DM-RMC-200-C

DM-RMC-200-C

DigitalMedia 8G+™ Receiver & Room Controller 200
A DM 8G+ receiver and display controller with built-in HD scaler and audio amplifier.

The DM-RMC-200-C provides an advanced one-box interface solution for a single display device as part of a complete Crestron® DigitalMedia™ system. It functions as a DM 8G+™ receiver, video scaler, audio amplifier, and expanded control interface, providing a single HDMI® output along with speaker and line level audio, Ethernet, and a variety of control ports. Built-in scaling allows the connected display to handle virtually any video signal regardless of resolution and format. Its compact, low-profile design allows the DM-RMC-200-C to be installed discreetly behind a flat panel display or above a ceiling mounted projector. It connects to the head end or source location using a single CAT5e or Crestron DM 8G™ cable.[1]

DigitalMedia 8G+™
As the leader in HDMI and control system technologies, Crestron developed DigitalMedia to deliver the first complete HD AV distribution system to take HDMI to a higher level. DigitalMedia allows virtually any mix of AV sources to be distributed throughout the home, office, school, or virtually any other facility.

DigitalMedia 8G+ breaks even further ground, providing a true one-wire transport for moving high-definition video, audio, and Ethernet over low-cost twisted-pair cable without any compression or repeaters. Just one 8-conductor twisted-pair cable is required, supporting distances up to 330 feet (100 m) using Crestron DM 8G Cable or CAT5e.[1]

Multimedia Display Interface
A single HDMI digital AV output port is provided on the DM-RMC-200-C, supporting HDMI with HDCP, Deep Color and 3D[2], handling 1080p60 HDTV with multi-channel HD lossless audio as well as WUXGA computer resolutions — all through a single connection. The HDMI output can also handle DVI signals using an appropriate adapter or interface cable[3].

Stereo audio outputs are also provided for directly driving a pair of speakers, or for connection to line inputs on the display or a separate amplifier or AV receiver. In addition, there are RS-232, IR, relay, closure sensing, and Ethernet control ports provided for controlling the display device and interfacing with other equipment.

A single cable connects the DM-RMC-200-C to a DM® switcher or transmitter, transporting video, audio, control, and networking signals all through one simple RJ45 connection.[1] Multiple DM-RMC-200-Cs may be installed to handle each display in a multi-room distribution system, all fed from a central DM-MD series switcher. Or, a single DM-RMC-200-C can be fed straight from a DM 8G+ transmitter, affording a simple solution for extending a computer or AV signal to a single display.

High-Definition Scaler
Through a distributed scaler approach, DigitalMedia truly delivers the most flexible and user-friendly solution for routing multiple disparate sources to many different display devices. Employing DM receivers with built-in scaling, DM allows an independent high-performance scaler to be installed at every display device, ensuring an optimal image on every screen. Distributed scaling allows a high-definition 3D or high-res computer 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 the kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms.

The DM-RMC-200-C accepts any video source from standard NTSC 480i to HD 1080p60 w/Deep Color, as well as computer sources from VGA to UXGA/WUXGA, and scales them perfectly to match the native resolution of your video display. A range of common output resolutions are supported to work with virtually any popular flat-panel display, projector, or computer monitor. Intelligent frame rate conversion enables support for 24p and PAL format sources, and 3D to 2D conversion allows 3D content to be fed simultaneously to separate 3D and 2D displays. Setup and use of the scaler is simplified through fully automatic operation utilizing the display's EDID[2,4].

Video Wall Processing
The DM-RMC-200-C has another trick up its sleeve, providing zoom capability on its output to display just a portion of the source image. Using this feature, multiple units may be combined to configure a high-definition video wall composed of up to 16 individual displays. Configurations of 2x2, 3x2, 3x3, 4x3, or 4x4 are supported, and all that is required is a separate DM-RMC-200-C for each display, and a DM switcher with sufficient DM 8G+ outputs.

Audio Amplifier
The DM-RMC-200-C is equipped with stereo analog audio outputs, and a built-in 30 Watt stereo amplifier. The output volume is adjustable via a control system using a keypad, touch screen, or handheld remote. The amplifier provides plenty of power to drive a pair of local speakers, or use the line output to connect directly to an input on the display device, a pair of amplified speakers, or a local AV receiver, amplifier, or sound system.

LAN Connectivity
Along with high-definition AV and control, DigitalMedia also integrates high-speed Ethernet networking for a total signal distribution solution. The DM-RMC-200-C includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, providing a convenient LAN connection for a local network device.

Keyboard/Mouse Extender
The DM-RMC-200-C also functions as a keyboard/mouse extender, allowing a USB HID-compliant keyboard and/or mouse to be connected at the display location, and used to control a computer or other component located at the central equipment rack or some other location.

Embedded Device Control
The primary objective of every Crestron system is to enable precisely the control desired for a seamless user experience. The DM-RMC-200-C includes built-in RS-232, IR, and Ethernet control ports to allow programmable control of the display device connected to it. But, it can also provide an alternative to these conventional control methods by harnessing the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) signal embedded in HDMI. Through its connection to the control system, the DM-RMC-200-C provides a gateway for controlling the display device right through the HDMI connection, potentially eliminating the need for any dedicated control wires or IR probes.

Two low-voltage relay ports are also included on the DM-RMC-200-C for control of a projection screen or lift. Also, there are two discrete digital input ports to accommodate room occupancy sensors, power sensors, or contact closures for enhanced automation and monitoring.

Low-Profile Installation
Its low-profile design makes the DM-RMC-200-C perfect for installation behind a flat panel display or above a ceiling mounted projector. It mounts to a standard 2-gang US, UK, or European electrical box using the mounting bracket provided. The bracket even includes a convenient holder for the external power pack, providing for a clean installation that protrudes a mere 1.6 inches from the mounting surface.

Connections for the display device are all positioned along the top and bottom of the unit for a clean, serviceable installation. The DigitalMedia and relay connections are provided on the rear panel within the electrical box. Speakers may be connected to either the top panel or the rear. One of the digital input control ports is located on the rear panel, with the other provided on the bottom. An array of indicators is provided on the front of the DM-RMC-200-C for easy setup and troubleshooting.

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

Key Features: 
  • Enhanced DigitalMedia 8G+™ receiver and display controller
  • Includes built-in 30 Watt stereo amplifier
  • Provides one HDMI® or DVI display output[3]
  • Includes built-in high-definition video scaler
  • Accepts any video source from standard NTSC 480i or PAL 576i, to HD 1080p60 w/Deep Color
  • Also accepts any computer source from VGA to UXGA/WUXGA
  • Scales the source to match the native resolution of virtually any popular video display or computer monitor
  • Provides intelligent frame rate conversion
  • Allows motion-adaptive de-interlacing or interlacing
  • Allows adjustable overscan or underscan up to 7.5%
  • Provides automatic 3D to 2D signal conversion[2]
  • Automatically passes 3D video without scaling to 3D capable displays[2]
  • Includes content-adaptive noise reduction
  • 100% HDCP compliant
  • Scalable zoom feature enables 2x2, 3x2, 3x3, 4x3, or 4x4 video wall capability[5]
  • Provides analog line and speaker level audio outputs
  • DM 8G+™ input supports up to 330 ft cable length[1]
  • Affords a true one-wire connection to a DM® switcher or transmitter
  • Enables device control via CEC, RS-232, IR, or Ethernet
  • Provides two relay control ports and two contact sensing inputs
  • Provides 10/100 Ethernet and USB HID mouse/keyboard ports
  • Low-profile design mounts to a 2-gang US, UK, or European wall box
  • Includes mounting bracket with integral power pack holder
  • Allows quick, easy setup and diagnostics via Crestron Toolbox™ software
Description notes: 

 

  1. For DM 8G+ wiring up to 330 ft (100 m) between devices, use Crestron DM-CBL-8G DigitalMedia 8G Cable, Crestron DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable, Crestron DM-CBL-D DigitalMedia D Cable, or generic 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. Refer to the DigitalMedia Infrastructure Guide, Doc. #4556 for complete wiring guidelines, and theCrestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4789 for complete system design guidelines. All cable sold separately.
  2. Automatically passes 3D video if display device supports it (reverts to pass-through mode without scaling). Provides automatic 3D-to-2D conversion if display device does not support 3D.
  3. HDMI requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI signal. CBL-HD-DVI interface cable available separately.
  4. EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) is data embedded in an HDMI, DVI, or VGA signal that enables a display device to tell the source device what resolutions and formats it can support, allowing the source to configure itself automatically to feed the best signal that both devices can support.
  5. Video wall processing requires a separate DM-RMC-200-C for each individual display.
  6. With or without reduced blanking.
  7. With reduced blanking only.

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 at www.crestron.com/salesreps.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, Crestron Toolbox, DigitalMedia, DigitalMedia 8G, DigitalMedia 8G+, DM, DM 8G, DM 8G+, and Excite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and 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. 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 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 proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ©2011 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

 

Video
  Scaler HD video scaler, motion-adaptive deinterlacer, interlacer, intelligent frame rate conversion, Deep Color support, 3D to 2D conversion[2], content-adaptive noise reduction, widescreen format selection (zoom, stretch, maintain aspect-ratio, or 1:1), video wall processing (2x2, 3x2, 3x3, 4x3, or 4x4)[5]
  Input Signal Type DM 8G+ (DigitalMedia over one CAT5e twisted-pair copper wire)[1]
  Output Signal Types HDMI®, DVI[3]
  Formats HDMI w/Deep Color & 3D[2], DVI, HDCP content protection support
  Input Resolutions, 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, plus any other resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz pixel clock
  Input Resolutions, 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
  Scaler Output Resolutions, Progressive 640x480@60Hz, 720x480@60Hz (480p), 720x576@50Hz (576p), 800x600@60Hz, 848x480@60Hz, 1024x768@60Hz[6], 1280x720@50Hz (720p50), 1280x720@60Hz (720p60), 1280x768@60Hz, 1280x800@60Hz[6], 1280x960@60Hz, 1280x1024@60Hz, 1360x768@60Hz, 1366x768@60Hz[6], 1400x1050@60Hz[6], 1440x900@60Hz[6], 1600x900@60Hz[7], 1600x1200@60Hz, 1680x1050@60Hz[6], 1920x1080@50Hz (1080p50), 1920x1080@60Hz (1080p60), 1920x1200@60Hz[7]
  Scaler Output Resolutions, Interlaced 720x480@30Hz (480i), 720x576@25Hz (576i), 1920x1080@25Hz (1080i25), 1920x1080@30Hz (1080i30)
  Pass-Thru Output Resolutions Matched to input
Audio
  Input Signal Type DM 8G+
  Output Signal Types HDMI, analog stereo (speaker and line level)
  Formats, HDMI Dolby Digital®, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS®, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD High Res, DTS-HD Master Audio™, Up to 8ch PCM
  Formats, Analog Stereo 2-Channel
  Digital-To-Analog Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz
  Performance (analog) Amplifier Output Power: 15 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms;
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.5dB (line), 20Hz to 16kHz ±3dB (speaker);
S/N Ratio: >95dB (line), >75dB (speaker) 20Hz to 20kHz A-weighted;
THD+N: <0.005% (line), <0.3% (speaker) @ 1kHz;
Stereo Separation: >90dB (line), >60dB (speaker)
  Volume Gain Range (analog) -80dB to 0dB
Communications
  DigitalMedia DM 8G+, HDCP management, EDID format management, CEC
  Ethernet 10/100 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, CIP, DHCP, RSTP
  USB Supports USB HID class devices
Connectors – Bottom
  DIG IN (1) 2-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block;
Digital/contact closure sensing input;
Rated for 0-24 Volts DC, referenced to GND;
Input Impedance: 2.2k Ohms pulled up to 5 Volts DC;
Logic Threshold: 2.5 Volts DC nominal with 1 Volt hysteresis band
  HDMI OUT (1) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;
HDMI digital video/audio output;
Also supports DVI[3]
  USB HID (1) USB Type A female;
USB 2.0 host port for connection of a mouse/keyboard or other USB HID-compliant device
  COM (1) 5-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block, bidirectional RS-232 port;
Up to 115.2k baud, hardware and software handshaking support
  IR 1 – 2 (1) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block comprising (2) IR/Serial ports;
IR output up to 1.1 MHz;
1-way serial TTL/RS-232 (0-5 Volts) up to 19200 baud
Connectors – Top
  AUDIO OUT R, L (Speaker) (2) 2-pin 5mm detachable terminal blocks;
Left & Right speaker-level audio outputs;
Paralleled with rear panel AUDIO OUT connectors;
Wire Size: Connector accepts 12 AWG maximum;
Output Power: 15 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms
  AUDIO OUT R, L (Line) (2) RCA female;
Stereo unbalanced line-level audio output;
Output Impedance: 100 Ohms nominal;
Maximum Output Level: 2 Vrms
  LAN (1) 8-wire RJ45 female, shielded 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet port
  24VDC 2.0A MAX (1) 2.1mm barrel DC power jack;
24 Volt DC power input;
PW-2420RU power pack included
Connectors – Rear
  G (1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
  AUDIO OUT L, R (Speaker) (2) 2-pin 5mm detachable terminal blocks;
Left & Right speaker-level audio outputs;
Paralleled with top panel AUDIO OUT (Speaker) connectors;
Wire Size: Connector accepts 12 AWG maximum;
Output Power: 15 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms
  RELAY 1 – 2 (1) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block comprising (2) normally open, isolated relays;
Rated 1 Amp, 30 Volts AC/DC;
MOV arc suppression across contacts
  DIG IN (1) 2-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block;
Digital/contact closure sensing input;
Rated for 0-24 Volts DC, referenced to GND;
Input Impedance: 2.2k Ohms pulled up to 5 Volts DC;
Logic Threshold: 2.5 Volts DC nominal with 1 Volt hysteresis band
  DM IN (1) 8-pin RJ45 female, shielded;
DM 8G+ input;
Connects to DM 8G+ output of a DM switcher, transmitter, or other DM device via CAT5e or Crestron DM-CBL-8G cable[1]
Controls & Indicators
  PWR (1) green LED, indicates operating power supplied via local power supply
  DM LINK (1) green LED, indicates connection to an upstream DM device
  VIDEO (1) green LED, indicates video signal presence and lock status
  USB HID (1) green LED, indicates a valid device connection and activity on the USB HID port
  SETUP (1) red LED and (1) miniature recessed pushbutton, for Ethernet setup
  RESET (1) miniature recessed pushbutton, for hardware reset
  LAN (Top) (2) LEDs, green LED indicates Ethernet link status, amber LED indicates Ethernet activity
  DM IN (Rear) (2) LEDs, green LED indicates DM link status, amber LED indicates DM signal stream and HDCP status
Power Requirements
  Power Pack 2 Amps @ 24 Volts DC;
100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz power pack, model PW-2420RU included
Environmental
  Temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
  Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
  Heat Dissipation Power amp off: 50 BTU/Hr;
Power amp on: 60 BTU/Hr (typical), 165 BTU/Hr (maximum)
Enclosure
  Chassis Metal, black finish, vented sides and front
  Mounting Mounts to a 2-gang electrical box, 2-Gang UK (BS 4662) electrical box, or 2-Gang European (DIN 49073) electrical box; bracket includes holder for the included power pack
Dimensions
  Height 7.92 in (202 mm)
  Width 10.84 in (276 mm) with mounting bracket
  Depth 1.85 in (47 mm) with mounting bracket
Weight
  3.25 lb (1.48 kg) including bracket and power pack
Technical notes: 
  1. For DM 8G+ wiring up to 330 ft (100 m) between devices, use Crestron DM-CBL-8G DigitalMedia 8G Cable, Crestron DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable, Crestron DM-CBL-D DigitalMedia D Cable, or generic 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. Refer to the DigitalMedia Infrastructure Guide, Doc. #4556 for complete wiring guidelines, and theCrestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4789 for complete system design guidelines. All cable sold separately.
  2. Automatically passes 3D video if display device supports it (reverts to pass-through mode without scaling). Provides automatic 3D-to-2D conversion if display device does not support 3D.
  3. HDMI requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI signal. CBL-HD-DVI interface cable available separately.
  4. EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) is data embedded in an HDMI, DVI, or VGA signal that enables a display device to tell the source device what resolutions and formats it can support, allowing the source to configure itself automatically to feed the best signal that both devices can support.
  5. Video wall processing requires a separate DM-RMC-200-C for each individual display.
  6. With or without reduced blanking.
  7. With reduced blanking only.

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 at www.crestron.com/salesreps.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, Crestron Toolbox, DigitalMedia, DigitalMedia 8G, DigitalMedia 8G+, DM, DM 8G, DM 8G+, and Excite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and 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. 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 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 proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ©2011 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Publications: 

Spec Sheet

Spec Sheet (PDF - 1.2 M) 
Rev. Date: 7/16/2012

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 - 17.44 M) 
Doc. No. 4546B 
Rev. Date: 7/17/2012 
Note: DM Design Guide, Second Edition
Complete guide to designing a Crestron DigitalMedia system.

Installation and Operations Guide

Installation And Operations Guide (PDF - 3.08 M) 
Doc. No. 7126B 
Rev. Date: 8/15/2011

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 - 100 K)
Engineering Specs (DOC - 69 K) 
Rev. Date: 8/2/2012 
Note: DigitalMedia 8G Matrix Construction Specifications Institute documents for architects, engineers, specifiers and contractors.

CAD Drawings and Revit® Files: 

Zoomable Drawing

Zoomable Drawing

Cad Files

Cad Files (ZIP - 727 K)
Rev. Date: 2/24/2011

Available Models: 
Model Description      

DM-RMC-200-C

DigitalMedia 8G+™ Receiver & Room Controller 200