Crestron now shipping HDMI switcher for huddle rooms and classrooms

Crestron has introduced an HDMI switcher and extender pair to fit the need for a presentation system for small meeting rooms, huddle rooms, and classrooms.

The HD-MD-400-C-E offers HDBaseT extension, a scaler for optimal image display, automatic switching for HD resolutions up to 2K, display control, and Ethernet connectivity, all in a pair of compact devices.
Composed of a 3X1 transmitter and an HD receiver, the HD-MD-400-C-E can be installed with no special programming required. Installers can mount the transmitter under a table or inside a podium, with two HDMI inputs, one VGA input, and one analog audio input it supports the connection of computers, mobile devices, and other media sources. The receiver can be mounted behind the room display or above the projector. The receiver features an additional HDMI input for a local source, such as a Crestron AirMedia (AM-100) wireless presentation gateway.
Once a laptop or smart device is connected to one of the three inputs at a table or podium, you can route the signal to the room display, up to 230 feet (70m) away. Signal auto-detection automatically turns the display on and off, lessening the need for a control panel or remote. An additional AV source can be connected at the display device location or through an optional wall plate.
Tthe HD-MD-400-C-E was designed with built-in scaling to support a complete range of digital and analog signals. It can also be integrated as part of a complete Crestron control system. Additionally, Ethernet connectivity makes it possible to use Crestron Fusion enterprise management software to monitor, manage, and control technology in every room across the enterprise.

Both the transmitter and receiver can fit discreetly inside a presentation lectern, beneath a table, or mounted on a wall behind a flat-panel display, or on the ceiling above a projector. They can even be attached to a single rack rail in the back of an equipment cabinet. Both devices are powered together using a single wall mount power pack (included), which can be connected either at the receiver or at the transmitter location. Power is carried between the transmitter and receiver over the HDBaseT connection.

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