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. The latest generation of DM is called DigitalMedia 8G™ (DM 8G®). Engineered for ultra high-bandwidth and ultimate scalability, DM 8G provides a true one-wire lossless transport for moving high-definition video, audio, Ethernet, and control signals over a choice of twisted pair or fiber optic cable.
DM 8G over twisted pair copper wire is called DigitalMedia 8G+ (DM 8G+). DM 8G+ handles uncompressed Full HD 1080p video signals with support for 3D, Deep Color, and HDCP, as well as computer signals up to WUXGA. 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 a single CAT type cable, supporting distances up to 330 feet (100 m) using Crestron DM 8G Cable or CAT5e.HDBaseT® Certified
Crestron DigitalMedia 8G+ technology is designed using HDBaseT Alliance specifications, ensuring interoperability with other HDBaseT certified products. Via its DM 8G+ input, the DM-RMC-SCALER-C can be connected directly to an HDBaseT compliant source without requiring a DM transmitter.Multimedia Display Interface
A single HDMI digital AV output port is provided on the DM-RMC-SCALER-C for connection to a display or other device. The HDMI output can also handle DVI signals using an appropriate adapter or interface cable.A single CAT type cable connects the DM-RMC-SCALER-C to a DM switcher or transmitter, or to an HDBaseT source, transporting video, audio, control, and networking signals all through one simple RJ45 connection. Multiple DM-RMC-SCALER-Cs 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-SCALER-C can be fed straight from a DM 8G+ or HDBaseT 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 truly delivers the most 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-SCALER-C accepts any video source from standard NTSC 480i to Full HD 1080p60, 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. Dual-Projector 3D Support
A pair of DM-RMC-SCALER-Cs can 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-SCALER-C has another trick up its sleeve, providing zoom capability and bezel compensation on its output to display just a portion of the source image. Using this feature, multiple units may be combined to configure a video wall composed of up to 16 individual displays. Configurations of 2×2, 3×2, 3×3, 4×3, or 4×4 are supported, and all that is required is a separate DM-RMC-SCALER-C for each display, and a DM switcher with sufficient DM 8G+ outputs.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-SCALER-C includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, providing a convenient LAN connection for a local network device.USB Signal Extension
DigitalMedia allows for the routing of USB signals alongside video and audio. A USB HID compliant mouse or keyboard can be connected directly to the DM-RMC-SCALER-C and used to control a computer or media server that’s located at the central equipment cabinet or some other location. Crestron also offers USB over Ethernet Extender Modules (USB-EXT-DM), which may be added to enable support for more USB devices of virtually any type.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-SCALER-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 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-SCALER-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 emitters.Low-Profile Installation
Its low-profile design makes the DM-RMC-SCALER-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, affording a clean installation that protrudes a mere 1-1/8 inches (29 mm) 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 connection is provided on the rear panel within the electrical box. 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.