Last year, we launched a new awards program to honor the most innovative and exceptional products shown at CEDIA. After a successful debut, we’ve brought the Best of Show awards back for 2015. Exhibitors were allowed to submit multiple products for consideration, but they paid a fee for each nomination. Winners were selected by panels of professional integrators and our editors based on descriptions provided by exhibitors via a nomination form as well as on judges’ inspection at the convention. This special section reproduces the nomination text (edited for length and clarity) and images submitted by the exhibitors. The awards program allows companies to tell you in their own words why they believe a certain product is noteworthy; and this section offers an excellent sampler of new technology from the convention floor.
Clare Controls ClareHome Premium App
With ClareHome Premium, a Clare-Home automation user can access their home systems securely – anytime, anywhere. Homeowners can create and modify their own One-Touch Scenes, combining the actions of multiple services under system control (lighting, climate, security, and door locks/garage doors) via easy-to-use menus. Custom Scenes add a new level of convenience to the homeowner and can be activated with just the tap of an icon.
DISH 4K Joey
The 4K Joey is the latest addition to DISH’s Hopper Family of set top boxes. Similar to other Joey receivers, the 4K Joey is a thin client receiver. Once connected to a Hopper DVR, the 4K Joey can access hundreds of live or On Demand programs, recorded content, or OTT streaming content through built-in apps such as Netflix or Pandora.
Digital Projection INSIGHT 4K Dual-LED
Created for the sole purpose of thrilling home entertainment enthusiasts that insist on a truly exemplary visual experience, DPI’s INSIGHT 4K Dual-LED combines true 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution with the high color performance of combined LED illuminators, and is extremely low maintenance: its light source is rated at 60,000 hours, the equivalent of 30 years of 40-hour-per-week operation.
Draper Access FIT
The Access FIT features a highly compact housing, which, at less than 6 inches tall, is the smallest ceiling-recessed motorized screen available. It is engineered to fit into tight openings above the ceiling–places where you thought the screen would have to be exposed. Despite the compact size, the Access FIT utilizes the same rugged components as larger screens.
Utilizing the all-new 7.2 software upgrade, ELAN Intercom allows users to link separate ELAN systems, including those running on different networks across multiple locations, to create an interconnected global communications platform. Available now, ELAN Intercom allows users to make point-to-point calls globally, to any interface across any linked system.
Epson America Pro Cinema G6970WU
The new Ultra-Bright Pro Cinema G6970WU offers creative custom installers and AV enthusiasts an innovative alternative to flat panels. This projector is specifically designed to operate in expansive, open ambient-light environments, and its 6,000 lumens of color and white brightness make it ideal for viewing sports.
The Kaleidescape Strato Movie Player is designed for playing the highest fidelity 4K UHD movies. It is also designed to give the best possible viewing experience with Blu-ray-quality and DVD-quality movies downloaded from the Kaleidescape Movie Store, and with Blu-ray discs and DVDs. The Strato Player and the Movie Store also support the highest-fidelity audio tracks.
Incorporating high-performing Legrand subsystem for several of today’s top requested technologies, Intuity integrates the On-Q Digital Audio System, RFLC lighting control solution, intercom and video door entry systems, as well as IP security cameras, while also working with On-Q-qualified, industry-leading third party devices, such as thermostats, door locks, garage door openers, and security systems through the use of Wi-Fi to Z-Wave bridge.
Lutron Triathlon WIDR Roller Shades
Lutron Electronics has expanded its Sivoia QS Wireless Triathlon product lineup to include wider, taller shades with a longer battery life. The Triathlon WIDR shades are now available in dimensions of up to 12 feet wide and 12 feet tall, while previously, battery-powered roller shades were only available up to 8 feet by 8 feet.
Mark Levinson No. 536 Monaural Power Amplifier
The Mark Levinson No. 536 Monaural Power Amplifier is high-end amplifier that combines high power output with extraordinary sound quality and Mark Levinson’s next-generation industrial design. It delivers a massive 400 watts of power (into 8 ohms, 800 Watts into 4 ohms), to effortlessly power even hard-to-drive loudspeakers to generous volume levels in larger rooms.
Metra Home Theater Group HDM-GA1
The Ethereal HDMGA1 Gigabit Accelerator allows installers to utilize existing in-wall passive HDMI cables and transform them to 4K/60 4:4:4 color source compatible cables. The external Gigabit Accelerator has a 2-inch-by-1-inch aluminum chassis and external supply support through a USB mini connector, which comes included with necessary power source for any installation.
Middle Atlantic Select Series UPS
In an effort to provide integrators with indispensable backup power protection for a broader range of project requirements, Middle Atlantic developed the Select Series UPS. Feature rich for its price range, this collection of competitively priced UPS products boasts a compact form factor and IP capability, while meeting varying space requirements and system capabilities.
Millson Custom Solutions CinemaFrame
CinemaFrame is the world’s first completely concealed, high-performance entertainment system. Every component of CinemaFrame was painstakingly designed and engineered from scratch to work together as a single, elegant system. Its front-channel L/C/R speakers, Dual Drive Subwoofer, Power Protection/Distribution Module, 12-channel Power Amplifier with onboard DSP, AV Preamp/Processor, AV source equipment, Automation processor and all interconnect cabling are mounted in a dedicated steel back box that sits inside the wall, right behind the TV.
Peerless-AV Xtreme Outdoor Soundbar (SPK-060)
Peerless-AV’s Xtreme Outdoor Soundbar (SPK-060) is ideal for homeowners looking to maximize their outdoor audio experience. The only powered outdoor soundbar on the market, the Peerless-AV Xtreme Outdoor Soundbar provides full-range audio (50Hz-20kHz) and outputs 60 watts RMS and 90 watts peak, producing higher quality sound at a louder volume.
PMC’s new QB1-XBD Active, the result of intensive research and development, brings together the latest in bespoke driver and Class-D amplifier design, DSP control and PMC’s patented ATLTM bass-loading technology. The result is a single reference speaker with analog and digital inputs (up to 192kHz) that has the transparency, resolution, dynamic range, frequency response, forensic sense of detail, and wide, consistent imaging.
QMotion Transitions Roller Shade Collect
QMotion’s Transitions Roller Shade Collection are the latest in motorized shades utilizing standard D-cell batteries, safe by design with no wires or cords, using uniquely designed fabrics for an elegant style. Using remote control micro-jogs, users can transition “stripes” from light-blocking to incremental shading for natural light control.
Quantum Media Systems Quantum Private Theaters
Developed by integrators for integrators, Quantum Media Systems Quantum Private Theater packages are designed to make it easy for AV firms to offer their clients private home theaters utilizing the best Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) technologies. To accomplish this, Quantum Media Systems has created proprietary technology using commercial-grade Digital Cinema 4K RGB Laser Projectors, specialized projection screens, immersive audio, and the highest quality digital cinema servers, playback systems and 4K upscaling processors.
RoseWater Energy Group HUB 20-28-8-NC
RoseWater Energy Group’s HUB 20-28-8-NC is a 20 kW nano-carbon battery technology Energy Management Hub that outputs clean power from all sources and manages independent energy through solar and wind without having to worry about natural disturbances and grid faults. The HUB 20-28-8-NC Hub serves as a central location for renewable, grid produced and stored energy with the ability to transition from one energy source to another, seamlessly, through its zero transfer time UPS.
Screen Innovations Revolve
By removing the unnecessary masking material between the case and the viewing area on motorized projection screens, Screen Innovations has created a “rollable television” that is suspended in mid-air. With Revolve, users can place a screen in almost any location, with a maximum available viewing area of 160 inches and ambient-light rejecting screen materials.
Sonance DSP Amplifiers
Continuing the legacy of making bulletproof, workhorse amplifiers that incorporate robust power supplies and installer friendly features, Sonance incorporates preloaded DSP presets for hundreds of Sonance speaker models. When paired with any Sonance in-wall, in-ceiling or landscape system, the Sonance engineered DSP curves can be implemented via SonARC, a simple user interface that allows the true performance of the company’s speakers to shine in even the most challenging acoustical environment.
Sony Electronics VP-VW5000
The VPL-VW350ES projector uses Sony’s 4K SXRDTM panel technology to achieve high-resolution images without compromising deep contrast and fast motion capabilities. It also incorporates Sony’s exclusive TRILUMINOSTM technology, an enhanced optical engine design that gives rich color reproduction offering pure, bold colors. This works in conjunction with the projector’s 1,500 lumens of brightness to engineer a wider color space for more vibrant tones and increased precision.
SpeakerCraft AIM LCR Series
The SpeakerCraft AIM LCR Series was created to complement the trend of on-wall mounted flat panel television viewing. The series comes in two models: Profile AIM LCR5 Five and Profile AIM LCR3 Five. Each AIM LCR speaker creates a spectacular soundstage for music or film with the ability to produce every nuance of a performance.
SunBriteTV 84-inch 4K UHD Outdoor Television
SunBriteTV is among the first to introduce 4K UHD to the outdoor television market. Combining pristine image quality with extremely tough, all-weather durability, the Signature Series’ SB-8418UHD is the largest 4K outdoor TV on the market and improves upon SunBriteTV’s proven track record of manufacturing long-lasting and high-quality outdoor televisions.
TiO (Anuva Automation) TiOConnect
TiO Connect is a new approach to integration of all systems in a home into a single app–the first step in creating the Internet of Home, where a single app controls everything. TiO Connect is the foundation for all future third-party integration, adding two hardware devices to the TiO product line, the TCIP and the TCWiFi.
Touchstone Home Products The Whisper Lift II PRO Advanced TV Lift Mechanism
The new Touchstone Whisper Lift II Pro Advanced Swivel Pro motorized TV lift pulls forward and swivels up to 60 degrees to each side to expand the TV viewing area in any room. Features include RF and IR capability, 12-volt trigger, programmable lift height memory, and 36 inch stroke.
URC’s introduction of a compact central processor, the MRX-8, added a major new component to the company’s whole-house line, Total Control. The MRX-8 sits in any room or a central equipment rack and delivers two-way control over entertainment, lighting, climate, security, door locks, temperature and more, from a touch on a mobile device, remote, keypad, or touchscreen.
Visualint’s newest PTZ camera, the VIM-7100, features the latest built-in analytics such as auto-tracking, tripwire, counting, loitering detection, face detection, and on-board IR Illumination. Its 30x zoom and 1080P video image, along with complete setup from the software GUI, makes this a highly versatile product.
VIZIO’s Reference Series is the industry’s first-ever complete High Dynamic Range solution with Dolby Vision playback technology. Offered at an MSRP of $129,999.99 for the 120-inch class model (RS120-B3), the premium collection is packed with groundbreaking innovations designed to make cinephiles rejoice.
Wall-Smart WS for TSD-2020
The Wall-Smart WS TSD-2020, a new all-in-one wall mount developed for Crestron’s 20-inch HD touch screen display, can be also customized for any other touch screen. The Wall-Smart mounts implement a new practical design approach combining functional control and aesthetic design that enables all of the bulky peripherals to be conveniently hidden inside the wall.
The Zigen ZIG-SW42 is a new, 600 MHz HDMI 2.0 switch designed for switching in home and commercial environments where switching of high-bandwidth UHD (2160p60 4:4:4) content is required, or just to be safe for future sources, including the UHD Blu-ray format coming this fall. The SW42 features four HDMI 2.0 inputs and one HDMI 2.0 output, digital audio de-embedding of active channel, and an ethernet port and WebOS for setup, switching, EDID management, firmware updates, and remote reset.
Additionally, the SW42 is controllable via builtin IR receiver or RS-232. The SW42 has a mirrored HDBaseT 100 meter port (single Cat-5e or higher). SW42 also routes ethernet and is compliant with the entire Zigen ecosystem of products by routing network commands and control in receiver nodes.
The ZIG-SW42 is engineered for use in classrooms, boardrooms, conference rooms for switching UHD content sources via multiple control options (third-party controllers, WebOS, simple remote, or front panel buttons), high-end home theaters for showing UHD 2.0 content with HDCP 2.2 copy protection, and long-distance applications where the rack is up to 100 meters from the display.
Pakedge Device & Software BakPak 3.0 Cloud Management System
BakPak® allows companies to save on labor overhead by simplifying and automating the more tedious maintenance and management processes of networking. Its sophisticated task and management automations transform networking by increasing efficiency, minimizing errors, and increasing profitability for integrators. This is all made possible by BakPak’s refined system intelligence, which sets it apart from other remote management systems and makes Pakedge a favorite among integrators.
BakPak gives integrators end-to-end control from a distance with in-depth monitoring of network devices and control systems. BakPak does this with prioritized alerts, robust permission settings, automated network repair and mapping, easy configuration management, report logging, backup and restore functionality, and TriPlex, a unique troubleshooting system that determines the cause of the problem in case of a network outage or configuration error.
TriPlex is a built-in network diagnosis algorithm that works to find the source of network problems, even in the case of complete network outages. If the problem cannot be resolved through BakPak’s own self-healing functionality, TriPlex will report to the user the source of the problem on the network, allowing integrators to repair the issue. As it goes through these procedures it creates a log, which is sent to users as part of a weekly report. In the event that BakPak is unable to restart the system and it becomes necessary to make an on-site visit, integrators will have a list of procedures that were already attempted as well as the direct cause of and location of the problem in the network.
Should BakPak’s built-in self-healing features be unable to resolve a network failure, integrators can count on the intuitive alert system. Unlike other remote management systems, BakPak 3.0 sends precise alerts: it is intelligent enough to pinpoint which device failure caused the network to crash, instead of inundating integrators with a string of unspecific “device failure” notifications. It does this by validating all error alerts through situational-aware AI algorithms to provide accurate, usable information on which to take action.
With BakPak smart alerts, integrators group devices into one of five prioritization categories based on how critical they are to the network. They can also prioritize or de-prioritize alerts by type. Within BakPak’s device view and network map, profiles and devices are color-coded to allow users to quickly and easily note the device’s status: green if everything is up to date and working, yellow if the device is working but needs an update, or red if the device is down and needs immediate attention.
Grouped device management makes keeping devices up to date easy. Should the network need attention, Pakedge makes pushing firmware and configurations easy with virtualization. Pakedge defines virtualization as the ability to group devices together and apply settings or firmware, or even power cycle the devices at the same time. This can be done locally or across multiple jobsites. For the integrators, this means that power scheduling, power cycling, power control on POE switches and PDUs, and even system backups can be managed as groups. Tasks that used to have to be done individually can now be done with the press of a button.
Even system backups can be grouped. Instead of backing up configurations on devices individually, integrators can back up all the configurations for all the devices across the network at the same time. The configurations are then stored on the cloud for easy device replacement in case of failure. No additional setup or configuration is required; users simply swap out the affected unit and restore configurations from the cloud.
BakPak’s intelligence is not restricted solely to Pakedge devices. Intelligent device management and third-party device integration is a core part of BakPak’s service offering. With BakPak, the GUIs of third-party devices can be accessed, configured, and managed from anywhere in the world. BakPak 3.0 already boasts compatibility and support for Control4, Crestron, Middle Atlantic, and Panamax devices.
Apollo Enclosures AE6560
Aiming to address the fast-growing outdoor entertainment market with a safe and practical solution for utilizing indoor televisions in a variety of applications, Apollo Enclosures has added its largest model, the AE6560. Capable of enclosing slim LED and LCD televisions from 60 to 65 inches in size, this model offers significant savings over traditional outdoor televisions.
This new model remains true to the company’s exterior and interior design principles of durable construction and modern aesthetics with clean lines, and thin bezels, and an overall depth of just 4.7 inches. The interior space securely houses the television and provides space to environmentally store cables, baluns, HDMI extenders, devices such as Apple TVs, and various digital components.
Along with its resilient outdoor construction, characteristic of Apollo’s product line, its contemporary slim design allows the enclosure to disappear behind its role to safely protect the television and enhance the viewing experience.
The AE6560 features a powder-coated aluminum housing for a long-life finish; antireflective safety glass to cut down on glare, enhance image contrast, and protect the screen; thermostatically controlled and filtered air circulation system with dual fans to keep the TV cool in temperatures up to 122 degrees Farenheit and to prevent overheating; an internal three-outlet power bank for the fan system, television, and auxiliary device; sound ports that maximize the television’s built-in audio through two speaker grilles; and Tight Seal technology to protect the TV and cable connections from rain, dust, insects, and extreme temperatures.
The AE6560 also includes three weatherproof mounting options: an articulating wall mount, non-articulating wall mount with tilt, or adjustable-height ceiling mount. All of the company’s mounts include stainless steel hardware to ensure a safe and secure installation without worry of rust and binding.
Optional accessories include a thermostatically controlled heater module for high humidity or extreme cold climates lower than zero degrees Fahrenheit; custom-fit, durable, breathable fabric dust covers that will not crack or peel; and modesty frames for a custom-fit appearance when installing smaller-size TVs in the enclosures.
The enclosures are offered in black as the stock color; however, silver, metallic sandstone, and white are available as optional upgrades to fit almost any decor. The enclosures’ robust construction durability and mounting versatility make it a viable option for a variety of applications in both residential and commercial installations, especially when paired with a high-brightness digital display.
Compared to dedicated outdoor television models, Apollo’s solutions offer a potential savings of up to 50 percent. The AE6560 retails at $1,595 with a weatherproof non-articulating wall mount or adjustable-height ceiling mount, and $1,655 with a weatherproof, dual-arm articulating wall mount. The largest size of the AE6560 rounds out the manufacturer’s product line of three popular sizes, designed to accommodate screens from 39 to 65 inches, starting at $995 MSRP.
All models are available through the company’s online etailers and its national authorized resellers. Visit Apollo’s website www.apolloenc.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for reseller or product inquiries.
Russound’s TVA2.1 Digital TV Amplifier upgrades the sound of a television, bypassing onboard speakers and transforming dull flat panel TV audio while staying completely out of sight. The TVA2.1 has a very thin form factor that allows discrete mounting behind TVs, in a wall box, or directly attached to a TV mount.
The unit packs 30 watts per channel, with a separate subwoofer out. Three line-level inputs (analog, coaxial, and optical) can accommodate any TV audio source, providing easy integration while giving installers a new option for clean and balanced power to outboard speakers. A standout feature of the TVA2.1 is its simple IR remote function. The unit can be operated with any existing system remote once it has “learned” three basic commands: volume up, volume down, and mute. Whether freestanding or in-wall, the typical audio amplifier consumes enough space to warrant special placement, and it is never quite out of the way. This may be necessary when managing an extensive multi-room system, but there are often rooms where it is only necessary to improve TV audio, the quality of which is often poor without outboard amplification and speakers.
Russound’s TVA2.1 Digital Amplifier is the foolproof solution for improving TV audio without relying on a full-size, multi-zone amplifier. The TVA2.1 is ultra thin for easy placement behind the TV or in the wall, with three inputs for analog and digital sources. Its 30-watt output with a subwoofer output ensures much more powerful, higher-quality audio than what is derived from the typical TV’s audio section, yet it occupies only a fraction of the space of most outboard amps.
Basalte Eve Table Base
The Belgian company Basalte recently launched a design desk stand for its minimalistic Eve wall mounts. The Basalte Eve family consists of elegant wall mounts, available for the whole iPad family, and now also as a table base for iPad Air and iPad mini. Eve for iPad embraces the device’s aesthetics with a thin border to complement the popular tablet while fully respecting its refined design.
The new table stand extends this Eve family. The Eve frame is installed on the table base accessory, creating a steady support of the iPad on a table or desk. The Eve table base can be used in both residential and commercial applications to ensure the iPad Air or iPad mini is always within reach when or wherever you need it, and is a clean solution to replace traditional dedicated screens. Because of the iPad’s wide variety of applications, the table stand also offers a wider experience to the user.
It serves as an ideal solution for hotels or restaurants at the reception desk or as a publicity screen. In residential settings, it can serve as an extra screen in a kitchen or living room. There are no visible unsightly cables or connections, as the lightning connector is hidden and ensures the iPad remains constantly charged in a subtle way. For commercial applications, Eve is also available with security cover. The table base is available in two versions, optimized for either a portrait or landscape orientation of the iPad, and comes in two high-grade finishes: satinized and polished aluminum.
Readers of Residential Systems may have heard about Slateplan from our coverage of CEDIA 2015. Slateplan is intuitive, floorplan-based sales software for the home technology industry. A Silicon Valley startup, Slateplan has developed software that aims to dramatically improve the home technology sales process.
Visitors to Slateplan’s booth at CEDIA had a chance to test drive the software, and many people discovered how they could improve their own design and sales process.
“Customers are initially excited to design their home technology systems,” said Scott Marchand, CEO and co-founder of Slateplan, “However, the process of choosing products and developing budgets can be incredibly time-consuming and complicated. Slateplan software solves this problem.”
Slateplan’s solution invites collaboration, instantly adjusts scope and budgets in real time, shows clients what they should be spending on technology, and helps close the deal in the very first meeting. The software is designed to be intuitive and easily customizable, allowing a salesperson and his or her client to create a comprehensive home technology design in less than an hour, according to the company.
While there are other proposal software products on the market, they are primarily “bill of materials” based, rather than the more visual floorplan-based design of Slateplan. In addition, Slateplan makes it very easy for customers to understand what they should be spending on home technology, which gives them the confidence to quickly approve budgets for even very large systems.
“From the beginning, Slateplan was designed to reinvent an outdated sales process, making the home technology design experience better for absolutely everyone involved,” said co-founder Jason Wright. “The response from CEDIA was overwhelmingly positive, and we decided to give everyone in the industry the opportunity to experience the solution we’ve created.”
The company announced recently that it has released a free version of its floorplan-based software, providing integrators with the opportunity to try out the software risk-free.
Once integrators have had a chance to try out the free version, they will be invited to sign up for a paid “Pro” version of Slateplan that includes many advanced features not available in the free version, including full customization. To learn more, visit www.slateplan.com.
Stealth Acoustics Patio Theater
Patio Theater is a large-scale, ultra-bright, self-contained, complete outdoor home theater surround sound entertainment system. Available in stock screen sizes from 103 to 155 inches with multiple sound options, Patio Theater’s state-of-the-art high-pixel-density LED screen technology is bright and vibrant, offering vivid color, daylight-viewable brightness rated at 1,800 nits, and retina resolution at viewing distance.
Housed in a fully weatherized enclosure that contains Stealth’s fully sealed invisible speakers and subwoofers, Patio Theater rises via motorized lifts at the touch of a button and retracts for year-round protection when not in use. Fully commissioned state-of-the-art LED displays are combined with world class motorized lifting columns and placed in a marine-grade, spar-varnished, customizable, and designer-ready weatherproof enclosure, which safely houses the display and speakers.
Not only do Stealth’s built-in LRg3 series LCR speakers and LRg B30 subwoofers provide powerful sound, the fiberglass front speakers and subs are hermetically sealed from the elements and sport an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of IP-68. The UV-protected speakers and subwoofers—with options ranging anywhere from built-in 2.1 and 3.1 configurations to Atmos configurations—are unaffected by sun, salt, or chlorates, and temperature resistant from 0 to 155 degrees, making Patio Theater an excellent poolside, backyard, or corporate public area addition.
Crestron DM-RMC 4K Scaler C-DSP and DM-RMC 4K 100 C-1G
The DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C-DSP provides an advanced one-box interface solution for a single display as part of a complete Crestron DigitalMedia system. It functions as a DM receiver, 4K/60 video scaler, and control interface, providing a single HDMI output along with an analog audio output, plus ethernet, RS-232, IR, and relay control ports. In addition to DM, it is also compatible with HDBaseT, allowing it to be connected directly to an HDBaseT-certified source.
Built-in scaling enables the connected display to handle virtually any video signal, including HDCP 2.2 4K and Ultra HD. Its compact, low-profile design allows the DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C-DSP to be installed discreetly behind a TV. It also features internal surround sound downmixing at the receiver, enabling surround sound signals to be distributed throughout the home, while simultaneously making a stereo signal available in the room where the TV is located.
Crestron exclusive 4K/60 scaling technology ensures an optimal image on any screen no matter what video source is selected. It can scale any resolution and frame rate up or down to any other, including 4096×2160 @ 60Hz. And, by placing an independent, high-performance 4K scaler at every display, DigitalMedia delivers a flexible and user-friendly solution for routing multiple disparate sources to many different display devices.
The DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C-DSP is also able to provide zoom capability and bezel compensation on its output to display just a portion of the source image. Using this feature, multiple units may be combined to configure a video wall composed of up to 64 individual displays. Configurations of up to eight wide by up to eight high are supported, and all that is required is a separate DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C-DSP for each display.
The DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C-DSP is equipped with a balanced analog audio output, allowing stereo audio signals to be extracted from the digital stream and fed to a local amplifier or a pair of powered speakers. Built-in DSP allows multichannel surround sound signals to be decoded and downmixed to stereo. The stereo downmix signal is automatically routed to the analog output, while the HDMI output can be configured to output either stereo or multichannel. The analog output also includes programmable volume control, allowing volume adjustment via a control system touch screen, keypad, handheld remote, or mobile device.
The DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G provides a simple, cost-effective interface solution for a single display as part of a complete Crestron DigitalMedia system. It functions as a DM receiver and control interface, providing a single 4K HDMI (supporting HDCP 2.2) output along with RS-232 and IR control ports. In addition to DM, it is also compatible with HDBaseT, allowing it to be connected directly to an HDBaseT certified source. Its one-gang mountable design allows the DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G to be installed anywhere you want in the home, just like an AC outlet or ethernet jack, so you don’t have to see cables or run wires.
The DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G features the latest DM technology, providing support for the transport of HDCP 2.2 4K and Ultra HD video signals. Crestron DigitalMedia technology is designed using HDBaseT Alliance specifications, ensuring interoperability with other HDBaseT certified products. Via its DM input, the DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G can be connected directly to an HDBaseT-compliant source without requiring a DM transmitter.
A single HDMI digital AV output port is provided on the DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G for connection to a display. A single category cable connects the DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G to a DM switcher or transmitter, or to an HDBaseT source, transporting video, audio, control, and power signals all through one simple RJ45 connection. Multiple DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1Gs may be installed to handle each display in a multiroom distribution system, all fed from a central DM-MD series switcher.
For controlling the connected display device, the DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G includes built-in RS-232 and IR control ports. It also offers an alternative to such conventional control methods by harnessing the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) signal embedded in HDMI. Using CEC, many display devices can be controlled right through their HDMI connections, eliminating the need for any dedicated serial cables or IR emitters.