DMCI

DMCI

DigitalMedia™ Card Interface
A very handy and versatile tool for enabling a variety of interface and control capabilities using DMC Series input cards.

The DMCI is a compact, half-width rack-mountable device designed to support a variety of interface functions using any DMC-Series DM® Switcher Input Card. With a complete range of input cards available, the DMCI can be used to convert virtually any type of AV signal to HDMI®. It can be used to equip an HDMI switcher to accept other types of inputs, or it can be used to add an HDMI output to an analog AV switcher. It can even be used to create a rack-mountable DigitalMedia™ receiver or streaming decoder. Integration with a Crestron® control system via Cresnet® allows detailed AV signal information to be viewed on a touch screen, and allows for the routing of CEC signals.

Analog AV to HDMI Converter
All DMC input cards are equipped with HDMI outputs, making them ideal for converting other AV signal types to HDMI. Just slide an appropriate card into the DMCI and you’re ready to convert analog video and audio signals to high-quality digital. A range of input cards is offered to support composite, S-Video, component, RGB, and VGA video sources. In particular, the DMC-VGA input card handles all these signal types, and includes advanced video processing with 36 bit video sampling for a true high-end convertor solution.

DVI or SDI to HDMI Converter
HDMI has become the digital AV interface of choice for all types of applications, surpassing other digital formats like DVI and SDI. Still, as long as DVI and SDI equipment persists, it can easily be supported using the DMCI with a DMC-DVI or DMC-SDI input card to convert everything to HDMI.

Streaming Decoder
Used with a DMC-STR streaming input card, the DMCI can be used as a high-definition H.264 streaming receiver, enabling a display device, AV receiver, or HDMI switcher to receive streaming signals from IP cameras, DM switchers, and other streaming sources.

DigitalMedia or HDBaseT® Receiver
Loaded with any DigitalMedia input card, such as the DMC-4K-C, the DMCI offers a rack-mountable DM or HDBaseT receiver solution that’s perfect for installation in an equipment rack or AV cart, or as a portable display interface. DigitalMedia allows for the distribution of uncompressed HD and 4K signals over a choice of CAT type twisted pair or fiber optic cable. DigitalMedia also enables compatibility with other HDBaseT certified equipment.

Audio Embedding
HDMI transports both video and audio through a single connection, providing the simplest possible interface between any two AV devices. For sources with other types of outputs, or for systems with completely separate video and audio components, the DMCI offers the ability to merge disparate video and audio signals into a single HDMI output. For example, DVI can be merged with stereo analog audio using the DMC-DVI card, or component video can be merged with SPDIF audio using the DMC-VID-RCA-D card.

Audio Extracting & Downmixing
Most digital input cards in the DMC series, including HDMI, SDI, H.264, and DigitalMedia models, are equipped with an analog audio output, allowing a stereo audio signal to be extracted from the digital stream and fed to a sound system or a pair of powered speakers. All models with the “-DSP” suffix include built-in surround sound decoding and downmixing to enable the output of multichannel and stereo audio signals simultaneously. The stereo downmix signal is automatically routed to the analog output, while the HDMI output can be configured to output either stereo or multichannel. The analog output volume on all DMC cards is adjustable via a control system using a keypad, touch screen, handheld remote, or mobile device.

EDID Extractor
Do you need to know all the details about an AV signal, like its video resolution, frame-rate, color depth, and audio format? Through its Cresnet connection to a control system, the DMCI can report information about any connected signal, allowing that information to be viewed on a touch screen or used for other programmable functionality.

CEC Embedded Device Control
The DMCI can provide an alternative to conventional IR and RS-232 control methods by harnessing the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) signal embedded in HDMI. Through its connection to a control system, the DMCI can provide a gateway for controlling many devices right through their HDMI or HDBaseT connections, potentially eliminating the need for any dedicated control wires or IR emitters.

USB HID Mouse/Keyboard Extender
Select DMC input cards feature a USB HID device port, which may be used to control the connected computer (or other USB HID-compliant host) using a mouse and/or keyboard at a remote location. A DM receiver or transmitter with a USB HID host port is required at the remote location. Both devices must be connected to an Ethernet LAN for transmission of the USB HID signal.

Rack-Mountable Enclosure
The DMCI is housed in a compact metal enclosure that can be placed on a shelf, or mounted in a 19” equipment rack using the optional ST-RMK rack mount kit [1]. Its half-width form factor allows it to fit in a single rack-space alongside a second DMCI or other half-width Crestron device.

Please refer to the individual spec sheet for each available DMC Series input card to determine its actual capabilities and specifications. Also note, the DMCI is only compatible with DMC input cards, not output cards.

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

Key Features: 
  • Provides a configurable interface solution using DMC Series input cards
  • Enables analog AV to HDMI® conversion
  • Enables DVI or SDI to HDMI conversion
  • Provides a rack-mountable streaming decoder
  • Provides a rack-mountable DM® or HDBaseT® receiver
  • Allows embedding analog or SPDIF audio with analog or DVI video
  • Allows extracting analog audio from HDMI, SDI, H.264, HDBaseT, or DM
  • Allows downmixing multichannel surround sound to stereo
  • Allows extracting EDID and reporting AV format information to a control system
  • Enables control of HDMI and HDBaseT devices via CEC
  • Enables USB HID mouse/keyboard extension over Ethernet
  • Integrates with a Crestron® control system via Cresnet®
  • Powered via the Cresnet network or a Cresnet power supply
  • Single-space, half-width 19-inch rack-mountable [1]
Description notes: 

Notes:

  1. ST-RMK Rack Mount Kit sold separately.
  2. USB console requires installation of a card with a USB HID port.
  3. When used with a DMC-CAT or DMC-CAT-DSP card, additional power may be required to power the connected transmitter via the card’s DMNet® port.
  4. As tested with the DMC-HD-DSP card.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. 

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

Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, Cresnet, DigitalMedia, DigitalMedia 8G, DigitalMedia 8G+, DM, and DMNet are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, 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. ©2015 Crestron EMEA.

Card Slot
  (1) DM switcher input card slot;
Accepts (1) DMC-series input card
Connectors
  NET (1) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block;
Cresnet® slave port, connects to the Cresnet control network
  LAN (1) 8-wire RJ45 female;
10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet port;
Used exclusively for computer console and USB HID signal extension
Controls & Indicators
  PWR (1) green LED, indicates operating power supplied from a Cresnet network or power supply
  NET (1) yellow LED indicates communication with the Cresnet system
  RESET (1) recessed pushbutton for hardware reset
  USB CONSOLE (1) pushbutton and (1) green LED, enables USB console [2] and touch-settable ID (TSID)
  LAN (rear) (2) LEDs, green LED indicates Ethernet link status, amber LED indicates Ethernet activity
Power Requirements
  Cresnet Power Usage 12 Watts (0.5 Amp @ 24 Volts DC) with card [3]
Environmental
  Temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
  Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
  Heat Dissipation 7 BTU/Hr without card;
21 BTU/Hr maximum with card [4]
Enclosure
  Chassis Metal, black finish
  Front Panel Metal, black finish with polycarbonate label overlay
  Mounting Freestanding or 1U, half-width 19-inch rack-mountable (adhesive feet attached, ST-RMK rack kit sold separately)
Dimensions
  Height 1.80 in (46 mm);
1.70 in (44 mm) without feet
  Width 7.07 in (180 mm)
  Depth 9.97 in (254 mm)
Weight
  2.7 lb (1.2 kg)
 
 
Technical notes: 

Notes:

  1. ST-RMK Rack Mount Kit sold separately.
  2. USB console requires installation of a card with a USB HID port.
  3. When used with a DMC-CAT or DMC-CAT-DSP card, additional power may be required to power the connected transmitter via the card’s DMNet® port.
  4. As tested with the DMC-HD-DSP card.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. 

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

Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit crestron.com/opensource.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, Cresnet, DigitalMedia, DigitalMedia 8G, DigitalMedia 8G+, DM, and DMNet are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, 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. ©2015 Crestron EMEA.

DMCI with DMC-HD


DMC-HD , DMCI


An example using the DMCI DMC-HD card combination to connect an HD source to a display, with separate audio output.


dmci_dmc-hd.pdf

DMCI with DMC-DVI


DMC-DVI , DMCI


An example using the DMCI and DMC-DVI card combination to connect an external computer to an HD switcher.


dmci_dmc-dvi.pdf
Publications: 

Spec Sheet

Spec Sheet (PDF - 823 K) 
Rev. Date: 7/20/2015

Reference Guide

Reference Guide (PDF - 1.2 M) 
Doc. No. 4579H 
Rev. Date: 3/12/2015 
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 - 28.81 M) 
Doc. No. 4546G 
Rev. Date: 6/19/2015 
Note: Complete guide to designing a Crestron DigitalMedia system.

Installation and Operations Guide

Installation And Operations Guide (PDF - 1.5 M) 
Doc. No. 6852A 
Rev. Date: 7/15/2009

Engineering Specs

Engineering Specs (DOCX - 133 K) 
Rev. Date: 3/17/2014 
Note: CSI Guide Specification for Digital Media Switching and Transmission System: DM

 
CAD Drawings and Revit® Files: 

Zoomable Drawing

Zoomable Drawing

Cad Files

Cad Files (ZIP - 596 K)
Rev. Date: 6/18/2009