Crestron Enters AV over IP Network Market

crestron-a-DM-TXRX-100-STR-0616At InfoComm, Crestron demo’d it’s new video over 1Gb Ethernet infrastructure product line that allows for AV signal routing without a matrix switcher. The network allows for routing of HD signals and H. 264 sources, such as IP cameras, anywhere on the network, including Crestron touch screens, digital signage displays, remote buildings, and global offices. Network AV utilizes existing Ethernet infrastructure and standard devices, so no new wiring or technology is required.

DM transmits H.264 video at around 10Mb/s and bandwidth consumption is controllable — up to 25 Mb/s for the highest quality, down to less than 1 Mb/s for long distance and mobile applications, where bandwidth is limited and/or very expensive.

In addition to network AV input and output cards for DM modular matrix switchers, Crestron offers the HD Streaming Transmitter/Receiver (DM-TXRX-100-STR) and HD Streaming Receiver & Room Controller 100 (DM-RMC-100-STR). Together, they provide low-cost solutions for adding network AV to any space. Crestron says that no switcher or control system is required.

Configurable as a standalone transmitter or receiver, the DM-TXRX-100-STR is a H.264 network AV encoder/decoder designed to transmit HD content anywhere on the IP network and receive network AV content from anywhere on the network.

The DM-TXRX-100-STR can be integrated with a DMPS3-4K Series Presentation System, a 4K 8X1 switcher (HD-MD8X1-4K or DM-MD8X1-4K-C), or one of the  DM transmitters.

With its ability to receive H.264 video over a single PoE LAN connection, the DM-RMC-100-STR provides a solution for displaying network AV content in lobbies, lounges, cafeterias, or anywhere you want to display HD content. Image overlay capability enables organizations to brand their network AV content by overlaying a logo. Dynamic text makes it simple to label video, or display instructions, schedules, alerts, and other messaging.

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Here are all the specs.