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Kramer KDS-10
Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Fresh for ISE 2020, Kramer is debuting its new KDS-10 transceiver, a fully featured solution that will set the stage for next-level AV over IP installations.

Joining Kramer’s powerful AV over IP portfolio, the new KDS-10 is a high-performance end-to-end 4K60 (4:4:4) transceiver that delivers flawless streaming, exceptional flexibility and Multiview functionality, such as Picture-in-Picture and Picture-aside-Picture. KDS-10 provides extreme flexibility with its user-controlled H.264 / H.265 compression switching and multiple protocols, further extending options for AV and IT professionals.


A key attribute in AVoIP applications, the KDS-10 is equipped with H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) which uses approximately 50% less bandwidth than H.264. This video compression standard enables AV professionals to deliver 4K streaming over IP more efficiently and reliably. It is also backward-compatible with H.264, if needed.  

This future-proof, bi-directional transceiver supports up to 3840 x 2160 picture resolution at 60 Hz frame rate. Highly versatile, the KDS-10 can be used as either an encoder or decoder, per operator selection and use case. It offers additional value with its two HDMI inputs for encoding and decoding dual 4K30 streams.



“The KDS-10 architecture makes it a potential open AV platform,” said David Margolin, Vice President of Marketing, Kramer. “ Future software enhancements will make it more powerful and flexible enabling customers to choose the mix of functionality they require . This new approach could easily transform the KDS-10 into multi-standard codec transceiver. There’s nothing like it in the industry.”

The KDS-10 can be controlled and managed via API, Kramer Unified Enterprise AV Management platform and the award-winning Kramer Control cloud-based control and management solutions, allowing for screen adjustments, remote management and remote services. It supports standard Ethernet network operation up to 1Gbit/s, making it an ideal solution for clients who want to leverage existing networks.

The new KDS-10 joins Kramer’s AVoIP line of robust hardware and software-driven solutions AV solutions designed with IT requirements and IT workflows in mind.   

Visit Kramer at ISE 2020 in the Amsterdam RAI, Hall 1 F20.