The RC-306 and RC-308 can be connected to a single LAN cable carrying both PoE and communication
Kramer has released new ‘RC’ compact control keypads. They each can fit into US, European and UK standard 1-gang wall junction boxes and are designed for use as a user interface keypad within Kramer Control systems. K-Config can also be used to access built-in I/O interfaces that enable the keypads to also be used as standalone room controllers.
The RC-306 and RC-308 are six- and eight-button keypads, respectively. They can each be connected to a single LAN cable carrying both PoE and communication and can be used for controlling complex multimedia systems, as well as other room facilities such as screens, lighting and shades. In addition, multiple RC-306 and RC-308 keypads can be linked together, either side-by-side or at a distance, using a single K-NET cable to carry both power and communications.
Meanwhile, the RC−206 and RC−208 are also six- and eight-button control keypads with the same functionality of the 306 and 308 devices, minus the PoE connectivity.
In other news, Kramer has launched the Tavor powered speakers comprising on-wall, ceiling tile and subwoofer options for compact huddle spaces to executive boardrooms. The Tavor 5-O (5.25-inch) and Tavor 6-O (6.5-inch) are powered, two-way speakers designed for indoor wall mounting. They accept a line-level stereo input and output a speaker signal to the passive speaker. The Tavor 5-O integrates a two-channel amp capable of delivering 30W RMS and 80W continuous power; for the Tavor 6-O these figures are 50W RMS and 140W continuous.
The Tavor 8-T is a powered ceiling tile speaker featuring a 40W built-in, Class-D amplifier with three inputs with individual volume control, an 8-inch Kevlar woofer, four 1-inch pivoting titanium tweeters, almost 180° of sound dispersion, a magnet-held grille and second-level crossover. It is a two-way speaker with 40W RMS and 110W continuous power. The Tavor 8-Sub, meanwhile, is a powered subwoofer that can be mounted on the wall, the floor or next to the wall in a way that hides the control panel. It has an 8-inch aluminium woofer with rubber surround and a frequency response of 30–600Hz at –10dB. The built-in amplifier provides 50W RMS and 140W continuous power. Inputs include one line-level stereo input on RCA connectors, one LFE input on an RCA connector and two high-level inputs on binding posts for bypassing the internal amplifier. It has 110–120V AC and 220–240V AC selectable power settings.