DM-MD8X8

DM-MD8X8

8x8 DigitalMedia™ Switcher
A fully modular and expandable 8x8 DigitalMedia matrix switcher offering low-latency digital video and audio switching, and HD lossless multi-room signal distribution, for all types of AV sources. Provides the world's only true high-definition signal management solution with advanced HDCP support, EDID resolution management, CEC signal management, USB HID signal routing, integrated Ethernet switch, simultaneous 7.1 and stereo audio, and a full range of selectable input and output types.

 

Crestron® DM® Switchers provide the foundation for a complete DigitalMedia™ system, delivering an advanced, true high-definition multi-room 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, HD cameras and high-definition displays 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 8 AV sources of virtually any type. The outputs are also field-configurable to provide up to 8 DM room outputs and/or HDMI outputs in a single chassis, with expansion capability possible for up to 40 outputs using multiple chassis. 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 HID distribution provide a complete connectivity solution combined with built-in Crestron control[1] 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 multi-room HD system easy.

 

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.

DigitalMedia 8G is the latest generation of DM, providing a true one-wire transport for moving high-definition video, audio, and Ethernet over low-cost twisted-pair or fiber optic cable without any compression or repeaters. Engineered for ultra high-bandwidth and ultimate scalability, DM 8G® handles uncompressed video beyond high-definition with support for HDCP, Deep Color, and 3D. Audio capabilities include simultaneous 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 8-conductor twisted-pair wire 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 CAT5e)[2,7], 1000 ft (300 m) via DM 8G Fiber (DM 8G over multimode fiber)[3,7], or 7.5 miles (12 km) via DM 8G SM Fiber (DM 8G over single-mode fiber)[4,7].

The DM-MD8X8 provides full support for Crestron DigitalMedia 8G devices as well as all first-generation DM CAT[5,7] and DM Fiber[6,7] products, letting you take advantage of the latest Crestron DM technology without compromising your existing investment.

 

HDBaseT™
Crestron DigitalMedia 8G+ technology is designed using HDBaseT Alliance specifications, ensuring interoperability with third-party HDBaseT products. Via DM 8G+, the DM-MD8X8 can be connected directly to any HDBaseT compliant device without requiring a DM transmitter or receiver. HDBaseT connectivity through the DM-MD8X8 converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, Ethernet, power and control signals through a single CAT5e or CAT6 cable over distances up to 330 ft (100 m).

 

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[8], SDI, RGB/VGA and analog video, SPDIF and analog audio, and all types of DigitalMedia. Available outputs include all types of DigitalMedia, as well as HDMI and analog audio. 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.

 

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 DM and HDMI outputs. Using five DM-MD8X8 switchers, it is possible to support an incredible 40 separate outputs.

 

Computer Compatibility
Besides handling every available HD video format supported by HDMI, DigitalMedia also supports the distribution of DVI, DisplayPort Multimode[8], and RGB/VGA computer sources, and is fully compatible with DVI computer monitors up to 1920 x 1200 WUXGA.

 

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 many 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 multi-channel surround sound and two-channel stereo signals from the same HDMI source. Using a choice of DSP-based input cards, the DM-MD8X8 employs onboard digital processing to derive a stereo down-mix from the original multi-channel 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.

 

USB HID 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 one location to control a computer or media server in another location, whether just across the room, in an equipment rack, or in a whole other building. USB HID connectivity is provided through select DM receivers, transmitters, and input cards.

 

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 as little as 15 minutes.

 

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.eu/dmresources/ for additional design tools and reference documents.

Key Features: 
  • Provides lossless HD AV signal routing over twisted-pair wire or fiber
  • Integrates video, audio, networking, and control over one wire or fiber strand
  • Affords full matrix switching with ultra high 12.5 Gbps backplane data rate
  • Handles HDMI® with Deep Color, 3D, and high-bitrate 7.1 encoded audio
  • Supports HDBaseT™ Alliance specifications
  • Supports video resolutions up to WUXGA 1920x1200 and HD 1080p60
  • Allows up to 330 ft (100 m) wire distance via DM 8G+™ and HDBaseT[2,7]
  • Allows up to 1000 ft (300 m) wire distance via DM 8G® Fiber[3,7]
  • Allows up to 7.5 miles (12 km) wire distance via DM 8G Single-Mode Fiber[4,7]
  • Also supports all first-generation DM® CAT and DM Fiber products[5,6,7]
  • Supports up to 8 DM receivers and room controllers with easy expansion for more outputs
  • Modular inputs support a complete range of digital and analog 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
  • Enables device control via CEC
  • Distributes USB HID mouse and keyboard signals
  • 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
  • Includes built-in power distribution for DM transmitters, repeaters, and room controllers
  • 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. Crestron control via the DM network requires a Crestron control system, sold separately.
    2. The maximum DigitalMedia 8G+ (DM 8G+) cable length is 330 ft (100 m) 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. Shielded cable and connectors are recommended to safeguard against unpredictable environmental electrical noise which may impact performance at resolutions above 1080p. DM 8G+ is also compatible with HDBaseT Alliance specifications for connecting to HDBaseT compliant equipment.
    3. The maximum DigitalMedia 8G Fiber (DM 8G Fiber) cable length is 1000 ft (300 m) using CRESFIBER8G fiber optic cable, or 500 ft (150 m) using standard CRESFIBER, CRESFIBER-SINGLE-SC, or third-party OM3 simplex multimode fiber optic cable.
    4. The maximum DigitalMedia 8G Single-Mode Fiber (DM 8G SM Fiber) cable length is 7.5 miles (12 km) using CRESFIBER8G-SM or third-party G.652.D (or better) single-mode fiber optic cable.
    5. The maximum DigitalMedia CAT (DM CAT) cable length 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.
    6. The maximum DigitalMedia Fiber (DM Fiber) cable length is 1000 ft (300 m) using CRESFIBER, CRESFIBER8GCRESFIBER-DUAL-SC, or third-party OM2/OM3 duplex multimode fiber optic cable.
    7. Refer to the Crestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4546 for complete system design guidelines. All wire and cables sold separately.
    8. DisplayPort Multimode connectivity is supported via an HDMI or DVI input port using a suitable adapter or interface cable.
    9. DVI output is supported via an HDMI output port using a suitable adapter or interface cable. CBL-HD-DVI interface cable available separately.
    10. 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 Disc is either a trademark or registered trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby, Dolby Digital, and the double-D symbol are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS, 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. 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. ©2013 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[8], DVI, SDI, RGB, component (YPbPr), S-Video (Y/C), composite video, DM CAT, DM Fiber, DM 8G+/HDBaseT, DM 8G Fiber, and DM 8G SM Fiber
  Output Signal Types Configurable via modular plug-in cards supporting DM CAT, DM Fiber, DM 8G+/HDBaseT, DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, HDMI, and DVI[9] (All input cards also include HDMI pass-thru outputs)
  Formats HDMI, HDBaseT, DM or DM 8G w/Deep Color & 3D; DVI; HDCP content protection support; SD-SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI; computer up to UXGA/WUXGA; HD up to 1080p60; NTSC or PAL
  Input Resolutions, HDMI & DVI, Progressive 640x480@60Hz, 720x480@60Hz (480p), 720x576@50Hz (576p), 800x600@60Hz, 848x480@60Hz, 852x480@60Hz, 854x480@60Hz, 1024x768@60Hz, 1024x852@60Hz, 1024x1024@60Hz, 1280x720@50Hz (720p50), 1280x720@60Hz (720p60), 1280x768@60Hz, 1280x800@60Hz, 1280x960@60Hz, 1280x1024@60Hz, 1360x768@60Hz, 1365x1024@60Hz, 1366x768@60Hz, 1400x1050@60Hz, 1440x900@60Hz, 1600x900@60Hz, 1600x1200@60Hz, 1680x1050@60Hz, 1920x1080@24Hz (1080p24), 1920x1080@25Hz (1080p25), 1920x1080@50Hz (1080p50), 1920x1080@60Hz (1080p60), 1920x1200@60Hz, 2048x1080@24Hz, 2048x1152@60Hz, plus any other resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz pixel clock
  Input Resolutions, HDMI & DVI, Interlaced 720x480@30Hz (480i), 720x576@25Hz (576i), 1920x1080@25Hz (1080i25), 1920x1080@30Hz (1080i30), plus any other resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz pixel clock
  Input Resolutions, RGB 640x480@60Hz, 720x480@60Hz (480p), 720x576@50Hz (576p), 800x600@60Hz, 848x480@60Hz, 1024x768@60Hz, 1280x720@50Hz (720p50), 1280x720@60Hz (720p60), 1280x768@60Hz, 1280x800@60Hz, 1280x960@60Hz, 1280x1024@60Hz, 1360x768@60Hz, 1366x768@60Hz, 1400x1050@60Hz, 1440x900@60Hz, 1600x1200@60Hz, 1680x1050@60Hz, 1920x1080@50Hz (1080p50), 1920x1080@60Hz (1080p60), 1920x1200@60Hz, 2048x1152@60Hz
  Input Resolutions, Component 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p50, 720p60, 1080p24, 1080i25 (1125 lines), 1080i30, 1080p30, 1080p50 (1125 lines), 1080p60
  Input Resolutions, Composite and S-Video 480i, 576i
  Input Resolutions, SDI (see DMC-SDI spec sheet)
  Output Resolutions Matched to inputs
  Backplane Data Rate 12.5 Gbps
Audio
  Switcher 8x8 digital multi-channel 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[8], SDI, analog (stereo 2-channel), SPDIF, DM CAT, DM Fiber, DM 8G+/HDBaseT, DM 8G Fiber, and DM 8G SM Fiber
  Output Signal Types Configurable via modular plug-in cards supporting DM CAT, DM Fiber, DM 8G+/HDBaseT, DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, HDMI, and analog (stereo 2-channel); (All input cards also include HDMI pass-thru outputs, and most digital audio input cards also include analog stereo pass-thru audio outputs)
  Formats, HDMI only Dolby Digital® Plus, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD High Res, DTS-HD Master Audio™, up to 8ch PCM
  Formats, HDMI and SPDIF Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS®, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, 2ch PCM
  Formats, Analog Stereo 2-Channel
  Formats, SDI (see DMC-SDI spec sheet)
Communications
  DigitalMedia DM 8G+ (HDBaseT compliant), DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, DM Fiber, DM CAT, DMNet®, HDCP management, EDID format management, CEC
  Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, DHCP
  USB Signal routing for USB HID class devices, USB computer console port for setup
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[10], 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[10], 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
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
  Faceplate Extruded aluminum, 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. Crestron control via the DM network requires a Crestron control system, sold separately.
      2. The maximum DigitalMedia 8G+ (DM 8G+) cable length is 330 ft (100 m) 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. Shielded cable and connectors are recommended to safeguard against unpredictable environmental electrical noise which may impact performance at resolutions above 1080p. DM 8G+ is also compatible with HDBaseT Alliance specifications for connecting to HDBaseT compliant equipment.
      3. The maximum DigitalMedia 8G Fiber (DM 8G Fiber) cable length is 1000 ft (300 m) using CRESFIBER8G fiber optic cable, or 500 ft (150 m) using standard CRESFIBER, CRESFIBER-SINGLE-SC, or third-party OM3 simplex multimode fiber optic cable.
      4. The maximum DigitalMedia 8G Single-Mode Fiber (DM 8G SM Fiber) cable length is 7.5 miles (12 km) using CRESFIBER8G-SM or third-party G.652.D (or better) single-mode fiber optic cable.
      5. The maximum DigitalMedia CAT (DM CAT) cable length 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.
      6. The maximum DigitalMedia Fiber (DM Fiber) cable length is 1000 ft (300 m) using CRESFIBER, CRESFIBER8GCRESFIBER-DUAL-SC, or third-party OM2/OM3 duplex multimode fiber optic cable.
      7. Refer to the Crestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4546 for complete system design guidelines. All wire and cables sold separately.
      8. DisplayPort Multimode connectivity is supported via an HDMI or DVI input port using a suitable adapter or interface cable.
      9. DVI output is supported via an HDMI output port using a suitable adapter or interface cable. CBL-HD-DVI interface cable available separately.
      10. 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 Disc is either a trademark or registered trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby, Dolby Digital, and the double-D symbol are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS, 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. 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. ©2013 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 - 1.7 M) 
    Rev. Date: 4/4/2013

    Manual

    Manual (PDF - 10.76 M) 
    Doc. No. 6755C 
    Rev. Date: 4/20/2010 
    Note: 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 - 1.34 M) 
    Doc. No. 4579C 
    Rev. Date: 4/16/2012 
    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. Rev. B provides updates on DM network modes.

    Design Guide

    Design Guide (PDF - 25.44 M) 
    Doc. No. 4546C 
    Rev. Date: 12/11/2012 
    Note: DM Design Guide, Second Edition
    Complete guide to designing a Crestron DigitalMedia system.

    Wiring Diagram

    Wiring Diagram (PDF - 594 K) 
    Doc. No. 7042A 
    Rev. Date: 8/18/2010 
    Note: Wiring notice for all DigitalMedia 8G products.

    Engineering Specs

    Engineering Specs (PDF - 124 K)
    Engineering Specs (DOCX - 37 K) 
    Rev. Date: 9/5/2012 
    Note: DM Matrix Switcher Construction Specifications Institute documents for architects, engineers, specifiers and contractors.

    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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