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Kramer AV VM-218DT
HDMI and Long-Reach HDBaseT Switchable Distribution Amplifier

Manufacturer SKU: 10-80431030
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MSRP: $4,765.00
Our Price: $3,812.00
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Top VM-218DT Specifications
  • End of Life - Limited Stock - Non-Returnable
  • Inputs
  • 1 HDMI: On a female HDMI connector
  • 1 HDBT: On an RJ-45 female connector
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Kramer's VM-218DT is a high-quality, long-reach 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) HDBaseT 2x1:8 distributor. It takes an HDMI or a long-reach HDBaseT input and equalizes then re-clocks the signal and distributes it to eight identical long-reach HDBaseT outputs featuring RS-232/IR control signals. The integrated extender distributor includes a loop HDMI output with audio de-embedding to analog stereo port. Looping HDMI outputs enable monitoring and cascading to additional distribution amplifiers. An EDID handling, processing, and pass-through algorithm ensures plug-and-play operation for HDMI source and display systems. EDID signals are passed from the source to the display.

The standard extender distributor can connect to any HDBaseT-compliant extending product. It extends 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24bpp video resolution signal to maximum 130 ft long-reach over CAT copper cable. The extender can send signals farther than 130 feet for lower HD video resolution. For optimum range and performance, use recommended Kramer cables. 

HDMI 2.0- and HDCP 1.4-compliant signal, supporting deep color, x.v.Color, lip sync, 7.1 PCM, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, 2K, 4K, and 3D. Remote device management via built-in web pages or RS-232 control connection. Rack mountable enclosure for mounting in a 1U rack space with included ear rack adapter.

Key Features

  • Bidirectional RS-232 Extension – Serial interface data flows bidirectionally on each extension line, enabling data transmission and device control
  • Bidirectional Infrared Extension – IR interface data flows bidirectionally on each extension line, enabling remote control of peripheral devices located at either end of the extended line
  • Audio Drop (De-embed) – The transmitted digital audio signal is converted to an analog signal and de-embedded to stereo unbalanced analog audio output
  • Cost-effective Maintenance – Status LED indicators for HDMI and HDBT ports 
  • Easy Installation – Twisted-pair cables for HDBaseT signals wiring


  • Outputs
  • 1 HDMI: On a female HDMI connector
  • 8 HDBaseT: On RJ-45 female connectors
  • 1 Stereo Analog Audio: On a 3.5mm mini jack
  • Ports
  • 1 Ethernet: On an RJ-45 female connector
  • 8 IR: On 3.5mm mini jacks
  • 8 RS-232: On 3-pin terminal blocks
  • Video
  • Max. Data Rate: 10.2Gbps (3.4Gbps per graphic channel)
  • Max. Resolution: 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24bpp
  • Standards Compliance: Supports HDMI 2.0, HDCP 1.4, and HDBaseT 1.0
  • Extension Line
  • Range Extension (Input or Output Each Side): Up to 130 ft at 4K @60Hz (4:2:0), up to 230 ft at full HD (1080p @60Hz 36bpp)
  • Range Extension (Input or Output Each Side): Note: When using Kramer HDBaseT cables
  • User Interface
  • Controls: Input select button, EDID read/select buttons, RS 232 control & remote, local and remote IR controls, Ethernet

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