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Crestron now shipping ultra-simple, low-cost huddle room and classroom presentation solution
Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2016
New HDMI® switcher and extender pair perfectly fills the need for a reliable, professional solution at a price that fits any budget
Rockleigh, NJ, January 6, 2016 – Today, Crestron introduced a new low-cost HDMI®
switcher and extender pair that perfectly fills the need for a
reliable, professional presentation solution for small meeting rooms,
huddle rooms, and classrooms. Intelligently designed and Crestron
engineered to the highest DM® standards, the HD Scaling Presentation Switcher & Extender (HD-MD-400-C-E) has all the features system integrators want, at a breakthrough price.
The number of huddle rooms and small meeting rooms is on the rise. This
has created the need for a simple, complete, low-cost multimedia
presentation solution, which is precisely what integrators will find in
the HD-MD-400-C-E. It packs 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,
easy to deploy devices.
No programming required
Composed of a compact 3X1 transmitter and an HD receiver, the
HD-MD-400-C-E can be installed in just minutes, with no special
programming required. 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. Mount the receiver 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.
Connect and go
Just connect your laptop or smart device to one of the three inputs at a
table or podium, and 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.
Many popular displays simply can’t handle all the different formats and
resolutions you’re likely to encounter in a dynamic presentation
environment. That’s why the HD-MD-400-C-E was designed with built-in
scaling to support a complete range of digital and analog signals. It
ensures that every source displays reliably and beautifully. Just
connect the receiver to the display and it intelligently converts and
enhances the signal.
Other HD signal extenders only do one thing: extend HD signals. The
HD-MD-400-C-E does that and more. It can also be integrated as part of a
complete Crestron control solution. Additionally, Ethernet connectivity
makes it possible to leverage the power of Crestron Fusion®
enterprise management software to monitor, manage, and control
technology in every room across the enterprise. Crestron Fusion enables
managers to make data-driven decisions about technology and workspace
Both the transmitter and receiver are compact enough to 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.
Connect the LAN port on the receiver to your Ethernet network for easy
setup and configuration via a Web browser. Essential controls and status
indicators are also provided on each unit for easy testing and
troubleshooting without a computer during installation.
Visit the HD-MD-400-C-E product page for more information including specifications, photos, pricing, and accessories.
About Crestron For more than 40 years, Crestron has been the world’s leading
manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems. Our solutions
are built on a validated architecture, using best-in-class technology
that integrates unified communications, AV presentation, lighting, and
environmental systems. Crestron streamlines technology, improving the
quality of life for people in corporate conference rooms, hotels,
classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Our products are backed by
more than 90 fully-staffed offices that provide 24 x 7 x 365 sales,
technical, and training support across the globe. 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 www.crestron.com.