The fiber versions of Crestron’s DigitalMedia 8G transmitter/switcher, matrix switcher input and output cards, and receiver/room controller, are now available, according to the company.
Crestron says that its DM 8G technology can deliver true one-wire transport over low-cost multimode fiber without signal scaling, compression, or hardware repeaters. Uncompressed digital signals, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, and USB keyboard/mouse control are seamlessly distributed up to 1,000 feet. All signals and communications are managed over the single multimode fiber strand.
Referring to it the world’s first 8 gigabit AV distribution and control network (compared with the 1 gigabit throughput of standard Ethernet networks), Crestron’s director of marketing Vincent Bruno says that 8G “saves integrators a lot of time and money, significantly reducing material and labor costs of cabling, and the number of terminations.”
DM 8G was designed to preserve the native video resolution and audio format of every signal and match each source’s output to the selected displays.