Crestron Expands its Flexible, Long Distance Fiber Transmission Solutions
Crestron DigitalMedia (DM) fiber input cards and transmitter are now shipping, adding new flexibility to the DM family of products. DM delivers the only complete, integrated solution for the digital age: reliable switching and distribution of all analog audio and video, high-res computer, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, Ethernet and USB keyboard / mouse control. DM fiber solutions are fully HDCP-compliant, and enable full 1080p60 with Deep Color transmission up to 1000 ft/300m using Crestron CresFiber or third-party multimode fiber, ideal for multi-room and long distance cable runs.
The DMC-F and DMC-F-DSP cards provide a fiber input to the modular DM-MD8X8 and DM-MD16X16 switchers and the single-card DMCI enclosure. In addition to providing a single HDMI digital AV output, both cards feature an analog stereo audio output with programmable volume control. Additional DSP processing is enabled by the DMC-F-DSP, which breaks out and simultaneously distributes uncompressed 7.1 channel HD surround sound and 2-channel audio. The DMC-F-DSP is recommended for use with Blu-ray Disc players and other HD sources that output multi-channel surround sound audio via HDMI.
The DM-TX-100-F is a fiber transmitter that provides the ability to add remote sources to a DM switcher system up to 1000 feet away. Via its HDMI input, the DM-TX-100-F supports HDMI 1.3a w/Deep Color and HDCP, handling WUXGA computer resolutions and 1080p60 HDTV with multi-channel HD lossless audio. The HDMI input can also handle DVI and DisplayPort multimode signals using an adapter or dongle. For example, a presenter can plug a new laptop or MacBook into a DM-TX-F at the podium in an auditorium, and transmit HD content to a receiver feeding the display device or to a DM switcher in the equipment room.
For 40 years Crestron has been the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron’s leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry.