Crestron® DigitalMedia 8G+® Transmitter 201-DM-TX-201-C

Model #: DM-TX-201-C
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Crestron® DigitalMedia 8G+® Transmitter 201 with local HDMI output and LAN connectivity

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Provides a remote input connection for HDMI® and VGA sources as part of a complete DigitalMedia™ System. Connects to the DM 8G+® input of a DM® Switcher or Receiver via CATx cable. Includes a USB HID device port, allowing the connected host device to be controlled by a keyboard and mouse at a different location.

The DM-TX-201-C provides an interface for computers and high-definition AV sources as part of a complete Crestron® DigitalMedia™ system. Its low-profile, surface-mountable design makes it ideal for installation beneath a conference table, inside a lectern or equipment rack, or at virtually any other location in a boardroom, classroom, auditorium, or residence. It functions as a DM 8G+® transmitter and switcher, providing HDMI®, VGA, and analog audio inputs along with Ethernet and USB HID ports for a total connectivity solution. In addition to DM 8G+, it is also compatible with HDBaseT®, allowing it to be connected directly to the input of an HDBaseT certified display device. It connects to the head end or display location using a single CAT type twisted pair cable.

DigitalMedia 8G+®

  • As the leader in HDMI and control system technologies, Crestron developed DigitalMedia (DM®) to deliver the first complete HD AV distribution system to take HDMI to a higher level. DigitalMedia allows virtually any mix of HDMI and other AV sources to be distributed throughout a home, office, school, or virtually any other facility. The latest generation of DM is called DigitalMedia 8G™ (DM 8G®). Engineered for ultra high-bandwidth and ultimate scalability, DM 8G provides a true one-wire lossless transport for moving high-definition video, audio, Ethernet, and control signals over a choice of twisted pair or fiber optic cable.
  • DM 8G over twisted pair copper wire is called DigitalMedia 8G+ (DM 8G+). DM 8G+ handles uncompressed Full HD 1080p video signals with support for HDCP, as well as computer signals up to WUXGA. All signals are transported over a single CAT type cable, supporting distances up to 330 feet (100 m) using Crestron DM 8G Cable or CAT5e.

HDBaseT® Certified

  • Crestron DigitalMedia 8G+ technology is designed using HDBaseT Alliance specifications, ensuring interoperability with other HDBaseT certified products. Via its DM 8G+ output, the DM-TX-201-C can be connected directly to an HDBaseT compliant device without requiring a DM receiver.

Multimedia Computer/AV Interface

The DM-TX-201-C provides simple switching between two inputs. The inputs can be configured to switch automatically or be controlled through a Crestron control system. Inputs include:

  • HDMI — Provides a digital multimedia input for mobile devices, computers, and AV sources with resolutions up to HD 1080p60 and WUXGA. Also handles DVI and Dual-Mode DisplayPort signals using an appropriate adapter or interface cable.[2]
  • RGB — This VGA type input handles analog RGB signals up to WUXGA 1920x1200 pixels, as well as analog video up to 1080p60.[3] A 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo audio input is included to accommodate the analog audio signal from an unbalanced line-level source or headphone output.

Note: Analog audio breakaway capability enables the analog audio input to be used with either video input.

A single CAT type cable connects the DM-TX-201-C to a DM switcher or receiver, or to an HDBaseT device, transporting video, audio, control, networking, and power signals all through one simple RJ45 connection.[1,4,5] Used with a single DM 8G+ Receiver/Room Controller and optional Crestron control system, the DM-TX-201-C affords a simple solution for extending a computer or AV signal to a single display. As part of a larger system using a DM-MD series switcher, multiple DM-TX-201-Cs may be installed to enable the distribution of several sources at different locations to feed multiple displays throughout any room or larger facility.

Local HDMI Output

  • An HDMI output is included to enable pass-through of the selected video and audio signals to feed a local display, monitor, or sound system.

LAN Connectivity

  • Along with high-definition AV and control, DigitalMedia also integrates high-speed Ethernet networking for a total signal distribution solution. The DM-TX-201-C includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, which can be used to provide a convenient LAN connection for a local network device.

USB Signal Extension

  • The DM-TX-201-C also functions as a keyboard/mouse extender, allowing the connected computer (or other USB HID-compliant host) to be controlled by a mouse and/or keyboard located at a presentation lectern, conference table, or some other remote location. Additional USB devices of virtually any type can be supported using Crestron USB over Ethernet Extenders (USB-EXT-DM).

CEC Embedded Device Control

  • DigitalMedia provides an alternative to conventional IR and RS-232 device control by harnessing the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) signal embedded in HDMI. Through its connection to the control system, the DM-TX-201-C provides a gateway for controlling the connected source device right through the HDMI connection, potentially eliminating the need for any dedicated control wires or IR emitters.

Crestron Connect It™

  • A Crestron Connect It Cable Caddy (TT-100 series) offers a convenient tabletop connectivity solution that works with the DM-TX-201-C. The cable caddy gets its control from the DM-TX-201-C through a simple USB connection.

Compact and Versatile

  • The DM-TX-201-C is designed to be mounted to a flat surface or placed on a shelf. It is compact enough to fit discreetly inside a presentation lectern or beneath a table, and can even be attached to a rack rail in the back of an equipment cabinet. The unit can be powered using the wall mount power pack (included), or PoDM (Power over DigitalMedia) for a true one-wire solution.[4,5] An array of indicators is provided for easy setup and troubleshooting.

A Digital Upgrade for Legacy Systems

  • The DM-TX-201-C also affords a perfect signal converter for integrating DigitalMedia with analog-based systems like Crestron MPS, QuickMedia®, and the CEN-RGBHV Series. A simple HD15 VGA cable connected between the output of an MPS system and the input of the DM-TX-201-C allows every RGB, component, S-Video, and composite video input on the MPS to be converted to DigitalMedia. Analog audio is converted similarly through an unbalanced stereo audio cable. The DM-TX-201-C's HDMI input may also be used to expand the input capabilities of the MPS system to handle digital AV sources.
  • Please refer to the DigitalMedia Resources Webpage at http://www.crestron.com/dmresources/ for additional design tools and reference documents.

Key Features

  • DigitalMedia 8G+® transmitter and multimedia interface
  • Built-in 2x1 AV switcher with auto-switching and analog audio-breakaway
  • QuickSwitch HD™ technology achieves fast, reliable switching
  • Connects to a DM® switcher or receiver over a single CAT type twisted pair cable 
  • Supports cable lengths up to 330 ft (100 m) using DM 8G® cable or CAT5e 
  • HDBaseT® Certified — Enables direct connection to other HDBaseT certified equipment
  • Provides HDMI® and RGB/component video inputs 
  • Also supports DVI and Dual-Mode DisplayPort sources 
  • Handles video resolutions up to Full HD 1080p
  • Handles computer resolutions up to WUXGA
  • Handles Dolby Digital®, DTS®, and uncompressed 7.1 linear PCM audio
  • Includes an unbalanced stereo analog line-level audio input
  • Allows embedding of stereo 2-channel analog audio signals
  • Includes a local HDMI output
  • HDCP compliant
  • Detects and reports detailed video and audio input information
  • Performs automatic AV signal format management via EDID
  • Provides a 10/100 Ethernet LAN connection
  • Enables device control via CEC and Ethernet
  • Enables USB HID signal extension for a local computer
  • Compatible with Crestron® USB over Ethernet Extenders 
  • Compatible with Crestron Connect It™ Cable Caddies 
  • Allows quick, easy setup and diagnostics
  • Low-profile surface-mount design
  • Powered via the DM connection or local power pack (included) 
Specifications

Connections

Connector Type:DM Out; HDMI Out; USB HID; HDMI In; RGB In; AUDIO In

Styling

Color:Black

Misc. Specs

Depth (in.)1.26
Width (in.)7.36
Height (in.)6.47
Amount Of Lan Ports1
Product Weight1.6000
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