DigitalMedia 8G+™ Transmitter 201
Provides a remote input connection for HDMI® and RGB sources as part of a complete DigitalMedia System. Connects to the DM 8G+ input of a DM® Switcher or Receiver via CAT5e or DM 8G® Cable. Includes a USB HID device port, allowing the connected host device to be controlled by a keyboard and mouse at a different location.
The DM-TX-201-C is a DM 8G+ transmitter and switcher that provides a simple interface for computers and high-definition AV sources as part of a complete Crestron® DigitalMedia system. In addition to DM 8G+, it is also compatible with HDBaseT specifications, allowing it to be connected directly to the input of an HDBaseT compliant display device. Thin and compact, the DM-TX-201-C is ideal for use at a lectern, conference table, or any remote location in a boardroom, classroom, auditorium, or residence. It connects to the head end or display location using a single CAT5e or Crestron DM 8G® cable, providing HDMI®, VGA, and analog audio inputs, plus an Ethernet port and USB HID device port for a total connectivity solution.
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.
DigitalMedia 8G+ is the latest generation of DM, providing a true one-wire transport for moving high-definition video, audio, and Ethernet over low-cost twisted-pair cable without any compression or repeaters. Just one 8-conductor twisted-pair cable is required, 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 third-party HDBaseT products. Via its DM 8G+ output, the DM-TX-201-C can be connected directly to any HDBaseT compliant device without requiring a DM receiver. HDBaseT connectivity through the DM-TX-201-C converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, Ethernet, power and control signals through a single CAT5e or CAT6 cable over distances up to 328 ft (100m).
Multimedia Computer/AV Interface
The DM-TX-201-C provides simple switching between two inputs. The inputs can be configured to switch automatically or be controlled through a Crestron control system. Inputs include:
Note: Audio breakaway capability enables the analog audio input to be used with either video input.
A single cable connects the DM-TX-201-C to a DM switcher or receiver, or to an HDBaseT device, transporting video, audio, control, networking, and power signals all through one simple RJ45 connection.[1,4] Used with a single DM 8G+ Receiver/Room Controller and optional Crestron Control System, the DM-TX-201-C affords a simple solution for extending a multimedia computer or AV signal to a single display up to 330 feet (100 m) away. As part of a larger system using a DM-MD series switcher, multiple DM-TX-201-Cs may be installed to enable the distribution of several sources at different locations to feed multiple displays throughout any room or larger facility.
In addition to its DM 8G+ output, there is also an HDMI output provided to feed a local HDMI or DVI monitor, eliminating the need for an extra outboard distribution amp or other hardware.
Along with high-definition AV and control, DigitalMedia also integrates high-speed Ethernet networking for a total signal distribution solution. The DM-TX-201-C includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, providing a convenient LAN connection for a local network device.
The DM-TX-201-C also functions as a keyboard/mouse extender, providing a USB port which connects to the source device (i.e. computer or other USB HID-compliant host), allowing it to be controlled by a mouse or keyboard located in another room, or at a presentation lectern, conference table, or some other remote location.
EDID Format Management
The DM-TX-201-C allows for management of the EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) information that passes between the display devices and input sources in the system. Using Crestron Toolbox software, the format and resolution capabilities of each device can be assessed and managed through the DM-TX-201-C, ensuring reliable operation by instructing sources to output only the resolutions and formats that can be handled by the displays and system wiring.
CEC Embedded Device Control
The primary objective of every Crestron system is to enable precisely the control desired for a seamless user experience. DigitalMedia provides an alternative to conventional IR and RS-232 device control by harnessing the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) signal embedded in HDMI. Through its connection to the control system, the DM-TX-201-C provides a gateway for controlling the connected source device right through the HDMI connection, potentially eliminating the need for any dedicated control wires or IR emitters. Through proper CEC signal management, DigitalMedia allows you to take control of each device in the system as you like.
Compact and Versatile
The DM-TX-201-C is designed to be mounted to a flat surface or placed on a shelf. It is compact enough to fit discreetly inside a presentation lectern or beneath a table, and can even be attached to a rack rail in the back of an equipment cabinet. An array of indicators on the DM-TX-201-C provides for easy setup and troubleshooting.
A Digital Upgrade for Legacy Systems
The DM-TX-201-C also affords a perfect signal converter for integrating DigitalMedia with analog-based systems like Crestron MPS, QuickMedia®, and the CEN-RGBHV Series. A simple HD15 VGA cable connected between the output of an MPS system and the input of the DM-TX-201-C allows every RGB, component, S-Video, and composite video input on the MPS to be converted to DigitalMedia. Analog audio is converted similarly through an unbalanced stereo audio cable. The DM-TX-201-C's HDMI input may also be used to expand the input capabilities of the MPS system to handle digital AV sources.
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, Crestron Toolbox, DigitalMedia, DigitalMedia 8G, DigitalMedia 8G+, DM, DM 8G, DM 8G+, QuickMedia, and QuickSwitch HD are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby Digital is either a trademark or registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS is either a trademark or registered trademark 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. ©2013 Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2013