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DM Lab


Crestron is leading the way in 4K. Only DigitalMedia™ delivers an end-to-end 4K certified distribution solution 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®).

DM 3.0: The enterprise standard.

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 enterprise standard, 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:

  • 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 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.


Client List

Why do integrators, technology managers and industry professionals choose Crestron DigitalMedia™?

Here are just a few reasons:

Case Studies

Featured Installations

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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



  • 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




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DM Lab

To build a solid distributed 4K system, you need solid 4K sources and displays. But compatibility issues between different brands, new cable length limitations, and mismatched resolutions all have the potential to compromise a 4K system. So how do you know which 4K products you can trust to work together?



Crestron Demonstrates Live 4K Switching at ISE 2014

At InfoComm14: testing 4K sources and displays.



Leave it to the experts at Crestron. Our engineers in the DigitalMedia Lab have taken the industry lead, rigorously testing 4K sources and displays to ensure they'll work in a distributed system powered by DM. When you see the Crestron 4K Certified logo on a 4K source or display you'll have total confidence that you can trust it to work in an integrated system.

Download the test report for each Crestron 4K Certified device for a wide range of valuable information, including an EDID report, CEC test results, and signal lock performance data. All the information you always wished was in the owner's manual can now be found in one place.


Certified Devices

Manufacturer Model Type Test Report
Apple® MacBook Pro® with Retina Display® Source 4k_certification_source_Apple_13inchMacBookPro_web.pdf
Brightsign® 4K1142 Source 4k_certification_source_Brightsign-4K1142_web.pdf
Christie Digital® FHQ552-T Display 4k_certification_display_ChristieDigital_FHQ552-T_web.pdf
Dell® P2415Q Display 4k_certification_display_Dell_P2415Q_web.pdf
Lanner LEC-7388S Source 4k_Certification_Source_Lanner_LEC-7388S_web.pdf
LG® 55LA9700-UA Display 4K_Certification_Display_LG-55LA9700-UA_web.pdf
LG® 55UB9500 Display 4k_certification_display_LG_55UB9500_web.pdf
LG® 65UB9800 Display 4k_certification_display_LG_65UB9800_web.pdf
LG® 65UF7700 Display 4k_certification_display_LG_65UF7700_web.pdf
LG® 84WS70BS Display 4k_certification_display_LG_84WS70BS_web.pdf
Microsoft Surface Hub Display 4k_certification_display_Microsoft_SurfaceHub_web.pdf
NEC X841UHD Display 4k_certification_display_NEC_X841UHD_web.pdf
OneLan NTB-4K-1000-P Source 4k_certification_source_OneLan_NTB-4K-1000-P_web.pdf
OneLan NTB-4K-2000-P Source 4k_certification_source_OneLan_NTB-4K-2000-P_web.pdf
Panasonic® TH-84LQ70 (HDBaseT) Display 4k_certification_display_HDBaseT_Panasonic_TH-84LQ70_web.pdf
Panasonic® TH-84LQ70 (HDMI) Display 4k_certification_display_HDMI_Panasonic_TH-84LQ70_web.pdf
Samsung® QM85D Display 4K_certification_display_Samsung_QM85D_web.pdf
Samsung® U28D590D Display 4k_certification_display_Samsung_U28D590D_web.pdf
Samsung® U65HU9000F Display 4k_Certification_Display_Samsung_UN65HU9000F_web.pdf
Sharp® LC-70UD1U Display 4K_Certification_Display_SharpLC_70UD1U.pdf
Sharp® PN-H701 Display 4k_certification_display_SHARP_PN-H701_web.pdf
Sharp® PN-K321 Display 4K_Certification_Display_Sharp_PN-K321_web.pdf
SiliconCore Magnolia P1.5mm LED Display Display 4K_Certification_Display_SiliconCore_Magnolia_P1.5_web.pdf
SMART Technologies, Inc. SBID8084i-G4 Display 4k_certification_display_SmartTech_SBID8084i-G4-SMP_web.pdf
Sony® FWD-65X950B Display 4k_certification_display_Sony_FWD-65X950B_web.pdf
Sony® FWD-70X850B Display 4k_certification_display_Sony_FWD-70X850B_web.pdf
Sony® KD-55X850B Display 4k_certification_display_Sony_KD-55X8505B_web.pdf
Sony® XBR-55X850A Display 4K_Certification_Display_Sony XBR-55X850A_web.pdf
Sony® XBR-55X900A Display 4k_certification_display_Sony_XBR-55X900A_web.pdf
Sony® XBR-65X850A Display 4K_Certification_Display_Sony XBR65X850A_web.pdf
Sony® XBR-65X900A Display 4k_certification_display_Sony_XBR-65X900A_web.pdf
TCL® LE50UHDE5691 Display 4K_Certification_Display_TCL LE50UHDE5691_web.pdf
Toshiba® 58L9300 Display 4k_certification_display_Toshiba_58L9300U_web.pdf


Are you a manufacturer of a 4K device you'd like us to certify? Learn how.



Welcome to the DigitalMedia Resources page, where you'll find all the latest tools to help give you a competitive edge. Everything here was designed with one purpose in mind: to educate you and promote your success with DM, the leader in AV distribution solutions. We encourage you to explore all of the helpful topics and check back regularly - we'll be adding new resources often.

Design your system
Use our new DigitalMedia Switcher Configuration Tool to help specify the products needed in your DM system. After answering a few questions and indicating what types of inputs and outputs are needed for your system, a bill of materials will be output with a list of all needed parts including chassis, cards, cables and connectors.



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Nov 13, 2014
DM Brochure

This beautiful 32-page brochure provides a comprehensive view of the entire DM product line. It speaks to our pioneering DM innovations, DM's leadership position in the market, and unparalleled Crestron service and support.

White Papers

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Nov 13, 2014
Challenges of Distributing 4K Video

4K Ultra HD video delivers stunning beauty and resolution. But like most new technology, it comes with challenges, as well. Enormous bandwidth (10 Gbit/s) is required to deliver 4K video. This places unprecedented demands on infrastructure. Learn everything you need to know to be successful with 4K signal distribution in this white paper.

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Nov 13, 2014
Putting the Audio Back in Audio/Video White Paper

In this paper, we will investigate some of the situations where DigitalMedia's sophisticated audio features can improve user experience, while simplifying design and installation. We will also explore some of the technologies and architectures that make this possible.

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Nov 13, 2014
HDCP management: the key to a fully-operational VTC or meeting room

Today's boardrooms, conference rooms, and classrooms must provide the ability to videoconference, and stream and capture video from all sources, such as laptops and iDevices. This requires a solution that can manage HDCP while distributing AV to non-HDCP devices, such as displays, video capture and streaming systems. This paper explores the technology behind managing HDCP.

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Nov 13, 2014
Crestron 8G DigitalMedia Cable White Paper

Crestron DigitalMedia 8G™ cable offers outstanding performance for today's HDBaseT applications. But more than that, it can stand up to the most challenging installation environments, and its performance far outstrips the needs of today's digital AV, enabling you to upgrade your systems in the future without having to upgrade the infrastructure.

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Nov 13, 2014
"Myths of Fast Switching" White Paper

Switching speed is only one factor in optimizing switching performance. DigitalMedia provides fast switching, consistent and reliable switching, and the best image quality. Learn more about the basic elements of a digital AV distribution system, the impact each of them have on performance, and system design choices you have to deliver the best possible solution.

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Nov 13, 2014
Ten Essentials for a Digital AV Solution White Paper

As you evaluate digital AV systems, there are ten crucial questions you should ask your supplier about the technology they offer. This paper addresses those questions.


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Nov 13, 2014
Crestron DigitalMedia is digital media: past, present, and future

Comprehensive new PowerPoint to introduce your dealers and end users to DigitalMedia. Show the entire 118-slide presentation or select the appropriate sections and slides for your audience. Hide the slides you won't be using for each specific meeting.

(PPTX - 17.2M)
Nov 13, 2014
The DMPS Advantage

A review of the DMPS, it's features and competitive benefits.

(PPTX - 9.9M)
Nov 13, 2014
Fast Switching PowerPoint

With our new "auto-locking" technology, Crestron DigitalMedia™ switchers are actually the fastest in the industry. But speed isn't everything. Image is everything. And a scaler on every output doesn't give you the best image quality. As a matter of fact, some scalers distort and ruin the image. Crestron DigitalMedia room boxes offer the best scaling, but only where and when you need it for optimal system performance, flexibility, and cost savings.

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Nov 13, 2014
Putting the "A" Back in AV PowerPoint

I review of the situations where DigitalMedia's sophisticated audio features can improve user experience, while simplifying design and installation. We will also explore some limitations of competitive models.

Sell Sheets

(PDF - 841K)
Nov 13, 2014
DigitalMedia Checklist

Why is DM the past, present, and future standard in digital AV distribution? Refer to this quick checklist.

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Nov 13, 2014
Start Streaming with DM®

With the addition of the new DMCO 7-Series streaming output cards, DM switchers can stream HD content to devices around the world, plus unify all of your audio and video signals on one rock-solid platform.

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Nov 13, 2014
DM-TX-401-C Point-to-point room solution

Together, the compact DM-TX-401-C transmitter and DM-RMC-100-C receiver give you the most intelligent, robust point-to-point AV solution on the market. Even better, now you can get all of this connectivity and versatility for a lot less.

(PDF - 1.0M)
Nov 13, 2014
It's Here. 64x64 DigitalMedia Switcher

Print ad introducing the new DM-MD64X64 DigitalMedia switcher.

(PDF - 446K)
Nov 13, 2014
DM Audio Capabilities

When you're designing your next project, make sure the switcher's audio capabilities stack up with the video. Only Crestron DigitalMedia™ switchers deliver complete audio distribution from every output, along with full video capabilities.

(PDF - 400K)
Nov 13, 2014
DMPS Overview

Crestron's DMPS all-in-one digital AV presentation solutions deliver complete control and signal routing for boardrooms, lecture halls, VCTs, classrooms, and much more. Offering four unique models, there's a solution for every environment.

(PDF - 600K)
Nov 13, 2014
Image is Everything - Fast Switching

With our new "auto-locking" technology, Crestron DigitalMedia™ switchers are actually the fastest in the industry. But speed isn't everything. Image is everything. And a scaler on every output doesn't give you the best image quality. As a matter of fact, some scalers distort and ruin the image. Crestron DigitalMedia room boxes offer the best scaling, but only where and when you need it for optimal system performance, flexibility, and cost savings.

(PDF - 1.4M)
Nov 13, 2014
Reasons why Crestron DMPS is the clear choice

Review of features that make the The Crestron DigitalMedia™ Presentation System (DMPS®) line, featuring advanced HDCP management technology, specifically designed for the latest digital AV applications.

(PDF - 600K)
Nov 13, 2014
DM Residential (Dealer)

Upgrading your PVID customers to DigitalMedia is easy - and profitable. This sheet shows you the quickest way to grow your business with DM.

(PDF - 550K)
Nov 13, 2014
DigitalMedia Residential (Residential Prospects)

Clearly and concisely tell your clients and potential clients why they need to upgrade their home entertainment systems to digital. Only Crestron DigitalMedia delivers the best entertainment experience possible, along with the convenience, reliability, and simplicity.


Jun 05, 2015

DM® Configurator Tool Professional Version

If this is your first time using the DM Configuration Professional version software, watch this short tutorial before you get started.

Jul 23, 2012

Rice University

Hear what Rice University is saying about our DM products

Jun 22, 2011

DM 8G+™ - One Solution Does It All

See how Crestron makes it easy with DigitalMedia 8G+™. Transmit uncompressed 1080p HDMI signals plus multi-channel audio, IR, RS-232, USB-HID and Ethernet over any single unshielded CAT5e cable.

Jun 05, 2015

DM® Configurator Tool Wizard Version

If this is your first time using the DM Configuration Wizard version software, watch this short tutorial before you get started.

Mar 14, 2013

Crestron's Auto-Locking Technology Overview

Crestron's Auto-Locking Technology Overview

Jan 22, 2013

Crestron Fast Switching Comparison to AMX

In this video, we offer a side by side comparison of switching times between Crestron and AMX. The video showcases the Crestron DMPS-300-C and the AMX all in one presentation system.

Nov 17, 2011

New York Penthouse - Innovative Insights

Brian McAuliff from Bri-Tech, Inc. walks us through a high-tech New York City Penthouse featuring Crestron control, DigitalMedia, lighting and more.

Jan 22, 2013

Crestron Fast Switching Comparison to Extron

In this video, we offer a side by side comparison of switching times between Crestron and Extron. The video showcases the Crestron HD MD-8x2 Switcher rand an Extron HDMI switch.

Jun 10, 2011

R2W DigitalMedia™ Testimonial

Director of Sales & Marketing, Gordon Isaac discusses his team's early experience with DigitalMedia™.

Sep 14, 2011

Low-cost DM® Solutions

Crestron DM is not only for the big systems, but the little ones too! Check out the 6X6 and 6X4 matrix switchers--it's non-watered-down DM.

Jun 10, 2011

R2W Discusses DigitalMedia™ Projects

CEO & President, Jeremy McConnico tells us about some cool projects featuring Crestron DigitalMedia™.

Sep 14, 2011

PVID to DM® Upgrade Demo

DM 8G+™ makes it easy to upgrade existing analog systems, including PVID, QM, IM and 3rd party switchers. See how easy it really is to swap out the gear and upgrade to Crestron DigitalMedia™.

Jun 09, 2011

Adtech Systems DMC-RMC-200-C Testimonial

Field Installation Manager, John Pioccone tells us about the DMC-RMC-200-C and its benefits.

Sep 14, 2011

Upgrade to DM 8G+™

Crestron DigitalMedia™ uses the same wires as existing analog PVID, QuickMedia®, iMedia™ and a number of other CAT cable-based analog distribution systems. So you may already be DM compatible and digital ready! Watch to learn more!

Jun 09, 2011

Henderson Engineers Inc. DigitalMedia™ Testimonial

Director AV Design, Brian Hancock discusses implementation of DigitalMedia™ at Kansas State University.

Jun 09, 2011

Western Audio Visual DigitalMedia™ Testimonial

Erik Wilson, System Engineer shares his experience with DigitalMedia™ and DMC classes.

Jun 06, 2011

Adtech Systems Talks DM Modular Design

Field Installation Manager, John Pioccone tells us how DigitalMedia™ modular design makes it easy.

Jun 01, 2011

DM 8G+ Discussion with Fred Bargetzi

Fred Bargetzi sits down with Jason Tirado for a discussion on new DigitalMedia 8G+.

Jun 06, 2011

Logic Integration DM Future-proof Capabilities Testimonial

Bill Craig, VP of Business Development, discusses the future-proofing abilities of Crestron DigitalMedia™.

May 09, 2011

Crestron DigitalMedia 8G+™

One wire, any wire, does it all. Crestron's Dan Jackson explain how with DM 8G+ you can now use standard CAT5e wire or our award-winning DM 8G Cable.

Jun 06, 2011

Logic Integration Easy DM Installation Testimonial

Bill Craig, VP of Business Development, shows us how easy it is to install Crestron DigitalMedia™.

Oct 28, 2010

DM 8G - Go Digital with Crestron

Learn about the 2nd generation DigitalMedia (DM 8G) distribution solution. Understand the future of analog, specifically what the AACS says and means.

Jun 06, 2011

Logic Integration Recommends DM

Bill Craig, VP of Business Development, recommends Crestron DigitalMedia™, and discusses commercial and residential applications.

Jun 06, 2011

Logic Integration Reviews Crestron DigitalMedia™ Training

Bill Craig, VP of Business Development, reviews Crestron DigitalMedia™ training.

Jun 06, 2011

McGill University DigitalMedia™ Testimonial

McGill University Manager, NCS Multimedia Services, Jean-Guy Tremblay walks us through the installation of Crestron DigitalMedia™ at the university.

May 05, 2011

New DigitalMedia Receiver Reviewed by Data Projections

Mike Fornander, Regional VP of Data Projections, walks us through the Ada County EMS in Boise, ID which features DigitalMedia 8G.

Mar 01, 2011

Crestron DigitalMedia™ Testimonial

Kirk Griffes, Blue Water Technology installed a Crestron DM system at Davenport University to integrate all the technology in the classrooms, auditorium and boardroom. Hear what he has to say about DM. Brian Miller, VP of IT Service & CIO of Davenport University and Brent Bean, IT Manager at Davenport tell their story, and how DM is helping them stay on the cutting edge of technology today and well into the future.


Point-of-view 4K
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Sound & Communications, October 2014 (page 38)

At InfoComm in Las Vegas, Sound & Communications was given a brief overview of the Crestron 4K Certified program, which is non-proprietary: They test any manufacturer’s products to ensure that they are truly "4K." S&C felt that a "tour" of this facility might give readers a better idea of what is involved in ensuring that these new products actually work with all of the other elements in the systems.

Whittier Law School's Technology Makeover Prepares Students for Real-Life Law
Tech Decisions, July 17, 2014

The technology in Whittier Law School's courtrooms, jury room and judges quarters are up-to-date with the times and students demands thanks to Crestron control and Crestron DigitalMedia.

Lab Vegas for Crestron 4K
AV Magazine, June 23, 2014

Crestron took their DigitalMedia Lab to InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas, where they demonstrated their 4K products.

AV Nation Takes In-Depth Tour of Crestron Booth at InfoComm 2014
AV Nation, June 22, 2014

Crestron Electronics speaks with Tim Albright of AVNation about education, control, 4k, and HDBaseT in their InfoComm 2014 booth.

A Certifiable Initiative: Inside Crestron's 4K Lab
Technology Integrator, May 9, 2014

Today's electronics hardware and software engineers must be brilliant, focused and a bit clairvoyant. Fortifying solutions that meet today's needs while ensuring they are still relevant in years to come is challenging. But at Crestron, they are doing this while also contributing a great service to the industry as a whole.

Why Crestron Takes 4K UHD Certification Upon Itself
Commercial Integrator, March 24, 2014

Crestron made a big splash by announcing its third-party 4K UHD certification program during Integrated Systems Europe 2014. Tom LeBlanc learned more about this initiative during a recent tour of Crestron's Experience Center and DigitalMedia Lab at its Rockleigh, N.J. headquarters.

Crestron Updates DM 4K Certification Courses
AV Network, March 20, 2014

Crestron has updated its industry-standard DM Certification courses to include 4K training, further building off of the complete 4K signal distribution solution offered with the DigitalMedia product line.

Crestron's New 4K UHD Certification Program: What Does it Mean?
CE Pro, February 19, 2014

At Integrated Systems Europe 2014, Crestron made a big splash over its end-to-end 4K Ultra HD certification initiative that seemed at first blush to be a bit of a gimmick. After speaking with Tom Barnett, director of residential marketing for Crestron, it makes great sense and demonstrates a massive investment by the company in 4K video distribution.

Is 4K In Your Future?
rAVe Publications, February 18, 2014

Is 4K in your future? Before you decide, rAVe looks at the possibilities of 4K and the resources available to provide readers with more information about 4K.

Four times the 4K with Crestron Ultra HD distribution
Technology Tell, February 5, 2014

Crestron is looking to make it all a little bit easier for those craving 4K Ultra HD in their homes, in every room and on every display. In fact, yesterday the company premiered a new range of 4K DigitalMedia switching and video distribution devices at Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam.

Digital Demands of Race & Sports Book
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Sound & Communications, September 2013 (pg 26)

Sound & Communications featured the Crestron installation of DM in the Mirage Race & Sports Book in their latest IT/AV report. Upgrading the old system to DM was not an easy task, but it has put The Mirage Race & Sports Book on the map as one of the premier attractions in Las Vegas.

3 Awesome New Demos at the Crestron Experience Center
CE Pro, August 30, 2013

The new DigitalMedia wing of the Crestron Customer Experience Center in Rockleigh, N.J., is now complete and CE Pro's Julie Jacobson had the opportunity to christen the space during a visit to HQ this week. Besides touring the brand new DM section, I enjoyed a couple of other demos that made me go, "Wow!"

Crestron DigitalMedia Technology Equips Underground Condos
Residential Systems, July 15, 2013

A look at a missile silo transformed into luxury condos featuring Crestron DigitalMedia.

Autom8-ed A/V Control in D.C. Bar
Commercial Integrator, June 24, 2013

Five years ago, Washington, D.C.-based integrator Casaplex designed a Crestron-centric control solution for a new bar in that city's trendy Dupont Circle neighborhood. Fast-forward to last fall when those same bar owners were looking to open another haunt in the same area, and they returned to Casaplex to integrate the new establishment's A/V system.

Can I Just Add a Card For That?
AV Network, May 1, 2013

AV Network speaks to manufacturers, including Crestron about how integrators are now distributing AV differently than we would have guessed five years ago.

Brown University Video Wall
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Sound & Video Contractor, March 2013 (pg 3)

The new visualization lab in the library at Brown University featuring Crestron DigitalMedia™ is profiled in the magazine's video wall supplement. The lab is used for conceptualization, comparison, collaboration, and communication among students and faculty. The lab is open to anyone on campus to use for almost any purpose, including classes, research, meetings, and even art exhibits.

Test Marketing with AV
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Sound & Video Contractor, September 2012 (pg 39)

Time Warner's Medialab is one of the most sophisticated test marketing facilities ever built, employing innovative research tools to evaluate testers reactions and integrating a sophisticated Crestron audio video system to observe, record, and analyze those reactions.

Integrator Solves One of Jay-Z's 99 Problems At 40/40 Club
Commercial Integrator, May 16, 2012

After helping hip-hop superstar and entertainment mogul Jay-Z upgrade his 40/40 Club in New York, the folks at JD Audio & Video Design are confident they won’t make the list of the rapper's "99 Problems." As for the club's video, a Crestron DM-MD32x32 DigitalMedia matrix switcher provides control of the video wall arrays and flat-panel monitors.

Threading the Needle
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Systems Contractor News, May 2012 (pg 48)

Crestron DigitalMedia brings Seattle Space Needle into the 21st Century.

CEC The Next Big Thing?
(PDF - 1.7MB)
Residential Systems, February 2012 (pg 28)

There's more than a little confusion about CEC, the "Consumer Electronics Control" standard, built into most residential HDMI devices. Residential Systems examines CEC, and outlines solutions that can manage CEC, including Crestron DigitalMedia.

Analog Rides into the Sunset
(PDF - 190 K)
InfoComm International, January 13, 2012

InfoComm describes the analog sunset and shares insight into what the AV industry needs to know and the action it needs to take to embrace the shift from analog to digital.

High-bandwidth control infrastructure
(PDF - 72 K)
Sound & Video Contractor, May 17, 2011

The new auditorium and executive boardroom at Davenport University are the two keystones of the project. The integrator anchored their AV systems with a Crestron DigitalMedia infrastructure, including Crestron cabling and matrix switchers.

Mobile 911 Operations Center Packed With A/V Goodies
(PDF - 43 K)
Commercial Integrator, May 2, 2011

Part mobile demonstration vehicle and part emergency command center for the 911 services provider, Intrado's 18-wheeler includes 13 operations stations and many gadgets that must fit in tight space and stay secure during travels. The vehicle contains a Crestron Pro2 processor that provides the signal control while a Crestron DigitalMedia system manages HDMI video and controls using DM-RMC-100 receivers at each display. A TPMC-8L and a TPS-6x provide the user interfaces.

Stock In Trade
(PDF - 522 K)
Systems Contractor News, April 2011

Global Forex Trading is a currency trading or "foreign exchange" (forex) provider. With the pressure and stress of operating in a business like this, GFT staff need to know that their AV systems will work the first time and every time. The Systems Integrator designed an all-digital signal path, using HDMI cables in the smaller conference rooms and offices and Crestron DigitalMedia for the larger and more complex systems. DigitalMedia keeps the audio and video signals in the HDMI format, but transports them over super high-bandwidth ethernet cable, allowing for longer transmission distances and faster, more reliable installation and setup.

How Automation and AV Switching with DigitalMedia™ Help Comcast Call Center Better Prepare for Daily Issues
(PDF - 53 K)
CE Pro, March 23, 2011

Comcast installed Crestron DigitalMedia and DVPHD Digital Video Processor in the Denver call center to help reduce customer service call time. Crestron helped Comcast understand the technology needed to successfully build the command center so that the focus can be placed on the content displayed versus the displays themselves.

Integrator Works Overtime to Upgrade Hospital A/V
(PDF - 49 K)
Commercial Integrator, February 25, 2011

Using Crestron's fiber optic DM transmission solution and a BI AMP Audia DSP audio processor, Assurity created a digital A/V system. Connections to all video format types (HDMI, VGA, display port, composite video, and component video) are all available from the custom designed and built lectern as well as the control booth. A Digital Projections D-Vision projector and Stewart film screen are powered by a Crestron DVP-HD Digital Video Processor. Programs now can be streamed live or recorded for later viewing with the Sonic Foundry Media sight.

Product of the Year Award Winners
(PDF - 223 K)
Electronic House, January 7, 2011

Structured Cabling Systems, Multimedia Cabling, Fiber Optics Winner: DM-CBL-8G-P DigitalMedia 8G Cable, Plenum Specifically engineered for high-speed DigitalMedia 8G systems - the world's only 8 gigabit AV network - DigitalMedia 8G STP Cable is the lifeblood of a true single-wire high-performance cabling solution.

Technology in the Court
(PDF - 42 K)
Sound & Video Contractor, November 17, 2010

Law students at the University of Memphis Law School learn the ways of defense and justice in the school's mock courtroom. Here, a combination of audio conferencing, flatscreen, and control technology, including Crestron DVPHD keep these systems within reach during trial sessions but subtly hidden within the historical architectural details.

Crestron DigitalMedia™ Receives Accolades From Royal Canadian Mounted Police for Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Security
(PDF - 191 K)
Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit, April, 2010

Crestron was proud to play a leading role in meeting the demanding audio/video requirements for the security provisions of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Working closely with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police AV personnel, Crestron DigitalMedia technology delivered the rigorous levels of control and functionality required. As a testament to Crestron's commitment to maintaining the highest standards of integrated AV solutions, service levels, and professionalism, we are honored to receive this personal letter of thanks from the RCMP's AV Planner and Coordinator, Mr. Paul Weisbeck.

Reference Guides

(PDF - 5.0M)
Nov 13, 2014
DMCO Type 7 Reference Guide

Reference guide for DMCO type 7 streaming output cards.

Other Publications

(PDF - 670K)
Nov 13, 2014
DigitalMedia Certification Program

DM Certification program ensures that AV professionals are fully educated and adhere to the HD-DTDS Specification. This program sets a high benchmark for digital AV systems design and installation. Crestron guarantees and fully supports any DM system installation that conforms to the HD-DTDS standards. Only a DMC-E is equipped to fully execute and support a DM project.

System Design and Ordering Tools

Nov 13, 2014
DigitalMedia Switcher Configuration Tool

Use our new DigitalMedia Switcher Configuration Tool to help specify the products needed in your DM system. After answering a few questions and indicating what types of inputs and outputs are needed for your system, a bill of materials will be output with a list of all needed parts including chassis, cards, cables and connectors.

Nov 13, 2014
DigitalMedia Switcher Assembly Form

The PDF forms previously provided to accompany DM orders have been retired, in favor of our simple web-based DigitalMedia Switcher Configuration Tool. Use the Professional version to directly specify cards for your DigitalMedia switcher.

Nov 13, 2014
DMNet Power Calculator

Want to know if you'll need an extra power supply for your DigitalMedia™ application? Plug your system components into our online DMNet Power Calculator to find out.

(PDF - 19.5M)
Nov 13, 2014
DM Design Guide

A team of the brightest and most dedicated engineers at Crestron devoted thousands of hours to bring DigitalMedia to market. This design guide boils down all those hours of brainstorming, designing and testing into an invaluable reference for sales and design engineers who specify, design and sell Crestron DigitalMedia.

Note: you must be logged in as an Authorized Crestron Dealer or Partner to access this guide. For help, please read this website tip.

(PDF - 1.3M)
Nov 13, 2014
IP Considerations Guide

This guide is intended to outline the requirements, best practices and preferred methods of implementing Crestron devices on enterprise level networks.

System Commissioning

(PDF - 220K)
Nov 13, 2014
DigitalMedia Test Report

The DigitalMedia Test Report is an automated report that a DMC-E runs during the final step of system commissioning. This test provides information to verify that the system installed meets the intended design. The report is generated through DM Tools software.

(PDF - 307K)
Nov 13, 2014
DigitalMedia Cable Plant Certification

Learn how to properly test and certify your cable plant for DM. "Cable Plant" refers to the DM infrastructure installed throughout your facility. Included in the document are links to various videos which demonstrate the testing processes.

Application Designs

(PDF - 2.79M)
Nov 13, 2014
Residential Multi-Room Distribution

Multi room distribution in residential environments involves the combining of several sources and format types to different makes and resolutions of displays. Crestron DigitalMedia enables the distribution, resolution determination and HDCP management across a minimal whole home infrastructure. DM allows a homeowner to play the content where they want it, when they want without comprising resolution.

  • Multi-source, multi-room HDMI distribution
  • Remote located sources using DM transmitters
  • Up to 8 sources and 8 displays
(PDF - 856K)
Nov 13, 2014
Small Classroom

DigitalMedia in a typical small classroom installation.

(PDF - 2.0M)
Nov 13, 2014
Multi-Window Processing, Annotation, DM Switching and Distribution

Displaying and annotating multisource/multi-display HD content transmitted over HDMI can be complicated or nearly impossible as most systems cannot maintain HDCP across multiple points. Crestron DM combined with the DVPHD video processor provides HD multi-window processing, annotation and switching.

  • Multi-source, multi-display HDMI distribution
  • Multi-Window processing and annotation over any source(s)
  • Maintains HDMI with HDCP from source unit to display
(PDF - 3.0M)
Nov 13, 2014
Commercial Conference Room with MPS, QM and DM Components

With a number of input card options and room controller boxes Crestron DigitalMedia can be easily incorporated into existing Crestron Quick Media distribution systems. Integrating DigitalMedia distribution into your existing topology provides access to High Definition content without having to rebuild an entire install.

  • MPS-300 AV switching and control
  • DM hybrid switcher provides MPS-300 with DM connectivity
  • QM wall plate transmitters for analog AV sources
  • Fliptop QM interface/keypad with DM transmitter provides VGA and HDMI connectivity
  • HDMI switcher for including additional HDMI source into the system
  • All sources sent to display over a single format and single DM cable
(PDF - 1.7M)
Nov 13, 2014
Commercial Video Conference Room

Video conference rooms require combining disparate media to be transmitted to a remote location and on multiple local displays simultaneously. All teleconference CODEC's now provide an HD signal via HDMI with HDCP protection. The Crestron DigitalMedia distribution system brings all your sources together, analog and digital, managing resolutions and EDID to provide the highest quality signal with our exclusive low-latency QuickSwitch HD™ switching technology.

  • Multi-source, multi-display/endpoint HDMI distribution
  • Remote sources using hot-swappable DM transmitters into interface plates
  • Up to 8 sources and 8 displays
(PDF - 723K)
Nov 13, 2014
Commercial Small Room with Single Display

An average simple presentation room is equipped with a single display and several analog and digital sources for the presenter, including a laptop port. In addition, the instructor has a local display to view their computer output. These smaller rooms usually have very tight space requirements for equipment in the lectern. This simple DigitalMedia solution provides a great amount of AV input flexibility without compromising on digital video or complicating the room wiring.

  • Single DM transmitter with multi-source switching
  • Single DM Receiver provides HDMI content and display control
  • System controlled by simple wall mounted interface/processor
(PDF - 537K)
Nov 13, 2014
HDMI over Fiber Basic Application

HDMI over Fiber basic application using HD-TX1-F and HD-RX1-F.

(PDF - 304K)
Nov 13, 2014
Transmitting HDMI Over Fiber

Transmitting HDMI over fiber using HD-TX1-F, HD-RX1-F and HD-MD8X2.

(PDF - 386K)
Nov 13, 2014
DigitalMedia: DM-MD-6X1 HDMI Switcher Application

Shows connections between DM-MD6X1, DVD, computer, display, control system and wall plates.

(PDF - 408K)
Nov 13, 2014
Digital Signage System

Digital Out-Of-Home advertising and information systems require dynamic high resolution graphics, glitch free switching and a straight forward topology. Crestron DigitalMedia provides the best method of content delivery in High Definition.

  • Multi-source, multi-display HDMI distribution
  • Long distance capability using CRESFIBER™
  • Source computer control via HID USB connection on any DM-RMC

Crestron provides the definitive design, installation, and commissioning specification to guarantee the reliable performance of DigitalMedia systems. The spec establishes an industry standard, and DM certification programs ensure that AV professionals are fully educated and are up to date with 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.


New DMC training for 4K

Our DMC-D and DMC-E courses have been enhanced for 4K and renamed DMC-D-4K and DMC-E-4K, respectively. If you're not yet a DMC-D, you can take the entire DMC-D-4K course free online now.

Already a DMC-D or DMC-E?

Update your DMC-D or DMC-E certification to DMC-D-4K or DMC-E-4K, respectively. It's easy. Simply take our DigitalMedia 4K Update online course and pass the exam. We will then add -4K to your certification credentials.

If you're a DMC-T

No additional training or 4K certification is required for DMC-Ts because the infrastructure and termination requirements for 4K are the same as before. Everyone with DMC-T certification is now a DMC-T-4K.

NEW! DM Certified Designer - 4K (DMC-D-4K)

DigitalMedia Certified Designer

In this free online course you'll learn the fundamental differences between analog and digital systems and the unique design considerations to ensure reliable system operation, including those for a 4K distributed system. If you're a DM Certified Designer (DMC-D-4K), you must complete an online refresher course to add DMC-D-4K certification to your credentials. The course concludes with an exam that must be passed to earn DMC-D-4K certification. DMC-D-4K is a prerequisite for the DMC-E-4K course.

DM Certified Technician - 4K (DMC-T-4K)

DigitalMedia Certified Technician

A hands-on class for AV professionals who install systems or need a deeper understanding of installation requirements. You'll be trained on all copper and fiber termination options available for DM systems, and cable plant certification. Upon course completion, you'll be able to install and test the performance capabilities of a DM system. The course concludes with a practical exam that must be passed to earn DMC-T-4K certification. A non-waivable $300 course fee is required.

NEW! DM Certified Engineer - 4K (DMC-E-4K)

DigitalMedia Certified Engineer

This rigorous three-day program includes DMC-D and DMC-T Certification, and details every aspect of system installation and commissioning. Only a DMC-E-4K is qualified to fully execute and support a DM project. A DMC-E-4K demonstrates proficiency in system setup, diagnostics, testing, and reporting. Only Crestron dealers with a DMC-E-4K on staff can bid on projects designed using the HD-DTDS. If you're a DM Certified Designer (DMC-D-4K), you must complete a free online refresher course to add DMC-E-4K certification to your credentials. A non-waivable $1,000 course fee is required.

Courses fill up fast, so reserve your seat today. (Limit of two people per company per class.)


The HD-DTDS Specification

The HD Digital Transport and Distribution System (HD-DTDS) specification defines the critical aspects of system design and installation to assure reliable system performance. Crestron guarantees and fully supports any DM system installation that conforms to the HD-DTDS standards.

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-4K, ensuring proper system installation, configuration of HDCP, video, resolution management, cabling and cabling distance.



DM Certified Engineer - 4K

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DM Certified Designer - 4K

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DigitalMedia™ Certified Engineers Directory

DigitalMedia Certified Technician

This directory contains the latest information on professionals in the US & Canada who have successfully completed the requirements of the Crestron DigitalMedia™ certification program for DMC-E and the new DMC-E-4K.

A DigitalMedia™ Certified Engineer (DMC-E) is qualified to design, install and commission a DigitalMedia™ system, as required in the HD Digital Transport and Distribution System (HD-DTDS) specification.

A DigitalMedia Certified Engineer 4K (DMC-E-4K) has also completed their certification to support the latest in DigitalMedia 4K technology.

You can confirm the certification status of a specified individual by typing the last name of the individual in the search field below.

If you hold a DMC-E certification and your record is missing or not up to date, please contact


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