Kramer Press Release – VP-409
Kramer Photos – VP-409

The VP-409 is a high-quality converter for up-scaling composite video and s-Video up to computer graphics video resolutions.  The VP-409 is ideal for multimedia and presentation applications, conference room systems, and any application requiring conversion of composite video or s-Video to computer graphics video format for use in RGBHV systems.

The VP-409 has one composite video input on an RCA connector, and one s-Video input on a 4-pin connector.  It accepts PAL-B/D/G/H/I, NTSC 3.58, and NTSC 4.43 video formats.  The unit has one computer graphics video output on a 15-pin HD computer graphics video connector and the unit supports resolutions of 640×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×800, 1366×768, 1280×1024, 1400×1050, 1680×1050, 1600×1200, 1920×1080, and 1920×1200.  This compact, multi-standard unit has a built-in 3D de-interlacer and a 3D comb-filter, which ensure the highest possible scaling quality.

The VP-409 features an external 5V DC power source making it suitable for field operation, front-panel buttons for selecting the input source and the output resolution, and a non-volatile memory that retains the last setting, after switching the power off.

The VP-409 is housed in a compact Kramer TOOLS™ enclosure and sells in the United States at a list price of $445.00 per unit.  The VP-409 comes with a full 7-year warranty, and is currently in stock and available from Kramer Electronics sales companies around the world.  Complete product information can be found at www.kramerus.com.

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