Crestron is now shipping the HD Scaling Presentation Switcher & Extender (HD-MD-400-C-E) aimed at huddle rooms, huddle spaces, and small meeting rooms applications. Integrated with a 4×1 auto-switcher and extender pair, the HD-MD-400-C-E provides signal extension up to 230 feet, a built-in scaler, automatic switching for HD resolutions up to 2K (aka 1080p), display control and Ethernet connectivity.
The transmitter, which can be mounted under a table or inside a podium for easy connection to laptops, mobile devices, and other media sources and includes HDMI, VGA, and analog audio inputs. The receiver, mounted behind the room display or above a projector, includes an additional HDMI input for connection to a Crestron AirMedia presentation gateway, enabling wireless BYOD presentation capability.
Integrators connect the LAN port on the receiver to the Ethernet network for easy setup and configuration via a Web browser. Essential controls and status indicators are also provided on each unit for easy testing and troubleshooting without a computer during installation.
With its built-in Ethernet connectivity, the HD-MD-400-C-E can be connected to the new AVF Hub, which facilitates communication between Crestron Fusion Cloud enterprise management service and up to 15 rooms, without a control system or programming. This enables technology managers to easily deploy, manage, and support simple room systems over the network without a control system, and at an amazingly low cost per room. Multiple AVF Hubs can be deployed throughout the enterprise.