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Kramer Electronics’ Cathy Penyak Promoted to Vice President

Kramer Electronics USA, Inc., is pleased to announce, as of March 1, 2012, Cathy Penyak has been promoted to Vice President of Finance and Human Resources.

Cathy joined Kramer USA in August 2007 as Controller, with an extensive background (20+ years) in finance and accounting. She currently holds a BS in Accounting from Allentown College, as well as an MBA degree from DeSales University. She currently resides in Easton, PA, with her husband Jim, and three sons David, Kevin and Brian.

As Kramer’s Vice President of Finance and Human Resources, Cathy will be responsible for Finance, including the Accounting, A/R and A/P Departments, as well as Operations, Inventory Control and Human Resources.

Dave Bright, President of Kramer USA, stated, “Cathy has wonderful leadership, management and communication skills, and does a great job of balancing multiple responsibilities…a must at a lean and mean operation like Kramer USA. Over the past five years, Cathy has served as my trusted confidant and voice of reason, especially while helping me navigate the company through the recent tough economic times, while continuing to attain double-digit annual growth.”

Bright further added, “Cathy attaining her new status as VP is a well-earned and well-deserved promotion. I am delighted to have her in my corner for the exciting years ahead.”

For more information about Kramer Electronics, and all of Kramer’s products, please visit our website at www.kramerus.com.

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Sierra Video Announces Aspen™ 3232 Multi-format Routing Switcher

GRASS VALLEY, CA – Sierra Video today announced the release of the Aspen 3232, the first model in a new line of compact video 3G HD-SDI routing switchers. The Aspen line will be a line of general utility 3G HD-SDI routing switchers ideal for use in any video installation, including rental and staging applications, higher education facilities, houses of worship, hospitals, broadcast facilities and post production facilities. The Aspen 3232 is a multi-rate router compatible with 3G, HD-SDI and SDI signals from 19 Mb/s to 2.97 Gb/s (3G).

The Aspen 3232 is compact at only 2.5” deep and takes up just 2RU in a standard equipment rack. The Aspen 3232 is also tremendously energy efficient, requiring less than 32 Watts of power including the power consumed by its standard built-in routing switcher control system and front panel panel..

A unique feature of the Aspen 3232 is that, due to its advanced technology, this router can drive signals farther than most typical 3G HD-SDI routing switchers. The Aspen 3232HD3G can drive 3G signals over 500ft (155 meters using Belden 1694A cable).

The Aspen 3232 routing switcher is a format-flexible 3G HD-SDI routing switcher capable of handling all SMPTE serial digital video signal formats on every input of the router including SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 344M and DVB-ASI up to 540 Mbps and 3G and HD-SDI video signals conforming to SMPTE 292M (1.485GBps single link). The Sierra Video Aspen 3232 router also provides user control of the Input Equalization and Output Re-clocking circuitry. When using non-SMPTE signals the Re-clockers can be bypassed if required, so they do not interfere with the signal.

The introduction of the Aspen 3232 coincides with the introduction of Sierra’s new control system architecture based on IP, SNMP, and a web interface. The Aspen 3232’s embedded controller can be accessed via the TCP-IP or RS 232/422 serial interface making it easy to integrate into any automation or control system. The built-in web server offers convenient control and setup functions and works with any OS, browser and most handheld devices.

The Aspen 3232 includes a front panel control lockout and offers the ability to create and launch salvos. Companion audio routers are also available for the Aspen 3232 and are controllable by the embedded controller. A redundant power supply option is also available.

The Aspen 3232 multi-format routing switcher is the first model in a line of compact Aspen routers to be introduced in coming months and it is currently available from Sierra Video Systems and its worldwide reseller network.

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Kramer Introduces Unique VP-81KSi Step-In Switcher

Kramer Electronics is pleased to introduce the high−performance VP-81KSi, an analog Step-in switcher for computer graphics video. The unit can switch any one of eight inputs to one computer graphics video, one unbalanced and one balanced stereo audio and one twisted pair output. The VP-81KSi is designed to work with a family of Step-In modules: the SI-1VGA, SI-1VGAT and WSI-1VGA. These Step-in modules are part of Kramer’s Table Mount Solution Products, such as the line of TBUS models, which are mounted in or below conference room tables.

With the VP-81KSi, meeting attendees can connect the computer graphics video and audio from their laptops into the module located in a TBUS at their seat. The module is prewired to the switcher that is connected to the projector. Every attendee can make his laptop the active device on display by pressing a switch in the module.

The VP-81KSi is HDTV compatible and has a very high video bandwidth of 440 MHz (-3dB) to ensure transparent performance for signals with resolutions up to WUXGA. It also includes Kr-isp™, Kramer’s innovative integrated sync processing technology. Kr-isp™ restores the sync signal waveform to provide a sharp, stable image even when the sync level is too low.

Additional features include: audio-follow-video (AFV) switching and an audio breakaway option that switches video and audio channels independently; DDC (Display Data Channel) communication between the selected input and output on pins 12 and 15 of the 15-pin HD connector; Kramer’s I-EDIDPro™ intelligent EDID processing algorithm that ensures plug and play operation for analog systems; a volume control for the audio inputs; a standard 15-pin HD output connector and a CAT 5 output for compatible Kramer twisted pair receivers to provide long distance signal transmission.

Larger virtual systems can be created by cascading eight VP-81KSi switchers to form a 57 input virtual switcher for use in a very large conference center installation.

The VP-81KSi switcher offers several very flexible control options including front panel buttons, remote step-in modules, RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet via a built-in web server, contact closure & IR remote control (remote is included). It has a worldwide power supply that operates on 100-240V AC, fits a standard 19” rack mount and includes a standard pair of rack mount “ears.”

The VP-81KSi sells in the United States at a list price of $1295.00. The VP-81KSi is currently in stock and available from Kramer Electronics sales companies around the world. Complete product information can be found at www.kramerus.com.

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Kramer Introduces the VM-114H4C, 2×1:4 HDMI/DGKat™ Digital Switcher, Twisted Pair Transmitter and Distribution Amplifier

Kramer Electronics is pleased to introduce the high-performance VM-114H4C, the first digital switcher/distribution amplifier in a family of new digital switchers featuring varying output combinations. The VM-114H4C accepts two input signals, one HDMI and one DGKat (HDMI over twisted pair), and switches between these two inputs while outputting the signal selected over four identical DGKat outputs.
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Kramer Introduces the SPK-CCF848 PRO and the SPK-CCF848 EDU Ceiling Speakers with ESD™ Complete K-overage

Kramer’s SPK-CCF848

Kramer’s SPK-CCF848

Kramer Electronics is pleased to introduce the high-performance SPK-CCF848, Equal Sound Dispersion (ESDTM) ceiling speaker that provides an unmatched sound experience.

The SPK-CCF848 ESD™ ceiling speaker comes in a PRO version for the professional video market or an EDU version, for the educational market, in eight different configurations of stereo or mono, full-tile or half-tile versions.

The Complete K-overage ESD, with a patent pending design, is the only speaker in the industry with built−in stereo separation. It is constructed with a central driver and four pivoting tweeters that direct the sound, based on the room environment, for equal sound dispersion (ESD). This patent allows an unmatched, true 180° sound dispersion with no need for multiple standard speakers.

The SPK-CCF848 speaker provides smooth frequency response. The professional version (PRO) is optimized for music and high−quality voice reproduction making it ideal for boardrooms, hotel lobbies, airports, etc. The more

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Kramer Introduces the VS-88H, VS-66H, VS-84H, VS-48H HDMI Matrix Switchers

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Kramer’s VS-88H

Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction of the VS-88H, VS-66H, VS-84H and VS-48H high quality 8×8, 6×6, 8×4 and 4×8 matrix switchers for HDMI signals. These models all ensure quick and reliable switching of HDMI signals.

All four units support up to 2.25Gbps bandwidth per graphic channel and offer HDMI Support (V.1.4 with 3D, Deep Color, x.v.Color™ and Lip Sync). They are HDCP (High Definition Digital Content Protection) and HDTV (High Definition Television) compatible.

These models include Kramer’s I-EDIDPro™ technology; Kramer’s Intelligent EDID Processing™. I-EDIDPro technology ensures that EDID information is properly processed, resulting in Plug and Play operation within HDMI systems. The units re-clock and equalize all signals, and can route any input to any or all outputs simultaneously.

These new HDMI Matrix switchers also incorporate Kramer’s unique I-HDCPro™ technology. Kramer more

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Kramer Introduces the VS-162AM 16×16 Composite Video & Audio Matrix Switcher

VS-162AVM

VS-162AVM

Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the VS-162AVM 16×16 Composite Video & Balanced Stereo Audio Matrix Switcher with a unique built-in 3.5? LCD monitor with headphone jack. The VS-162AVM is a high performance matrix switcher for composite video and balanced stereo audio signals, appropriate for a wide range of applications.

The exciting additions in the VS-162AVM are a high-quality, 3.5-inch LCD display and a new stereo audio headphone output with volume control. This allows users to conveniently monitor the video and audio of any channel at any given time, before or after switching. The switching and monitoring can be done either in the audio-follow-video or the audio-breakaway mode.

The VS-162AVM can perform glitch free switch during the vertical interval when an external reference signal is connected to the genlock input, or if the unit is synced to an incoming video signal as a reference.

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Kramer Electronics Enters Into International Licensing Agreement with InfoComm for Educational Content

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Kramer Electronics has entered into an agreement with InfoComm International to offer InfoComm licensed courses throughout the world. Up until now, Kramer was the only manufacturer offering InfoComm licensed material in the U.S only. This agreement expands the original agreement to include all markets, in all countries, around the world.

Under the umbrella of the Kramer Academy™, Kramer is leveraging the incredible success which was gained with the licensed content from InfoComm in the United States, in order to roll out the curriculum on a global basis. Kramer is proud to be the only manufacturer that offers InfoComm Licensed Content to their partners around the world. Kramer is also pleased to be offering more classes that carry CTS Renewal Units (RUs) than any other manufacturer in the industry.

“We are extremely happy to now be able to professionally deliver InfoComm licensed content around the world,? states Dave Bright, more

Kramer Introduces the VP-417 Video to Computer Graphics Video, DVI & HDTV ProScale™ Digital Scaler

Kramer’s VP-417

Kramer’s VP-417

Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction of the high-performance VP-417 scaler for composite video or s-Video signals. The unit scales a video signal to a selected computer graphics video or HDTV output signal simultaneously on 15-pin HD and DVI-D connectors.

The VP-417 supports composite and s-Video inputs which it scales to a maximum resolution of WUXGA for computer graphics video output and 1080p for HDTV output. The VP-417 has selectable aspect ratio settings for both 4:3 and 16:9 formats. The built-in ProcAmp features video gain, brightness, contrast, color, hue and sharpness (independent H and V) control, with color control features in both the YUV and RGB color spaces. The VP-417 also features an LED indicator to show if a computer graphics video or HDTV output resolution has been selected, and the LED indicator shows which specific computer graphics video or HDTV output has been selected.

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Kramer Electronics USA Hires Malissa Dillman, CTS-D, CTS-I

Malissa Dillman, CTS-D, CTS-I

Malissa Dillman, CTS-D, CTS-I

Kramer Electronics, a worldwide supplier of innovative and reliable signal management products, is pleased to announce Malissa Dillman as its new Training and Education Manager.

Dillman comes to Kramer Electronics USA with an extensive background in A/V and industry certifications. In her new role, Malissa will work to deliver and continue to develop the comprehensive Kramer educational curriculum. She will also deliver the licensed curriculum that Kramer offers; particularly the classes Kramer licenses from InfoComm, including the very popular 3-day CTS Exam Prep class.

“We are so pleased to have Malissa join the Kramer family,? stated Clint Hoffman, VP of Marketing for Kramer Electronics USA. Hoffman continued, “Malissa’s wealth of knowledge and experience will truly be a great asset to the company, and to our students. I more

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