Crestron's iMedia provides an extremely simple and affordable multimedia presentation control solution for small conference rooms and training rooms. No comparable solution comes close to matching iMedia's speed and ease of installation, intuitive operation, and network manageability at such an incredibly low cost.
The iMedia Transport
The iMedia transport utilizes a single CAT5e* type cable to transmit computer RGB, video, and stereo audio signals to a single projector or plasma display. A typical XGA signal (1024 X 768 pixels at 60Hz) can be transmitted up to 84 feet using iMedia, while higher resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 can be handled over shorter distances. Audio is transmitted digitally at 20-bit, 48 kHz resolution. Control and power signals are also contained on the same wire, eliminating the need for separate control or power cables.
FlipTop Multimedia Interface
The IM-FTCCV-M is an iMedia (IM) transmitter designed to install flush in a tabletop surface to provide a convenient and low-profile interface solution. Beneath the "FlipTop" lid, a recessed compartment contains easy pull-out RGB, composite video, and stereo audio cables to facilitate the connection of a computer or AV source. The cables stow neatly within the compartment when not in use. Excess cable simply drops out-of-sight below the box through grommeted holes provided in the bottom plate. An additional hole is available to accommodate a third-party LAN cable if needed.
For complete connectivity, the IM-FTCCV-M also includes an AC power receptacle. Installing wiring for the IM-FTCCV-M is extremely simple requiring just a single CresCAT-IM cable. Up to three IM-FTCCV-M's, or other IM transmitters, may be installed as part of a complete system to provide multiple input locations within the room.
Every iMedia system is easy and intuitive to use. A single press of the VIDEO or PC SELECT buttons inside the compartment selects the appropriate input, turns on the projector (or plasma, etc.), lowers the screen or lift, and routes all the signals where they need to go. The front panel volume control affords easy adjustment of the audio level for the computer and video inputs. When used with an IM-RXV-M series receiver, the system's microphone level can be adjusted by holding either SELECT button and turning the VOLUME knob. The entire system can be turned off at any time by simply holding down either SELECT button for 5 seconds.
For systems having more than one IM transmitter, selecting an input at a given input location overrides the previously selected input at any other location. The audio level for each input location is controlled individually by its respective volume control.