DigitalMedia 8G+ Receiver & Room Controller 200
A DM 8G+ receiver and display controller with built-in HD scaler and audio amplifier.
The DM-RMC-200-C provides an advanced one-box interface solution for a single display device as part of a complete Crestron® DigitalMedia system. It functions as a DM 8G+ receiver, video scaler, audio amplifier, and control interface. It provides a single HDMI® output, along with speaker and line level audio outputs, plus Ethernet, USB HID, and a variety of control ports. In addition to DM 8G+, it is also compatible with HDBaseT®, allowing it to be connected directly to an HDBaseT certified source. Built-in scaling allows the connected display to handle any video resolution up to HD 1080p or WUXGA. Its compact, low-profile design allows the DM-RMC-200-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.
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.
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-200-C can be connected directly to an HDBaseT compliant source without requiring a DM transmitter. HDBaseT connectivity through the DM-RMC-200-C converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, Ethernet, and control signals through a single CAT5e or CAT6 cable.
Multimedia Display Interface
A single HDMI digital AV output port is provided on the DM-RMC-200-C for connection to a display or other device. The HDMI output can also handle DVI signals using an appropriate adapter or interface cable.
A single cable connects the DM-RMC-200-C to a DM switcher or transmitter, or to an HDBaseT source, transporting video, audio, control, and networking signals all through one simple RJ45 connection. Multiple DM-RMC-200-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-200-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.
Through a distributed scaler approach, DigitalMedia truly delivers the most flexible and user-friendly solution for routing multiple disparate sources to many different display devices. By placing an independent high-performance scaler at every display device, DM ensures an optimal image on every screen no matter what sources are selected. Distributed scaling allows a high-res computer source to be viewed on any display in the building. It also allows a high-definition 3D source to be viewed on lower-resolution 2D displays without compromising the original signal, letting you share your theater’s full HD 1080p 3D image with smaller, lesser displays in other rooms.
The DM-RMC-200-C accepts any video source from standard NTSC 480i to Full HD 1080p60, as well as computer sources from VGA to UXGA/WUXGA, and scales them perfectly to match the native resolution of your video display. A range of common output resolutions are supported to work with virtually any popular flat-panel display, projector, or computer monitor. Intelligent frame rate conversion enables support for 24p and PAL format sources, and 3D to 2D conversion allows 3D content to be fed simultaneously to separate 3D and 2D displays. Setup and use of the scaler is simplified through fully automatic operation utilizing the display’s EDID.
Dual-Projector 3D Support
A pair of DM-RMC-200-Cs can be used to facilitate a dual-projector 3D setup, steering just the left eye portion of a 3D signal to one projector, and the right eye portion to the other. This is done using the scaler’s 3D to 2D conversion mode, enabling 3D capability with scaling.
Video Wall Processing
The DM-RMC-200-C has another trick up its sleeve, providing zoom capability and bezel compensation on its output to display just a portion of the source image. Using this feature, multiple units may be combined to configure a video wall composed of up to 16 individual displays. Configurations of 2x2, 3x2, 3x3, 4x3, or 4x4 are supported, and all that is required is a separate DM-RMC-200-C for each display, and a DM switcher with sufficient DM 8G+ outputs.
The DM-RMC-200-C is equipped with an analog audio output, allowing stereo audio signals to be extracted from the digital stream and fed to a pair of speakers or a local sound system. The output volume is adjustable via a control system using a keypad, touch screen, handheld remote, or mobile device.
Built-in Audio Amplifier
Its built-in 30 Watt stereo amplifier allows the DM-RMC-200-C to drive a pair of speakers without requiring a separate amplifier.
Along with high-definition AV and control, DigitalMedia also integrates high-speed Ethernet networking for a total signal distribution solution. The DM-RMC-200-C includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, providing a convenient LAN connection for a local network device.
Via its USB HID port, the DM-RMC-200-C functions as a keyboard/mouse extender, allowing a USB HID-compliant keyboard and/or mouse to be connected at the display location and used to control a computer or other component located at the central equipment rack or some other location. Expanded USB signal routing capability is available using Crestron USB over Ethernet Extenders.
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-200-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-200-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.
Two low-voltage relay ports are also included on the DM-RMC-200-C for control of a projection screen or lift. Also, there are two discrete digital input ports to accommodate room occupancy sensors, power sensors, or contact closures for enhanced automation and monitoring.
Its low-profile design makes the DM-RMC-200-C perfect for installation behind a flat panel display or above a ceiling mounted projector. It mounts to a standard 2-gang US, UK, or European electrical box using the mounting bracket provided. The bracket even includes a convenient holder for the external power pack, providing for a clean installation that protrudes a mere 1-5/8 inches (41 mm) from the mounting surface.
Connections for the display device are all positioned along the top and bottom of the unit for a clean, serviceable installation. The DigitalMedia and relay connections are provided on the rear panel within the electrical box. Speakers may be connected to either the top panel or the rear. One of the digital input control ports is located on the rear panel, with the other provided on the bottom. An array of indicators is provided on the front of the DM-RMC-200-C 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.
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.
|2011 SCN Installation Product Awards|
New Crestron Innovations Win Two SCN Installation Product Awards at InfoComm 2011
Two new Crestron products were awarded SCN Installation Product Awards at InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, FL. SCN Awards recognize excellence and innovation in the integration of audio, video, control and networking products in the commercial installation market. The Crestron winners were:
Most Innovative Control Product for Commercial Installation
Most Innovative Video Processing Product
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DM-RMC-200-C scales any video signal to match the native resolution of any display, and enables high end sound quality in any room on a high output Crestron DigitalMedia AV network.
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2014