The Crestron® DM-DGE-200-C digital graphics engine transforms an HD or Ultra HD touch screen display into an advanced Crestron controller. The DM‑DGE‑200‑C features Smart Graphics® technology that may be used to create a custom graphical environment for controlling audio, video, lighting, shades, HVAC, security, and other amenities. The DM‑DGE‑200‑C can also be used for functions with dual-window video display, annotation, audio feedback, and web browsing. Its low‑profile, surface‑mountable design allows for a discreet installation behind a flat‑panel display, under a table, or inside a lectern or equipment rack.
The DM‑DGE‑200‑C features a 4K UHD capable HDMI® output for connecting to a display device, and includes a USB HID port for touch, mouse, or keyboard input. Additional control ports are provided for controlling the display device and other equipment.1,2 The HDMI input allows an AirMedia® wireless presentation gateway or other high‑definition video source to be connected and displayed on-screen. The DM 8G+® input supports 4K UHD and DCI 4K sources connected at a DM® transmitter or switcher.3 Additionally, H.264 streaming video signals can be received over a high-speed Ethernet connection, and Ethernet provides an interface to a Crestron control system.4
NOTE: An Ethernet connection is required for touch screen and OSM control applications.
Touch Screen Interface
The DM‑DGE‑200‑C can be paired with the TSD‑2220 HD touch screen display to deliver a high‑definition 21.5 in. touch screen control panel that is ideal for home, corporate, and government applications. The DM‑DGE‑200‑C is also compatible with third‑party touch screen displays to support a range of control, collaboration, video display, and interactive kiosk solutions. The DM‑DGE‑200‑C supports either Full HD 1080p60 (1920x1080@60Hz) or 4K UHD (3840x2160@30Hz) display resolutions.
On-screen menu (OSM) capability offers an alternative to touch screen control, providing a fully-customizable control menu on a television or video display. The control menu is easily navigated via a Crestron handheld remote or a USB mouse. The DGE-100 delivers high‑resolution menu graphics that pop up unobtrusively at the edge of the screen alongside the video source. Control functions such as adjusting lighting or lowering shades can be easily performed without interrupting a television program or video stream. Detailed alert messages can be configured to display on‑screen for events such as security alarms or a doorbell ring, and a live‑streaming camera window can be accessed to check security cameras.
Smart Graphics Technology
Smart Graphics® technology enables programmers to integrate fluid gesture‑driven controls, animated feedback, rich metadata, embedded apps and widgets, and full-motion video into their user interfaces. Smart Graphics provides dynamic features such as graphical buttons and sliders, lists and toolbars, drag‑and‑drop objects, dashboard widgets, screensavers, and customizable themes.1
HD Streaming Video
The DM‑DGE‑200‑C supports high-definition streaming video, making it possible to view security cameras and other video sources over the network via the touch screen display. Native support for H.264 and MJPEG formats allows the DM‑DGE‑200‑C to display live streaming video from an IP camera, a streaming encoder (DM‑TXRX‑100‑STR or similar), or a DigitalMedia™ switcher.4
4K DM 8G+ Input
Via its DM 8G+® input, the DM‑DGE‑200‑C is able to display video sources with resolutions up to Ultra HD and DCI 4K. Connectivity for these video sources can be provided through a DM 8G+ transmitter or a DM® switcher.3,5,8,9
An HDMI® input is provided for connecting and displaying an HD video source. Wireless presentation is also supported by connecting an AirMedia® gateway to the HDMI input, allowing for laptops and mobile devices to connect to the DM‑DGE‑200‑C over Wi‑Fi® communications.
NOTE: The maximum resolution supported by the HDMI input is 1080p60 (1920x1080@60Hz).9,10
HDCP 2.2 Support
Support for HDCP 2.2 (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) ensures seamless compatibility with content-protected optical disc, television, and streaming sources.
NOTE: HDCP 2.2 is supported through the DM 8G+ input and HDMI output, while the HDMI input supports HDCP 1.4 only.
Using its built‑in web browser, the DM‑DGE‑200‑C provides access to online program guides and other web‑based services, and it can be used to control DVRs and other devices without having to pick up a separate tablet or smartphone.7
When paired with the TSD‑2220 or another multitouch compatible touch screen display, the DM‑DGE‑200‑C affords enhanced capabilities for browsing web pages using multitouch control.
Typing in passwords, URLs, and text searches is facilitated using the on‑screen multilanguage keyboard.
Annotation helps to add another dimension to any presentation. Native to the DM‑DGE‑200‑C, annotation provides the ability to capture ideas in real time, letting you draw and write over a video source or sketch out thoughts on a whiteboard screen.
Remote annotation capability allows multiple participants, each with a separate touch screen, to annotate over the same video image or whiteboard for enhanced collaboration. Remote annotation is possible by using multiple digital graphics engines and touch screens. Adding a dedicated DM‑DGE‑200‑C to the main display in a room allows the annotated session to be viewed by an entire audience.
Onboard Control Ports
The DM‑DGE‑200‑C provides built-in RS-232 and IR ports for programmable control of the connected display and other devices via a control system. When connected to a control system via Ethernet, the DM‑DGE‑200‑C offers a gateway for controlling the display device directly through its HDMI connection, which reduces the need for any dedicated serial cables or IR emitters. Additional control capabilities are available by using CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) that is embedded within the HDMI signal.1,2
The DM‑DGE‑200‑C mounts conveniently to a wall, ceiling, or other flat surface. Its compact, surface‑mountable form factor fits easily behind a flat panel display, beneath a tabletop, or inside a lectern or other furniture. It can even be attached directly to a single rack rail in the back of an equipment cabinet.
Enterprise Grade Security
The DM‑DGE‑200‑C employs enterprise-grade networking with robust security features such as 802.1X authentication, TLS encryption, HTTPS connectivity, and Active Directory® service integration. These features help to protect your network and to ensure compliance with your organization’s network policies. Cloud‑based provisioning and management streamlines the process of configuring, monitoring, and updating each DM‑DGE‑200‑C on the network. Additional support for SNMP allows the DM‑DGE‑200‑C to be monitored by your IT administrator.
XiO Cloud Service
The DM‑DGE‑200‑C is compatible with the XiO Cloud® service, which is an IoT (Internet of Things) based platform for remotely provisioning, monitoring, and managing Crestron devices across an enterprise or an entire client base. Built on the Microsoft® Azure® software platform and utilizing Microsoft's industry‑leading Azure IoT Hub technology, XiO Cloud enables installers and IT managers to deploy and manage thousands of devices simultaneously. Unlike other virtual machine‑based cloud solutions, Azure services provide unlimited scalability to suit the ever‑growing needs of an enterprise. For more information, visit www.crestron.com/xiocloud.