Kramer KW−11 Transmitter/Receiver Gets High Marks from Top Testers
What does a top−ranking official at one of the world’s most prestigious testing services do when he wants a wireless audio/video presentation solution for his office? He asks his trusted advisors, who turn to Kramer Electronics.
According to Patrick Whipkey, senior project manager at IMS Technology Services, the systems integrator who handled the project, Educational Testing Service (ETS) needed a stand−alone, secure, reliable system that was easy to use in the office of one of their top officials. “ETS is a long−standing IMS client, and they challenged us to provide a wireless solution that would transmit the audio and video all in one space. We recommended the Kramer KW−11.”
The KW−11T/KW−11R transmitter/receiver is a high−definition, wireless HDMI combination designed for use over short distances. The KW−11T converts an HDMI signal to a wireless signal, sends it to the KW−11R, then the KW−11R converts the wireless signal back to HDMI. The pair provide uncompressed video resolutions up to 1080p @60Hz. AES 128 encryption provides a very secure AV link. Part of the Kramer family of compact, high−quality solutions called TOOLS, the transmitter/receiver transmits signals up to 39 feet.
“The Kramer KW−11 was a simple solution that solved a lot of issues,” Whipkey said. “It was a small transmitter, plugged into the HDMI input and allowed the presenter to walk around while using it.” Whipkey said their solution required ease−of−use, with the ability to plug in and turn on, yet the nature of the client also required a secure transmission separate from the client’s network. The IMS team reviewed the specifications for the KW−11 with the ETS audio video team and security personnel, so that they could see everything encrypted.
The office already had VGA and HDMI in the floor at the conference table, but the KW−11 also gave the user the ability to walk around the office and still be connected. The KW−11R receiver is positioned behind the display, and the user plugs the transmitter into his HDMI input on his laptop for an immediate connection. A simple press of a button changes the source input on the display as necessary.
ETS creates customized assessments for individuals, educational institutions and government agencies. The organization develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually at over 9,000 locations worldwide. KW−11 transmitter/receiver passed the test of testers with flying colors.