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Kramer Launches Unique, Fully-Featured HDMI and VGA over HDBaseT Wall Plate Auto Switcher

The Kramer WP-5VH2 offers Ease of Use and Convenience for AV Management in Classrooms, Meeting Spaces, and Hotel Rooms

April 15, 2015 — Kramer announced today the release of the WP-5VH2 ultra HD HDBaseT active wall plate auto switcher, the first of its kind to offer 4K resolution (ultra HD at a 2K price point) with EDID management, HDMI, VGA, unbalanced stereo audio, HDMI audio embedding and de-embedding, and clock stretching.

“We believe the WP-5VH2 is the best 4K ultra HD HDMI and VGA auto switcher and range extender in the wall plate category,” said Aviv Ron, VP Business Development and Strategy at Kramer Electronics. “The product takes full advantage of HDBaseT technology and delivers the full feature set of audio and video switching that is the trademark of Kramer,” he added.  “It is very easy to configure through a web page and provides a convenient solution for any AV system in any size room.”

In spaces where power sources are difficult to reach, the unit can be powered remotely via HDBaseT using a Power over Ethernet injector (e.g., Kramer PSE-1).

“Power over Ethernet is a huge advantage in university lecture halls or even hotel rooms,” said Ron. “You don’t have to worry where the power supply is.”

The Kramer WP-5VH2 can transmit data to a compatible receiver (e.g., the Kramer TP-588D or Kramer TP-580RXR) up to 328 feet (100 meters) with 4K and up to 590 feet (180 meters) with 1080p60 via a CAT6a twisted pair cable.

Many competing HDBaseT solutions cannot support newer video sources that now offer faster Display Data Channel (DDC) rates. The WP-5VH2 overcomes this problem with an integrated solution that enables any source to be connected regardless of its DDC rate.

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Clint Hoffman

VP of Marketing

Kramer Electronics USA

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About Kramer Electronics

Since 1981, Kramer Electronics has been a leading player and pioneer in the Pro AV industry. With 26 global offices across six continents and support and distribution in over 100 countries, Kramer offers an extensive and innovative Pro AV solutions portfolio for Corporate, Education, Houses of Worship, Government, Live Events, Healthcare, and more.  

For over three decades, Kramer has built its reputation on strong personal relationships with its customers and providing the highest level of service and support in the industry.

Kramer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Pioneer of AV Award at InfoComm in honor of its Founder, President & Chairman, Dr. Joseph Kramer. Kramer’s award winning analog and IP-driven solutions for collaboration, streaming and control are at the forefront of an ever-evolving Pro AV industry. Kramer’s consistent sales growth and expansion into new markets is a testament to the company’s commitment to R&D and reliance on customer feedback.

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