DMC-CAT

DMC-CAT

DM CAT Input Card for DigitalMedia™ Switchers
Provides a single DM CAT input for any DigitalMedia™ Switcher with modular plug-in input card slots.

The DMC-CAT is an input card for a Crestron® DigitalMedia™ Switcher, providing one CAT-type DigitalMedia (DM) input. The DM CAT input enables the connection of a DM transmitter or the output of another DM switcher, with a potential cable length up to 450 feet (137 m) using DigitalMedia cable[1].

Additional connections on the card include HDMI® and stereo analog audio outputs. The HDMI output simply passes the input signal through to feed a local device, or to feed a second DM switcher for output expansion purposes. The analog audio output, which features programmable volume control, breaks out the stereo audio signal from the DM input and passes it through to feed a Sonnex™, Adagio®, or other multi-room audio distribution system.

NOTE: For applications requiring the simultaneous distribution of surround sound and 2-channel audio signals, use model DMC-CAT-DSP.

The DMC-CAT may also be used with the DMCI DigitalMedia Card Interface to provide a DM CAT receiver solution that's perfect for installation in an equipment rack or AV cart, or as a portable display interface. As a DM receiver, and as a DM switcher input card, the DMC-CAT enables EDID signal detection and format management, CEC device control, and audio breakaway.

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 signal. CBL-HD-DVI interface cables available separately.

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, Adagio, DigitalMedia, DM, and Sonnex 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
  Input Signal Types DM CAT (DigitalMedia over twisted-pair copper wire)
  Output Signal Types HDMI® or DVI[2] to switcher backplane and HDMI OUT connector
  Formats HDMI w/Deep Color & 3D, DVI, HDCP v.1.2 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, 2048x1080@24Hz, 2048x1152@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
  Output Resolutions Matched to inputs
Audio
  Input Signal Types DM CAT
  Output Signal Types HDMI (multi-channel) to switcher backplane and HDMI OUT connector, analog stereo 2-channel, allows audio breakaway
  Formats 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
  Digital-To-Analog Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz
  Performance (analog) Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.5dB;
S/N Ratio: >95dB, 20Hz to 20kHz A-weighted;
THD+N: <0.005% @ 1kHz;
Stereo Separation: >90dB
  Volume Gain Range (analog) -80dB to 0dB, adjustable from 0% to 100%
Connectors
  HDMI OUT (1) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;
HDMI digital video/audio output;
Also supports DVI[2]
  DIGITAL MEDIA (1) DM CAT input composed of (2) 8-pin RJ45 female;
Connects to DM CAT output of a DM transmitter or other DM device via DM-CBL cable[1]
  NET (1) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block, DMNet port;
Connects to DMNet port of a DM transmitter or other DM device via DM-CBL cable[1]
  AUDIO OUT (2) RCA female;
Unbalanced stereo line-level audio output with level control;
Maximum Output Level: 2 Vrms;
Output Impedance: 100 Ohms nominal
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
  • 50 ft (15 m) for 1080p60 Deep Color

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
  • 150 ft (45 m) for 1080p60 Deep Color
Construction
  Plug-in card, occupies (1) DM Switcher input card slot, includes metal faceplate w/black finish
Weight
  8.0 oz (227 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 signal. CBL-HD-DVI interface cables available separately.

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, Adagio, DigitalMedia, DM, and Sonnex 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: 

 

Zoomable Drawing

Zoomable Drawing

Cad Files

Cad Files (ZIP - 482 K)
Note: For DMC-CAT-DSP
Rev. Date: 1/28/2009

 

CAD Drawings and Revit® Files: 

Spec Sheet

Spec Sheet (PDF)

Manual

Manual (PDF - 1.2 M) 
Doc. No. 6757A 
Rev. Date: 12/1/2008

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 - 19.52 M) 
Doc. No. 4546A 
Rev. Date: 4/5/2012 
Note: DM Design Guide, Second Edition
Complete guide to designing a Crestron DigitalMedia system.

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DMC-CAT

DigitalMedia™ CAT Input Card for DM Switchers