Crestron DigitalMedia was developed to meet the challenges of the digital era and is rapidly becoming an industry standard. There are already more than 8,000 successful installations in luxury homes and prestigious organizations such as Microsoft and the Vancouver Winter Olympics Complex.
Now, Crestron is providing the definitive design, installation and commissioning specification to guarantee the reliable performance of DigitalMedia systems. The new spec establishes an industry standard, and the DM Certification program ensures that AV professionals are fully educated and adhere to the standard. This sets a high benchmark for digital AV systems and gives clients the confidence that our industry remains a trusted and valued technology resource.
The HD-DTDS Specification
The HD Digital Transport and Distribution System (HD-DTDS) specification is a comprehensive roadmap that clearly defines the critical aspects of system design and installation that must be followed to assure reliable system performance. Crestron guarantees and fully supports any DM system installation that conforms to the HD-DTDS standards.
DM Certified Designer
The DMC-D class is a free online course that concludes with an exam that must be passed to earn certification. A DM Certified Designer understands the fundamental differences between analog and digital systems and the unique design considerations needed to ensure reliable operation. Consultants are widely adopting the HD-DTDS specification and earning DMC-D certification.
This course serves as a prerequisite to the DMC-E course.
DM Certified Technician
The DMC-T class is designed for professionals who perform the actual installation or need a better understanding of the installation requirements of a project. In this class, each student will learn and perform all of the copper and fiber termination options available for DM systems. In addition, each student will learn how to perform cable plant certification. After completing this course, attendees will be able to install and test the performance capabilities of a Crestron DigitalMedia system. The DigitalMedia™ Certified Technician (DMC-T) certification is achieved after passing the DMC-T practical exam given at the conclusion of the day.
There is an additional non-waivable course fee of $300 for the DMC-T certification course.
DM Certified Engineer
The DMC-E certification is a rigorous three-day program that includes the DMC-D certification and DMC-T Certification as part of the curriculum. This program details every aspect of system installation and commissioning. DM certified Engineers demonstrate proficiency in system setup, diagnostics, testing and reporting. Only a DMC-E is equipped to fully execute and support a DM project. Written into the specification, only dealers with a DMC-E on staff will be qualified to bid on projects designed using the HD-DTDS.
There is a $1,000 course fee for DMC-E courses. Courses are filling up fast, so registration is limited to only two people per company per class. Reserve your seat today.
"We have just finished the installation of a large, distributed DM system in our new Biosciences Research Collaborative building. Even though we have been using various digital solutions for years, we have learned so much through this process. This training and certification program should help streamline both design and installation phases of a DM system deployment. There can be many pitfalls working with digital signals as device manufacturers do not always play by the same rules. DM helps solve many of the issues by allowing switching and distribution of digital signals as a unified format."
Terry Graham, Instructional Systems Developer,
Rice University Educational Technologies Group
HD Digital Transport and Distribution System Specification (PDF - 3.2M)
Specifiers who use this DM HD-DTDS specification guarantee their customers that the design will be finalized by a DMC-E, ensuring proper system installation, configuration of HDCP, video, resolution management, cabling and cabling distance.