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Kramer VP-81SIDN

8x1 DGKat Digital Step–In Switcher

  • 8 Step–In Inputs
  • 2 Local Inputs

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The VP−81SIDN is a high−performance digital switcher for DGKat twisted pair, DVI and HDMI signals. The unit has DVI and HDMI local inputs and eight DGKat inputs from HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort and computer graphics video step−in modules, each of which has a step−in button to select the input on the switcher.

  • Max. Data Rate — 4.95Gbps (1.65Gbps per graphic channel).
  • HDTV Compatible.
  • HDCP Compliant.
  • Cascades Up to Four Units — Via the HDMI port to provide up to 8 twisted pair inputs.
  • Step–In Support — Supports the SID range of DGKat Step–in Commander panels for remote inputs and remote step–in control.
  • USB Power Port — Provides power to USB devices and KW–11.
  • EDID Capture — Copies and stores the EDID from a display device.
  • DGKat™ Signal Integration — Kramer’s unique technology for converting TMDS as well as control and communication to signals that run over twisted pair cables.
  • System Range — Up to 90m (295ft) at 1080i @60hz or up to 70m (230ft) at 1080p @ 60hz when using Kramer DGKat cables. Note: Transmission range depends on the signal resolution, graphics card and display used. If using third–party shielded CAT cables, both ends of the shield must be soldered to the connectors for the products to function properly.
  • Flexible Control Options — Step–in switching (inputs 1–8), RS–232, RS–485, contact closure, Ethernet & IR.
  • Worldwide Power Supply — 100–240V AC.


  • 8 DGKat twisted pair on RJ–45 connectors
  • 1 DVI–D, 1.2Vpp on a DVI Molex 24–pin (F) connectors, DDC signal 5Vpp (TTL), 1 HDMI
  • 2 unbalanced stereo audio (1 for DVI and 1 for HDMI) on 3.5mm mini jacks


  • 1 DGKat twisted pair on an RJ–45 connector, 1 HDMI
  • 1 balanced stereo audio on a 5–pin detachable terminal block, 1 unbalanced stereo audio on 2 RCA connectors, 1 digital audio on an RCA connector, 1 USB power port


  • 4.95Gbps (1.65Gbps per graphic channel)


  • HDMI with Deep Color, x.v.Color™ and 3D

Power Consumption

  • 100–240V AC, 50/60Hz 68VA

Operating Temperature

  • 0° to +40°C (32° to 104°F)

Storage Temperature

  • –40° to +70°C (–40° to 158°F)


  • 10% to 90%, RHL non–condensing

Included Accessories

  • Power cord, Windows® based Kramer control software, RC–IR3 infrared remote control transmitter, rack "ears"


  • External remote IR receiver cable, 15m extension cable

Product Dimensions

  • 19" x 7.20 x 1U (43.6cm x 18.30cm x 4.36cm) W, D, H

Product Weight

  • 2.0kg (4.4lbs) approx.

Shipping Dimensions

  • 55.00cm x 27.60cm x 10.70cm (21.65" x 10.87" x 4.21" ) W, D, H

Shipping Weight

  • 2.8kg (6.3lbs) approx.


  • Display systems requiring simple input selection.
  • Remote monitoring of computer activity in schools and businesses.
  • Rental/staging applications.
  • Multimedia and presentation source selection.

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