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InstallAwards 2017: Dr Joseph Kramer to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Installation is proud to announce that the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the InstallAwards 2017 will be Dr Joseph Kramer, founder and CEO of Kramer Electronics.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual who has made a valuable contribution to the audiovisual installation industry throughout the course of their career.

Dr Joseph Kramer founded Kramer Electronics in 1981 with the aim of innovating in the video era and championing a strong focus on R&D. Early milestones included the first PAL video processor with image enhancement and colour control, and the first combined video-audio processor.

Today the company has hundreds of employees serving thousands of customers across six continents. As well as being a technology leader, the company prides itself on standing behind every product that it ships, and maintaining personal relationships with its customers.

Last year the company launched its AV Beyond the Box strategy, which offers software, cloud and smart hardware solutions that challenge big-box, proprietary approaches. Dr Kramer is also an accomplished photographer, and has his own website where he publishes pictures, equipment tests and technical articles.

Dr Kramer commented: “I am very proud and yet humbled to receive this award.

“When I founded Kramer Electronics, 36 years ago, I wanted to make innovative products driven by professional customer needs for the video industry. Throughout the intervening 36 years technology has constantly and quickly evolved and Kramer Electronics has grown into a multinational company with presence across the globe. Today we are moving through an era of wired presentation systems into the world of wireless IP-based video systems and control. We have witnessed the demise of analogue and the birth of digital over those 36 years. Kramer will continue to strive forward, delivering technically advanced solutions based upon what we are asked for.

“None of this would be possible without the support and feedback of our customers and our dedicated Kramer family of colleagues. I thank you all for your support.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award forms part of the Installation Hall of Fame, which also includes the Outstanding Contribution Award and the Grand Prix.

The InstallAwards take place on the evening of Thursday 29 June in the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London. For tickets and table bookings please contact Maeve Nicholson on [email protected] / +44 (0)20 3871 7378 or visit

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