Kramer 16x16 Composite Video and Balanced Stereo Audio Matrix Switcher with Preview Monitor

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The VS-162AVM is a high-performance matrix switcher for composite video and balanced stereo audio signals. Switching during the vertical interval ensures glitch-free switching with genlocked sources.

  • Bandwidth - 90MHz (-3dB) fully loaded.
  • Input & Outputs - Video on BNC connectors, audio on detachable terminal block connectors.
  • Looping Sync Input.
  • Output Monitoring - A built-in 3.5-inch LCD display and audio headphone output with volume control conveniently monitor the video and audio of any channel before and after switching.
  • Take Button - Executes multiple switches all at once.
  • Memory Locations - Stores multiple switches as presets to be recalled and executed when needed.
  • Audio Breakaway Switching.
  • Flexible Control Options - Front panel, RS-232 (K-Router™ Windows®-based Kramer software is included), RS-485, contact closure, & IR remote (included).
  • Vertical Interval Switching - Synchronizes either to external reference or the incoming video in compliance with SMPTE RP-168.
  • Selectable Sync Signal Termination.
  • Worldwide Power Supply - 100-240V AC.
  • Standard 19” Rack Mount Size - 2U. Rack "ears" included.


INPUT: Video: 16 composite video, 1Vpp/75ohm on BNC connectors; Audio: 16 balanced audio 10kohm on detachable terminal block connectors.
OUTPUTS: Video: 16 composite video 1Vpp/75ohm on BNC connectors; Audio: 16 balanced audio 50ohm on detachable terminal block connectors.
BANDWIDTH (-3dB): Video: 90 MHz; Audio: >100 kHz.
DIFF. GAIN: <0.18%.
DIFF. PHASE: 0.04Deg.
K-FACTOR: 0.05%.
S/N RATIO: Video: 76.1dB; Audio: 82.2dB, unweighted, RL=10kohm.
CROSSTALK: Video: <-46dB @5MHz; Audio: -80dB @1kHz.
CONTROL: 41 selector switches; RS-232, RS-485, IR remote, dry keyboard extension, 3.5" LCD preview display, 1/4" headphone output with volume dial.
COUPLING: Video: DC; audio: AC.
AUDIO THD + NOISE: 0.04% @1kHz.
AUDIO 2nd HARMONIC: 0.002%.
POWER SOURCE: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, Imax=400mA, 31VA
DIMENSIONS: 19" x 7" x 2U W, D, H, rack mountable.
WEIGHT: 3.7kg (8.2lbs) approx.
ACCESSORIES: Power cord, null-modem adapter, Windows®-based Kramer control software, rack "ears".

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