Crestron today announced the addition of the DM Multi-Window Video Processor (HD-WP-4K-401-C) to the line of DigitalMedia room solutions. The HD-WP-4K-401-C is marketed as a “cost-effective” solution for displaying up to four 4K60 video sources simultaneously on a single HD, Ultra HD or 4K display. Using Automatic mode, the screen configures itself based on the number of connected sources, PIP (Picture-In-Picture) windowing is also supported, and the size and location of the PIP window can be managed at setup or while in operation using the front panel controls, a web browser, or a control system.
Each video window can be designated with a custom text label and can be positioned at any location to display a static label or dynamic pop-up message from the control system. The HD-WP-4K-401-C provides parallel HDMI and HDBaseT outputs for flexible connectivity to the display device and other equipment. They can be used simultaneously, providing identical signals at each output. The HDBaseT output is also compatible with DM receivers, switchers and the Crestron DM-DGE-200-C. Input sources up to 4K are supported via four HDMI inputs.
Up to four Crestron Connect It Cable Caddies (TT-100) can be added for convenient BYOD connectivity so participants press the soft-touch button on their cable caddy. Four USB ports on the HD-WP-4K-401-C provide power and communications for each cable caddy.
Setup and configuration of the HD-WP-4K-401-C is simple using the front panel controls or a web browser. Standalone operation is supported for set-and-forget video windowing applications, and for small AV presentation applications. The HD-WP-4K-401-C is also fully controllable through integration with a Crestron control system, which also enables centralized control, monitoring, and room scheduling through integration with the Crestron Fusion Cloud enterprise management service. When used without a control system, the HD-WP-4K-401-C provides on/off power control of the display device.