DM-TX-400-3G

DM-TX-400-3G

Wall Plate DigitalMedia™ CAT Transmitter 400
Provides a remote input connection for HDMI, RGB, SPDIF, and analog AV sources as part of a complete DigitalMedia System. Connects to the DM CAT input of a DM Switcher or Receiver via DM Cable. Includes a USB HID device port, allowing a mouse/keyboard to be connected for controlling a computer or other host device at a different location. Mounts in a triple-gang electrical box.

The DM-TX-400-3G is a DM CAT transmitter and switcher that installs in a triple-gang wall box to provide a convenient interface for computers and high-definition AV sources as part of a complete DigitalMedia system. With a full assortment of HDMI®, RGB, and analog video inputs, the DM-TX-400-3G is ideal for wall, lectern, and floor box applications in a boardroom, classroom, or residence to provide an input for a laptop computer and a variety of AV sources. It connects to any DM-MD series DigitalMedia switcher or DM-RMC-100 Room Controller via a single DM cable.

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

DigitalMedia distributes uncompressed digital video and audio signals up to 450 feet (137 m) using DM cable[1]. DigitalMedia thoughtfully manages all of the different signals and devices, matching each source's output to the capabilities of the selected display(s) without using scaling or compression. Every signal is preserved in its native video resolution and audio format, ensuring a pure, lossless signal path throughout.

Multimedia Computer/AV Interface
The DM-TX-400-3G provides versatile switching between four different video and audio inputs. Its HDMI input supports HDCP and handles WUXGA computer resolutions and 1080p60 HDTV with multi-channel lossless audio. The HDMI input can also handle DVI and DisplayPort Multimode signals using an appropriate adapter or dongle[2]. The RGB input handles all analog RGB signals up to WUXGA 1920x1200 pixels. Separate component and composite video inputs are also provided, supporting standard and high-def signals up to 1080p60[3]. Both digital and analog audio signals are supported via HDMI, S/PDIF, RCA, and mini-TRS inputs.

Used with a single DM-RMC-100 Room Controller and optional Crestron Control System, the DM-TX-400-3G affords a very simple solution for extending a multimedia computer or AV signal to a single display up to 450 feet (137 m) away[1]. As part of a larger system using a DM-MD series switcher, multiple DM-TX-400-3Gs may be installed to enable the distribution of several sources at different locations to feed multiple displays throughout any room or larger facility.

Keyboard/Mouse Extender
Also, when connected to a DM-MD series switcher, the DM-TX-400-3G functions as a keyboard/mouse extender, allowing a USB HID-compliant keyboard and/or mouse at the podium or conference table to control a computer or other host device located at the central equipment rack.

EDID Format Management
The DM-TX-400-3G allows for management of the EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) information that passes between the display devices and input sources in the system. Using Crestron Toolbox™ software, the format and resolution capabilities of each device can be assessed and managed through the DM-TX-400-3G, ensuring reliable operation by instructing sources to output only the resolutions and formats that can be handled by the displays and system wiring.

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-TX-400-3G provides a gateway for controlling the connected source device right through the HDMI connection, potentially eliminating the need for any dedicated control wires or IR probes. Through proper CEC signal management, DigitalMedia allows you to take control of each device in the system as you like.

Simple Wall Mount Design
The DM-TX-400-3G is designed to be wall mounted using a standard electrical box or plaster ring. The DM cable is terminated to the rear of the transmitter using screw terminals. An array of indicators on the front of the DM-TX-400-3G provides for easy setup and troubleshooting, verifying the status of connections and signal activity at a glance. Advanced configuration is enabled through Crestron Toolbox™ software.

A Digital Upgrade for Legacy Systems
The DM-TX-400-3G also affords a perfect signal converter for integrating DigitalMedia with analog-based systems like Crestron MPSQuickMedia®, and the CEN-RGBHV Series. A simple HD15 VGA cable connected between the output of an MPS system and the input of the DM-TX-400-3G allows every RGB, component, S-Video, and composite video input on the MPS to be converted to DigitalMedia[3]. Analog audio is converted similarly through a simple unbalanced stereo audio cable. The DM-TX-400-3G's HDMI input may also be used to expand the input capabilities of the MPS system to handle digital AV sources.

Please refer to the DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4789 for additional information.

Key Features: 
  • DigitalMedia™ transmitter and multimedia interface
  • Built-in 4x1 AV switcher
  • DM CAT output supports up to 450 ft cable length[1]
  • 3-gang wall mount design
  • Available colors include black or white
  • Fits in a FSR FL-500P-6 Floor Box[4]
  • Provides HDMI®, RGB, component, and composite video inputs
  • Also supports DVI and DisplayPort Multimode sources[2]
  • Includes S/PDIF, RCA, and mini-TRS audio inputs
  • Provides onboard auto-switching capability
  • Includes USB HID keyboard/mouse port
  • Affords single-wire connection to a DM-RMC-100 or DM-MD switcher
  • Detects and reports detailed video and audio input information
  • Performs automatic AV signal format management via EDID
  • Enables device control via CEC
  • Easy setup and diagnostics tools via software
  • Extends the life of analog-based AV systems
Description notes: 
  1. For DigitalMedia CAT wiring, use DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable. Up to two DM Repeaters (Model DM-DR) may be required. Refer to the Crestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4789 for complete wiring guidelines.
  2. HDMI requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI or DisplayPort Multimode signal. CBL-HD-DVI and CBL-DP-HD interface cables available separately.
  3. The RGB input can accept component, composite, and S-Video signals via direct interface to Crestron MPS Series products, or through an appropriate adapter (not included). Input sync detection is not provided for composite or S-Video signal types through the RGB connection.
  4. FSR FL-500P-6 Floor Box available to authorized FSR dealers from FSR Inc., 244 Bergen Boulevard, Woodland Park, NJ 07424; Tel: 973-785-4347; Web: http://www.fsrinc.com/.

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 or by calling 800-237-2041.

Crestron, Crestron Toolbox, DigitalMedia, DM, QuickMedia, and QuickSwitch HD are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. Dolby, Dolby Digital, and the double-D symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. DTS is a registered trademark & the DTS logos and Symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc. HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.

Video
  Switcher 4x1 combination digital/analog switch, Crestron QuickSwitch HD®
  Input Signal Type HDMI®, DVI[3], DisplayPort Multimode[3], RGB, component (YPbPr)[4], S-Video (Y/C)[4], composite[4]
  Output Signal Type DM® CAT (DigitalMedia™ over twisted-pair copper wire)
  Formats HDMI, DVI, HDCP content protection support, 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[4] 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p50, 720p60, 1080p24, 1080i25 (1125 lines), 1080i30, 1080p30, 1080p50 (1125 lines), 1080p60
  Input Resolutions, Composite and S-Video[4] 480i, 576i
  Output Resolutions Matched to inputs
  Analog-To-Digital Conversion 10-bit 165 MHz per each of 3 channels
Audio
  Switcher 4x1 combination digital/analog switch
  Input Signal Types HDMI, DisplayPort Multimode[3], S/PDIF coaxial, analog stereo
  Output Signal Type DM CAT
  Formats, HDMI & SPDIF Dolby Digital®, Dolby Digital EX, DTS®, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, 2ch PCM
  Formats, HDMI only Up to 8ch PCM
  Formats, Analog Stereo 2-channel
  Analog-To-Digital Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz
  Input Level Compensation (analog) ±10 dB
  Performance (analog) Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.75dB;
S/N Ratio: >90dB, 20Hz to 20kHz A-weighted;
THD+N: <0.05% @ 1kHz;
Stereo Separation: >90dB
Communications
  DigitalMedia DM CAT, DMNet®, HDCP management, EDID format management, CEC
  USB Supports USB HID class devices
Connectors – Front
  AUDIO IN (1) 3.5mm TRS mini phone jack;
Unbalanced stereo line-level audio input;
Input Level: 2 Vrms maximum;
Input Impedance: 10k Ohms
  USB HID (1) USB Type A female;
USB 2.0 host port for connection of a mouse/keyboard or other USB HID-compliant device
  HDMI IN (1) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;
HDMI digital video/audio input;
Also supports DVI and DisplayPort Multimode[3]
  PC IN (1) DB15HD female;
RGB (VGA), component, S-Video, or composite video input[4];
Formats: RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, YPbPr, Y/C, NTSC, PAL;
Input Levels: 0.5 to 1.5 Vp-p with built-in DC restoration;
Input Impedance: 75 Ohms;
Sync Input Type: Autodetect RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, YPbPr;
Sync Input Level: 3 to 5 Vp-p;
Sync Input Impedance: 1k Ohms
  SPDIF (1) RCA female;
S/PDIF coaxial digital audio input;
Input Impedance: 75 Ohms nominal
  Y, Pb, Pr (3) RCA female comprising (1) component (YPbPr) video input;
Input Level: 1 Vp-p nominal;
Input Impedance: 75 Ohms nominal
  VID (1) RCA female, composite video input;
Input Level: 1 Vp-p nominal;
Input Impedance: 75 Ohms nominal
  L, R (2) RCA female;
Unbalanced stereo line-level audio input;
Input Level: 2 Vrms maximum
Input Impedance: 15k Ohms
Connectors – Rear
  D, M (1) DM CAT output composed of (16) captive screw terminals with (2) grounded strain reliefs;
Connects to DM CAT input of a DM switcher, receiver/room controller, or other DM device via DM-CBL cable[2]
  G B A 24 (1) DMNet port composed of (4) captive screw terminals;
Connects to DMNet port of a DM switcher, receiver/room controller, or other DM device via DM-CBL cable[2]
  G (1) Flying lead, chassis ground connection
DM Cable Length
  Cable Type:
DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable

Maximum length without, between, before, or after repeaters:

  • 200 ft (60 m) for 720p, 1080i, 1080p24
  • 200 ft (60 m) for 1024x768 @75Hz
  • 150 ft (45 m) for 1080p60
  • 150 ft (45 m) for 1280x1024 @75Hz
  • 150 ft (45 m) for 1920x1200 @60Hz
  • 125 ft (38 m) for 1600x1200 @60Hz

Maximum total length using up to 2 repeaters:

  • 450 ft (137 m) for 720p, 1080i, 1080p24
  • 450 ft (137 m) for 1024x768 @75Hz
  • 450 ft (137 m) for 1080p60
  • 450 ft (137 m) for 1280x1024 @75Hz
  • 450 ft (137 m) for 1920x1200 @60Hz
  • 375 ft (114 m) for 1600x1200 @60Hz
Controls & Indicators
  PWR (1) green LED, indicates operating power supplied via DMNet
  RESET (1) miniature recessed pushbutton for hardware reset
  SETUP (1) red LED and (1) miniature recessed pushbutton for Ethernet setup
  DM LINK (1) green LED, indicates DM link status
  HDMI (1) green LED, indicates HDMI input is selected
  PC (1) green LED, indicates PC input is selected
  YPbPr (1) green LED, indicates YPbPr input is selected
  PC (1) green LED, indicates VID input is selected
Power Requirements
  DMNet Power Usage 12 Watts (0.5 Amps @ 24 Volts DC)
Environmental
  Temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
  Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
  Heat Dissipation 40 BTU/Hr
Enclosure
  Construction Metal
  Flush Mount Mounts in a 3-gang electrical box or in a 3-gang opening in a typical 6 inch deep floor box, 2.75 inch minimum mounting depth required, decorator style faceplate not included
Dimensions
  Height 4.12 in (105 mm)
  Width 5.30 in (135 mm)
  Depth 2.53 in (64 mm)
Weight
  14.4 oz (408 g)
Technical notes: 
  1. For DigitalMedia CAT wiring, use DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable. Up to two DM Repeaters (Model DM-DR) may be required. Refer to the Crestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4789 for complete wiring guidelines.
  2. HDMI requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI or DisplayPort Multimode signal. CBL-HD-DVI and CBL-DP-HD interface cables available separately.
  3. The RGB input can accept component, composite, and S-Video signals via direct interface to Crestron MPS Series products, or through an appropriate adapter (not included). Input sync detection is not provided for composite or S-Video signal types through the RGB connection.
  4. FSR FL-500P-6 Floor Box available to authorized FSR dealers from FSR Inc., 244 Bergen Boulevard, Woodland Park, NJ 07424; Tel: 973-785-4347; Web: http://www.fsrinc.com/.

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 or by calling 800-237-2041.

Crestron, Crestron Toolbox, DigitalMedia, DM, QuickMedia, and QuickSwitch HD are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. Dolby, Dolby Digital, and the double-D symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. DTS is a registered trademark & the DTS logos and Symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc. HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.

 

 

Publications: 

 

Spec Sheet

Spec Sheet (PDF)

Quick-Start Guide

Quick-Start Guide (PDF - 2.47 M) 
Doc. No. 6948B 
Rev. Date: 11/23/2010

Reference Guide

Reference Guide (PDF - 1.98 M) 
Doc. No. 4579A 
Rev. Date: 2/16/2011 
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 - 10.58 M) 
Doc. No. 4556A 
Rev. Date: 9/22/2011 
Note: DM Infrastructure Guide. Important: This information supersedes the wiring information found in the current DM Design Guide, Doc. 4789X.

Design Guide

Design Guide (PDF - 10.82 M) 
Doc. No. 4789X 
Rev. Date: 1/26/2011 
Note: Complete guide to designing a Crestron DigitalMedia system. Important: Cabling information has changed. Please refer to the DM Infrastructure Guide, Doc. 4556 for the latest info.

Installation and Operations Guide

Installation And Operations Guide (PDF - 4.3 M) 
Doc. No. 6949B 
Rev. Date: 2/15/2011

 

CAD Drawings and Revit® Files: 

 

Zoomable Drawing

Zoomable Drawing

Cad Files

Cad Files (ZIP - 1.1 M)
Rev. Date: 8/26/2010

 

Available Models: 

 

Model Description

DM-TX-400-3G

Wall Plate DigitalMedia™ CAT Transmitter 400, Matte Black

DM-TX-400-3G-W-T

Wall Plate DigitalMedia™ CAT Transmitter 400, Matte White