Crestron Electronics DigitalMedia 8G+ Receiver & Product Details
The DM-RMC-100-C provides a simple one-box interface solution for a single display device as part of a complete Crestron DigitalMedia system. It functions as a DM 8G+ receiver and control interface, providing a single HDMI output along with Ethernet, RS-232, and IR control ports. Its compact, low-profile design allows the DM-RMC-100-C to be installed discreetly behind a flat panel display or above a ceiling mounted projector. It connects to the head end or source location using a single CAT5e or Crestron DM 8G cable.
As the leader in HDMI and control system technologies, Crestron developed DigitalMedia to deliver the first complete HD AV distribution system to take HDMI to a higher level. DigitalMedia allows virtually any mix of AV sources to be distributed throughout the home, office, school, or virtually any other facility.
DigitalMedia 8G+ breaks even further ground, providing a true one-wire transport for moving high-definition video, audio, and Ethernet over low-cost twisted-pair cable without any compression or repeaters. Just one 8-conductor twisted-pair cable is required, supporting distances up to 330 feet (100 m) using Crestron DM 8G Cable or CAT5e.
DigitalMedia thoughtfully manages all of the various AV signals and devices in your system, matching each source's output to the capabilities of the selected display(s). Every signal is preserved in its native video resolution and audio format, ensuring a pure, lossless signal path throughout.
Multimedia Display Interface
A single HDMI digital AV output port is provided on the DM-RMC-100-C, supporting HDMI with HDCP, Deep Color and 3D, handling 1080p60 HDTV with multi-channel HD lossless audio as well as WUXGA computer resolutions — all through a single connection. The HDMI output can also handle DVI signals using an appropriate adapter or interface cable. In addition, there are RS-232, IR, and Ethernet control ports provided for controlling the display device and other equipment.
A single cable connects the DM-RMC-100-C to a DM switcher or transmitter, transporting video, audio, control, networking, and power signals all through one simple RJ45 connection.[1,3] Multiple DM-RMC-100-Cs may be installed to handle each display in a multi-room distribution system, all fed from a central DM-MD series switcher. Or, a single DM-RMC-100-C can be fed straight from a DM 8G+ transmitter, affording a simple solution for extending a computer or AV signal to a single display.
Along with high-definition AV and control, DigitalMedia also integrates high-speed Ethernet networking for a total signal distribution solution. The DM-RMC-100-C includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, providing a convenient LAN connection for a local network device.
Embedded Device Control
The primary objective of every Crestron system is to enable precisely the control desired for a seamless user experience. The DM-RMC-100-C includes built-in RS-232, IR, and Ethernet control ports to allow programmable control of the display device connected to it. But, it can also provide an alternative to these conventional control methods by harnessing the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) signal embedded in HDMI. Through its connection to the control system, the DM-RMC-100-C provides a gateway for controlling the display device right through the HDMI connection, potentially eliminating the need for any dedicated control wires or IR probes.
The DM-RMC-100-C mounts conveniently to a wall, ceiling, or other flat surface. At just one inch deep, it fits easily behind a flat panel display or above a ceiling-mounted projector. All connections and LED indicators are positioned on the sides, ensuring optimal access and visibility for a clean, serviceable installation. An array of indicators is provided for easy setup and troubleshooting.