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Overview
Crestron is leading the way in 4K. Only DigitalMedia™ delivers a complete, end-to-end 4K distribution system right now. In fact, DigitalMedia was built to handle 4K since our very first 8X8 switcher.

What is Crestron DigitalMedia?
From boardrooms and conference rooms to classrooms, lobbies, and homes, you want to display the latest high-definition and 4K sources in their full glory. You want to integrate digital and analog AV signals together with streaming, all on one platform. And you want it to work flawlessly every time. That's what you get with DigitalMedia (DM®).

The only fully-engineered solution
DigitalMedia is the only field-proven end-to-end solution, engineered to manage and distribute digital AV and control signals. Whether you have one room or a thousand, DM delivers pure high-definition 1080p, ultra high-definition 4K, and everything in between, to every display throughout your organization or home.

DM utilizes a flexible, scalable architecture. It can accept analog, digital, and control signals such as advanced EDID, CEC, and USB and then transmit them over HDMI®, HDBaseT®, CAT5e, multimode fiber, single-mode fiber, and now H.264 streaming video over the network. By integrating streaming on the same reliable platform, DigitalMedia delivers the best of both worlds — the power of the network for content delivery to mobile devices and destinations around the world, and the reliability of point-to-point links for delivery within the room.

Commitment to innovation
To remain the industry standard you have to keep raising the bar. DigitalMedia has led the way in HD AV distribution since we pioneered the technology in 2005 and propelled our industry into the digital age. We've been quick to embrace emerging technologies such as 4K Ultra HD and incorporate them in DM ever since.

In 2008, while the rest of the industry debated the “Analog Sunset," DM was the first to transmit HDMI long distance and reliably distribute HDCP protected content. In 2010, DM was the first to adopt HDBaseT technology for AV distribution — and it's still the only end-to-end system with transmitters, switchers, and receivers certified by the HDBaseT Alliance. Along the way DM was the first to transmit over fiber and manage CEC. Today, only with DM can you wirelessly present HD content, transmit 4K, and natively stream AV. As always, DM engineers are developing solutions for emerging technologies that others have yet to even think about.

Leading the way in 4K
To help facilitate a smooth transition to 4K and ensure the continued success of AV systems integrators, Crestron introduced its 4K Certification program. Under this industry-first program, manufacturers can submit their 4K sources and displays to Crestron to ensure that they:

  • Deliver true 10 Gbit/s data rates to get the signal to its destination
  • Interface with DigitalMedia to handle cable lengths found in integrated AV systems
  • Work with other 4K products in a DigitalMedia system

Making connections, worldwide
DM offers the widest range of connectivity and switching options in the industry. It's a complete line of 4K-compatible switchers, transmitters, receivers, wall plates, input cards, and output cards, all engineered to work perfectly together to meet the needs of any sized installation or configuration.

Our award-winning DM solutions simplify and enhance the lives of millions of people every day. DM is integral to the daily operations of tens of thousands of installations worldwide, representing millions of unique connection points. Our DM clients include Fortune 500 companies, leading universities, prestigious hotels and resorts, premier healthcare facilities, retailers, and government agencies. They trust and rely on DM. And they know that we're committed to providing the highest level of customer satisfaction − it's our Priority 1.

There are tens of thousands of certified DM engineers and technicians in every major market around the globe ready to assist customers if needed. This includes our award-winning True Blue Service and Support Team, an elite group of dedicated, on-call technicians who can be on-site, anywhere in the world at a moment's notice.

Featured Installations
Business & Industry
Government & Utilities
  • World Bank® - Treasury Building
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • American Red Cross®
  • Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority
  • City of Minneapolis Emergency Operations Training Facility
  • Duke Energy
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Wichita
  • Hennepin County Courts
  • Attorneys General, AUS
  • Naval Air Station Pensacola
Education
  • Brown University®
  • Clemson University®
  • Rice University®
  • Minnesota State University
  • Georgetown University®
  • Kellogg School of Business
  • University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School of Business
  • MIT Sloan® School of Management
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Michigan
  • Carnegie Mellon University®
  • Radford University
  • Boston University®
  • Emerson College®
  • Boston University®, Sydney Campus, AUS
  • University of Tennessee®
  • Ohio State University®
  • Lewis and Clark Community College
  • St. Louis University
  • California University (Pennsylvania)
  • University of Notre Dame®
  • Denison University®
  • Sorbonne University - Abu Dhabi
  • Penn State University
  • Davenport University®
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of British Columbia
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • Liberty University
  • Pierce Community College
  • Marquette Law University
  • Wheaton College of Science and Technology
  • Midwestern University
  • Cincinnati Children's Medical Center
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Lorain County Community College
  • Gettysburg College®
  • Old Dominion University®
  • Dalhousie New Brunswick Program
  • Chinese Hong Kong University
  • Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Case Studies
Microsoft
"Crestron was chosen as the one company that could offer the level of flexibility, integration and results required by Microsoft."
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Vancouver Olympic Sports Complex
"The high-tech security centres that protected the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics relied on AV support systems delivered by Crestron."
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Dallas Cowboys Stadium Luxury Suites
"Crestron DigitalMedia technology provides the foundation for true high-definition signal distribution, transforming this suite into the model for luxury entertainment."
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Comcast — Denver
"With Crestron DigitalMedia and DVPHD, Comcast is also seeing outages addressed faster, better communication and happier customers."
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Comcast — Philadelphia
"When Comcast designed and implemented the most technologically advanced and energy efficient commercial operation, it turned to Crestron."
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Global Forex Trading
"The fact is that DigitalMedia just works — and that in itself is fantastic. There's no other product out there that works so well and so simply for digital video and audio, especially in a matrix switching configuration."
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Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
"We wanted to take advantage of all the technology that's available to help make learning possible, and we have done so. I can't think of anything that these rooms aren't able to do."
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Sedibeng Brewery, South Africa
"Gone are the annoying switching delays and incompatible formatting common with standard HDMI switchers when switching HDMI signals to different displays."
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Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
"Without a fully integrated Crestron system, the install would cost more money and have little flexibility."
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Minnesota State University
"We renovated a 40-year old facility with all new technology and lighting systems. Crestron ties the whole system together and makes it easy for our student staff and customers to use."
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University of Pennsylvania — Wharton School of Business
"Remote management of all room systems has substantially reduced the number of technology failures during live class time."
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MIT Sloan School of Management
"A big advantage today is DigitalMedia's ability to handle all the video and audio signals through one switch, together with the EDID and HDCP copy protection information that digital systems require."
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Davenport University
"We wanted to make sure we had the right infrastructure in place not only for the technology that was installed but for the technology of the future."
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University of Central Florida
"Faculty members now don't have to fuss with technology. They can concentrate on teaching."
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Dalhousie New Brunswick Program
"Crestron DigitalMedia was installed as the single-platform solution to manage, control and distribute multimedia technology throughout the hospital."
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Chinese Hong Kong University
"We selected Crestron because of its high performance products and reliability."
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