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DM-RMC-100-C

DigitalMedia 8G+™ Receiver & Room Controller 100

Provides a controller and interface for a high-definition display device as part of a complete DigitalMedia System. Connects to the DM 8G+ output of a DM Switcher or Transmitter via CAT5e or DM 8G Cable. Includes IR, RS-232, and Ethernet control ports.

The DM-RMC-100-C provides a simple one-box interface solution for a single display device as part of a complete Crestron® DigitalMedia™ system. It functions as a DM 8G+™ receiver and control interface, providing a single HDMI® output along with Ethernet, RS-232, and IR control ports. In addition to DM 8G+, it is also compatible with HDBaseT®, allowing it to be connected directly to an HDBaseT certified source. Its compact, low-profile design allows the DM-RMC-100-C to be installed discreetly behind a flat panel display or above a ceiling mounted projector. It connects to the head end or source location using a single CAT type twisted pair cable.[1]

DigitalMedia 8G+™
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 low-cost 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.[1]

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-100-C can be connected directly to an HDBaseT compliant source without requiring a DM transmitter. HDBaseT connectivity through the DM-RMC-100-C converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, Ethernet, power, and control signals through a single CAT5e or CAT6 cable.[1]

Multimedia Display Interface
A single HDMI digital AV output port is provided on the DM-RMC-100-C for connection to a display or other device. The HDMI output can also handle DVI signals using an appropriate adapter or interface cable[2].

A single cable connects the DM-RMC-100-C to a DM switcher or transmitter, or to an HDBaseT source, transporting video, audio, control, networking, and power signals all through one simple RJ45 connection.[1,3] Multiple DM-RMC-100-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-100-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.

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-100-C includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, providing a convenient LAN connection for a local network device.

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-100-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-100-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.

USB Signal Extension (optional)
DigitalMedia allows for the routing of USB signals alongside video and audio. USB signal extension is enabled on the DM-RMC-100-C by adding a USB-EXT-DM USB over Ethernet Extender Module[4].

Low-Profile Installation
The DM-RMC-100-C mounts conveniently to a wall, ceiling, or other flat surface. At just one inch deep, it fits easily behind a flat panel display or above a ceiling-mounted projector. The unit can be powered using the wall mount power pack (included), or via PoDM (Power over DigitalMedia) for a true one-wire solution[3]. All connections and LED indicators are positioned on the sides, ensuring optimal access and visibility for a clean, serviceable installation. An array of indicators is provided 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.

Key Features

  • DigitalMedia 8G+™ receiver and display controller
  • Connects to a DM® switcher or transmitter over a single CAT type twisted pair cable [1]
  • Supports cable lengths up to 330 ft (100 m) using DM 8G® cable or CAT5e [1]
  • HDBaseT® Certified — Enables direct connection to other HDBaseT certified equipment
  • Provides one HDMI® or DVI display output [2]
  • Handles video resolutions up to Full HD 1080p
  • Handles computer resolutions up to WUXGA
  • Handles 3D video and Deep Color
  • Handles Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD®, and uncompressed 7.1 linear PCM audio
  • HDCP compliant
  • Provides a 10/100 Ethernet LAN connection
  • Enables device control via CEC, IR, RS-232, and Ethernet
  • Compatible with USB-EXT-DM USB over Ethernet Extenders [4]
  • Allows quick, easy setup and diagnostics
  • Low-profile surface mount design
  • Powered via the DM connection or local power pack (included) [3]

Notes:

  1. For DM 8G+ or HDBaseT wiring, use Crestron DM-CBL-8G DigitalMedia 8G Cable, Crestron DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable, Crestron DM-CBL-D DigitalMedia D Cable, or third-party CAT5e (or better) UTP or STP. Maximum wire length for DM 8G+ is 330 ft (100 m) between devices. Shielded cable and connectors are recommended to safeguard against unpredictable environmental electrical noise which may impact performance at resolutions above 1080p. Refer to the Crestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4546 for complete system design guidelines. DM 8G+ is compatible with HDBaseT Alliance specifications for connecting to HDBaseT compliant equipment. All wire and cables are sold separately.
  2. The HDMI output requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI signal. CBL-HD-DVI interface cables are available separately.
  3. Receiving Power over DM (PoDM) or Power over HDBaseT (PoH) requires connection to a switcher or other equipment that has a PoDM or PoH PSE (Power Sourcing Equipment) port. Any wiring that is connected to a PoDM or PoH PSE port is for intra-building use only and should not be connected to a line that runs outside of the building in which the PSE is located.
  4. Item(s) sold separately.
  5. References to the IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at standards are used to demonstrate that PoDM and PoH technology is similar in function to PoE and follows the same essential specifications. The DM-RMC-100-C cannot be powered over Ethernet, and its DM IN port should never be connected directly to an Ethernet network or device.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, DigitalMedia, DigitalMedia 8G, DigitalMedia 8G+, DM, DM 8G, and DM 8G+ are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby and Dolby Digital are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS, DTS-HD, and DTS-HD Master Audio are either trademarks or registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. HDBaseT and the HDBaseT Alliance logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the HDBaseT Alliance in the United States and/or other countries. HDMI and the HDMI Logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2014 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2014

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