Crestron showcases DigitalMedia at ISE 201010 February 2010
Crestron’s DigitalMedia HDMI switching solution was explored at ISE through a selection of fully active products. DigitalMedia can cope with displaying different sourced material and manage all the data transmitted on the signals, including HDCP and EDID.
Billed as "the only solution for the digital age", the DigitalMedia family includes switchers, switcher input cards, switcher output cards, transmitters, receivers & room controllers, repeaters, cables and connectors.
In addition to HDMI, DigitalMedia accepts, manages and distributes all analogue video – including stereo, SPDIF and 7.1 surround sound – Ethernet, USB, KVM, power, and control over CAT5e or fibre.
Stand visitors were also introduced to a new line of ultra-slim, low-profile HD touchpanels. Two-inches deep, the V-Panels provide VESA mount installation in addition to desktop and flush wall-mount. Other touchpanels on display include the TPS-6X and TPMC-4SM, as well as the TPMC-3X handheld WiFi touchpanel.
The Prodigy line of home control products and the MPC all-in-one classroom control solution were also part of Crestron’s ISE inventory.
Meanwhile, shortly before ISE got underway, Crestron announced the ability to deliver built-in, direct connectivity and control of DLP projectors via the LAN using RoomView Express software. The latest projectors built on Texas Instruments (TI) DLP technology offer standard Ethernet connectivity, and Crestron RoomView is said to provide the "power and flexibility" of complete management and control of all projectors remotely and globally on the network.
Reflecting on a move that is set to enhance ease of use for teachers, administrators and IT professionals, Crestron UK MD and international sales director Robin van Meeuwen commented: "When it comes to education, TI DLP innovates with the intent of providing smart, versatile technology for the classroom. We’re proud that Crestron RoomView is leveraging the Ethernet port on DLP projectors so that schools can take advantage of the opportunities networking provides."