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®).
DM 3.0: setting the digital standard for every room.
A decade ago, Crestron laid the foundation for DigitalMedia, the AV distribution technology that would go on to transform the industry. Today, DM 3.0, the digital standard for every room, does it again. DM 3.0 is not a product. It's a set of core, standard-setting technologies embedded in the DM product line. Only DM products meet all core requirements: uncompressed bit-for-bit 4K/60 distribution and scaling; streaming AV; enterprise-class solution; and end-to-end scalable solutions for every room type.
The only fully-engineered solution
DigitalMedia is the only field-proven, end-to-end 4K certified 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:
Making connections, worldwide
DM offers the widest range of connectivity and switching options in the industry. It's a complete line of 4K-compatible products: switchers, transmitters, receivers, extenders, wall plates, input and output cards, and scalers, plus DM Ultra Cable. All products are 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. For Crestron dealers and partners, system design help is available right in your web browser, with our Live Online Design Assistance.