Crestron DigitalMedia™: The Only Solution for the Digital Age

13 09 2009

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Crestron DigitalMedia Solves the Control and Distribution Challenges of Tomorrow – Today

After five years researching HDMI and HDCP, Crestron has released Crestron DigitalMedia™ (DM), a transformational family of products delivering reliable switching and distribution of all analog and uncompressed HD signals. DM is the only complete, integrated solution for the digital age, accepting and distributing all analog audio and video, high-res computer, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, Ethernet and USB keyboard / mouse control. DM even processes all the embedded data – including HDCP, EDID and CEC – for reliable, optimal system performance. Built-in software tools display and manage the flow of all signals and data throughout the system ensuring easy installation.

Just like traditional AV distribution systems, the core of a DM system is the switcher. Designed for enterprise-wide distribution, the DM-MD8x8and DM-MD16x16 matrix switchers are flexible, expandable, and card-based, with a wide variety of input and output cards from which to choose. Every DM switcher and transmitter features DM Tools, a powerful setup and diagnostic software program that graphically displays the flow of all signals and data. DM Tools provides an intuitive reference for troubleshooting and commissioning a system, ensuring easy installation and operation.

“DM is so comprehensive; it’s easy to lose sight of how straightforward a solution it is,” said Vincent Bruno, Crestron Director of Marketing, “As users migrate more and more towards digital sources and displays, only DM has a simple, reliable approach for virtually any scenario an integrator might encounter.”

Exclusive, built-in QuickSwitch HD™ technology prevents frustrating switching delays. Fast, uninterrupted HDMI switching is achieved by pre-authorizing HDCP keys and maintaining a constant handshake between sources and displays. EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) is processed to identify and automatically send the best resolution to the display, so clients no longer have to manually configure the output resolution before starting each presentation. DM also manages CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), preventing devices from issuing unwanted and seemingly random commands, such as turning off a projector during a presentation.

Crestron DigitalMedia systems are fully functional from power up, without any programming or network configuration. Step through the setup Wizard from a laptop or scroll through a menu-driven sequence form the front panel LCD display on the 8X8 or 16×16 to tune a DM system for enhanced performance. Only Crestron provides such an advanced technology solution that has the installation tools and flexibility that will serve you today, tomorrow and beyond.

via [press release]

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