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Kramer Announces the VS-808DS Matrix Switcher and Scaler
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Kramer Announces the VS-808DS Matrix Switcher and Scaler

Composite Video/Stereo Audio Switcher/Scaler Offers High Performance
Routing Features, Video Output Scaling and IR Control

Hampton, New Jersey– April 30, 2008 – Kramer Electronics, a worldwide supplier of innovative and reliable signal management products, today announced the availability of its VS-808DS Matrix Switcher and Scaler for composite video and unbalanced stereo audio signals.  This high performance 8x8 switcher/scaler allows users to simultaneously route any or all of its eight inputs to any or all of its eight outputs and to one scaled output.  The VS-808DS is ideal for use in audio/video duplication facilities, production studios, or in professional presentation systems.

The VS-808DS Matrix Switcher/Scaler offers advanced switching features for demanding video environments.  200MHz video bandwidth ensures transparent performance in the most critical applications, and the unit switches only during the vertical interval for glitch-free switching with genlocked sources.  The VS-808DS provides audio-follow-video and breakaway switching options and can store up to eight setups (presets) to be recalled and executed when needed.  A front panel TAKE button allows users to execute multiple switches at once.  Switching synchronization allows users to synchronize either to the external sync reference or to incoming video. 

The VS-808DS allows for graphics output resolutions including VGA (640x480), SVGA (800x600), XGA (1024x768), or WXGA (1366x768) and accepts PAL-B/D/G/H/I, NTSC 3.58, and NTSC 4.43 video formats.  The unit can be controlled using its front panel buttons or using an infrared remote control transmitter included with the purchase of the unit.  The VS-808DS can also be controlled remotely using an external remote IR receiver or by RS-485 or RS-232 serial commands transmitted via an external control panel, touch screen system, PC, or other serial controller.  The unit is housed in a 19" 2U rack-mountable enclosure and is fed from a 100-240 VAC universal switching power supply.

The VS-808DS Matrix Switcher/Scaler is currently available from Kramer Electronics worldwide reseller networks and sells at a list price of $1,595.  Complete product information can be found at

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, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Israel, India, China, Singapore, Japan, Korea and Australia.