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Crestron DigitalMedia 8G+ Transmitter 201 and Switcher

rovides a remote input connection for HDMI® and RGB sources as part of a complete DigitalMedia™ System. Connects to the DM 8G+™ input of a DM® Switcher or Receiver via CAT5e or DM 8G® Cable. Includes a USB HID device port, allowing the connected host device to be controlled by a keyboard and mouse at a different location.

Your Price: $1,300.00

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The DM-TX-201-C is a DM 8G+™ transmitter and switcher that provides a simple interface for computers and high-definition AV sources as part of a complete Crestron® DigitalMedia™ system. In addition to DM 8G+, it is also compatible with HDBaseT™ specifications, allowing it to be connected directly to the input of an HDBaseT compliant display device. Thin and compact, the DM-TX-201-C is ideal for use at a lectern, conference table, or any remote location in a boardroom, classroom, auditorium, or residence. It connects to the head end or display location using a single CAT5e or Crestron DM 8G® cable, providing HDMI®, VGA, and analog audio inputs, plus an Ethernet port and USB HID device port for a total connectivity solution.

DigitalMedia 8G+™

As the leader in HDMI and control system technologies, Crestron developed DigitalMedia (DM®) to deliver the first complete HD AV distribution system to take HDMI to a higher level. DigitalMedia allows virtually any mix of HDMI and other AV sources to be distributed throughout a home, office, school, or virtually any other facility.

DigitalMedia 8G+ is the latest generation of DM, providing a true one-wire transport for moving high-definition video, audio, and Ethernet over low-cost twisted-pair cable without any compression or repeaters. Just one 8-conductor twisted-pair cable is required, supporting distances up to 330 feet (100 m) using Crestron DM 8G Cable or CAT5e.


Crestron DigitalMedia 8G+ technology is designed using HDBaseT Alliance specifications, ensuring interoperability with third-party HDBaseT products. Via its DM 8G+ output, the DM-TX-201-C can be connected directly to any HDBaseT compliant device without requiring a DM receiver. HDBaseT connectivity through the DM-TX-201-C converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, Ethernet, power and control signals through a single CAT5e or CAT6 cable over distances up to 328 ft (100m).

Multimedia Computer/AV Interface

The DM-TX-201-C provides simple switching between two inputs. The inputs can be configured to switch automatically or be controlled through a Crestron control system. Inputs include:

  • HDMI — Supports HD 1080p60 video and WUXGA computer signals with HDCP and multi-channel lossless audio. Also handles DVI and DisplayPort Multimode signals using an appropriate adapter or interface cable.

  • RGB — This VGA type input handles analog RGB signals up to WUXGA 1920x1200 pixels, as well as analog video up to 1080p60. A 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo audio input is included to accommodate analog audio signals from an unbalanced line-level source or headphone output.

Note: Audio breakaway capability enables the analog audio input to be used with either video input.

A single cable connects the DM-TX-201-C to a DM switcher or receiver, or to an HDBaseT device, transporting video, audio, control, networking, and power signals all through one simple RJ45 connection.[1,4] Used with a single DM 8G+ Receiver/Room Controller and optional Crestron Control System, the DM-TX-201-C affords a simple solution for extending a multimedia computer or AV signal to a single display up to 330 feet (100 m) away[1]. As part of a larger system using a DM-MD series switcher, multiple DM-TX-201-Cs may be installed to enable the distribution of several sources at different locations to feed multiple displays throughout any room or larger facility.

In addition to its DM 8G+ output, there is also an HDMI output provided to feed a local HDMI or DVI monitor, eliminating the need for an extra outboard distribution amp or other hardware.

LAN Connectivity

Along with high-definition AV and control, DigitalMedia also integrates high-speed Ethernet networking for a total signal distribution solution. The DM-TX-201-C includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, providing a convenient LAN connection for a local network device.

Keyboard/Mouse Extender

The DM-TX-201-C also functions as a keyboard/mouse extender, providing a USB port which connects to the source device (i.e. computer or other USB HID-compliant host), allowing it to be controlled by a mouse or keyboard located in another room, or at a presentation lectern, conference table, or some other remote location.

EDID Format Management

The DM-TX-201-C allows for management of the EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) information that passes between the display devices and input sources in the system. Using Crestron Toolbox™ software, the format and resolution capabilities of each device can be assessed and managed through the DM-TX-201-C, ensuring reliable operation by instructing sources to output only the resolutions and formats that can be handled by the displays and system wiring.

CEC Embedded Device Control

The primary objective of every Crestron system is to enable precisely the control desired for a seamless user experience. DigitalMedia provides an alternative to conventional IR and RS-232 device control by harnessing the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) signal embedded in HDMI. Through its connection to the control system, the DM-TX-201-C provides a gateway for controlling the connected source device right through the HDMI connection, potentially eliminating the need for any dedicated control wires or IR emitters. Through proper CEC signal management, DigitalMedia allows you to take control of each device in the system as you like.

Compact and Versatile

The DM-TX-201-C is designed to be mounted to a flat surface or placed on a shelf. It is compact enough to fit discreetly inside a presentation lectern or beneath a table, and can even be attached to a rack rail in the back of an equipment cabinet. An array of indicators on the DM-TX-201-C provides for easy setup and troubleshooting.

A Digital Upgrade for Legacy Systems

The DM-TX-201-C also affords a perfect signal converter for integrating DigitalMedia with analog-based systems like Crestron MPS, QuickMedia®, and the CEN-RGBHV Series. A simple HD15 VGA cable connected between the output of an MPS system and the input of the DM-TX-201-C allows every RGB, component, S-Video, and composite video input on the MPS to be converted to DigitalMedia[3]. Analog audio is converted similarly through an unbalanced stereo audio cable. The DM-TX-201-C's HDMI input may also be used to expand the input capabilities of the MPS system to handle digital AV sources.

Built-in 2x1 AV switcher with auto-switching and analog audio-breakaway

QuickSwitch HD technology achieves fast, reliable switching

DM 8G+ output supports up to 330ft (100m) cable length

Connects to DM switcher or receiver over one CAT5e or Crestron DM 8G cable

Supports HDBaseT alliance specifications

Provides HDMI and RGB/component video inputs

Also supports DVI and DisplayPort Multimode sources

Handles HD video with HDCP

Handles Dolby Digital, DTS and uncompressed 7.1 linear PCM audio

Includes mini-TRS stereo analog audio input

Includes local HDMI monitor output

Detects and reports detailed video and audio input information

Performs automatic AV signal format management via EDID



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Switcher 2x1 combination digital/analog switch, Crestron QuickSwitch HD

Input Signal Types HDMI, DVI[2], DisplayPort Multimode[2], RGB, component (YPbPr)[3], S-Video (Y/C)[3], composite[3]

Output Signal Types DM 8G STP (DigitalMedia over single shielded twisted-pair copper wire), HDMI, DVI[2]

Formats HDMI w/Deep Color, DVI, HDCP v.1.2 content protection support, RGBHV up to UXGA/WUXGA, HDTV up to 1080p60, NTSC or PAL

Input Resolutions, HDMI & DVI, Progressive 640x480@60Hz, 720x480@60Hz (480p), 720x576@50Hz (576p), 800x600@60Hz, 848x480@60Hz, 852x480@60Hz, 854x480@60Hz, 1024x768@60Hz, 1024x852@60Hz, 1024x1024@60Hz, 1280x720@50Hz (720p50), 1280x720@60Hz (720p60), 1280x7

Input Resolutions, HDMI & DVI, Interlaced 720x480@30Hz (480i), 720x576@25Hz (576i), 1920x1080@25Hz (1080i25), 1920x1080@30Hz (1080i30), plus any other resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz pixel clock

Input Resolutions, RGB 640x480@60Hz, 720x480@60Hz (480p), 720x576@50Hz (576p), 800x600@60Hz, 848x480@60Hz, 1024x768@60Hz, 1280x720@50Hz (720p50), 1280x720@60Hz (720p60), 1280x768@60Hz, 1280x800@60Hz, 1280x960@60Hz, 1280x1024@60Hz, 1360x768@60Hz, 1366x768@

Input Resolutions, Component[3] 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p50, 720p60, 1080i25 (1125 lines), 1080i30, 1080p30, 1080p50 (1125 lines), 1080p60

Input Resolutions, Composite and S-Video[3] 480i, 576i

Output Resolutions Matched to inputs

Analog-To-Digital Conversion 10-bit 165 MHz per each of 3 channels


Switcher 2x1 combination digital/analog switch

Input Signal Types HDMI, DisplayPort Multimode[2], analog stereo

Output Signal Types DM 8G STP, HDMI

Formats, HDMI Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD High Res, DTS-HD Master Audio, Up to 8ch PCM

Formats, Analog Stereo 2-channel

Analog-To-Digital Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz

Performance (analog) Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.75dB;

S/N Ratio: >90dB, 20Hz to 20kHz A-weighted;

THD+N: <0.05% @ 1kHz;

Stereo Separation: >90dB


DigitalMedia DM 8G STP, HDCP management, EDID format management, CEC

Ethernet 10BaseT/100BaseTX, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, CIP, DHCP, rSTP

USB Supports USB HID class devices


LAN (1) 8-wire RJ45 female, shielded;

10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet port

DM OUT (1) 8-pin RJ45 female, shielded;

DM 8G STP output, accepts power over DM[4];

Connects to DM 8G STP input of a DM switcher, receiver/room controller, or other DM device via DM-CBL-8G cable[1]

HDMI OUT (1) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;

HDMI digital video/audio output;

Also supports DVI[2]

PWR 24 VDC 0.75A (1) 2.1mm barrel DC power jack;

24 Volt DC power input;

PW-2407WU power pack included

Ground (1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug

USB HID (1) USB Type B female;

USB 1.1 device port for connection to the USB host interface of a computer or other USB HID-compliant host device

HDMI IN (1) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;

HDMI digital video/audio input;

Also supports DVI and DisplayPort Multimode[2]

RGB IN (1) DB15HD female, RGB (VGA) or component (YPbPr) video input[3];

Formats: RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, YPbPr;

Input Levels: 0.5 to 1.5 Vp-p with built-in DC restoration;

Input Impedance: 75 ohms;

Sync Input Type: Autodetect RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, YPbPr;

Sync Input Level: 3 to 5 Vp-p;

Sync Input Impedance: 1k Ohms

AUDIO IN (1) 3.5mm TRS mini phone jack;

Unbalanced stereo line-level audio input;

Input Impedance: 10k Ohms;

Input Level: 2 Vrms maximum

Controls & Indicators

LAN (2) LEDs, green LED indicates Ethernet link status, amber LED indicates Ethernet activity

DM OUT (2) LEDs, green LED indicates DM link status, amber LED indicates DM signal stream and HDCP status

PWR (1) green LED, indicates operating power supplied via local power supply or DM

HDMI IN (1) green LED, indicates HDMI input is selected

RGB IN (1) green LED, indicates RGB input is selected

SETUP (1) red LED and (1) miniature recessed pushbutton for Ethernet setup

RESET (1) miniature recessed pushbutton for hardware reset

Power Requirements

Power Pack 0.75 Amps @ 24 Volts DC;

100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz power pack, model PW-2407WU included

Power over DM Receives power from a DM 8G STP power sourcing device

Note: May be powered via power pack or DM, not both.