Crestron continues to expand its DigitalMedia solutions with the introduction of two new blades designed to enable Crestron DM-MD64X64 or DM-MD128X128 switchers to reliably deliver 4K and UltraHD video.
Each blade provides eight inputs or outputs, can be integrated on the same platform with ease, and adds support for HDCP 2.2 for its scalable DigitalMedia 4K HDBaseT certified distribution system.
Now shipping, the new eight-channel 4K HDMI Input Blade for DM switchers, model DMB-4K-I-C, provides eight DM inputs and supports any resolution up to 4K and UltraHD video. The DMB-4K-I-C input blade and the eight-channel HDBaseT Certified 4K DigitalMedia Output Blade, model DMB-4K-O-C, are compatible with the PoDM (Power over DM) Redundant Power Supply, model DM-PSU-3X8-RPS.
When connected to the PoDM power supply, each blade drives up to eight PoDM endpoints. Each power supply can drive up to three blades from a 1RU package. The power supply is redundant and hot swappable, so the switcher will never lose power.
The DMB-4K-O-HD output blade provides eight independent HDMI outputs and is designed for 4K/60 scaling and audio extracting capabilities. Each output can be individually scaled, driving any frame rate and resolution for the best possible image on every display.
Audio extracting enables the audio to de-embed from the HDMI video and transmit the digital audio to powered speakers, amplifiers, and other audio components. Scaling and audio extracting functions are coming soon and will be easily activated via Ethernet for installed systems.