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DMC-C

DigitalMedia 8G+™ Input Card for DM® Switchers

Provides a single DM 8G+™ or HDBaseT™ input for any DigitalMedia™ Switcher with modular plug-in input card slots.



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The DMC-C is an input card for a Crestron® DigitalMedia™ Switcher, providing one DM 8G+™ input. The DM 8G+ input enables the connection of a DM 8G+ Transmitter, or the output of another DM® switcher. Just one 8-conductor twisted-pair cable is required, supporting distances up to 330 feet (100 m) using CAT5e or Crestron DigitalMedia 8G™ Cable.[1]

In addition to DM 8G+, the DMC-C is also compatible with HDBaseT™ specifications, allowing it to be connected directly to any HDBaseT compliant source.

Power over DM (PoDM) and Power over HDBaseT (PoH) are available from the DM IN port of the DMC-C card to power a compatible DM 8G+ transmitter or HDBaseT device. To enable PoDM or PoH, simply connect a PoE source (Crestron PWE-4803RU, CEN-SW-POE-5, CEN-SWPOE-16, CEN-SWPOE-24, or equivalent) to the DMC-C's POE IN port.

In addition to the DM 8G+ input, the DMC-C also includes HDMI® and stereo analog audio outputs. The HDMI output can be used to pass the input signal through to a local audio processor or video monitor, or to feed a second DM switcher for output expansion purposes. The analog audio output, which features programmable volume control, breaks out the stereo audio signal from the DM 8G+ input and passes it through to feed a multi-room audio distribution system.[2]

NOTE: For applications requiring the simultaneous distribution of surround sound and 2-channel audio signals, use model DMC-C-DSP.

The DMC-C may also be used with the DMCI DigitalMedia Card Interface to provide a DM 8G+ receiver solution that's perfect for installation in an equipment rack or AV cart, or as a portable display interface. As a DM 8G+ receiver, and as a DM switcher input card, the DMC-C enables EDID signal detection and format management, CEC device control, and audio breakaway.

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

Notes:

  1. For DM 8G+ wiring, use Crestron DM-CBL-8G DigitalMedia 8G Cable, Crestron DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable, Crestron DM-CBL-D DigitalMedia D Cable, or generic 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 also compatible with HDBaseT Alliance specifications for connecting to HDBaseT compliant equipment. All wire and cables sold separately.
  2. The analog stereo audio output is only active when the input source is outputting a 2-channel stereo signal. For applications using a multi-channel surround sound source, use model DMC-C-DSP which provides simultaneous surround sound and stereo down-mix output signals.
  3. HDMI requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI signal. CBL-HD-DVI interface cables available separately.
  4. Supplying Power over DM (PoDM) or Power over HDBaseT (PoH) via the DM IN port requires connection of an 802.3af or 802.3at compliant PoE PSE to the POE IN port. 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/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, DigitalMedia, DigitalMedia 8G, DigitalMedia 8G+, DM, 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. 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

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