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Kramer VS-88UT

8x8 4K60 4:2:0 HDMI/HDBaseT 2.0 Matrix Switcher and Master Room Controller with PoE & Power Amplifier
4xHDMI,4xHDBaseT 2.0 inputs; 6xHDMI,2xHDBaseT 2.0 outputs

£5337 (£6404.40 inc. VAT)
Availability: In stock

Kramer VS-88UT Description

The Kramer VS-88UT is an all-in-one 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) Audio-Video presentation system with integrated range extension and an integrated control system master. The unit switches the video, embeds the audio and outputs the signal to both an HDMI and an HDBaseT 2.0 with USB extension and PoE on the HDBaseT output ports. Outstanding audio support includes balanced stereo audio, unbalanced stereo audio, and de-embedded audio sources that output to embedded audio, balanced stereo audio as well as a power amplified audio output. VS-88UT includes a master room controller that can operate over Ethernet (LAN) with control ports that include: one bidirectional RS-485, four RS-232, four IR, four GPI/O, and eight relays to control a wide variety of AV devices. It includes a KNET™ connector interface that enables access to the master controller from auxiliary room controllers such as control keypads. The unit can also provide power to auxiliary room controllers via the KNET™ connectors. VS-88UT includes an Ethernet gateway to control and manage remote I/O ports.

Kramer VS-88UT Key Features

  • Max. Data Rate - 10.2Gbps (3.4Gbps per graphics channel).
  • Max. Resolution - 4K@60Hz (4:2:0).
  • Audio Volume Control.
  • HDMI, HDCP and DVI Compliance.
  • HDBaseT Certified - V2.0 support.
  • HDBaseT Extension Reach - Up to 100m at 4K @60Hz (4:2:0), up to 130m (430ft) at full HD (1080p @60Hz 36bpp), up to 180m (590ft) at ultra-mode and full HD (1080p @60Hz 24bpp). For optimum range and performance, use recommended Kramer cables.
  • USB Support - USB 1.1 & USB 2.0 (up to 127Mbps) channeled through HDBaseT.
  • HDMI Support - Deep Colour, 3D, 7.1 PCM.
  • Kramer re-Klocking™ and Equalization Technology - Rebuilds the digital signal to travel longer distances.
  • Advanced EDID Management per Input.
  • Active Source & Acceptor Detection.
  • Control Options - RS-232 serial commands transmitted by a PC, touch screen system or other serial controller, Ethernet port via LAN.
  • Kramer K-Config™ Compatible - Windows based control program with easy configuration and upload to room controller over customer IP network.
  • Kramer Network Compatible - Remote control and management over customer IP network.
  • Simultaneous IP Control Communication - With up to 15 IP control clients.
  • Auto-switching and Auto-scanning of Inputs.
  • Audio Breakaway and AFV (audio-follow-video) Operation Support.
  • Global Mute for Both Video and Audio Outputs - Allowing easy integration of the audio system with a public announcement audio system in case of an emergency event.
  • Firmware Upgrade - Ethernet-based, via a user-friendly software upgrade tool.
  • Kramer Protocol 3000 Support.
  • Includes non-volatile memory - Retains the last settings, after switching the power off and then on again.
  • 4 HDMI and 4 HDMI/HDBaseT (selectable) Inputs.
  • Audio Inputs - 4 balanced stereo audio inputs or 8 microphone inputs (selectable) as well as 4 unbalanced stereo inputs.
  • 6 HDMI and 2 HDBaseT Outputs.
  • Audio Outputs - 2 line-out balanced stereo audio outputs and one audio amplified output.
  • USB Ports - 2 USB type-A hubs and 2 USB Type-B ports.
  • 6 IR Ports - For HDBaseT tunneling.
  • 1 Ethernet Port - Connects to control gateways for I/O port extending, and controls IP-enabled controlled devices.
  • 1G Ethernet Port - For tunneling data via HDBaseT ports.
  • 1 K-NET™ Connector - Carrying both power and control communication; connects to room control system, either master room controller, or auxiliary control keypads.
  • 1 RS-485 and 2 RS-232 Bidirectional Control Ports - Control devices via bidirectional serial control protocols.
  • 4 IR Emitter Control Ports - Control devices via IR control protocols.
  • 4 GPI/O Control Ports - Control devices via general purpose I/O ports, program-configured as digital input, digital output or analogue input interface for controlling sensors, door-locks, audio volume and light dim level, or lighting control devices.
  • 8 Relay Control Ports - Control devices via relay contact closure, such as scrolling up and down screens, drapes, shades, and blinds.
  • IR Sensor and IR Input Ports - Learn commands from IR remotes.
  • 7 year warranty (Click Here for details)

Kramer VS-88UT Specifications

Inputs 4 x HDMI On female HDMI connectors
4HDBaseT / 4HDMI (Selectable) On RJ-45/female HDMI connectors
4 Unbalanced Stereo Audio On 3.5mm mini jacks
4 Balanced Stereo Audio/8 Balanced Mic (Selectable) On 5-pin/3-pin terminal block connectors
4 IR On 3.5mm mini jacks for IR tunneling via HDBaseT
2 IR (room controller) On 3.5mm mini jacks
Outputs 6 x HDMI On female HDMI connectors
2 HDBaseT On female RJ-45 connectors
2 Balanced Stereo Audio On 5-pin terminal block connectors
1 Stereo Speaker Output On a 4-pin terminal block, 2x50W into 4Ω or 2x30W into 4Ω
2 IR On 3.5mm mini jacks for IR tunneling via HDBaseT
Ports 1 RS-232 On a 3-pin terminal block for Serial Tunneling via HDBaseT
1 RS-232 On a 3-pin terminal block for Device Control
4 (2x2) USB On female USB-A connectors for USB Link Extension
2 USB On female USB-B connectors for USB Link Extension
1 Ethernet Control On an RJ-45 female connector for tunnelling data via HDBaseT ports
1 Ethernet 1G On an RJ-45 female connector for tunnelling data via HDBaseT ports
1 100BaseT Ethernet On an RJ-45 female connector for Device Control and LAN Extension
1 K-NET 5mm Mini-jack (room controller) On a 4-pin terminal block connector for learning
1 RS-485 (room controller) On a 3-pin terminal block connector
4 RS-232 Serial (room controller) On 3-pin terminal blocks
8 Relays (room controller) On 2-pin terminal block connectors (36V AC or DC, 2A, 60VAC maximum on non-inductive load)
4 GPI/O (room controller) On 2-pin terminal blocks
Extension Line Up to 100m (330ft) At 4K@60Hz (4 2 0)
Up to 130m (430ft) At Full HD (1080p @60Hz 36bpp)
Up to 180m (590ft) HDBaseT Ultra Mode and Full HD (1080p @60Hz 24bpp)
Compliance HDBaseT 2.0
User Interface Indicators ON & STATUS LEDs
Configuration Switches RS-485 Termination, RS-485 Termination, Programming
Video Max. Resolution 4K UHD @60Hz (4 2 0) 24bpp resolution)
Max. Data Rate 10.2Gbps (3.4Gbps per graphic channel)
Standards Compliance HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 1.4
analogue Audio Max Vrms Level 1
THD + Noise 0.03% @1kHz at nominal level
Extended Usb Host Compliance 1.1 and 2.0
Max Extended Line Rate Bandwidth 127Mbps (out of max 480 USB)
Max Devices 7
Max Hubs 2
Max Ports per Hub 8
Extended Ethernet Max Transmission Bandwidth 100Mbps
Extended RS-232 Baud Rate 300 to 57600
Control RS-232 Baud Rate 115200
Supported PC Web Browsers Windows 7 and Higher Internet Explorer (32/64 bit) version 10, Firefox version 30, Chrome version 35
MAC Chrome version 35, Firefox version 30, Safari version 7
Optimal Resolution 1920x1080
Minimal Resolution 1024x768d
Power Source 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Consumption 250VA
Enclosure Size 19" (W), 9.3" (H), 2U, rack mountable
Type Aluminum
Cooling Fan ventilation
Environmental Conditions 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
Regulatory Compliance (standards Compliance) Safety CE, UL
Environmental RoHs, WEEE
Accessories Included Power cord
Optional Recommended Kramer cables, see the CABLES tab
Product Dimension 19"x7.24x2U (43.6cmx18.40cm 8.80cm) WxDxH
Product Weight 3.9kg (8.6lbs) approx.
Shipping Dimension 52.60cmx47.50cmx18.40cm (20.71"x18.70"x7.24") WxDxH
Shipping Weight 5.4kg (11.8lbs) approx.

Kramer VS-88UT Usage Diagram

Kramer VS-88UT Usage Diagram

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