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DMC-VGA

VGA/Video Input Card for DM® Switchers

Provides a single VGA or analog video input for any DigitalMedia™ Switcher with modular plug-in input card slots. Includes advanced analog video processing for superior performance from all types of analog sources.

The DMC-VGA is an input card for a Crestron® DigitalMedia™ Switcher, providing one analog RGB video input[1] with stereo analog audio. The DMC-VGA handles computer resolutions up to WUXGA 1920 x 1200, as well as standard and HD video up to 1080p60. The professional balanced/unbalanced audio input accepts a stereo line level audio signal. Both the video and audio signals are converted to high-quality digital for distribution via DigitalMedia.

The DMC-VGA employs advanced analog video processing with anti-alias filtering and 3D comb filtering, offering improved performance over the DMC-DVI and other analog video input cards. Built-in time base correction is also included to ensure optimal results for use with video tape players.

In addition to the video and audio inputs, the DMC-VGA also includes an HDMI® output and a USB HID device port. The HDMI output can be used to pass the input signals through to a local audio processor or video monitor, or to feed a second DM® switcher for output expansion purposes. The USB HID port connects to the local source device (i.e., computer or media server), 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.

The DMC-VGA may also be used with the DMCI DigitalMedia Card Interface to create a very handy problem-solving tool with many useful functions. For instance, it can be used to convert analog video and audio to digital and merge them into a single HDMI output. As part of a complete Crestron control system, it can be used to detect input source format information, manage EDID, and extend a USB HID mouse/keyboard signal over Ethernet.

Whether installed in a DM switcher or DMCI, the DMC-VGA card affords a digital upgrade for analog-based systems like Crestron MPS, QuickMedia®, and the CEN-RGBHV Series. A simple HD15 VGA cable and balanced stereo audio cable connected between the output of an MPS system and the input of the DMC-VGA allows every RGB, component, S-Video, composite video, and audio input on the MPS to be converted to HDMI and DigitalMedia[1].

Notes:

  1. The RGB input can actually accept component, composite, and S-Video signals through a 3-BNC breakout cable (not included), or via direct interface to a Crestron MPS Series product. However, input sync detection is not provided for composite or S-Video signals.
  2. HDMI connector requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI device. CBL-HD-DVI interface cable available separately.

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, DM, and QuickMedia are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. 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: Feb 28, 2014

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©2014 Crestron Electronics, Inc.