Crestron will debut the DM XiO Director, an enterprise-grade network appliance that serves as a centralized “virtual switcher,” for configuration, control and management of large-scale DM NVX Series AV networks. DM NVX Series is the their AV-over-IP system for sending 4K60, 4:4:4, and HDR video over standard 1Gb Ethernet.
The DM XiO Director emulates the functionality of a traditional hardware-based DigitalMedia matrix switcher, routing 4K60 streaming AV signals throughout a room, building, or campus. Three models are offered which support 80 (DM-XIO-DIR-80), 160 (DM-XIO-DIR-160) or unlimited (DM-XIO-DIR-ENT) endpoint devices. DM XiO Director can handle even the largest corporate enterprise, university, governmental, military, medical, transportation, sports, entertainment, hospitality, gaming or retail application.
Crestron says the DM XiO Director automatically discovers each DM NVX endpoint on the network, and allows each one to be assigned to a “domain” using a simple UI. A domain is simply a logical grouping of endpoints that operate together as a single switching entity, allowing individual rooms and other subsystems to be arranged and controlled independently. The DM XiO Director effectively eliminates the need for physical switchers in every room, replacing them with the virtual equivalent running on the AV network.
The DM XiO Director provides a web-based user interface to facilitate system configuration, signal routing and diagnostics of the AV network. Each domain and endpoint can be designated with a common name.