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        DM-NVX-351C

        DigitalMedia™ 4K60 4:4:4 HDR Network AV Encoder/Decoder Card w/Downmixing

        A reliable, high-performance AV over IP encoder or decoder that transports 4K60 4:4:4 video over standard Gigabit Ethernet with no perceptible latency or loss of quality. Installs in a rack-mountable card frame. Supports HDR10 and HDCP 2.2, with built-in scaling and video wall processing, surround sound to stereo downmixing, USB and KVM routing, and optional fiber connectivity. Provides a secure, scalable 4K signal routing solution for enterprise and campus-wide content distribution applications.

        DigitalMedia™ NVX technology transports ultra high-definition 4K60 4:4:4 video over standard Gigabit Ethernet with no perceptible latency or loss of quality. Leveraging standard network switches and CAT5e UTP wiring, DM® NVX delivers a rock-solid, high-performance virtual matrix routing solution that is both economically advantageous and infinitely scalable for any enterprise or campus-wide 4K content distribution application. Professional onboard scaling, plus support for HDR10 and HDCP 2.2, ensures the ultimate in picture quality and compatibility for all of today’s varied media sources.[1,2]

        The Crestron® DM-NVX-351C is an AV over IP encoder/decoder card that installs in one slot of a DMF-CI-8 card chassis. It is designed to function as either a transmitter or receiver in a high-density rack-mount installation. Featuring simple, secure web-based control and management, auto-switching HDMI® inputs and output, analog audio in or out, USB and KVM integration, video wall processing, and support for copper and fiber LAN connectivity, the DM-NVX-351C offers a one-stop solution for any-sized network AV installation.[2,3]

        The DM-NVX-351C includes all the features of the DM-NVX-350C with the addition of surround sound to stereo downmixing. Refer to the “7.1 Surround Sound Audio with Downmixing” section below for details.

        Real-Time 4K60 Video Distribution
        Engineered for demanding conference room and classroom applications, DM NVX ensures real-time, full-motion 4K60 video performance for the presentation of multimedia, videoconferencing, and live camera images. DM NVX employs high-quality JPEG 2000 encoding and decoding using a patent-pending technique that decodes and scales simultaneously to achieve imperceptible end-to-end latency of just 25 ms or less (1.5 frames). With DM NVX, interactive functions such as mousing and game play are fluid and natural.

        DM NVX is engineered for rock-solid stability and ultimate reliability. Forward Error Correction is employed to ensure that AV data is delivered without interruption regardless of interference around the network cable. Line-synchronized outputs ensure perfect synchronization of content across multiple displays for one-to-many applications such as digital signage or video walls. Variable Multicast TTL (Time To Live) enables traversing multiple network routers for optimal flexibility.

        Encoder and Decoder in One
        In a single card, the DM-NVX-351C is configurable to operate as either a network AV encoder or decoder.

        • As an encoder, it allows the output of a switcher, computer, AirMedia® gateway, or other media source to be connected via HDMI® and then transmitted over the network to one or many decoders.[1]
        • As a decoder, it receives the signal from a DM NVX encoder and feeds it to the input of a switcher or display device via the HDMI output. It can quickly and easily switch between multiple encoders on the network alongside locally-connected HDMI sources.[1]
        • The encoder/decoder mode can be reconfigured dynamically in under one minute via a control system or web browser, or via the DMF-CI-8 front panel, offering a versatile, cost-effective solution for applications that require both modes in one card.

        2x1 HDMI® Auto-Switcher
        The DM-NVX-351C includes two HDMI inputs. Switching between the two inputs can be performed automatically using auto-switching mode, programmatically via a Crestron control system, manually via the DMF-CI-8 front panel, or through a computer using a web browser.[1]

        HDMI Output
        When configured as a decoder, the DM-NVX-351C’s HDMI output feeds the decoded signal to the input of a switcher, a local display device, or any other device with an HDMI input. Its built-in scaler ensures an optimal image, scaling the encoded source resolution up or down to match the native resolution of the display device. When used as an encoder, the HDMI output can be used to feed a local display, confidence monitor, or audio system.[1,4]

        USB and KVM Integration
        For a complete signal management solution, DM NVX supports the extension of USB signals, which may be switched and routed alongside the AV signal or separately via the control system. USB 2.0 host and device ports are provided on each DM-NVX-351C card, allowing a USB mouse, keyboard, or other device to be connected at one DM NVX endpoint and routed to a computer or other host at any other endpoint. KVM switch functionality is a natural application for this feature, but all types of USB peripherals are supported including whiteboards, touch screens, game controllers, cameras, mobile devices, headsets, and flash drives.[5]

        USB signals can also be routed to other locations where a DM NVX endpoint does not exist using Crestron USB over Ethernet Extender Modules (USB-EXT-DM-LOCAL or USB-EXT-DM-REMOTE). USB signals can be freely routed between DM NVX and USB-EXT-DM units over Ethernet under the management of a Crestron control system.[6]

        7.1 Surround Sound Audio with Downmixing
        DM NVX supports the lossless transport of 7.1 surround sound audio signals, including Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Atmos®, DTS HD®, DTS:X®, and uncompressed linear PCM. The DM-NVX-351C includes the ability to decode the incoming multichannel surround sound signal, whether from the network or an HDMI input, and downmix that signal to stereo. The stereo downmix signal is automatically routed to the onboard analog output [7], while the HDMI output can be configured to output either stereo or multichannel. As an encoder, the DM-NVX-351C distributes both stereo and multichannel signals simultaneously over the network, allowing either signal to be selected at any decoder on the network.

        Analog Audio Embedding or De-embedding
        A balanced stereo analog audio port is included, which may be configured as either an input or output. As an input, it allows a stereo audio source to be connected and combined with the video signal from either HDMI input or the incoming network video stream. As an output, it can provide a stereo line-level signal to feed a local sound system or analog audio switcher. The output volume is adjustable via a control system or web browser.[7]

        Breakaway Audio
        A DM NVX decoder may select and combine separate video and audio signals from two different inputs, even two different encoders. There are just two exceptions: A) signals may not be combined between the two onboard HDMI inputs, and B) combining signals from two separate encoders is limited to 2-channel stereo audio.[8]

        Text Overlay
        The ability to display dynamic or fixed text on screen provides a means to label the video source or display special instructions, schedules, announcements, alerts, and other messaging.

        Video Wall Processing
        A video wall composed of up to 64 individual displays can be configured using multiple DM-NVX-351C cards. Each card provides fully-adjustable zoom capability and bezel compensation to accommodate a range of video wall configurations and display types. One DM-NVX-351C is required per display, supporting configurations of up to eight wide by up to eight high.

        Copper or Fiber LAN Connectivity
        The DM-NVX-351C includes two RJ45 1000Base-T LAN ports. Either port may be used as the primary LAN connection, allowing the other to be used to provide a network connection for an AirMedia gateway, display device, or other local device(s). These ports may also be used to daisy-chain multiple cards feeding a single-source video wall or individual displays all showing the same video image.[2]

        Connection to a fiber optic network is facilitated by inserting an appropriate SFP transceiver module (Crestron SFP-1G series) into the SFP port on the DM-NVX-351C. A selection of modules is offered to accommodate various multimode and single-mode fiber types.[3]

        DM NVX can be deployed on an existing corporate or campus network or a dedicated network. The optimal choice depends on a number of considerations. For complete network requirements and guidelines, please refer to the DM NVX Application Design Guide and DigitalMedia NVX Series System Design Guide, Doc. 7977, both available at https://www.crestron.com/nvx.

        Enterprise-Grade Security
        A secure AV network ensures its own reliability by protecting the integrity of the content being delivered and the privacy of the personnel accessing it. Every device on the network must be secure to protect against malicious intrusions from both inside and outside of the LAN. Employing advanced security features and protocols like 802.1x authentication, Active Directory® credential management, AES content encryption, PKI authentication, TLS, SSH, and HTTPS, DM NVX delivers a true enterprise-grade network AV solution engineered to fulfill the demanding IT policies of corporate, university, medical, military, and governmental clients.

        CEC Device Control
        The DM-NVX-351C provides a gateway for controlling devices through their HDMI connections by harnessing the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) signal embedded in HDMI. Under the management of a control system, the DM-NVX-351C enables control of display devices and other equipment via CEC, potentially eliminating the need for any dedicated serial cables or IR emitters.[9]

        Web-Based Setup
        Setup of the DM-NVX-351C is accomplished using a computer web browser. Full control and monitoring of the card is enabled through integration with a Crestron control system.

        DM XiO Director Option
        For small to moderate sized applications, a network of DM NVX cards and endpoints can be configured and controlled using a Crestron control system. For larger enterprise and campus-wide signal routing applications, adding the DM XiO Director (DM-XIO-DIR-80, DM-XIO-DIR-160, or DM-XIO-DIR-ENT) enhances and streamlines the entire configuration and control process by providing a central point of management, and by enabling the creation of multiple virtual matrix switchers, all through one easy-to-use web-based portal.

        High-Density, Card-Based Solution
        The DM-NVX-351C installs in a DMF-CI-8 card chassis, providing a scalable high-density solution for applications requiring multiple encoders and decoders in one equipment rack.

        Please refer to the DigitalMedia NVX webpage at https://www.crestron.com/nvx for additional design tools and reference documents.

         
        Key Features
        • 4K60 4:4:4 video over standard Gigabit Ethernet
        • Real-time video performance over the network with no perceptible latency or loss of quality
        • Stable, reliable, economical, and configurable to scale for any enterprise signal routing application
        • Enterprise-grade security including 802.1X, Active Directory®, TLS, and AES
        • HDR (High Dynamic Range) video support (HDR10)
        • Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Atmos®, DTS HD®, DTS:X®, and uncompressed 7.1 linear PCM audio support
        • HDCP 2.2 compliant
        • Configurable as an encoder or decoder
        • Dual onboard RJ45 LAN ports [2]
        • Optional fiber optic network connection via SFP port [3]
        • Two auto-switching HDMI® inputs and one HDMI output [1]
        • Built-in 4K60 4:4:4 scaling
        • Onboard video wall processing
        • Analog audio port configurable as a balanced stereo input or output [7]
        • Analog audio embedding or de-embedding
        • Stereo downmixing of surround sound audio signals
        • Simultaneous distribution of stereo and surround sound signals
        • Audio breakaway capability [8]
        • Dynamic text overlay capability
        • CEC device control gateway [9]
        • USB and KVM signal extension and routing [5,6]
        • Easy setup via built-in webpages
        • Fully-controllable via a Crestron® control system
        • Enhanced centralized management using the optional DM® XiO Director
        • Installs in the DMF-CI-8 card chassis
        1. 4K60 4:4:4 performance and HDR support require the use of HDMI cables and couplers with a minimum TMDS bandwidth of 18 Gbps. If 4K60 4:2:0 or 4K30 4:4:4 performance is acceptable, cables and couplers with a minimum bandwidth of 10.2 Gbps may be used. Please be aware that bandwidth loss is cumulative, so performance may be reduced when inserting multiple cables and couplers inline.
        2. The minimum cable required for DM NVX over 1000Base-T Ethernet (copper) is unshielded CAT5e. All LAN ports on the DM-NVX-351C are for connection to an Ethernet network or device; they cannot be connected to the “DM” ports of other Crestron devices.
        3. To add a fiber optic LAN port requires the purchase of a Crestron SFP-1G series SFP transceiver module (sold separately). All LAN ports on the DM-NVX-351C are for connection to an Ethernet network or device; they cannot be connected to the “DM” ports of other Crestron devices.
        4. When in encoder (TX) mode, the HDMI output resolution is matched to the resolution of the encoded source.
        5. The DM-NVX-351C can be configured to accept the connection of a USB device or a USB host, not both. Crestron DM NVX products are engineered to deliver maximum compatibility with the widest possible range of USB products. Crestron does not guarantee that all USB products are compatible with DM NVX products. Consult the DigitalMedia NVX Series System Design Guide, Doc. 7977 for USB bandwidth considerations.
        6. Compatibility with Crestron USB-EXT-DM products is a future feature that will be added via a firmware update. DM NVX is not compatible with the “USB HID only” signal extender technology found in other Crestron DM products.
        7. The analog audio port can function as an input or output, not both.
        8. Audio from one onboard HDMI input may not be combined with video from the other onboard HDMI input. Combining audio from one encoder with video from another encoder is possible using the secondary 2-channel audio stream only. Multichannel audio from one encoder cannot be combined with video from another encoder.
        9. Device control via CEC requires integration with a Crestron control system.
        10. 3D video input signals are automatically converted to 2D.
        11. HDMI connections require an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI or Dual-Mode DisplayPort signal. CBL-HD-DVI interface cables are 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 https://www.crestron.com/How-To-Buy/Find-a-Representative or by calling 855-263-8754.

        The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at https://www.crestron.com/legal/patents.

        Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, visit https://www.crestron.com/opensource.

        Crestron, the Crestron logo, AirMedia, DigitalMedia, DM, and QuickSwitch HD are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Digital are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS, DTS-HD, and DTS:X 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. Active Directory is either a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered 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. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2018 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

         
        DM NVX Switch Configuration Guides
        To ease deployment, Crestron has created a series of guides to aid in switch configuration for DM NVX. By design, DM NVX uses standard network protocols and should be compatible with any switch that meets our minimum requirements.

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        4K HDCP 2.2
        Encoding/Decoding
        Video Compression JPEG 2000
        Video Resolutions Up to 4096x2160@60Hz (DCI 4K60), 4:4:4 color sampling, HDR10 & Deep Color support
        Audio Formats Primary multichannel (up to 8-channel LPCM or encoded HBR 7.1 surround sound), secondary 2-channel LPCM
        Bitrates 100 to 990 Mbps
        Streaming Protocols RTP, RTSP, SDP
        Container MPEG-2 transport stream (.ts)
        Session Initiation Multicast via RTSP
        Copy Protection HDCP 2.2, AES-128, PKI
        Video
        Input Signal Types HDMI w/HDR10, Deep Color, & 4K60 4:4:4 support [1,10] (Dual-Mode DisplayPort & DVI compatible [11])  
        Output Signal Types HDMI w/HDR10, Deep Color, & 4K60 4:4:4 support [1] (DVI compatible [11])
        Switcher 3x1 manual or auto-switching, limited audio breakaway [8], Crestron QuickSwitch HD™ technology
        Scaler 4K60 4:4:4 video scaler with motion-adaptive deinterlacing, intelligent frame rate conversion, Deep Color support, HDR10 support, widescreen format selection (zoom, stretch, maintain aspect-ratio, or 1:1), video wall processing up to 8 wide x up to 8 high, static or dynamic text overlay
        Copy Protection HDCP 2.2

        Maximum Resolutions

        Scan
        Type
        Resolution Frame
        Rate
        Color
        Sampling
        Color
        Depth
        Progressive 4096x2160 DCI 4K
        &
        3840x2160 4K UHD
        24 Hz 4:4:4 36 bit
        30 Hz 4:4:4 36 bit
        60 Hz 4:2:2 36 bit
        60 Hz 4:4:4 24 bit
        2560x1600 WQXGA 60 Hz 4:4:4 36 bit
        1920x1080 HD 1080p 60 Hz 4:4:4 36 bit
        Interlaced
        (Input only)
        1920x1080 HD 1080i 30 Hz 4:4:4 36 bit

        NOTE: Common resolutions are shown; other custom resolutions are supported at pixel clock rates up to 600 MHz

        Audio
        Input Signal Types HDMI (Dual-Mode DisplayPort compatible [11]), analog stereo [7]
        Output Signal Types HDMI (multichannel pass-through or 2-channel downmix), analog stereo (2-channel downmix) [7]
        Digital Formats Dolby Digital®, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS®, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, DTS HD High Res, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS:X, LPCM up to 8 channels
        Analog Formats Stereo 2-Channel
        Analog-To-Digital Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz
        Digital-To-Analog Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz
        Analog Performance Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB;
        S/N Ratio: >95 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz A-weighted;
        THD+N: <0.005% @ 1 kHz;
        Stereo Separation: >90 dB
        Analog Output Volume Adjustment −80 to +20 dB
        Communications
        Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, CIP, DHCP, SSL, TLS, SSH, SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), IEEE 802.1x, IPv4, Active Directory authentication, variable Multicast TTL, HTTPS web browser setup and control, Crestron control system integration
        USB USB 2.0 host or device signal extension and routing
        HDMI HDCP 2.2, EDID, CEC
        DM NVX (via Ethernet) HDCP 2.2, AES-128 AV content encryption with PKI authentication, RTP, RTSP, SDP, ONVIF, IGMPv2, IGMPv3, SMPTE 2022, FEC (Forward Error Correction)
        NOTE: Supports management of HDCP and EDID; supports management of CEC between the connected HDMI devices and a control system
        Connectors
        USB DEVICE (1) USB Type B connector, female;
        USB 2.0 device port;
        USB signal extender port for connection to a computer or any other USB 2.0 host [5]
        USB HOST (1) USB Type A connector, female;
        USB 2.0 host port;
        USB signal extender port for connection of a mouse, keyboard, or any other USB 2.0 device [5];
        Available Power: 500 mA at 5 Volts DC
        LAN 1 – 2 (2) 8-pin RJ45 connectors, female;
        10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Ethernet ports [2]
        LAN 3 (1) SFP port;
        Accepts one Crestron SFP-1G series SFP transceiver module [3]
        HDMI OUTPUT (1) HDMI Type A connector, female;
        HDMI digital video/audio output (DVI compatible [11]) [1]
        HDMI INPUT 1 – 2 (2) HDMI Type A connectors, female;
        HDMI digital video/audio inputs [1];
        (DVI & Dual-Mode DisplayPort compatible [11])
        AUDIO I/O (1) 5-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
        Balanced/unbalanced stereo line-level audio input or output [7];
        Input Impedance: 24k Ohms balanced/unbalanced;
        Maximum Input Level: 4 Vrms balanced, 2 Vrms unbalanced;
        Output Impedance: 200 Ohms balanced, 100 Ohms unbalanced;
        Maximum Output Level: 4 Vrms balanced, 2 Vrms unbalanced
        Controls & Indicators
        TX (1) Green LED, indicates unit is in transmitter (encoder) mode
        RX (1) Green LED, indicates unit is in receiver (decoder) mode
        OL (1) Green LED, indicates an online connection to a control system via Ethernet
        LAN 1 – 2 (4) LEDs, green indicates Ethernet link status, amber indicates Ethernet activity
        LAN 3 LNK (1) Green LED, indicates Ethernet link status
        LAN 3 ACT (1) Green LED, indicates Ethernet activity
        HDMI OUTPUT (1) Green LED, indicates video signal transmission at the HDMI output
        HDMI INPUT 1 – 2 (2) Green LEDs, each indicates sync detection at the corresponding HDMI input
        Construction
        Plug-in card, occupies (1) card slot in a DMF-CI-8 card chassis, includes metal faceplate
        Weight
        15.1 oz (427 g)
        Compliance
        UL Listed for US & Canada, CE, IC, FCC Part 15 Class B digital device
        1. 4K60 4:4:4 performance and HDR support require the use of HDMI cables and couplers with a minimum TMDS bandwidth of 18 Gbps. If 4K60 4:2:0 or 4K30 4:4:4 performance is acceptable, cables and couplers with a minimum bandwidth of 10.2 Gbps may be used. Please be aware that bandwidth loss is cumulative, so performance may be reduced when inserting multiple cables and couplers inline.
        2. The minimum cable required for DM NVX over 1000Base-T Ethernet (copper) is unshielded CAT5e. All LAN ports on the DM-NVX-351C are for connection to an Ethernet network or device; they cannot be connected to the “DM” ports of other Crestron devices.
        3. To add a fiber optic LAN port requires the purchase of a Crestron SFP-1G series SFP transceiver module (sold separately). All LAN ports on the DM-NVX-351C are for connection to an Ethernet network or device; they cannot be connected to the “DM” ports of other Crestron devices.
        4. When in encoder (TX) mode, the HDMI output resolution is matched to the resolution of the encoded source.
        5. The DM-NVX-351C can be configured to accept the connection of a USB device or a USB host, not both. Crestron DM NVX products are engineered to deliver maximum compatibility with the widest possible range of USB products. Crestron does not guarantee that all USB products are compatible with DM NVX products. Consult the DigitalMedia NVX Series System Design Guide, Doc. 7977 for USB bandwidth considerations.
        6. Compatibility with Crestron USB-EXT-DM products is a future feature that will be added via a firmware update. DM NVX is not compatible with the “USB HID only” signal extender technology found in other Crestron DM products.
        7. The analog audio port can function as an input or output, not both.
        8. Audio from one onboard HDMI input may not be combined with video from the other onboard HDMI input. Combining audio from one encoder with video from another encoder is possible using the secondary 2-channel audio stream only. Multichannel audio from one encoder cannot be combined with video from another encoder.
        9. Device control via CEC requires integration with a Crestron control system.
        10. 3D video input signals are automatically converted to 2D.
        11. HDMI connections require an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI or Dual-Mode DisplayPort signal. CBL-HD-DVI interface cables are 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 https://www.crestron.com/How-To-Buy/Find-a-Representative or by calling 855-263-8754.

        The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at https://www.crestron.com/legal/patents.

        Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, visit https://www.crestron.com/opensource.

        Crestron, the Crestron logo, AirMedia, DigitalMedia, DM, and QuickSwitch HD are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Digital are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS, DTS-HD, and DTS:X 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. Active Directory is either a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered 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. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2018 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

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