23.06.14

Crestron Demonstrates Expanded DigitalMedia 4K Product Line

AUTHOR: HiddenWires

New DM® 4K input cards and blades, output blades, receivers, transmitters, and scalers deliver the highest available resolutions for both...

New DM® 4K input cards and blades, output blades, receivers, transmitters, and scalers deliver the highest available resolutions for both professional and residential applications Building upon its leadership position in 4K, Crestron debuted a full lineup of DigitalMedia™ 4K products at InfoComm 2014. The new DM 4K products round out the AV industry’s first and only end-to-end 4K certified distribution system. “DigitalMedia is more than ‘4K ready’; it’s 4K already,” said Tom Barnett, Marketing Director at Crestron. ”While others are ‘getting ready,’ we’re shipping a complete 4K solution today. Even if you don’t have 4K content yet, you need the bandwidth of our 4K switchers to distribute higher resolutions, such as the native 2880x1800 of Apple® laptops.” DM 4K products debuted at InfoComm 2014 include: DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C – 4K DM Receiver & Room Controller with Scaler DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G − Single-Gang Wall Plate 4K DM Receiver & Room Controller DM-TX-4K-100-C-1G – Single-Gang Wall Plate 4K DM Transmitter DMC-4K-C – 4K DM Input Card DMC-4K-C-DSP − 4K DM Input Card with Downmixing HD-DA-2-4K-E, HD-DA-4-4K-E and HD-DA-8-4K-E Distribution Amplifiers DM 4K products already shipping include the DMC-4K-HD Input Card, DMC-4K-HD-DSP Input Card, DMC-4K-CO-HD Output Card, DM-RMC-4K-100-C Receiver, DMB-4K-I-HD Input Blade, DMB-4K-O-C Output Blade, HD-EXT3-C and HD-EXT4-C Extenders, HD-XSPA AVR with integrated DM Receiver, HD-RX3-C Receiver, and HD-TX3-C Transmitter. Also debuted at InfoComm 2014 was the 16-Channel Analog Audio Breakout Box (AUD-BOB-1602), which provides connections for audio insert/extract for DM HDMI® input and output blades on a separate rack-mountable box. DM 4K Upgrade Program Crestron is offering big discounts when you upgrade card-based DM systems with the DM 4K Upgrade Program. Upgrading systems to 4K is as simple as swapping out cards, transmitters, and receivers. Crestron will ship the 4K replacements to dealers in advance so there’s no system down time for their customers. Even better, Crestron will restart the 3-year warranty on the chassis if all eligible cards in the switcher are upgraded. Testing 4K products, so you don’t have to The Crestron 4K Certification ensures that sources and displays meet the demands of a 4K distributed system. Crestron engineers in the DigitalMedia Lab rigorously test 4K products to ensure they work in a matrix-switched environment. Only those that do are awarded the Crestron 4K Certified logo. Now, for integrators and end users, finding a database of 4K products they can trust is as simple as visiting crestron.eu/4K. Crestron’s InfoComm exhibit included a live 4K switching demonstration, including Crestron 4K Certified displays from a variety of partners, including as the centerpiece a 260” diagonal LED Display with 1.5mm pixel pitch from SiliconCore Technology®. www.crestron.eu