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        DMC-CAT

        DigitalMedia™ CAT Input Card for DM® Switchers

        Discontinued

        This product has been discontinued. Please contact Crestron True Blue Support at 1-888-CRESTRON for a replacement solution or more information.

        Provides a single DM® CAT input for any DigitalMedia™ Switcher with modular plug-in input card slots.

        DigitalMedia Switcher Configuration ToolThe DMC-CAT is an input card for a Crestron® DigitalMedia™ Switcher, providing one DM® CAT input. The DM CAT input enables the connection of a DM CAT Transmitter or the output of another DM switcher, with a potential cable length up to 450 feet (137 m) using DigitalMedia cable[1].

        In addition to the DM CAT input, the DMC-CAT 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 CAT 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-CAT-DSP.

        The DMC-CAT may also be used with the DMCI DigitalMedia Card Interface to provide a DM CAT receiver solution that's perfect for installation in an equipment rack or AV cart, or as a portable display interface. As a DM CAT receiver, and as a DM switcher input card, the DMC-CAT 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.

         
        1. For DigitalMedia CAT wiring, use DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable. Up to two DM CAT Repeaters (Model DM-DR) may be required. Refer to the Crestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4546 for complete system design guidelines. 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-CAT-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.

        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.

         

        Specifications subject to change without notice. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography.

         

        The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

         

        Crestron, DigitalMedia, DM, DMNet, and the Crestron logo 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. 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 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. ©2012 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

         
        Video
          Input Signal Types DM® CAT (DigitalMedia™ over twisted-pair copper wire)[1]
          Output Signal Types HDMI® or DVI[3] to switcher backplane and HDMI OUT connector
          Formats HDMI w/Deep Color & 3D, DVI, HDCP content protection support
          Input Resolutions, Progressive 640x480@60Hz, 720x480@60Hz (480p), 720x576@50Hz (576p), 800x600@60Hz, 848x480@60Hz, 852x480@60Hz, 854x480@60Hz, 1024x768@60Hz, 1024x852@60Hz, 1024x1024@60Hz, 1280x720@50Hz (720p50), 1280x720@60Hz (720p60), 1280x768@60Hz, 1280x800@60Hz, 1280x960@60Hz, 1280x1024@60Hz, 1360x768@60Hz, 1365x1024@60Hz, 1366x768@60Hz, 1400x1050@60Hz, 1440x900@60Hz, 1600x900@60Hz, 1600x1200@60Hz, 1680x1050@60Hz, 1920x1080@24Hz (1080p24), 1920x1080@25Hz (1080p25), 1920x1080@50Hz (1080p50), 1920x1080@60Hz (1080p60), 1920x1200@60Hz, 2048x1080@24Hz, 2048x1152@60Hz, plus any other resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz pixel clock
          Input Resolutions, Interlaced 720x480@30Hz (480i), 720x576@25Hz (576i), 1920x1080@25Hz (1080i25), 1920x1080@30Hz (1080i30), plus any other resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz pixel clock
          Output Resolutions Matched to inputs
        Audio
          Input Signal Types DM CAT
          Output Signal Types HDMI (multi-channel) to switcher backplane and HDMI OUT connector, analog stereo 2-channel[2], allows audio breakaway
          Formats Dolby Digital®, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS®, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD High Res, DTS-HD Master Audio™, Up to 8ch PCM
          Digital-To-Analog Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz
          Performance (analog) Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.5dB;
        S/N Ratio: >95dB, 20Hz to 20kHz A-weighted;
        THD+N: <0.005% @ 1kHz;
        Stereo Separation: >90dB
          Volume Gain Range (analog) -80dB to 0dB, adjustable from 0% to 100%
        Connectors
          HDMI OUT (1) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;
        HDMI digital video/audio output;
        Also supports DVI[3]
          DIGITAL MEDIA, D & M (1) DM CAT input composed of (2) 8-pin RJ45 female, shielded;
        Connects to the DM CAT output of a DM transmitter or other DM device via DM-CBL cable[1]
          NET (1) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block, DMNet port;
        Connects to the DMNet port of a DM transmitter or other DM device via DM-CBL cable[1]
          AUDIO OUT (2) RCA female;
        Unbalanced stereo line-level audio output with level control[2];
        Maximum Output Level: 2 Vrms;
        Output Impedance: 100 Ohms nominal
        DM Cable Length
          Cable Type:
        DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable

        Maximum length without, between, before, or after repeaters:

      • 200 ft (60 m) for 720p, 1080i, 1080p24
      • 200 ft (60 m) for 1024x768 @75Hz
      • 150 ft (45 m) for 1080p60
      • 150 ft (45 m) for 1280x1024 @75Hz
      • 150 ft (45 m) for 1920x1200 @60Hz
      • 125 ft (38 m) for 1600x1200 @60Hz
      • 50 ft (15 m) for 1080p60 Deep Color
      • Maximum total length using up to 2 repeaters:

      • 450 ft (137 m) for 720p, 1080i, 1080p24
      • 450 ft (137 m) for 1024x768 @75Hz
      • 450 ft (137 m) for 1080p60
      • 450 ft (137 m) for 1280x1024 @75Hz
      • 450 ft (137 m) for 1920x1200 @60Hz
      • 375 ft (114 m) for 1600x1200 @60Hz
      • 150 ft (45 m) for 1080p60 Deep Color
      • Construction
          Plug-in card, occupies (1) DM Switcher input card slot, includes metal faceplate w/black finish
        Weight
          8.0 oz (227 g)
        1. For DigitalMedia CAT wiring, use DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable. Up to two DM CAT Repeaters (Model DM-DR) may be required. Refer to the Crestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4546 for complete system design guidelines. 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-CAT-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.

        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.

         

        Specifications subject to change without notice. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography.

         

        The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

         

        Crestron, DigitalMedia, DM, DMNet, and the Crestron logo 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. 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 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. ©2012 Crestron Electronics, Inc.