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Crestron : DM-MD16X16

By: Crestron
The World's Leader for Advanced Home, Campus & Building Control Automation Solutions
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16x16 Digital Media Switcher

Crestron HD DM Switchers provide the foundation for a complete DigitalMedia system, delivering an advanced, true high-definition multi-room AV signal routing solution that's extremely flexible and installer-friendly. The DM-MD16X16 affords low-latency switching and pure, lossless distribution of HDMI and other signals to support the latest Blu-ray Disc ™ players, HDTV receivers, digital media servers, video game consoles, and all your other AV devices. The DM-MD16X16 is field-configurable to handle up to 16 AV sources, and factory-configurable to provide up to 16 DM room outputs with expansion capability for even larger applications. A full selection of DM switcher input cards, DM transmitters*, and DM room controllers provides extensive connectivity throughout the home or office, supporting a complete range of analog and digital signal types — all through one switcher! User-friendly setup and troubleshooting tools are provided through the DM-MD16X16 front panel, or via Crestron Toolbox ™ software, to make setting up a complete multi-room HD system easy.


Available Configurations Include:

DM-MD16X16-RPS  16x16 Digital Media Switcher w/Redundant Power Supply

DM-MD16X16 features include:

  • Delivers a unified HD signal distribution solution incorporating both point-to-point wired and IP streaming technologies
  • Provides lossless HD AV signal routing over twisted pair copper wire or fiber
  • Integrates video, audio, networking, and control over one wire or fiber strand
  • Enables high-performance H.264 streaming from any input source up to 1080p or WUXGA
  • Affords full matrix switching with ultra high 12.5 Gbps backplane data rate
  • Handles HDMI® with Deep Color, 3D, 4K, and high-bitrate 7.1 encoded audio [3]
  • HDBaseT® Certified — Enables direct connection to other HDBaseT certified equipment
  • Distributes 1080p, WUXGA, and 2K signals over CAT type twisted pair cable at distances up to 330 ft (100 m) via DM 8G+™ and HDBaseT [4,9]
  • Distributes 4K and Ultra HD signals over CAT type twisted pair cable at distances up to 230 ft (70 m) using Crestron DM 8G® Cable, or 165 ft (50 m) using CAT5e [4,9]
  • Distributes 1080p and WUXGA signals over multimode fiber at distances up to 1000 ft (300 m) via DM 8G Fiber [5,9]
  • Distributes 1080p and WUXGA signals over single-mode fiber at distances up to 7.5 miles (12 km) via DM 8G SM Fiber [6,9]
  • Allows streaming of 1080p signals over an IP network with no distance limitations
  • Also supports all first-generation DM® CAT and DM Fiber products [7,8,9]
  • Configurable with up to 16 DM, HDBaseT, and/or HDMI outputs
  • Configurable with up to eight streaming outputs [1]
  • Easy output expansion using multiple DM switchers
  • Modular inputs support a complete range of digital, analog, and streaming signal types
  • QuickSwitch HD® technology manages HDCP keys for fast, reliable switching
  • Auto-Locking™ technology achieves rapid switching between disparate sources
  • Detects and displays detailed video and audio input information
  • Performs automatic AV signal format management via EDID
  • Allows independent scaling for every display through select DM receivers [13]
  • Enables device control via CEC
  • Distributes USB HID mouse and keyboard signals
  • Expanded USB routing capabilities available using USB over Ethernet Extenders [14]
  • Allows full audio and USB breakaway switching
  • Integrates with analog audio distribution systems
  • Enables simultaneous output of stereo and surround sound audio
  • Includes integrated Ethernet switch with Gigabit LAN port
  • Private Network Mode — requires just one IP address for the complete DM system
  • Provides easy setup and diagnostics tools via front panel or software
  • Half-million hour rated internal universal power supply
  • 7-space 19-inch rack-mountable
  Switcher 16x16 digital matrix, modular input cards and factory-configurable outputs, Crestron QuickSwitch HD®
  Input Signal Types Configurable via modular plug-in cards supporting HDMI®, DisplayPort Multimode[11], DVI, HDBaseT®, SDI, RGB/VGA, component, S-Video, composite, DM® CAT, DM Fiber, DM 8G+™, DM 8G® Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, & H.264 streaming
  Output Signal Types Configurable via factory-installed output cards supporting DM CAT, DM Fiber, DM 8G+, DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, HDBaseT, HDMI, DVI[12], & H.264 streaming (All input cards also include HDMI pass-thru outputs)
  Formats HDMI, HDBaseT, or DM 8G w/Deep Color, 3D, & 4K[3]; DM (1st generation) w/Deep Color & 3D; DVI; HDCP content protection support; SD-SDI, HD-SDI, & 3G-SDI; RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, YPbPr, Y/C, NTSC, & PAL; H.264 (MPEG-4 part 10 AVC)
  Input Resolutions Refer to the specifications for each input card
  Output Resolutions Refer to the specifications for each output card
  Backplane Data Rate 12.5 Gbps
  Switcher 16x16 digital multichannel audio-follow-video matrix switching, plus independent 16x16 stereo matrix for audio breakaway
  Input Signal Types Configurable via modular plug-in cards supporting HDMI, DisplayPort Multimode[11], HDBaseT, SDI, analog (stereo 2-channel), SPDIF, DM CAT, DM Fiber, DM 8G+, DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, & H.264 streaming
  Output Signal Types Configurable via factory-installed output cards supporting DM CAT, DM Fiber, DM 8G+, DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, HDBaseT, HDMI, analog (stereo 2-channel), & H.264 streaming; (All input cards also include HDMI pass-thru outputs, and most digital audio input cards also include analog stereo pass-thru audio outputs)
  Formats Refer to the specifications for each input and output card
  Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, DHCP
  USB USB signal routing via select input cards, transmitters, receivers, and extenders[14]; USB computer console port for setup
  DigitalMedia DM 8G+, DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, DM Fiber, DM CAT, DMNet®, HDCP, EDID, CEC, PoDM, Ethernet
  HDBaseT HDCP, EDID, PoH, Ethernet
  NOTE: Supports management of HDCP and EDID; supports pass-through and management of CEC between HDMI source and sink, or between HDMI device(s) and a control system
Ethernet Switch
  34-port switch with Private Network Mode; provides (1) rear panel 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T LAN port, (1) internal 100 Mbps port for the switcher, and (32) internal 100 Mbps ports for the I/O cards
USB Switch
  16x16 matrix, follow video or breakaway
Card Slots
  1 – 16 (16) DM switcher input card slots;
Each slot accepts (1) DMC-series input card;
Input cards are field-installable
  DM OUTPUTS (SLOT 1 – 2) (2) DM switcher output card slots;
Each slot accepts (1) DMCO-series output card;
Output cards require factory installation
  LAN (1) 8-wire RJ45 female;
10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Ethernet port
  24ABG / EIG 1 – 8 (SLOT 1 – 2) (16) sets of (1) 4-pin and (1) 3-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks;
Comprises (16) DMNet ports with “EIG” power selection ports, each set associated with a corresponding DM CAT output port on the output card in either output slot;
Each DMNet port provides power and communications for a DM CAT device connected via DM cable;
Each EIG port connects to an external power supply[15], or to the internal power source via a jumper, to power the DM CAT device connected to the corresponding DMNet port;
Maximum Load: 40 Watts (1.66 Amps @ 24 Volts DC) per port, limited to available DMNet power from internal power supply (see "Power Requirements" below) or external power supply[15]
  100-250V~7.0A 50/60Hz (1) IEC 60320 C14 main power inlet;
Mates with removable power cord, included
  G (1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
  COMPUTER (front) (1) USB Type B female;
USB computer console port (6 ft cable included)
LCD Display

Green LCD dot matrix, 128 x 64 resolution, adjustable LED backlight;
Displays inputs/outputs by name, video & audio signal information, Ethernet configuration and setup menus

Controls & Indicators
  SOFTKEYS (4) pushbuttons for activation of LCD driven functions
  HW-R (1) recessed miniature pushbutton for hardware reset, reboots the switcher
  ROUTE (1) pushbutton and red LED, selects ROUTE mode to allow routing changes
  VIEW (1) pushbutton and red LED, selects VIEW mode for viewing current routes
  INFO (1) pushbutton and red LED, selects INFO mode for viewing AV and device info
  MENU (1) pushbutton, steps menu back one level
  ENTER (1) pushbutton, executes highlighted menu or value
  AUDIO (1) pushbutton & red LED, selects audio routing view
  VIDEO (1) pushbutton & red LED, selects video routing view
  USB (1) pushbutton & red LED, selects USB routing view
  Quick-Adjust Knob (1) continuous turn rotary encoder, adjusts menu parameters
  IN 1 – 16 (16) pushbuttons and red LEDs, select input for routing
  OUT 1 – 16 (16) pushbuttons and red LEDs, select output for routing
  LAN (rear) (2) LEDs, green LED indicates Ethernet link status, amber LED indicates Ethernet activity
Power Requirements
  Main Power 550 Watts @ 100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz
  Available DMNet Power 110 Watts (4.6 Amps @ 24 Volts DC) from internal power supply
  Available PoDM/PoH Power Refer to the specifications for each DM 8G+ input and output card
  Temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
  Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
  Heat Dissipation 1500 BTU/Hr
  Chassis Metal with black finish, vented sides, fan-cooled
  Front Panel Metal, black finish with polycarbonate label overlay
  Mounting Freestanding or 7U 19-inch rack-mountable (adhesive feet and rack ears included)
  Height 12.22 in (311 mm) without feet
  Width 17.28 in (439 mm), 19.00 in (483 mm) with ears
  Depth 18.13 in (461 mm) without cards

28.4 lb (12.9 kg) without cards

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