Crestron Ships New DigitalMedia 4K Multimedia Presentation Switchers

crestron-3series-0615Crestron is now shipping three new 4K specified presentation switchers in the form of the HD-MD8X1-4K (an eight-input 4K Scaling Presentation Switcher via HDMI), the DM-MD8X1-4K-C (a 4K Scaling Presentation Switcher with HDBaseT output plus a mic input) and the DMPS3-4K-150-C (a 3-Series 4K Presentation System. All of them can scale any incoming resolution to 4096×2160.

Crestron says the DMPS3-4K-150-C is specifically designed for classrooms, small and medium conference rooms, and huddle spaces. It includes an integrated Crestron 3-Series Control System and two DM inputs for a 10×1 4K switching solution and can be used with either their .AV Framework or SIMPL Windows for custom programming.

Actually, all three presentation switchers are built on the new Crestron .AV Framework technology, so Crestron claims they are ready to go right out of the box. Setup can be done right from an iPad, laptop or touch screen, without custom programming. Crestron even promotes that you can walk into the room, connect your cables, specify sources and displays and the system is up and running.

Here are more tech specs:

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..