Crestron Now Shipping Streaming Input Card for DigitalMedia™ Switchers
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Rockleigh, NJ, November 18, 2014 – Crestron today
announced it is now shipping its DMC-STR Streaming
Input Card. It enables card-based Crestron DM®
switchers to receive a high-performance H.264 video stream over an IP network.
The source can be an IP camera, a streaming server, or from a DMC-STRO
streaming output card in another DM switcher. Because DigitalMedia provides
both point-to-point and streaming on a single platform, this signal can then be
distributed via HDMI®, HDBaseT®, or fiber.
The best of both
Streaming removes all distance limitations and utilizes existing infrastructure
to enable signal distribution for applications where dedicated wiring is
impractical or can’t be installed. Because DM uniquely provides both
point-to-point connections (such as HDBaseT and fiber) and streaming on the
same platform, you can configure the switcher on an input-by-input and
output-by-output basis. Use point-to-point cards for zero-latency,
full-bandwidth connections within the room, and streaming for worldwide
Full stream ahead
The DMC-STR supports streams at resolutions up to HD 1080p, with bitrates up to
25 Mbps. The streaming input can be configured to receive streams via its
dedicated “Content LAN” port (to isolate control and content onto separate
networks), or via the DM switcher’s LAN port (to enable a single network
connection for the entire switcher, including streaming).
The ins and outs of
The DMC-STR Streaming Input Card receives H.264 streaming video in, and then
the DM switcher outputs the content via any output card as any signal type or
infrastructure. Conversely, the DMC-STRO Streaming Output Card transmits any
source signal as H.264 streaming video.
Easy to upgrade as
Card-based DM switchers are easily configurable as organizational needs change.
By simply adding or replacing cards, streaming capabilities can be added
without having to change or replace switcher frames. You can even install a
DMC-STR card in a DMCI card interface for a standalone streaming decoder.