DM-MD8X8

DM-MD8X8

8x8 DigitalMedia™ Switcher
A fully modular and expandable 8x8 DigitalMedia matrix switcher offering ultra-fast digital video and audio switching, and lossless HD multiroom signal distribution, for all types of AV sources. Provides complete management for SD, HD, UHD, 2K, 4K, and computer signals with advanced HDCP support, EDID resolution management, CEC signal management, USB signal routing, integrated Ethernet switch, simultaneous 7.1 and stereo audio, H.264 streaming, and a full range of selectable input and output types.
Crestron DM-MD8X8 8x8 DigitalMedia™ Switcher

Crestron® DM® Switchers provide the foundation for a complete DigitalMedia™ system, delivering an advanced 4K ultra high-definition AV signal routing solution that's extremely flexible and installer-friendly. The DM-MD8X8 affords ultra fast switching and pure, lossless distribution of HDMI® and other signals to support all the Blu-ray Disc® players, HDTV receivers, digital media servers, computers, cameras, and display devices that fill any modern home or commercial facility. DigitalMedia thoughtfully manages all of the disparate AV signals and devices to deliver a transparent user experience, and ensure an optimum video image and audio signal at every location.

The DM-MD8X8 is field-configurable to handle up to eight AV sources of virtually any type. The outputs are also field-configurable to provide up to eight DM, HDBaseT®, and/or HDMI outputs, or up to four H.264 streaming outputs, in a single chassis.[1] A full selection of DM switcher input cards, DM transmitters, and DM receivers provides extensive connectivity throughout a residence or commercial facility, supporting a complete range of analog and digital signal types — all through one switcher!

Integrated Ethernet networking and USB distribution provide a complete connectivity solution combined with built-in Crestron control[2] for managing the displays and other room devices without necessitating any additional wiring. User-friendly operation, setup, and troubleshooting tools are provided through the DM-MD8X8 front panel, or via Crestron Toolbox™ software, to make setting up a complete multiroom 4K video distribution system easy.

4K Ultra HD
Crestron DigitalMedia continues to advance the standard for digital AV signal distribution, delivering the world’s first end-to-end 4K system solution. From day one, the DM-MD8X8 was designed to meet the extreme bandwidth requirements for handling 4K and Ultra HD video signals. Support for 4K video also ensures support for the latest generation of computers and monitors with native resolutions beyond 1080p and WUXGA.[3]

To configure a DM switcher complete with input and output cards, cables, and other peripherals, please use the DigitalMedia™ Switcher Configuration Tool.

DigitalMedia 8G™
As the leader in HDMI and control system technologies, Crestron developed DigitalMedia (DM) to deliver the first complete HD AV distribution system to take HDMI to a higher level. DigitalMedia allows virtually any mix of HDMI and other AV sources to be distributed throughout a room, building, or campus. The latest generation of DM is called DigitalMedia 8G (DM 8G®). Engineered for ultra high-bandwidth and ultimate scalability, DM 8G provides a true one-wire lossless transport for moving high-definition video, audio, Ethernet, and control signals over a choice of low-cost twisted pair or fiber optic cable.

DM 8G handles uncompressed Full HD 1080p, Ultra HD, 2K, and 4K[3] video signals with support for 3D, Deep Color, and HDCP. Audio capabilities include the simultaneous distribution of stereo and multichannel surround sound signals, with support for high-bitrate 7.1 audio formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ as well as uncompressed linear PCM. All signals are transported over one CAT type twisted pair cable or one strand of multimode or single-mode fiber. DM 8G enables wire distances up to 330 feet (100 m) via DM 8G+™ (DM 8G over twisted pair copper wire)[4,9], 1000 feet (300 m) via DM 8G Fiber (DM 8G over multimode fiber)[5,9], or 7.5 miles (12 km) via DM 8G SM Fiber (DM 8G over single-mode fiber)[6,9].

The DM-MD8X8 provides full support for Crestron DM 8G devices as well as all first-generation DM CAT[7,9] and DM Fiber[8,9] products, letting you take advantage of the latest Crestron DM 8G technology without compromising your existing investment.

HDBaseT® Certified
Crestron DigitalMedia 8G+ technology is designed using HDBaseT Alliance specifications, ensuring interoperability with other HDBaseT certified products. Via DM 8G+, the DM-MD8X8 can be connected directly to an HDBaseT compliant device without requiring a DM transmitter or receiver. HDBaseT connectivity through the DM-MD8X8 converges uncompressed Full HD and 4K digital video, audio, Ethernet, power. and control signals through a single CAT5e or CAT6 cable.[4]

H.264 Streaming
High-performance H.264 streaming capability enables enterprise-wide distribution of HD content over an IP network. Streaming expands the capabilities of DM to remove all distance limitations and allow distribution to virtually any device — anywhere in the world. Streaming is an essential component of any complete DM system, allowing for high-definition signal routing to Crestron touch screens, digital signage displays, remote buildings, and global offices without requiring any new or dedicated wiring. Large-scale streaming to computers and mobile devices can be facilitated through integration with a streaming media system such as Wowza® or Kaltura®.

DigitalMedia with streaming affords the ability to distribute any combination of sources to virtually any device anywhere. Each streaming output supports resolutions up to HD 1080p at bitrates up to 25 Mbps. Built-in scaling enables fast, trouble-free switching between sources of any type or resolution up to 1080p or WUXGA. Audio support includes stereo signals, as well as multichannel audio signals downmixed to stereo via any "DSP" type input card.[10]High-quality video and audio is maintained using high-performance H.264 video and AAC audio compression. The encoded video and audio can be output as independent RTP streams or encapsulated in an MPEG-TS (MPEG-2 Transport Stream) container. HDCP management ensures that protected content cannot be distributed via streaming.

Each streaming output is actually fed internally by two separate switcher outputs, allowing any two input sources to appear picture-in-picture or side-by-side in a single stream. Instant, single-frame switching between two full screen images is also possible. The audio signals from both input sources can also be mixed, allowing both signals to be heard simultaneously.

The DM-MD8X8 can receive streaming signals as well as transmit them. Streaming input capability enables IP cameras and other H.264 encoded sources to be distributed via DigitalMedia alongside HDMI and other non-streaming sources. It also allows DM switchers to be bridged together across a campus or around the world, enabling simplified routing of HD content between buildings and global offices.

DigitalMedia provides many deployment options to address a wide range of streaming applications and accommodate each organization's specific IT requirements. DM with streaming supports both unicast and multicast, with or without RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol). Streaming connections can be configured to stream directly to one or more specific IP addresses, or to use RTSP to manage the configuration of numerous connections automatically. Any streaming input or output may be configured to stream via the DM switcher's LAN port or via a dedicated "CONTENT LAN" port, allowing the option to combine control and content on a single network or isolate them onto separate networks.

Modular Architecture
The DM-MD8X8 features a modular architecture with 8 input card slots, and 2 quad output card slots. Each card slot on the DM-MD8X8 is field-installable, allowing for easy and flexible system configuration with the ability to make changes to the system as needs change.

A wide selection of input cards is offered to support a complete range of digital and analog AV signal types including HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort Multimode[11], SDI, RGB/VGA and analog video, SPDIF and analog audio, HDBaseT, H.264 streaming, and all types of DigitalMedia. Available outputs include all types of DigitalMedia, as well as HDBaseT, HDMI, analog audio, and H.264 streaming. Output cards are offered in a variety of combinations with up to 4 independent outputs per card, allowing for a total of 8 individually switchable outputs using 2 output cards.[1]

Output Expansion
An HDMI "pass-thru" output is provided on every input card to allow the inputs of up to 5 DM switchers to be daisy-chained, enabling the configuration of very large distribution systems with many outputs. Using five DM-MD8X8 switchers, it is possible to support up to 40 separate outputs.

Computer Compatibility
Besides handling every available video format supported by HDMI, DigitalMedia also supports the distribution of DVI, DisplayPort Multimode[11], and RGB/VGA computer sources, and is fully compatible with DVI computer monitors[12].

QuickSwitch HD®
Handling high-definition digital media means handling HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), the encryption scheme that content providers use to protect their DVDs, Blu-ray™ discs, and broadcast signals against unauthorized copying. Viewing HDCP encrypted content requires a source device to "authenticate" each display and signal processor in the system and issue it a "key" before the content can be viewed. Ordinarily this causes a complete loss of signal for up to 15 seconds each time a new source or display is selected anywhere in the system. To make matters worse, every source device has a limited number of keys available, so connect too many displays and the source will simply stop outputting a signal without warning.

Not to worry — Crestron QuickSwitch HD manages the keys for every HDCP-compliant device in the system, maintaining continuous authentication for each device to ensure fast, reliable routing of any source to any number of display devices.

Auto-Locking™ Technology
Crestron Auto-Locking Technology enables super fast signal switching by instantaneously configuring every device in the signal path as soon as the signal hits the first device. Whether switching between sources or TV channels, Auto-Locking significantly reduces the time it takes each device to sense the new signal and configure itself to handle the changes, virtually eliminating any noticeable gap while switching.

EDID Format Management
With all of today's varied AV sources comes a multitude of confusing video and audio formats to keep track of, and chances are not every device in your system supports all of the same formats. Such conflicts can wreak havoc any time you route one source to more than one display or audio component. The Blu-ray player that's feeding your 1080p projector in the theater may restrict itself to a lower resolution, or even shut off completely, if someone decides to view the same signal on a 20" TV in another room. And, instead of enjoying your theater's incredible 7.1 surround sound, you may find yourself limited to 5.1 or even plain old stereo.

DigitalMedia eliminates such conflicts by managing the EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) that modern digital devices use to communicate their capabilities. Via Crestron Toolbox software, the format and resolution capabilities of each device can be assessed, allowing the installer to configure EDID signals appropriately for the most desirable and predictable behavior.

A Scaler for Every Display
Scaling capability can be added to any DM system using select DM receivers with built in high-definition scalers. By placing an independent high-performance scaler at every display device, DigitalMedia truly delivers the most flexible and user-friendly solution for routing multiple disparate sources to many different display devices. This "Distributed Scaler Approach" ensures an optimal image on every screen no matter what sources are selected. Distributed scaling allows a high-res computer source to be viewed on any display in the building. It also allows a high-definition 3D source to be viewed on lower-resolution 2D displays without compromising the original signal, letting you share your theater's full HD 1080p 3D image with smaller, lesser displays in other rooms.

Versatile Audio Routing
HDMI is the key to handling all the latest 7.1 surround sound formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Great for your high-end home theater, but how do you share that same source with other audio zones in the house?

DigitalMedia provides the answer, allowing for the simultaneous distribution of multichannel surround sound and two-channel stereo signals from the same HDMI source. Using a choice of "DSP" type input cards, the DM-MD8X8 employs onboard digital processing to derive a stereo downmix from the original multichannel signal. Both signals can be routed separately or simultaneously from any of the switcher's DM outputs, allowing either signal to be selected for output at each DM receiver location.

Back at the switcher, the digital stereo signal is also converted to analog to enable sharing with every other room in the house via a Sonnex® Multiroom Audio System or any other audio distribution system. The DM-MD8X8 also allows surround sound processors and amplifiers to be located centrally instead of at the display location via optional local HDMI outputs.

Built-in Ethernet Switch
In addition to transporting digital video and audio, DigitalMedia can also extend 10/100 Ethernet out to each display and source device via select DM receivers and transmitters, providing high-speed connectivity for any room device that requires a LAN connection. Ethernet is also utilized internally by the Crestron control bus to manage all of the DM devices in the system and provide display control in each room. Through its Gigabit Ethernet port, the DM-MD8X8 provides a single-point connection to a corporate LAN or home network, requiring just one IP address for the complete DM system including all connected DM receivers and transmitters.

USB Switch
Along with video, audio, and Ethernet, DigitalMedia also provides for the routing of USB HID (Human Interface Device) signals, allowing a USB HID compliant keyboard and/or mouse at any display location to control a computer or media server in the central equipment room (or any other location). USB HID connectivity is provided through select DM receivers, transmitters, and input cards.

Crestron also offers USB extenders to enable the routing of virtually any type of USB peripheral to any host device, all managed through the DigitalMedia system. Connect a USB over Ethernet Extender host module (USB-EXT-DM-LOCAL[13]) to each computer, media server, game system, annotator, and any other host that you want to control or communicate with. Then, install a device module (USB-EXT-DM-REMOTE[13]) at every display location to connect keyboards, mice, game controllers, whiteboards, flash drives, Web cameras, and mobile devices. Every module communicates with the DM switcher over the local Ethernet network or via a direct connection to the LAN port of a DM transmitter or receiver.

CEC Embedded Device Control
The primary objective of every Crestron system is to enable precisely the control desired for a seamless user experience. DigitalMedia provides an alternative to conventional IR and RS-232 device control by harnessing the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) signal embedded in HDMI. Through its connection to the control system, the DM-MD8X8 provides a gateway for controlling many devices right through their HDMI connections, potentially eliminating the need for any dedicated control wires or IR emitters. Through proper CEC signal management, DigitalMedia allows you to take control of each device as you like.

Easy Setup
Via the front panel or using Crestron Toolbox software, every step of the DM-MD8X8's setup process is designed to be quick and easy, configuring inputs and outputs automatically while letting the installer make intelligent design decisions along the way. The switcher even tests and measures the length of each DM cable, automatically making the appropriate calibrations for optimal signal transmission to every room. With DigitalMedia, an entire 8x8 system can be commissioned in under an hour.

To configure a DM switcher complete with input and output cards, cables, and other peripherals, please use the DigitalMedia™ Switcher Configuration Tool.

Please refer to the DigitalMedia Resources Webpage at http://www.crestron.com/dmresources/ for additional design tools and reference documents.

Key Features: 
  • Delivers a unified HD signal distribution solution incorporating both point-to-point wired and IP streaming technologies
  • Provides lossless HD AV signal routing over twisted pair copper wire or fiber
  • Integrates video, audio, networking, and control over one wire or fiber strand
  • Enables high-performance H.264 streaming from any input source up to 1080p or WUXGA
  • Affords full matrix switching with ultra high 12.5 Gbps backplane data rate
  • Handles HDMI® with Deep Color, 3D, 4K, and high-bitrate 7.1 encoded audio [3]
  • HDBaseT® Certified — Enables direct connection to other HDBaseT certified equipment
  • Distributes 1080p, WUXGA, and 2K signals over CAT type twisted pair cable at distances up to 330 ft (100 m) via DM 8G+™ and HDBaseT [4,9]
  • Distributes 4K and Ultra HD signals over CAT type twisted pair cable at distances up to 230 ft (70 m) using Crestron DM 8G® Cable, or 165 ft (50 m) using CAT5e [4,9]
  • Distributes 1080p and WUXGA signals over multimode fiber at distances up to 1000 ft (300 m) via DM 8G Fiber[5,9]
  • Distributes 1080p and WUXGA signals over single-mode fiber at distances up to 7.5 miles (12 km) via DM 8G SM Fiber [6,9]
  • Allows streaming of 1080p signals over an IP network with no distance limitations
  • Also supports all first-generation DM® CAT and DM Fiber products [7,8,9]
  • Configurable with up to eight DM, HDBaseT, and/or HDMI outputs
  • Configurable with up to four streaming outputs [1]
  • Easy output expansion using multiple DM switchers
  • Modular inputs support a complete range of digital, analog, and streaming signal types
  • QuickSwitch HD® technology manages HDCP keys for fast, reliable switching
  • Auto-Locking™ technology achieves rapid switching between disparate sources
  • Detects and displays detailed video and audio input information
  • Performs automatic AV signal format management via EDID
  • Allows independent scaling for every display through select DM receivers [13]
  • Enables device control via CEC
  • Distributes USB HID mouse and keyboard signals
  • Expanded USB routing capabilities available using USB over Ethernet Extenders [14]
  • Allows full audio and USB breakaway switching
  • Integrates with analog audio distribution systems
  • Enables simultaneous output of stereo and surround sound audio
  • Includes integrated Ethernet switch with Gigabit LAN port
  • Private Network Mode — requires just one IP address for the complete DM system
  • Provides easy setup and diagnostics tools via front panel or software
  • Half-million hour rated internal universal power supply
  • 4-space 19-inch rack-mountable
Description notes: 
  1. All output types are configurable in pairs except for streaming. A single streaming output occupies the space of two outputs of any other type.
  2. Crestron control via the DM network requires a Crestron control system, sold separately.
  3. 4K and Ultra HD are currently supported over HDMI, DM 8G+, and HDBaseT using select input and output cards. Refer to the specifications for each card for its full capabilities.
  4. The maximum cable length for DigitalMedia 8G+ (DM 8G+) or HDBaseT is 330 ft (100 m) for resolutions up to 1080p60, UXGA, WUXGA, and 2K DCI using DM-CBL-8G DigitalMedia 8G cable, DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable, DM-CBL-D DigitalMedia D Cable, or third-party CAT5e (or better) UTP or STP. For higher resolutions up to 4K DCI and UHD, the maximum wire length is 230 ft (70 m) using DM-CBL-8G, or 165 ft (50 m) using DM-CBL, DM-CBL-D, or CAT5e. Shielded cable and connectors are recommended to safeguard against unpredictable environmental electrical noise which may impact performance at resolutions above 1080p. DM 8G+ is compatible with HDBaseT Alliance specifications for connecting to HDBaseT compliant equipment.
  5. The maximum cable length for DigitalMedia 8G Fiber (DM 8G Fiber) is 1000 ft (300 m) using CRESFIBER8G multimode fiber optic cable, or 500 ft (150 m) using standard CRESFIBERCRESFIBER-SINGLE-SC, or third-party OM3 simplex multimode fiber optic cable.
  6. The maximum cable length for DigitalMedia 8G Single-Mode Fiber (DM 8G SM Fiber) is 7.5 miles (12 km) using CRESFIBER8G-SM or third-party G.652.D (or better) single-mode fiber optic cable.
  7. The maximum cable length for DigitalMedia CAT (DM CAT) is 450 ft (137 m) using DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable. Actual cable length depends upon multiple factors. Up to two DM Repeaters (Model DM-DR) may be required.
  8. The maximum cable length for DigitalMedia Fiber (DM Fiber) is 1000 ft (300 m) using CRESFIBERCRESFIBER8GCRESFIBER-DUAL-SC, or third-party OM2/OM3 duplex multimode fiber optic cable.
  9. Refer to the Crestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4546 for complete system design guidelines. All wire and cables are sold separately.
  10. Streaming output supports 2-channel stereo audio only. Multichannel surround sound audio sources cannot be streamed unless downmixed to stereo. Stereo downmix capability requires a “DSP” type DM switcher input card, sold separately.
  11. DisplayPort Multimode connectivity is supported via an HDMI or DVI input port using a suitable adapter or interface cable.
  12. DVI output is supported via an HDMI output port using a suitable adapter or interface cable. CBL-HD-DVI interface cables are available separately.
  13. Item(s) sold separately.
  14. Expanded USB signal routing capability is available using USB-EXT-DM USB over Ethernet Extenders, sold separately.
  15. For external DMNet power, use a Crestron CNPWS-75C2N-SPWS300, or other Cresnet power supply as required. Do not interconnect DMNet with Cresnet.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, Auto-Locking, CresFiber, Crestron Toolbox, DigitalMedia, DigitalMedia 8G, DigitalMedia 8G+, DM, DM 8G, DM 8G+, DMNet, QuickSwitch HD, and Sonnex are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby and the double-D symbol are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS-HD Master Audio and the DTS logos and Symbol are either trademarks or registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. HDBaseT and the HDBaseT Alliance logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the HDBaseT Alliance in the United States and/or other countries. HDMI and the HDMI Logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Kaltura is either a trademark or registered trademark of Kaltura, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Wowza is either a trademark or registered trademark of Wowza Media Systems, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2014 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Video
  Switcher 8x8 digital matrix, modular input/output cards, Crestron QuickSwitch HD®
  Input Signal Types Configurable via modular plug-in cards supporting HDMI®, DisplayPort Multimode[11], DVI, HDBaseT®, SDI, RGB/VGA, component, S-Video, composite, DM® CAT, DM Fiber, DM 8G+™, DM 8G® Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, & H.264 streaming
  Output Signal Types Configurable via modular plug-in cards supporting DM CAT, DM Fiber, DM 8G+, DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, HDBaseT, HDMI, DVI[12], & H.264 streaming (All input cards also include HDMI pass-thru outputs)
  Formats HDMI, HDBaseT, or DM 8G w/Deep Color, 3D, & 4K[3]; DM (1st generation) w/Deep Color & 3D; DVI; HDCP content protection support; SD-SDI, HD-SDI, & 3G-SDI; RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, YPbPr, Y/C, NTSC, & PAL; H.264 (MPEG-4 part 10 AVC)
  Input Resolutions Refer to the specifications for each input card
  Output Resolutions Refer to the specifications for each output card
  Backplane Data Rate 12.5 Gbps
Audio
  Switcher 8x8 digital multichannel audio-follow-video matrix switching, plus independent 8x8 stereo matrix for audio breakaway
  Input Signal Types Configurable via modular plug-in cards supporting HDMI, DisplayPort Multimode[11], HDBaseT, SDI, analog (stereo 2-channel), SPDIF, DM CAT, DM Fiber, DM 8G+, DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, & H.264 streaming
  Output Signal Types Configurable via modular plug-in cards supporting DM CAT, DM Fiber, DM 8G+, DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, HDBaseT, HDMI, analog (stereo 2-channel), & H.264 streaming; (All input cards also include HDMI pass-thru outputs, and most digital audio input cards also include analog stereo pass-thru audio outputs)
  Formats Refer to the specifications for each input and output card
Communications
  Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, DHCP
  USB USB signal routing via select input cards, transmitters, receivers, and extenders[14]; USB computer console port for setup
  DigitalMedia DM 8G+, DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, DM Fiber, DM CAT, DMNet®, HDCP, EDID, CEC, PoDM, Ethernet
  HDBaseT HDCP, EDID, PoH, Ethernet
  HDMI HDCP, EDID, CEC
  NOTE: Supports management of HDCP and EDID; supports pass-through and management of CEC between HDMI source and sink, or between HDMI device(s) and a control system
Ethernet Switch
  18-port switch with Private Network Mode; provides (1) rear panel 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T LAN port, (1) internal 100 Mbps port for the switcher, and (16) internal 100 Mbps ports for the I/O cards
USB Switch
  8x8 matrix, follow video or breakaway
Card Slots
  1 – 8 (8) DM switcher input card slots;
Each slot accepts (1) DMC-series input card
  DM OUTPUTS (SLOT 1 – 2) (2) DM switcher output card slots;
Each slot accepts (1) DMCO-series output card
Connectors
  LAN (1) 8-wire RJ45 female;
10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Ethernet port
  24ABG / EIG 1 – 4 (SLOT 1 – 2) (8) sets of (1) 4-pin and (1) 3-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks;
Comprises (8) DMNet ports with “EIG” power selection ports, each set associated with a corresponding DM CAT output port on the output card in either output slot;
Each DMNet port provides power and communications for a DM CAT device connected via DM cable;
Each EIG port connects to an external power supply[15], or to the internal power source via a jumper, to power the DM CAT device connected to the corresponding DMNet port;
Maximum Load: 75 Watts (3.13 Amps @ 24 Volts DC) per port when connected to external power supply[15], otherwise limited to available DMNet power (see "Power Requirements" below)
  100-240V~300W 50/60Hz (1) IEC 60320 C14 main power inlet;
Mates with removable power cord, included
  G (1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
  COMPUTER (front) (1) USB Type B female;
USB computer console port (6 ft cable included)
LCD Display
 

Green LCD dot matrix, 128 x 64 resolution, adjustable LED backlight;
Displays inputs/outputs by name, video & audio signal information, Ethernet configuration and setup menus

Controls & Indicators
  SOFTKEYS (4) pushbuttons for activation of LCD driven functions
  HW-R (1) recessed miniature pushbutton for hardware reset, reboots the switcher
  ROUTE (1) pushbutton and red LED, selects ROUTE mode to allow routing changes
  VIEW (1) pushbutton and red LED, selects VIEW mode for viewing current routes
  INFO (1) pushbutton and red LED, selects INFO mode for viewing AV and device info
  MENU (1) pushbutton, steps menu back one level
  ENTER (1) pushbutton, executes highlighted menu or value
  AUDIO (1) pushbutton & red LED, selects audio routing view
  VIDEO (1) pushbutton & red LED, selects video routing view
  USB (1) pushbutton & red LED, selects USB routing view
  Quick-Adjust Knob (1) continuous turn rotary encoder, adjusts menu parameters
  IN 1 – 8 (8) pushbuttons and red LEDs, select input for routing
  OUT 1 – 8 (8) pushbuttons and red LEDs, select output for routing
  LAN (rear) (2) LEDs, green LED indicates Ethernet link status, amber LED indicates Ethernet activity
Power Requirements
  Main Power 300 Watts @ 100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz
  Available DMNet Power 55 Watts (2.3 Amps @ 24 Volts DC) from internal power supply
  Available PoDM/PoH Power Refer to the specifications for each DM 8G+ input and output card
Environmental
  Temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
  Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
  Heat Dissipation 750 BTU/Hr
Enclosure
  Chassis Metal with black finish, vented sides, fan-cooled
  Front Panel Metal, black finish with polycarbonate label overlay
  Mounting Freestanding or 4U 19-inch rack-mountable (adhesive feet and rack ears included)
Dimensions
  Height 6.97 in (177 mm) without feet
  Width 17.28 in (439 mm), 19.00 in (483 mm) with ears
  Depth 18.13 in (461 mm) without cards
Weight
  20.0 lb (9.1 kg) without cards
Technical notes: 
  1. All output types are configurable in pairs except for streaming. A single streaming output occupies the space of two outputs of any other type.
  2. Crestron control via the DM network requires a Crestron control system, sold separately.
  3. 4K and Ultra HD are currently supported over HDMI, DM 8G+, and HDBaseT using select input and output cards. Refer to the specifications for each card for its full capabilities.
  4. The maximum cable length for DigitalMedia 8G+ (DM 8G+) or HDBaseT is 330 ft (100 m) for resolutions up to 1080p60, UXGA, WUXGA, and 2K DCI using DM-CBL-8G DigitalMedia 8G cable, DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable, DM-CBL-D DigitalMedia D Cable, or third-party CAT5e (or better) UTP or STP. For higher resolutions up to 4K DCI and UHD, the maximum wire length is 230 ft (70 m) using DM-CBL-8G, or 165 ft (50 m) using DM-CBL, DM-CBL-D, or CAT5e. Shielded cable and connectors are recommended to safeguard against unpredictable environmental electrical noise which may impact performance at resolutions above 1080p. DM 8G+ is compatible with HDBaseT Alliance specifications for connecting to HDBaseT compliant equipment.
  5. The maximum cable length for DigitalMedia 8G Fiber (DM 8G Fiber) is 1000 ft (300 m) using CRESFIBER8G multimode fiber optic cable, or 500 ft (150 m) using standard CRESFIBERCRESFIBER-SINGLE-SC, or third-party OM3 simplex multimode fiber optic cable.
  6. The maximum cable length for DigitalMedia 8G Single-Mode Fiber (DM 8G SM Fiber) is 7.5 miles (12 km) using CRESFIBER8G-SM or third-party G.652.D (or better) single-mode fiber optic cable.
  7. The maximum cable length for DigitalMedia CAT (DM CAT) is 450 ft (137 m) using DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable. Actual cable length depends upon multiple factors. Up to two DM Repeaters (Model DM-DR) may be required.
  8. The maximum cable length for DigitalMedia Fiber (DM Fiber) is 1000 ft (300 m) using CRESFIBERCRESFIBER8GCRESFIBER-DUAL-SC, or third-party OM2/OM3 duplex multimode fiber optic cable.
  9. Refer to the Crestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4546 for complete system design guidelines. All wire and cables are sold separately.
  10. Streaming output supports 2-channel stereo audio only. Multichannel surround sound audio sources cannot be streamed unless downmixed to stereo. Stereo downmix capability requires a “DSP” type DM switcher input card, sold separately.
  11. DisplayPort Multimode connectivity is supported via an HDMI or DVI input port using a suitable adapter or interface cable.
  12. DVI output is supported via an HDMI output port using a suitable adapter or interface cable. CBL-HD-DVI interface cables are available separately.
  13. Item(s) sold separately.
  14. Expanded USB signal routing capability is available using USB-EXT-DM USB over Ethernet Extenders, sold separately.
  15. For external DMNet power, use a Crestron CNPWS-75C2N-SPWS300, or other Cresnet power supply as required. Do not interconnect DMNet with Cresnet.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, Auto-Locking, CresFiber, Crestron Toolbox, DigitalMedia, DigitalMedia 8G, DigitalMedia 8G+, DM, DM 8G, DM 8G+, DMNet, QuickSwitch HD, and Sonnex are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby and the double-D symbol are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS-HD Master Audio and the DTS logos and Symbol are either trademarks or registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. HDBaseT and the HDBaseT Alliance logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the HDBaseT Alliance in the United States and/or other countries. HDMI and the HDMI Logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Kaltura is either a trademark or registered trademark of Kaltura, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Wowza is either a trademark or registered trademark of Wowza Media Systems, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2014 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

High-Definition Touchpanel Solution with Multi-Window Preview in a DigitalMedia System


DM-MD8X8 , DVPHD , V12, V15


The DVPHD works with a V-Panel display as an alternative to a DGE, providing high-definition touchpanel performance with up to 8 simultaneous preview windows. Integrated into a complete DigitalMedia system, this solution allows versatile signal routing for multiple sources and displays in addition to the V-Panel. Includes USB Mouse/Keyboard extension for control of multiple centralized computers.


hd_touchpanel_v-panel_digitalmedia.pdf

DigitalMedia: Residential Multi-Room Distribution


CP2E, DM-MD8X8 , DM-TX-300N , MP-WP140, MP-WP152


Multi room distribution in residential environments involves the combining of several sources and format types to different makes and resolutions of displays. Crestron Digital Media enables the distribution, resolution determination and HDCP management across a minimal whole home infrastructure. DM allows a homeowner to play the content where they want it, when they want without comprising resolution. Features: Multi-source, multi-room HDMI distribution; Remote located sources using DM transmitters; Up to 8 sources and 8 displays.


digitalmedia_residential_multi-room.pdf

DigitalMedia: Multi-Window Processing, Annotation, DM Switching and Distribution


DM-MD8X8 , DM-TX-200 , DVPHD


Displaying and annotating multisource/multi-display HD content transmitted over HDMI can be complicated or nearly impossible as most systems cannot maintain HDCP across multiple points. Crestron DM combined with the DVPHD video processor provides HD multi-window processing, annotation and switching. Features: Multi-source, multi-display HDMI distribution; Multi-Window processing and annotation over any source(s); Maintains HDMI with HDCP from source unit to display.


digitalmedia_with_dvphd.pdf

DigitalMedia: Digital Signage System


DM-MD8X8


Digital Out-Of-Home advertising and information systems require dynamic high resolution graphics, glitch free switching and a straight forward topology. Crestron DigitalMedia provides the best method of content delivery in High Definition. Features: Multi-source, multi-display HDMI distribution; Long distance capability using CRESFIBER; Source computer control via HID USB connection on any DM-RMC.


digitalmedia_digital_signage.pdf

DigitalMedia: Commercial Video Conference Room


DM-MD8X8 , DM-TX-200 , MP-WP140, MP-WP152


Video conference rooms require combining disparate media to be transmitted to a remote location and on multiple local displays simultaneously. All teleconference CODEC's now provide an HD signal via HDMI with HDCP protection. The Crestron Digital Media distribution system brings all your sources together, analog and digital, managing resolutions and EDID to provide the highest quality signal with our exclusive low-latency QuickSwitch HD™ switching technology. Features: Multi-source, multi-display/endpoint HDMI distribution; Remote sources using hot-swappable DM transmitters into interface plates; Up to 8 sources and 8 displays.


digitalmedia_commercial_video_conference.pdf

DGE/DM Switcher to V-Panel Glass Cable Length Requirements


DGE-1 , DGE-2 , DM-MD16X16 , DM-MD16X16 , DM-MD16X16-RPS , DM-MD32X32 , DM-MD32X32-RPS , DM-MD8X8 , DM-MD8X8-RPS, V12, V15


This diagram shows maximum cable length scenarios when connecting a DGE or DM switcher to a V-Panel.


her_to_v-panel_glass_cable_length_requirements.pdf
Publications: 

Spec Sheet

Spec Sheet (PDF - 1.8 M) 
Rev. Date: 9/4/2014

Manual

Manual (PDF - 8.75 M) 
Doc. No. 6755D 
Rev. Date: 8/12/2014 
Note: Operations Guide for DM switchers and DMCO cards.

Quick-Start Guide

Quick-Start Guide (PDF - 2.99 M) 
Doc. No. 6756E 
Rev. Date: 6/1/2012

Reference Guide

Reference Guide (PDF - 2.07 M) 
Doc. No. 4579G 
Rev. Date: 9/15/2014 
Note: IP Considerations Guide. This guide is intended to outline the requirements, best practices and preferred methods of implementing Crestron devices on enterprise level networks.

Design Guide

Design Guide (PDF - 27.95 M) 
Doc. No. 4546E 
Rev. Date: 4/2/2014 
Note: Complete guide to designing a Crestron DigitalMedia system.

Engineering Specs

Engineering Specs (DOCX - 133 K) 
Rev. Date: 3/17/2014 
Note: CSI Guide Specification for Digital Media Switching and Transmission System: DM

Engineering Specs

Engineering Specs (PDF - 993 K)
Engineering Specs (DOC - 710 K) 
Rev. Date: 4/22/2010 
Note: Specifiers who use this DM HD-DTDS specification guarantee their customers that the design will be finalized by a DMC-E, ensuring proper system installation, configuration of HDCP, video, resolution management, cabling and cabling distance. More information on DMC-E certification.

CAD Drawings and Revit® Files: 

Zoomable Drawing

Zoomable Drawing

Cad Files

Cad Files (ZIP - 3.6 M)
Rev. Date: 12/23/2010

Case Studies

Residential

Recreating a full cinematic experience in a family home


A truly breath-taking home cinema has been expertly designed for a family home by AV integration specialist Smartcomm. Through the use of Crestron smart home technology, the stylish room features spectacular video and audio reproduction, as well as innovative lighting, which can all be controlled simply and quickly through an intuitive touch screen.


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Crestron cinematic experience

Customised Home Comfort


The average modern family is a hard concept to quantify as their ages, activities and professions will shape both the family model and their lifestyle requirements. This modern smarthome home in Belgium has been tailored to the specific needs of this professional couple’s young family and business and thanks to the Crestron control solutions inside, it is far from average. 


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Crestron's Winter Wonderland


Courchevel 1850 is widely regarded as the world’s best ski resort. A combination of immaculate pistes and beautiful scenery make for a stunning skiing experience.


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Fully integrated system in London Mews House enables control from anywhere in the world


An exceptional smart system in a traditional London residence has earned Kensington Home Technology a top honour in the 2011 Crestron Integration Awards.  The home automation specialists won the Best Integrated Home System category by meeting the high technical demands of the client, within a lim


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Education

High tech Audio Visual Systems for Paris Sorbonne University on Abu Dhabi’s Reem island.


The project started with a requirement for the latest’s and highest in specifications requirement from the client for this UAE edition of the famous French teaching institute which a French-speaking higher education institution that has the goal to attract the best students from the UAE, and all


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