Crestron Now Shipping Streaming Input Card for DigitalMedia Switchers

Provides a single H.264 streaming input for any DM switcher with modular plug-in input card slots.

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 worlds

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 distribution.

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 streaming

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 needs change

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.

To configure a DM switcher complete with input and output cards, cables, and other peripherals, systems integrators can use the DigitalMedia Switcher Configuration Tool.

Learn more

Visit the DMC-STR Streaming Input Card product page for more information.

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For more than 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Providing integrated solutions to control audio, video, lighting, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate conference rooms, hotels, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron's leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry. In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. Discover the world of Crestron by visiting

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