Award-Winning Crestron HD Scaling Auto-Switcher and Extender Pair Provides Low-Cost “Plug-in and Present” Solution

        Jun 27, 2016

        Award-Winning Crestron HD Scaling Auto-Switcher and Extender Pair Provides Low-Cost “Plug-in and Present” Solution

        Enables integrators to deliver a complete solution for simple rooms, with no programming or control system required; can be easily deployed and managed on the network using new Crestron AVF Hub

        Rockleigh, NJ, June 27, 2016 – Addressing the growing need for a low-cost professional multimedia presentation solution for simple meeting spaces, Crestron is now shipping the HD Scaling Presentation Switcher & Extender (HD-MD-400-C-E). Winner of two Best of Show awards at InfoComm 2016, the HD-MD-400-C-E is an HDMI® switcher and extender pair that delivers “plug-in and present” functionality. Now, with the arrival of the .AV Framework™ Hub (CEN-AVF-HUB), the HD-MD-400-C-E is even more scalable and easily managed as part of a larger enterprise platform. The low-cost AVF Hub provides a bridge between the Crestron Fusion® Cloud enterprise management service and up to fifteen HD-MD-400-C-E, enabling remote deployment and management over the network.

        Going small in big numbers

        The proliferation of huddle rooms, huddle spaces, and small meeting rooms across the enterprise has driven the need for a simple low-cost multimedia presentation solution that can be easily deployed and managed on the network. Part of the DigitiaMedia product family, the HD-MD-400-C-E delivers on all counts.

        Composed of a compact 4X1 auto-switcher and extender pair, the HD-MD-400-C-E provides signal extension up to 230 feet, a built-in scaler to provide optimal image display of a complete range of digital and analog signals, automatic switching for HD resolutions up to 2K, display control, and Ethernet connectivity, all in a pair of compact, easy to deploy devices.

        Complete wired and wireless presentation capability

        The transmitter, which can be mounted under a table or inside a podium for easy connection to laptops, mobile devices, and other media sources, features HDMI®, VGA, and analog audio inputs. The receiver, mounted behind the room display or above a projector, includes an additional HDMI input for connection to a Crestron AirMedia® presentation gateway, enabling wireless BYOD presentation capability. Installation can be completed in just minutes, with no custom programming needed.

        Easy setup

        Integrators simply connect the LAN port on the receiver to the Ethernet network for easy setup and configuration via a Web browser. Essential controls and status indicators are also provided on each unit for easy testing and troubleshooting without a computer during installation.

        Simple network deployment and management

        With its built-in Ethernet connectivity, the HD-MD-400-C-E can be connected to the new AVF Hub, which facilitates communication between Crestron Fusion® Cloud enterprise management service and up to 15 rooms, without a control system or programming. This enables technology managers to easily deploy, manage, and support simple room systems over the network without a control system, and at an amazingly low cost per room. Multiple AVF Hubs can be deployed throughout the enterprise.

        Learn more

        Visit the HD-MD-400-C-E and AVF Hub product pages for more information including specifications, photos, pricing, and accessories.


        About Crestron

        At Crestron we build the technology that integrates technology. Our automation and control solutions for homes and buildings let people control entire environments with the push of a button, integrating systems such as AV, lighting, shading, security, BMS and HVAC to provide greater comfort, convenience and security. All of our products are designed and built to work together as a complete system, enabling you to monitor, manage and control everything from one platform.

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