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Kramer Introduces the VS−88FO 8x8 3G HD−SDI over Fiber Optic Matrix Switcher

The VS−88FO Allows signal transmission of up to 40km (24 miles)

03 September 2013

Kramer Introduces the VS−88FO 8x8 3G HD−SDI over Fiber Optic Matrix Switcher

Kramer Electronics is pleased to introduce the unique and innovative VS−88FO matrix switcher for 3G HD−SDI signals, utilizing fiber cabling. The unit switches any or all inputs to any or all outputs simultaneously. 

The maximum data rate of the VS−88FO is 3Gbps, The unit features single mode SFP (Small Form−Factor Pluggable) SDI fiber optic connectors for the inputs and the outputs.  The VS−88FO’s multiple memory locations store multiple switches as presets (salvos), to be recalled and executed when needed. The unit’s vertical interval switching synchronizes either to an external reference or to the incoming video.

The VS−88FO can reach a range of up to 40km (24 miles), depending on the SFP module used, and is compatible with the 690T & 690R Transmitter & Receiver. It features Kramer’s Automatic Equalization and re−Klocking™ technology, which rebuilds the digital signal to travel longer distances. It also includes a looping analog sync for genlock and a selectable Sync Signal Termination. 

The VS−88FO includes an Active Input™ Reporting mechanism, in which each input button on the front panel automatically lights up when the unit detects a video signal on the input. The Fiber optic communication of the VS−88FO is one directional, which makes it suitable for security minded applications where a high−security solution is required.

Kramer Electronics is also offering a 4x4 unit, the VS−44FO, as a more compact version of the VS−88FO.

The VS−88FO is housed in a 19" 1U rack−mountable enclosure. It is HDTV compatible, and can be controlled using the front panel buttons or using an RC−IR3 infrared remote control transmitter (included), remotely, by RS−232 or RS−485 serial commands, or via Ethernet.

The VS−88FO Matrix Switcher is currently in stock and available from Kramer Electronics sales companies around the world. 

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