06.05.15

Review of Crestron's DigitalMedia 8G+ Transmitter 201

Crestron's DigitalMedia 8G+ Transmitter 201 is reviewed by Carl-Fredrik Malmgren, MD of Fremlab in Sweden.

Why did you choose this product?

We used the transmitter in the upgrade of the main auditorium of a hotel that we had originally installed in 2010. We changed the XGA projectors to full HD projectors and used the DigitalMedia transmitter in all three rooms. We all know the length of HDMI cable cannot be more than 15 metres before you get problems; we had a cable from the lectern going up to the projector which was 10 metres and a cable from the connector in the wall to the client’s laptop which was another six metres. So we needed to come up with another solution. This idea of having a box sending content over a Cat6 cable with HDBaseT was perfect for the job. There are more companies making these boxes but I work a lot with Crestron so went with this product. It is quite expensive and there are cheaper products but the other ones didn’t have network input.

What do you like about using it?

In the one cable from the transmitter up to the projector we have network, we have VGA, we have HDMI, we have sound and we have control. All these things in one same cable – this is perfect.

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