Kramer is proud to announce the recent InfoComm release of the VP-796 and VP-798,
the world’s fastest single-channel 4K presentation scaler-switchers. Both
scaler-switchers incorporate HQUltraFast technology to switch in typically a
quarter of a second, at least four to six times faster than any competitor in
“They actually make switching look like a scene cut,” said Tim Brooksbank,
CEO of Calibre Ltd.
Based on Calibre’s proprietary class-leading HQUltra 4K image processing
technology, Kramer’s VP-796 and VP-798 presentation scaler-switchers offer
scaling capabilities far superior to conventional scalers. Both products can
produce 4K-UHD images from HD content without ugly scaling artifacts and with
very low latency.
“This is crucial for pro AV applications and not achievable with most 4K
scaling solutions,” said Brooksbank. “We achieve 4K60 4:2:0 and had to design
and build our own virtual video processor chip to do so,” added Brooksbank. “No
third-party video chips had this capability.”
Kramer’s VP-796 won AV Technology magazine’s Best of Show award at InfoComm 2015. The judges commented that the VP-796
is an "extremely well-conceived switcher with unique underlying
The VP-796 is designed for lecture halls, classrooms, corporate and
healthcare meeting spaces, houses of worship, and hotel conference venues.
“These products offer cutting-edge solutions in spaces where demands and
expectations are high,” said Aviv Ron, VP Business Development & Strategy
at Kramer. “We are very happy with the market response and with the industry
recognition the VP-796 has received,” he added.
The Kramer VP-798 is a premium presentation scaler-switcher ideal for venues
such as music concerts and TV studios. It comes equipped with an innovative and
extremely powerful LED-optimized scaling algorithm (by Calibre) that can scale
to arbitrary resolutions with pixel-perfect accuracy and excellent detail
Kramer VP-798 includes advanced HQUltraWarp image warping and blending and
real-time warp adjustment for easy warp and blend calibration, perfect for large
venue projection, simulation and immersive experiences.
Both presentation scaler-switchers offer a wide range of input connectivity
for today’s digitally connected Pro AV world.
VP-796 supports nine video inputs, including HDMI, DisplayPort, HDBaseT, VGA,
Composite, and DVI-U. The product has three identical outputs with 4K support:
HDBaseT and two HDMI (one via a DVI connector). It also supports legacy
formats, all with exceptional image quality.
VP-798 supports eleven video inputs, including HDMI, DisplayPort, HDBaseT,
VGA, Composite, and DVI-U; plus a dedicated Genlock input. The product has four
identical video outputs: two HDMI 4K (one via a DVI connector), HDBaseT 4K and
3G HD-SDI. It also supports legacy formats, all with exceptional image quality.