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.
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.
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, 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.