12.07.10

Crestron boosts connectivity with DM-TX-200-2G

Crestron has released the DM-TX-200-2G wall plate transmitter to allow connectivity for computers, laptops and other digital sources.

The product enables switching between one HDMI and one RGB input. The HDMI input supports HDMI with HDCP; WUXGA computer resolutions, and 1080p60 HDTV with multi-channel lossless audio. All signals are digitally transmitted up to 135 metres over DigitalMedia (DM) cable. A DM-TX-200-2G can be installed on walls, lecterns or floor-mounted using a standard double-gang box.

A USB HID device port allows a mouse/keyboard to control a computer or other host device in another part of the room or a central equipment rack. Crestron claims the DM provides an upgrade path from analogue to digital without replacing installed equipment. The Crestron MPS, for example, is engineered to transmit all analogue signals from the MPS to the DM-TX-200-2G over one VGA cable. A single DM cable connects the transmitter to a DM matrix switcher or room controller, which sends HDMI to the display.