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DM® 3.0 Sets the New Digital Standard for Every Room
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Amsterdam, February 10, 2015 – A decade ago, Crestron
laid the foundation for DigitalMedia, the AV distribution technology that would
go on to transform the industry. At Integrated Systems Europe 2015 in
Amsterdam, February 10–12, Crestron will do it again, with the introduction of
DM 3.0, the new digital standard for every room.
“To be clear, DM 3.0 is not a product. It’s a set of core digital
standards embedded in the DM product line: uncompressed bit-for-bit 4K/60
distribution and scaling; streaming AV; enterprise-class IT solution; and
end-to-end scalable solutions for every room type,” says Fred Bargetzi, Chief
Technology Officer at Crestron. “You could think of it as requirements in a
consultant spec that might read, ‘Video distribution system must be DM 3.0 or
Only DM products
meet all core DM 3.0 requirements:
4K/60 distribution and scaling
We’re accustomed to watching video at 60 frames per second, which delivers
smooth motion. 4K gives us razor-sharp images, but first-generation 4K sources
support 4K at only 30 frames per second. Therefore, you may have noticed
choppiness in 4K video demos. Now, AV professionals should expect and demand
distribution of 4K at the full 60 frames per second, as well as scaling
technology that can convert any resolution and frame rate to any other
resolution and frame rate up to 4096x2160 at 60 Hz.
Streaming leverages IT infrastructure to deliver content anywhere on the
network. Existing infrastructure can often be used to facilitate unlimited
distribution, either across campus or around the world. Streaming inputs or
outputs can easily be added to link any room to any other. However, streaming
isn’t a “silver bullet,” and sometimes point-to-point uncompressed delivery is
best because it maintains the highest quality and doesn’t introduce latency.
Products that meet the DM 3.0 standard offer the best of both worlds; streaming
and point-to-point on one platform.
Presentation and collaboration technology is increasingly part of how we communicate
– making AV as central to business as IT. This necessitates centralized
monitoring and management to automatically detect failures, enabling proactive
service. AV equipment must support IT standards, including 802.1X, Transport
Layer Security (TLS), Active Directory, and SNMP.
solutions for every room type
Today’s enterprises are comprised of rooms of all sizes, from huddle spaces to
boardrooms, from classrooms to campuses. To provide a consistent experience,
where every room works the exact same way, a validated architecture – meaning
the components are designed together as part of a single-vendor solution ? is
needed for all room types. It’s also critical that solutions can be scaled to
add capabilities and inputs/outputs easily.
“Crestron gives you more than just the standard-setting technology of DM 3.0,”
adds Bargetzi. “We give you award-winning service and 24x7 support, offices
around the globe to provide support and training, and tens of thousands of DM
certified professionals to ensure a great experience every time. Under the
Crestron 4K Certification program, we test third-party 4K devices for reliable
operation. We give you 4K technology at 2K prices. And we make it easy with
system design and quotation assistance accessible live online, and via phone
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