DM-RMC-200-S

DM-RMC-200-S

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

The DM-RMC-200-S 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® Fiber receiver, video scaler, audio amplifier, and control interface, providing a single HDMI® output along with speaker and line level audio, plus Ethernet, USB HID, and a variety of control ports. Built-in scaling enables the connected display to handle virtually any video signal. Its compact, low-profile design allows the DM-RMC-200-S 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 multimode fiber strand.[1]

DigitalMedia 8G™ Fiber
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 home, office, school, or virtually any other facility.

DigitalMedia 8G is the latest generation of DM, providing a true one-wire transport for moving high-definition video, audio, and Ethernet over 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[2]. Audio capabilities include 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 strand of multimode fiber, supporting distances up to 1000 feet (300 m) using CresFiber® 8G Fiber Optic Cable.[1]

Multimedia Display Interface
A single HDMI digital AV output port is provided on the DM-RMC-200-S, supporting HD 1080p60 video and WUXGA computer signals with HDCP, Deep Color, 3D[2], and multi-channel HD lossless audio — all through one 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 connecting to line inputs on the display or a separate amplifier or AV receiver.

A single fiber strand connects the DM-RMC-200-S to a DM switcher or transmitter, transporting video, audio, control, and networking signals all through one simple SC type optical connection.[1] Multiple DM-RMC-200-Ss may be installed to handle each display in a multiroom distribution system, all fed from a central DM-MD series switcher. Or, a single DM-RMC-200-S can be fed straight from a DM 8G Fiber 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 delivers an incredibly flexible and user-friendly solution for routing multiple disparate sources to many different display devices. By placing an independent high-performance scaler at every display device, DM 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.

The DM-RMC-200-S 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].

A pair of DM-RMC-200-Ss can also be used to facilitate a dual-projector 3D setup, steering just the left eye portion of a 3D signal to one projector, and the right eye portion to the other. This is done using the scaler's 3D to 2D conversion mode, enabling 3D capability with scaling.

Video Wall Processing
The DM-RMC-200-S 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-S for each display, and a DM switcher with sufficient DM 8G Fiber outputs.

Audio Amplifier
The DM-RMC-200-S 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 you can use the line output to connect directly to the display device, a pair of amplified speakers, or a local 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-S includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, providing a convenient LAN connection for a local network device.

Keyboard/Mouse Extender
The DM-RMC-200-S 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-S 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 such 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-S provides a gateway for controlling the display device right through the HDMI connection, potentially eliminating the need for any dedicated control wires or IR emitters.

Two low-voltage relay ports are also included on the DM-RMC-200-S for control of a projection screen or lift. In addition, 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-S 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 1-5/8 inches (41 mm) from the mounting surface.

Connections are positioned on the top, bottom, and rear of the unit. The design of the mounting bracket allows wires up to 0.23 inches (6 mm) in diameter to extend from the electrical box behind as needed. An array of indicators is provided on the front panel 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: 
  • DigitalMedia 8G™ Fiber receiver, high-definition scaler, audio amplifier, and display controller
  • DM 8G® Fiber input supports up to 1000 ft (300 m) cable length[1]
  • Connects to a DM® switcher or transmitter over one multimode fiber strand[1]
  • Provides one HDMI® or DVI display output[3]
  • 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]
  • Handles Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, and uncompressed 7.1 linear PCM audio
  • Provides a stereo analog line-level audio output
  • Includes a built-in 30 Watt stereo amplifier
  • Provides 10/100 Ethernet and USB HID mouse/keyboard ports
  • Enables device control via CEC, IR, RS-232, and Ethernet
  • Provides two relay control ports and two contact sensing inputs
  • Allows quick, easy setup and diagnostics
  • Low-profile design mounts to a 2-gang US, UK, or European wall box
  • Includes mounting bracket with integral power pack holder
  • Universal power pack included
Description notes: 
  1. The maximum DigitalMedia 8G Fiber cable length is 1000 ft (300 m) using CRESFIBER8G fiber optic cable, or 500 ft (150 m) using standard CRESFIBERCRESFIBER-SINGLE-SC, or generic OM3 simplex multimode fiber optic cable. Refer to the Crestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4546 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 (with scaling) 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-S 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.

Specifications subject to change without notice. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography.

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

CresFiber, Crestron, Crestron Toolbox, DigitalMedia, DigitalMedia 8G, DM, DM 8G, Excite, and the Crestron logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby and Dolby Digital are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS and DTS-HD Master Audio 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 any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ©2012 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, 4x4)[5]
  Input Signal Type DM 8G® Fiber (DigitalMedia™ over one multimode fiber optic strand)[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], 2048x1152@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 Fiber
  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 Fiber, HDCP management, EDID format management, CEC
  Ethernet 10/100 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, DHCP
  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 Level: 2 Vrms maximum;
Output Impedance: 100 Ohms nominal
  DM IN MMF/SC (1) SC female optical fiber connector;
DM 8G Fiber input;
Connects to DM 8G Fiber output of a DM switcher, transmitter, or other DM device via CresFiber® 8G fiber optic cable[1]
  LAN (1) 8-wire RJ45 female, shielded;
10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet port
  24VDC 2.0A MAX (1) 2.1 x 5.5 mm DC power connector;
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
Controls & Indicators
  PWR (1) green LED, indicates operating power supplied via local power supply
  DM LINK (1) green LED, indicates DM link status
  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
  DM IN (Top) (1) green LED, indicates DM link status
  LAN (Top) (2) LEDs, green LED indicates Ethernet link status, amber LED indicates Ethernet activity
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, no relay or USB loads: 60 BTU/Hr;
Power amp on, with relay and USB loads: 80 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 10.83 in (275 mm) with mounting bracket
  Depth 1.73 in (44 mm) with mounting bracket
Weight
  3.20 lb (1.45 kg) including bracket and power pack
Technical notes: 
  1. The maximum DigitalMedia 8G Fiber cable length is 1000 ft (300 m) using CRESFIBER8G fiber optic cable, or 500 ft (150 m) using standard CRESFIBERCRESFIBER-SINGLE-SC, or generic OM3 simplex multimode fiber optic cable. Refer to the Crestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4546 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 (with scaling) 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-S 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.

Specifications subject to change without notice. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography.

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

CresFiber, Crestron, Crestron Toolbox, DigitalMedia, DigitalMedia 8G, DM, DM 8G, Excite, and the Crestron logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby and Dolby Digital are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS and DTS-HD Master Audio 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 any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ©2012 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Publications: 

Spec Sheet

Spec Sheet (PDF - 1.2 M) 
Rev. Date: 6/14/2012

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 - 3.51 M) 
Doc. No. 7246A 
Rev. Date: 1/27/2012

CAD Drawings and Revit® Files: 

Zoomable Drawing

Zoomable Drawing

Cad Files

Cad Files (ZIP - 3.9 M)
Rev. Date: 3/6/2012