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DMCO

DigitalMedia™ Switcher Output Cards

An assortment of output cards for DigitalMedia™ Matrix Switchers, providing versatile combinations of DigitalMedia (DM®), HDBaseT®, HDMI®, H.264 streaming, and analog audio.




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This product has been discontinued. Please contact Crestron True Blue Support at 1-888-CRESTRON for a replacement solution or more information.

For replacements, please see:

Type 1, DM Fiber: DMC-FO
Type 2, DM CAT: DMC-CATO-HD
Type 3, HDMI: DMC-HDO
Type 4, DM 8G Fiber: DMC-SO-HD
Type 5, DM 8G+: DMC-CO-HD
Type 6, DM 8G SM Fiber: DMC-S2O-HD
Type 7, Streaming: DMC-STRO
Type 8, 4K DM 8G+, DMC-4K-CO-HD

DigitalMedia Switcher Configuration ToolThe DMCO series is a family of output cards for Crestron® DigitalMedia™ Matrix Switchers. A complete selection of cards is offered to allow numerous combinations of DigitalMedia, HDBaseT®, HDMI®, H.264 streaming, and analog audio outputs on a single switcher chassis. The DM-MD8X8 accepts up to two DMCO cards, with up to four outputs per card, for a total of 8 possible outputs. The DM-MD16X16 accepts up to two DMCO cards, with up to eight outputs per card, for a total of 16 possible outputs. Finally, the DM-MD32X32 accepts up to eight DMCO cards, with up to four outputs per card, for a total of 32 possible outputs.

DigitalMedia™ Outputs
DigitalMedia (DM®) outputs are offered in five types — DM Fiber, DM CAT, DM 8G® Fiber, DM 8G Single-Mode Fiber, and DM 8G+™. Each type of DM is available in pairs of two completely independent outputs. An HDMI output is also provided in parallel with every odd-numbered DM output (excluding DM Fiber), providing a supplemental connection for feeding a centralized audio processor or display device via HDMI while simultaneously driving a remote display device via DM.

DM Fiber and DM CAT represent the first generation of DigitalMedia, while DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G Single-Mode Fiber, and DM 8G+ are the latest generation. DM 8G provides a true one-wire transport for moving high-definition video, audio, and Ethernet over low-cost twisted-pair or fiber optic cable without any compression or repeaters. Engineered for ultra high-bandwidth and ultimate scalability, DM 8G handles uncompressed video beyond high-definition, with support for HDCP, Deep Color, and 3D. Audio capabilities include simultaneous stereo and multichannel surround sound signals, with support for high-bitrate 7.1 audio formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ as well as uncompressed linear PCM.

HDBaseT® Certified
DM 8G+ outputs are also compatible with HDBaseT, allowing a DM switcher to connect directly to HDBaseT compliant devices without requiring any DM receivers. Crestron DM 8G+ technology is designed using HDBaseT Alliance specifications, ensuring interoperability with third-party HDBaseT products.

4K4K Ultra HD
4K Ultra HD and 4K DCI video resolutions are supported via DM 8G+, HDBaseT, and HDMI outputs using “Type 8” DM 8G+ output cards.

H.264 Streaming
High-performance H.264 streaming capability enables enterprise-wide distribution of HD content over an IP network. Streaming expands the capabilities of DM to remove all distance limitations and allow distribution to virtually any device — anywhere in the world. Streaming is an essential component of any complete DM system, allowing for high-definition signal routing to Crestron touch screens, digital signage displays, remote buildings, and global offices without requiring any new or dedicated wiring. Large-scale streaming to computers and mobile devices can be facilitated through integration with a streaming media system such as Wowza® or Kaltura®.

DigitalMedia with streaming affords the ability to distribute any combination of sources to virtually any device anywhere. Each streaming output supports resolutions up to HD 1080p at bitrates up to 25 Mbps. Built-in scaling enables fast, trouble-free switching between sources of any type or resolution. Audio support includes stereo signals, as well as multichannel audio signals down-mixed to stereo via a DM switcher input card with DSP.[1] High-quality video and audio is maintained using high-performance H.264 video and AAC audio compression. The encoded video and audio can be output as independent RTP streams or encapsulated in an MPEG-TS (MPEG-2 Transport Stream) container. HDCP management ensures that protected content cannot be distributed via streaming.

Each streaming output is actually fed internally by two separate switcher outputs, allowing any two input sources to appear picture-in-picture or side-by-side in a single stream. Instant, single-frame switching between two full screen images is also possible. The audio signals from both input sources can also be mixed, allowing both signals to be heard simultaneously.

DigitalMedia provides many deployment options to address a wide range of streaming applications and accommodate each organization's specific IT requirements. DM with streaming supports both unicast and multicast, with or without RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol). Streaming connections can be configured to stream directly to one or more specific IP addresses, or to use RTSP to manage the configuration of numerous connections automatically. Any streaming output may be configured to stream via the DM switcher's LAN port or via a dedicated "CONTENT LAN" port, allowing the option to combine control and content on a single network or isolate them onto separate networks.

HDMI® and Analog Audio Outputs
For applications that do not require a long-distance wiring or streaming solution, pairs of dedicated HDMI outputs are offered. Each HDMI output is accompanied by a balanced analog stereo audio output, making any 2-channel audio signal available to feed an analog audio mixer, processor, or amplifier.


NOTE: DMCO cards for the DM-MD8X8 and DM-MD32X32 are field-installable, allowing output configurations to be customized and changed at any time. DMCO cards for the DM-MD16X16 must be installed by a Crestron-authorized technician, and new DM-MD16X16 switchers are shipped with the desired DMCO output card(s) installed.

To configure a DM switcher complete with input and output cards, cables, and other peripherals, please use the DigitalMedia™ Switcher Configuration Tool.

Please refer to the DigitalMedia Resources Webpage at http://www.crestron.com/dmresources/ for additional design tools and reference documents.

Key Features

  • A complete family of output cards for the DM-MD8X8, DM-MD16X16, and DM-MD32X32
  • Available in five types of DM®, plus HDBaseT®, HDMI®, analog audio, and H.264 streaming
  • Modular concept enables versatile combinations of multiple output types on one switcher chassis
  • Affords a unified HD signal distribution solution incorporating both point-to-point wired and IP streaming technologies
  • Easily configured using the online DigitalMedia™ Switcher Configuration Tool
  • Support for 4K Ultra HD and 4K DCI resolutions via Type 8 DM 8G+™ output cards

Notes:

  1. Streaming output supports stereo audio only. Multichannel surround sound audio cannot be streamed unless down-mixed to stereo. Stereo down-mix capability requires a DMC-HD-DSP or other DSP-based DM Switcher Input Card, sold separately.
  2. DVI is supported via an HDMI output using a suitable adapter or interface cable. CBL-HD-DVI interface cable available separately.
  3. 4K support at 50/60 Hz with 4:2:0 color sampling will be enabled through a future firmware update.
  4. The maximum cable length for DigitalMedia Fiber (DM Fiber) is 1000 ft (300 m) using CRESFIBER, CRESFIBER8G, CRESFIBER-DUAL-SC, or third-party OM2/OM3 duplex multimode fiber optic cable.
  5. The maximum cable length for DigitalMedia CAT (DM CAT) is 450 ft (137 m) using DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable. Actual cable length depends upon multiple factors. Up to two DM Repeaters (Model DM-DR) may be required.
  6. The maximum cable length for DigitalMedia 8G Fiber (DM 8G Fiber) is 1000 ft (300 m) using CRESFIBER8G fiber optic cable, or 500 ft (150 m) using standard CRESFIBER, CRESFIBER-SINGLE-SC, or third-party OM3 simplex multimode fiber optic cable.
  7. The maximum cable length for DigitalMedia 8G+ (DM 8G+) or HDBaseT is 330 ft (100 m) for resolutions up to 1600x1200 and 1920x1200 (including 1080p60 and 2K) using DM-CBL-8G DigitalMedia 8G cable, DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable, DM-CBL-D DigitalMedia D Cable, or third-party CAT5e (or better) UTP or STP. For higher resolutions (including 4K), the maximum wire length is 230 ft (70 m) using DM-CBL-8G, or 165 ft (50 m) using DM-CBL, DM-CBL-D, or CAT5e. Shielded cable and connectors are recommended to safeguard against unpredictable environmental electrical noise which may impact performance at resolutions above 1080p. DM 8G+ is compatible with HDBaseT Alliance specifications for connecting to HDBaseT compliant equipment.
  8. The maximum cable length for DigitalMedia 8G Single-Mode Fiber (DM 8G SM Fiber) is 7.5 miles (12 km) using CRESFIBER8G-SM or third-party G.652.D (or better) simplex single-mode fiber optic cable.
  9. Refer to the Crestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4546 for complete system design guidelines. All wire and cables sold separately.
  10. Supplying Power over DM (PoDM) or Power over HDBaseT (PoH) via a DM 8G+ output requires connection of the corresponding POE IN port to a PoDM Power Supply (DM-PSU-8 or DM-PSU-16, sold separately) or an 802.3af or 802.3at compliant PoE PSE (PWE-4803RU, CEN-SW-POE-5, CEN-SWPOE-16, or CEN-SWPOE-24, sold separately). Refer to the connected DM 8G+ or HDBaseT device for its PoDM or PoH capabilities and requirements.

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, CresFiber, 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 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. Kaltura is either a trademark or registered trademark of Kaltura, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Wowza is either a trademark or registered trademark of Wowza Media Systems, 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.

Awards

SCN/InfoComm Installation Product Awards

The SCN/InfoComm Installation Product Awards showcase the most innovative commercial AV Products of 2013. InfoComm International and NewBay Media created this award to recognize excellence in the integration of audio, video, control, and networking products in the installation market. The following Crestron products were first place winners:

Most Innovative Automation/Show Control Product
Crestron CP3N 3-Series

Most Innovative Emerging Technologies
DMCO 7-Series Output Card

 
2010 SVI Trade Awards

DigitalMedia™ and TPMC-4SM Win First Place at 2010 SVI Trade Awards

Recognized by industry peers at the third annual SVI Trade Awards, Crestron technology won first place honors in two categories:

Best Wired Control Device: TPMC-4SM 4.3" Touchpanel

Best Video Distribution System: DigitalMedia™

DigitalMedia™ is the world's only complete end-to-end digital solution, distributing all analog and uncompressed HD digital signals long distances via copper or fiber. The TPMC-4SM features single wire PoE connectivity, a wide choice of mounting options, and provides complete touchscreen room control and room scheduling.

SVI Trade Awards celebrate innovation in the audio/video and professional custom installation industries. Winners were honored at CEDIA's 12th Annual 2010 Home Technology Event in London.

 

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2014

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