Kramer Electronics recently announced that the company founder and CEO, Dr Joseph
Kramer, has been awarded this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from Installation
Magazine at the InstallAwards ceremony, recently held in London.

“I am proud and humbled to receive this award,” said Kramer, “but I would not have
been able to achieve such success without the talent, hard work and dedication of our
employees around the world.’

Kramer was founded in the early days of the Pro AV industry, with a vision to
innovate. From day one, Dr Kramer’s biggest passion was to develop a product and
nurture it through its various phases until its release.

Kramer has been on the cutting edge of major industry advancements over the four
decades since being established. The company can lay claim to the design and
manufacturing of the industry’s first video processor; the release of the industry’s first
video over twisted pair; the development of the patented technology KRISP™ to
increase the fidelity and range of RGBHV/VGA signals; the release of Kramer
TOOLS™, a compact form factor that opened the door to pro AV equipment on a
different scale; the launch of Kramer Control, a groundbreaking programming-free,
cloud-based Control platform; and the launch of the industry’s first IP-based digital
sound processor.

“It’s quite uncommon in our world of AV that a founder is still an integral player in the
vision and day-to-day operations of his company, especially after 36 years,” said
David Margolin, vice president of marketing at Kramer. “Dr Kramer continues to be
motivated by his deep desire to lead innovation in the industry, which makes him an
inspiration to all Kramer employees,’ added Margolin.

The company was recently honoured with three “Best of Show’ awards at InfoComm
2017, for game-changing products that further cement Dr Kramer’s reputation as an
innovator and leader in the industry. The products included Kramer Maestro, an
innovative single-trigger room automation software solution; KN-DSP100, the first
ever IP-based digital sound processor, and VIAshare, wireless peer-to-peer screen-
sharing software.