Crestron Makes it Simple to Deploy Network AV over the LAN or WAN

2068Las Vegas, NV – June 8, 2016 – At InfoComm16 in Las Vegas, June 8 – 10, Crestron is demonstrating its DM® solutions that enable organization-wide distribution of low-bandwidth, high-quality video over existing standard 1Gb Ethernet infrastructure, without the need for a matrix switcher.

Network AV expands the capabilities of DM to remove all distance limitations. It enables the 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.

Network AV without limits

DM transmits high-quality H.264 video at around 10Mb/s out-of-the-box. Additionally, bandwidth consumption is controllable – up to 25 Mb/s for the absolute highest quality, down to less than 1 Mb/s for demanding long distance and mobile applications, where bandwidth is limited and/or very expensive. So, with DM, practically any standard LAN or WAN infrastructure can handle unlimited network AV.

Flexible options

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 very low-cost solutions for adding network AV to any space. No switcher or control system is required.

Configurable as a standalone transmitter or receiver, the DM-TXRX-100-STR is a compact 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 low-cost DM transmitters for an extremely versatile, low-cost presentation room solution.

With its ability to receive H.264 video over a single PoE LAN connection, the DM-RMC-100-STR provides a simple 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.

Integrator-friendly installation
The DM-TXRX-100-STR and DM-RMC-100-STR provide installation versatility. Thanks to their low profile, surface-mountable design they can be installed discreetly behind a flat-panel display or ceiling mounted projector. You can even attach them directly to a single rack rail. The DM-TXRX-100-STR also fits conveniently beneath a tabletop, or inside a lectern or other furniture. All connections and LED indicators are conveniently positioned on the top and bottom, ensuring optimal access and visibility for a clean, serviceable installation.

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Crestron is demonstrating its simple network AV solutions at booth C7008 at InfoComm16 in Las Vegas, June 8 – 10.