputs - 2 HDMI & 1 HDBaseT.
  • Output Resolutions - HDTV and computer graphics and 1080p/UXGA with selectable refresh rates.
  • 4x1 USB Switcher - Can be set to follow the switching of the video layer or can be used as an independent switcher. 4 USB-B input connectors, 1 USB-A output connector.
  • OSD (On Screen Display) - For easy setup and adjustment, accessible via the IR remote control and via the front panel buttons.
  • Input and Output Audio Level Adjustment.
  • Selectable Microphone Talkover or Mix Modes.
  • Automatic Audio Detection & Selection - On the HDMI input source, default selection is HDMI. If not present, the unit uses the audio from the analogue input. Manual audio selection is also available.
  • Audio Inputs - 3 analogue HDMI audio, 2 analogue PC audio on 3.5mm mini jacks; 2 stereo CV audio on RCA connectors each with individual level controls.
  • Microphone Input - Dynamic or condenser (with 48V phantom voltage).
  • Audio Outputs - 2 balanced stereo audio on terminal blocks.
  • Multiple Aspect Ratio Selections - Full, overscan, underscan, letterbox & panscan.
  • Built-in ProcAmp - Colour, hue, sharpness, noise, contrast & brightness.
  • Front Panel Control - Audio mute, video blanking & freeze frame.
  • Front Panel Lockout.
  • Built-in Web Pages - For easy setup and remote control.
  • Firmware Upgrade - Via Ethernet.
  • Non-Volatile Memory - Saves final settings.
  • Multiple Control Options - Front panel, IR remote with OSD (on-screen display), Ethernet with built-in Web pages & RS-232.
  • Universal Power Supply - 100-240V AC.
  • 7 year warranty (Click Here for details)


Kramer VP-553xl Specifications

Inputs 3 x HDMI connectors (HDMI, HDCP), 2 x VGA on 15-pin HD connectors, 2 x composite video on RCA connectors, 2 x analogue TP on RJ-45 x connectors, 3 x HDBaseT on RJ-45 x connectors, 4 x USB-B ports, 3 x unbalanced analogue audio on 3.5mm mini jacks for HDMI, 2 x unbalanced analogue audio on 3.5mm mini jacks for PC, 1 x Aux in balanced stereo audio on 5-pin terminal block connectors, 2 x balanced audio (L and R) RCA connectors for CV
Outputs 1 x HDBaseT on RJ-45 x connector, 2 x HDMI connectors (HDMI, HDCP), 1 x USB port, 1 x monitor out balanced stereo on a 5-pin terminal block connector, 1 x line out balanced stereo on a 5-pin terminal block connector
Output Resolutions NATIVE, 640x480@60, 800x600@60, 1024x768@60, 1280x768@60, 1360x768@60, 1280x720@60, 1280x800@60, 1280x1024@60, 1440x900@60, 1400x1050@60, 1680x1050@60, 1600x1200@60, 1920x1080@60, 1920x1200@60, 720x480p@60, 1280x720p@60, 1920x1080i@60, 1920x1080p@60, 720x576p@60, 1280x720p@50, 1920x1080i@50, 1920x1080p@50
Controls TP 1, TP 2, CV 1, CV 2, HDBaseT 1, HDBaseT 2, HDBaseT 3, PC 1, PC 2, HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3, USB 1, USB 2, USB 3, USB 4 input selector buttons
2 blank, 2 mute, 2 freeze buttons
menu, enter, menu arrows, reset to XGA/720p, OSD SELECT, 2 RS-232, IR, Ethernet, 2 level and EQ trimmers, line/mic selector switch, cond/dyn selector switch, mono/stereo selector switch, REM for muting audio
Power 100-240V AC, 43VA max
Operating Temp. 0° to +40°C (32° to 104°F)
Storage Temp. -40° to +70°C (-40° to 158°F)
Humidity 10% to 90%, RHL non-condensing
In The Box VP-553xl, Power cord, rack "ears", IR remote control
Options Kramer BC-HDKat6a cable
Product Dimension 19"x11.93x2U (43.6cmx30.30cm 8.80cm) WxDxH
Product Weight 3.7kg (8.0lbs) approx.
Shipping Dimension 52.60cmx47.50cmx18.40cm (20.71"x18.70"x7.24") WxDxH
Shipping Weight 5.1kg (11.2lbs) approx.

Kramer VP-553xl Usage Diagram



Kramer VP-553xl Usage Diagram


Kramer VP-553xl Compatible Products

Product CodeDescriptionPriceInc. VAT
Kramer PT-580T 1:1 HDBaseT-Lite HDMI over Twisted Pair Transmitter
(Max. 40m @ 4K, 70m @ 1080p, no Ethernet, 4K and 3D Compatible)
£147 £176.40
Kramer TP-580R 1:1 HDBaseT-Lite HDMI/IR/RS-232 Twisted Pair Receiver
(Max. 70m at 1080P or 4K)
£155 £186.00
Kramer TP-580T 1:1 HDBaseT-Lite HDMI/IR/RS-232 Twisted Pair Transmitter
(Max. 70m at 1080P or 4K)
£155 £186.00
Kramer TP-780R 1:1 HDBaseT 4K UHD HDMI/Bidirectional RS-232/IR/PoC over Twisted Pair HDBaseT Receiver
(1 x HDBaseT output; 1 x HDMI output; Max. 70m at 2K, 40m at 4K)
£194 £232.80
Kramer TP-780T 1:1 HDBaseT 4K UHD HDMI/Bidirectional RS-232/IR/PoC over Twisted Pair HDBaseT Transmitter
(1 x HDMI input; 1 x HDBaseT output; Max. 70m at 2K, 40m at 4K)
£194 £232.80
Kramer VM-2DT 1:2 4K 60Hz 1: 2 HDBaseT Distribution Amplifier
(1xHDBaseT input; 2xHDBaseT outputs; Max 40m at 4K, 70m at 1080p)
£521 £625.20
Kramer VM-3DT 1:3 4K 60Hz 1: 3 HDBaseT Distribution Amplifier
(1 x HDBaseT input; 3 x HDBaseT outputs; Max 40m at 4K/60Hz)
£623 £747.60
Kramer VM-4DT 1:4 4K 60Hz HDBaseT Distribution Amplifier
(1 x HDBaseT input; 4 x HDBaseT outputs)
£739 £886.80
Kramer VP-427A 1:1 HDBaseT to HDMI/RS-232/IR ProScale Receiver/Scaler
(1×HDBaseT input, 1×HDMI + analogue audio output; Max. 70m on HDBaseT input)
£389 £466.80
Kramer WP-580R 1:1 HDBaseT-Lite HDMI/IR/RS-232 Twisted Pair Receiver wall plate
(Max. 70m at 1080P or 4K)
£171 £205.20
Kramer WP-580T 1:1 HDBaseT-Lite HDMI/IR/RS-232 Twisted Pair Transmitter wall plate
(Max. 70m at 1080P or 4K)
£171 £205.20



Kramer VP-553xl Optional Cables

DescriptionLengthPriceInc. VAT
Kramer C-HM/DM-0.5 HDMI TO DVI-D Single Link Cable (M-M) 0.1m £10 £12.00
Kramer C-MHM/MHM-1 HDMI High Speed with Ethernet M-M (Max. 4K/60Hz 4:4:4) 0.3m £12 £14.40
Kramer C-MHM/MHM-1(W) HDMI High Speed with Ethernet M-M - White (Max. 4K/60Hz 4:4:4) 0.3m £12 £14.40
Kramer C-HM/HM/PICO/BK-1 Black Ultra-slim HDMI High Speed with Ethernet M-M (Max. 4K/60Hz 4:4:4) 0.3m £7 £8.40
Kramer C-MHM/MHM-2 HDMI High Speed with Ethernet M-M (Max. 4K/60Hz 4:4:4) 0.6m £11 £13.20
Kramer C-HM/HM/PICO/BK-2 Black Ultra-slim HDMI High Speed with Ethernet M-M (Max. 4K/60Hz 4:4:4) 0.6m £8 £9.60
Kramer C-UNIKat-2 UNIKat cable for DGKAT/HDBaseT/LAN (Pre-terminated) 0.6m £10 £12.00
Kramer C-MHM/MHM-2(W) HDMI High Speed with Ethernet M-M - White (Max. 4K/60Hz 4:4:4) 0.6m £13 £15.60
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