Calibre’s products for pro-AV and broadcast will be incorporated into Kramer’s lineup in Q4 of this year. This includes the addition of a new line of premium scalers featuring low-latency processing, warping, geometry correction and edge-blending with models for fixed installation and rental and staging, along with models targeted at LED videowalls and television broadcast studios.
“This strategic co-operation with Calibre is of great benefit to both companies and to our customers alike,” says Dr. Joseph Kramer, founder, president and chairman of Kramer Electronics. “Kramer and Calibre together offer market-leading technologies with outstanding performance and customer support from a truly international, professional AV organization. Together we will move forward developing a comprehensive range of powerful premium video processing and control products for the live events, rental, staging and fixed install markets with a focus on class-leading visual and functional performance. There are exciting times ahead.”
Kramer Electronics will supply dedicated resources to market and support the new models throughout their network of regional offices. Tim Brooksbank will head up this effort within Kramer while maintaining his role as chairman at Calibre.
“Having just passed our 25-year anniversary at Calibre, this cooperation with Kramer marks an exciting start to our next quarter century,” Brooksbank says. “We will continue independently with our OEM and own-label business activities, but with Calibre-branded products being progressively merged into the Kramer range. This opens up access to a far wider market for our products and helps Kramer strengthen its presence in its premium markets.”