Crestron adds unit to power small PoDM systems


Crestron is to begin shipping its DigitalMedia Ultra Midspan PoDM++ Injector throughout EMEA at the end of October.

The DM-PSU-ULTRA-MIDSPAN provides a small footprint, single-point, midspan system for simultaneously delivering power long-distance over DM cable to both upstream and downstream DM devices for multiple applications.

Its high output power capacity supports PoDM++ powered devices and features two RJ45 connectors for HDBaseT and DM signal pass-through, without affecting the video or data signals.

PoDM (Power over DigitalMedia), delivers power over DM copper wire. PoDM++ features high output power capacity of 45 watts per port.

"This little product solves a really big problem for installers," said Rob Carter, technology manager, DigitalMedia. "Its small footprint allows it to be installed anywhere power is available. It transmits that power long distance – up and downstream – over DM cable to endpoints where there isn’t a local power source."

The new DM-PSU-ULTRA-MIDSPAN joins the Crestron family of PoDM power supplies, which also includes the DM-PSU-8 and DM-PSU-16. The DM-PSU-ULTRA-MIDSPAN is the first to transmit PoDM++, and offers a footprint (1/2 rack wide x 1 RU high) for convenient installation virtually anywhere power is needed.