VP-437xL 7−Input Analog & HDMI ProScale™ Presentation Digital Scaler/Switcher with Ethernet Control
Kramer Electronics is a company that designs, manufactures and distributes signal management products for analog and digital video signals, audio signals, computer graphics video signals and control signals which are used in the professional AV, broadcast and production and residential AV markets worldwide. The company headquarters is in Jerusalem, Israel, and has corporate sales and distribution offices around the world in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Israel, India, China, Singapore, Japan, Korea and Australia. Kramer Electronics was founded in 1981 by Dr. Joseph Kramer. Dr. Kramer, whose PHD is in pharmaceutical biology, had been working in R+D at a company that manufactured headphones. VP-437xL 7−Input Analog & HDMI ProScale™ Presentation Digital Scaler/Switcher with Ethernet Control. The VP-437xl is a 7-input scaler/switcher for composite video, s-Video (Y/C), component video, computer graphics video and HDMI with unbalanced stereo and S/PDIF audio signals. It scales the selected video signal to a computer graphics or HDTV output resolution, embeds the audio and outputs an HDMI signal. The VP-437xl is the same as the VP-436 with the addition of Ethernet control. When that company went out of business, he foresaw the significance of video, then in its infancy, and used the distribution channel that had existed to start selling video products of his own design. In 2003, Kramer Electronics bought Sierra Video, a well established and respected company that manufactures Broadcast Routing equipment which expanded the Kramer product offering into large format routing products for composite video, RGBHV video and SDI and HD-SDI signals as well as audio signals. In many cases, Kramer offers three versions of a product to meet the needs of various applications. They generally have a rack-mount version, a desktop version and a Kramer TOOLS version. Kramer TOOLS are extremely compact product solutions ideal for solving basic signal management problems.