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Kramer Announces RC-8IR 8×15 Universal Media/Room Controller

Orlando, Florida – March 15, 2007 -Kramer Electronics, a worldwide supplier of innovative and reliable signal management products, introduced the RC-8IR Universal Media/Room Controller at NSCA. The RC-8IR is the first model in a new Kramer RC series of media/room controllers for training rooms, classrooms, boardrooms and presentation environments. An all-in-one remote control panel for A/V and A/V related equipment in presentation environments, it features Ethernet-based programming and communication capabilities.

The RC-8IR from Kramer Electronics is an 8×15 Universal Media/Room Controller wall plate, capable of executing 15 commands from each of its eight backlit buttons. It is outfitted with eight communication ports – two IR (each 2×2 for a total of four IR emitters with IR learning capability), one Ethernet, two relay contact closure, two RS-232 (bidirectional) and one RS-485 (bidirectional) – delivering up to 120 total commands.

The buttons of the RC-8IR are programmed through the Ethernet port and can be labeled to facilitate ease of use. The RC-8IR features IR-learning capability for the customized
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control of external sources, receiving IR commands from different remote transmitters
without the need for an external IR remote control unit. The RC-8IR can be “locked” to prevent any unintended use.

The RC-8IR Ethernet port is also capable of communicating with up to five separate IP addresses. In a system with equipment already networked, no additional cables are required. The RC-8IR can plug into an Ethernet port and the unit can be programmed or room can be controlled via a Java based graphical interface from an internet connection anywhere in the world.

“The strength of the RC-8IR is in its ability to simplify the operation of the most elaborate presentation systems and its ability to address up to 5 separate IP addresses through its Ethernet port,” said Chris Kopin, Vice President of Product Development for Kramer Electronics USA. “The RC-8IR allows individuals to more readily utilize the full functionality of complex presentation environments by integrating audio, video and computer-video devices and related equipment into an intuitive centralized system. We think A/V professionals will find this to be yet another incredibly powerful Kramer product to add to their systems integration offerings.”

The RC-8IR is currently available from Kramer Electronics sales offices worldwide. Complete product information can be found at www.kramerus.com .

About Kramer Electronics:
Kramer Electronics, Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality analog and digital audio, video and computer signal management products for the ProAV, Presentation, Production, Broadcast, Home Theater and Security markets. Kramer has corporate sales and distribution offices in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, Israel, China, Singapore and Australia.

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