Crestron has revealed that DigitalMedia now supports the Dante audio networking protocol with its new input and output blades for 64×64 and 128×128 DM matrix switchers.
The 4K HDMI and Dante Input Blade for DM switchers (DMB-4K-I-HD-DNT) provides eight HDMI inputs, while the 4K HDMI and Dante output blade for DM switchers (DMB-4K-O-HD-DNT) provides eight HDMI outputs with built-in 4K scaling. CEC embedded device control is possible with the addition of a control system.
In addition, Crestron has introduced the DM-DGE-200-C meeting room solution to its DM product line.
It offers auto-switching between HDMI and 4K/60 DM input, auto-display on/off, and H.264 decoding, IR control, and direct connectivity to Microsoft Exchange and Crestron Fusion Cloud via the LAN port for powerful room scheduling and data collection. It also features a built-in graphics engine to generate custom welcome screens and messaging, and to provide Crestron control graphics and web browsing for the Crestron TSD-2020 20in touch display, or for a third-party large-format touch display.
The web-based setup tool built into the DM-DGE-200-C can be used to connect directly to Microsoft Exchange to indicate the room’s availability on the room display, or detailed meeting information.
The DM-DGE-200-C also connects directly to Crestron Fusion Cloud enterprise management service using the web-based setup tool. In addition to displaying the room calendar, it enables managers to collect device and room usage data so they can make informed, intelligent decisions to improve workflow.
Adding a control system, such as the Crestron RMC3, and touchscreen, such as the Crestron TSW-752, enables active switching between HDMI, 4K/60 DM, and H.264 video sources. The DM-DGE-200-C decodes network AV through its LAN port. Any source signal is transmitted as scaled 4K HDMI to the room display.