Denver, CO, September 11, 2014 – Building upon its leadership position in 4K, Crestron is demonstrating a full lineup of DigitalMedia 4K products at CEDIA EXPO 2014 in Denver, September 11–13, booth #150. The new DM 4K products round out the AV industry’s first and only end-to-end 4K certified distribution system.
“As ULTRA HD display prices come down, homeowners want a solution that lets them enjoy incredible new 4K content, as well as 1080p content, without issues,” said Tom Barnett, Marketing Director at Crestron. “DigitalMedia is more than ‘4K ready’; it’s 4K already, and your clients’ homes should be too.”
In addition to price reductions driving sales of 4K TVs in the consumer market, DirectTV® also recently announced it will be setup to deliver 4K Video on Demand by the end of this year, and will be ready to stream live 4K content as soon as 2015.
New DM 4K products being demonstrated at CEDIA EXPO 14 include:
DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C – 4K DM Receiver & Room Controller with Scaler
DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G − Single-Gang Wall Plate 4K DM Receiver & Room Controller
DM-TX-4K-100-C-1G – Single-Gang Wall Plate 4K DM Transmitter
DMC-4K-C – 4K DM Input Card
DMC-4K-C-DSP − 4K DM Input Card with Downmixing
HD-DA-2-4K-E, HD-DA-4-4K-E and HD-DA-8-4K-E Distribution Amplifiers
Additional DM 4K products available now include the DMC-4K-HD Input Card, DMC-4K-HD-DSP Input Card, DMC-4K-CO-HD Output Card, DM-RMC-4K-100-C Receiver, DMB-4K-I-HD Input Blade, DMB-4K-O-C Output Blade, HD-EXT3-C and HD-EXT4-C Extenders, HD-XSPA AVR with integrated DM Receiver, HD-RX3-C Receiver, and HD-TX3-C Transmitter.
Also showcased at CEDIA is the 16-Channel Analog Audio Breakout Box (AUD-BOB-1602), which provides connections for audio insert/extract for DM HDMI® input and output blades on a separate rack-mountable box.
DM 4K Upgrade Program
Crestron is offering big discounts when you upgrade card-based DM systems with the DM 4K Upgrade Program. Upgrading systems to 4K is as simple as swapping out cards, transmitters, and receivers. Crestron will ship the 4K replacements to dealers in advance so there’s no system down time for their customers. Even better, Crestron will restart the 3-year warranty on the chassis if all eligible cards in the switcher are upgraded.
Testing 4K products, so you don’t have to
The Crestron 4K Certification ensures that sources and displays meet the demands of a 4K distributed system. Crestron engineers in the DigitalMedia Lab rigorously test 4K products to ensure they work in a matrix-switched environment. Only those that do are awarded the Crestron 4K Certified logo. Now, for integrators, finding a database of 4K products they can trust is as simple as visiting crestron.com/4K where they will find a complete test report for each. Crestron’s CEDIA exhibit includes a live 4K switching demonstration, including Crestron 4K Certified displays from a variety of partners, including as the centerpiece a 260” diagonal LED Display with 1.5mm pixel pitch from SiliconCore Technology®.
To learn more about delivering 4K video distribution in today’s AV systems, visit Crestron booth #150 at CEDIA EXPO 14 in Denver, September 11 – 13.