Crestron released its new DigitalMedia 8G technology last month, and will showcase the true one-wire, high-output network at EXPO 2010.
DigitalMedia 8G delivers ultra-high speed and long distance transmission of all data, ethernet and control, plus analog and digital AV signals, according to the manufacturer. All signals and communications are managed over a single shielded Cat-5 wire or multimode fiber strand; no compression or repeaters required. Installation is now faster, cheaper and easier than ever.
DigitalMedia 8G has been designed to surpass the 1 gigabit throughput of standard ethernet networks. DigitalMedia 8G is the first AV distribution and control transport solution that delivers an eight gigabit pipeline for each input and each output. It also preserves the native video resolution and audio format of every signal, ensuring a pure, lossless signal path.
Without signal scaling or compression, DigitalMedia 8G manages all the different digital and analog signals throughout the home, matching each source’s output to the selected displays, providing the optimal output. Uncompressed digital signals, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, Ethernet, and USB keyboard/mouse control are seamlessly distributed up to 330 feet over shielded CAT5 or up to 1,000 feet via fiber, the company says.