The DM-RMC-4KZ-100-C provides a simple one-box interface solution for a single display device as part of a complete Crestron® DigitalMedia™ system. It functions as a DM 8G+® receiver and control interface, providing a single HDMI® output along with Ethernet, RS-232, and IR control ports. In addition to DM 8G+, it is also compatible with HDBaseT®, which allows it to be connected directly to an HDBaseT certified source. Its compact, low-profile design allows the DM-RMC-4KZ-100-C to be installed discreetly behind a flat panel display or above a ceiling mounted projector. It connects to the head end or source location using a single CAT type twisted pair cable.[1,2]
4K60 4:4:4 & HDR Support
Crestron DigitalMedia (DM®) was the world’s first AV signal distribution solution to deliver end-to-end 4K signal management for large-scale commercial and residential applications. DM “4KZ” endpoints and cards enable new and existing DM systems to handle full 4K60 4:4:4 video signals, as well as HDR video signals (HDR10), without having to replace any wiring or switchers. Any Crestron DM system that supports 4K can be upgraded to handle 4K60 4:4:4 and HDR by simply installing DM 4KZ based cards, transmitters, and receivers. The DM-RMC-4KZ-100-C is designed to replace an existing DM-RMC-4K-100-C receiver without requiring any extra configuration or programming.
DM 4KZ technology employs VESA® Display Stream Compression (DSC) to enhance the capabilities of DigitalMedia to handle the extreme bandwidth requirement of resolutions beyond 4K30 4:4:4 and 4K60 4:2:0. DSC is a lightweight, line-based 2:1 compression standard that delivers visually lossless performance for 4K60 4:4:4 and HDR signals. DSC is applied only to 4K60 4:4:4 and HDR input signals. All other signals are transported uncompressed.
Engineered for ultra high-bandwidth and ultimate scalability, DigitalMedia 8G+ (DM 8G+) provides a true one-wire lossless transport for moving high-definition video, audio, power, Ethernet, and control signals over twisted pair copper wire. DM 8G+ transports uncompressed Full HD 1080p, WUXGA, and 2K signals over distances up to 330 feet (100 m) using Crestron DM Ultra Cable, Crestron DM 8G® Cable, or third-party CAT5e. Higher resolution signals up to UHD and 4K are supported over distances up to 330 feet (100 m) using DM Ultra Cable, 230 feet (70 m) using DM 8G Cable, or 165 feet (50 m) using CAT5e.
Crestron DigitalMedia 8G+ technology is designed using HDBaseT Alliance specifications, ensuring interoperability with other HDBaseT certified products. Via its DM 8G+ input, the DM-RMC-4KZ-100-C can be connected directly to an HDBaseT compliant source without requiring a DM transmitter.
Multimedia Display Interface
A single HDMI digital AV output port is provided on the DM-RMC-4KZ-100-C for connection to a display or other device. The HDMI output can also handle DVI signals using an appropriate adapter or interface cable.[2,3]
A single CAT type cable connects the DM-RMC-4KZ-100-C to a DM switcher or transmitter, or to an HDBaseT source, transporting video, audio, control, networking, and power signals all through one simple RJ45 connection.[1,4,5] Multiple DM-RMC-4KZ-100-Cs may be installed to handle each display in a multiroom distribution system, all fed from a central DM-MD series switcher. Or, a single DM-RMC-4KZ-100-C can be fed straight from a DM 8G+ or HDBaseT transmitter, affording a simple solution for extending a computer or AV signal to a single display.
Along with high-definition AV and control, DigitalMedia also integrates high-speed Ethernet networking for a total signal distribution solution. The DM-RMC-4KZ-100-C includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, which can be used to provide a convenient LAN connection for a local network device.
Embedded Device Control
The DM-RMC-4KZ-100-C includes built-in RS-232, IR, and Ethernet control ports to enable programmable control of the display device connected to it (via a control system). It also offers an alternative to such conventional control methods by harnessing the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) signal embedded in HDMI. Through its connection to the control system, the DM-RMC-4KZ-100-C provides a gateway for controlling the display device right through the HDMI connection, potentially eliminating the need for any dedicated control wires or IR emitters.
USB Signal Extension (optional)
DigitalMedia allows for the routing of USB signals alongside video and audio. USB signal extension is enabled on the DM-RMC-4KZ-100-C by adding a Crestron USB over Ethernet Extender Module (model USB-EXT-DM-LOCAL or USB-EXT-DM-REMOTE).
The DM-RMC-4KZ-100-C mounts conveniently to a wall, ceiling, or other flat surface. At just over one inch deep, it fits easily behind a flat panel display or above a ceiling-mounted projector. The unit can be powered using PoDM (Power over DigitalMedia) or an optional wall mount power pack (PW-2407WU) for a true one-wire solution.[4,5] All connections and LED indicators are positioned on the sides, ensuring optimal access and visibility for a clean, serviceable installation. An array of indicators is provided for easy setup and troubleshooting.
Please refer to the DigitalMedia webpage at https://www.crestron.com/digitalmedia for additional design tools and reference documents.