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Crestron DigitalMedia Presentation System to ship soon

Ian McMurray 28 September 2011
Crestron DigitalMedia Presentation System to ship soon

Crestron has announced that it will be shipping the first DigitalMedia Presentation System (DMPS), the next generation of the MPS Multimedia Presentation System, in mid October to the UK market. The DMPS-300-C is described as offering a complete high-definition presentation control and signal routing solution that integrates a control processor, multimedia matrix switcher, microphone mixer, audio DSP and amplifier with DigitalMedia 8G+ technology, all into a single rack mountable component.

With the new generation of DigitalMedia 8G+ single-wire technology built-in, the DMPS-300 is said to intelligently streamline wiring for remote AV sources, computers and displays, enabling any mix of digital and analogue signals to be carried long distance over a single standard CAT5e wire.

Eliminating the need for numerous separate components, and the installation/integration hassles that accompany them, Crestron says that the DigitalMedia Presentation System 300 provides a future-proof digital AV presentation solution for corporate and education settings.

“The DigitalMedia Presentation System 300 combines our popular MPS Multimedia Presentation System family of products with our high-output DigitalMedia 8G+ AV network technology to provide everything needed to equip any room for the highest quality HD AV presentations, no matter what sources or displays you want,” said Robin van Meeuwen, VP of sales and marketing for Crestron International. “As we have over the past several years, we’re leading the transition from analogue to digital. DigitalMedia Presentation Systems offer the only integrated solution that can seamlessly handle both analogue and digital AV, as well as control.”

The DMPS-300-C provides matrix switching of seven simultaneous analogue or digital sources to up to four HDMI or DVI display devices, plus up to three analogue audio components. Integrated DM 8G+ inputs and outputs provide a one-wire interface for remote sources and display devices. Supporting wire lengths up to 330 feet (100 meters), the DM 8G+ can also provide an interface to a central DigitalMedia switcher as part of a larger multi-room or room-combining system.

In addition to flexible matrix switching, the DMPS-300-C adds a built-in control processor, onboard gated microphone inputs with enhanced DSP, line and microphone level mixing and DigitalMedia 8G+ connectivity. Crestron says that, whether in the classroom, boardroom or videoconference room, the DMPS-300-C makes complex signal routing easy for any room full of AV and computer sources, microphones, display devices, speaker zones, touch screens and codecs.

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