DM-TX-200 DigitalMedia™ CAT Transmitter 200

DM-TX-200 DigitalMedia™ CAT Transmitter 200
DigitalMedia™ CAT Transmitter 200
>> DigitalMedia™ CAT transmitter and multimedia interface
>> Built-in 2x1 AV switcher with auto-switching and
>> QuickSwitch HD® technology achieves fast, reliable switching
>> DM® CAT output supports up to 450 ft (137 m) cable length[1]
>> Provides HDMI® and RGB/component video inputs[3]
>> Also supports DVI and DisplayPort Multimode sources[2]
>> Handles HD video with HDCP
>> Handles Dolby Digital®, DTS®, and uncompressed 7.1 linear
PCM audio
>> Includes mini-TRS stereo analog audio input
>> Detects and reports detailed video and audio input information
>> Performs automatic AV signal format management via EDID
>> Includes USB HID keyboard/mouse port
>> Enables device control via CEC
>> Allows quick, easy setup and diagnostics
>> Compact surface-mount design
>> Fits in a Wiremold® 6000 Series Raceway
>> Powered over the DMNet® connection
The DM-TX-200 is a DM CAT transmitter and switcher that provides a
convenient interface for computers and other high-definition AV sources
as part of a complete Crestron® DigitalMedia™ system. The DM-TX-200 is
ideal for use at a lectern, conference table, wall plate, or any remote
location in a boardroom, classroom, auditorium, or residence. It connects
to the head end or display location using a single Crestron DM cable,
providing HDMI®, VGA, and analog audio inputs, plus a USB HID host port.
Note: The DM-TX-200 is specially designed to fit inside a divided
Wiremold® 6000 Series Raceway.
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 CAT distributes uncompressed
digital video and audio signals up to 450 feet (137 m) using Crestron
DM cable[1].
Multimedia Computer/AV Interface
The DM-TX-200 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[2].
•• RGB — This VGA type input handles analog RGB signals up to WUXGA
1920x1200 pixels, as well as analog video up to 1080p60[3]. A 1/8”
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(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 either audio input to be used
with either video input.
A single DM CAT output is provided for connection to a DM switcher or
receiver.[1] Used with a single DM CAT Receiver/Room Controller and
optional Crestron Control System, the DM-TX-200 affords a simple solution
for extending a multimedia computer or AV signal to a single display up to
450 feet (137 m) away[1]. As part of a larger system using a DM-MD series
switcher, multiple DM-TX-200s may be installed to enable the distribution
of several sources at different locations to feed multiple displays
throughout any room or larger facility.
Keyboard/Mouse Extender
The DM-TX-200 functions as a keyboard/mouse extender, allowing a USB
HID-compliant keyboard and/or mouse to be connected to the DM-TX-200
and used to control a computer or other component located at the central
equipment rack or some other location.
EDID Format Management
The DM-TX-200 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-200, 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-200 provides a gateway for
DM-TX-200 DigitalMedia™ CAT Transmitter 200
DM-TX-200 – Front and Rear Views
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-200 is designed to be placed on a shelf or mounted to flat
surface. It is compact enough to fit discreetly inside a presentation lectern
or beneath a table, and can even be concealed inside a divided Wiremold
6000 Series Raceway. An array of indicators on the front of the DM-TX-200
provides for easy setup and troubleshooting. Advanced configuration is
enabled through Crestron Toolbox software.
A Digital Upgrade for Legacy Systems
The DM-TX-200 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-200 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 a
simple unbalanced stereo audio cable.
Please refer to the DigitalMedia Resources Webpage at for additional design tools and
reference documents.
Switcher: 2x1 combination digital/analog switch, Crestron
QuickSwitch HD®
Input Signal Type: HDMI®, DVI[2], DisplayPort Multimode[2], RGB,
component (YPbPr)[3], S-Video (Y/C)[3], composite[3]
Output Signal Type: DM® CAT (DigitalMedia™ over twisted-pair
copper wire)
Formats: HDMI, DVI, HDCP content protection support, computer up to
UXGA/WUXGA, HD up to 1080p60, NTSC or PAL
Input Resolutions, HDMI & DVI, Progressive: [email protected],
[email protected] (480p), [email protected] (576p), [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected] (720p50),
[email protected] (720p60), [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected] (1080p24), [email protected]
(1080p25), [email protected] (1080p50), [email protected] (1080p60),
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], plus any other
resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz pixel clock
Input Resolutions, HDMI & DVI, Interlaced: [email protected] (480i),
[email protected] (576i), [email protected] (1080i25), [email protected]
(1080i30), plus any other resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz
pixel clock
Input Resolutions, RGB: [email protected], [email protected]
(480p), [email protected] (576p), [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected] (720p50), [email protected] (720p60),
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected] (1080p50),
[email protected] (1080p60), [email protected], [email protected]
Input Resolutions, Component[3]: 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p50,
720p60, 1080p24, 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
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Switcher: 2x1 combination digital/analog switch, audio breakaway
Input Signal Types: HDMI, DisplayPort Multimode[2], analog stereo
Output Signal Type: DM CAT
Formats, HDMI: Dolby Digital®, Dolby Digital EX, DTS®, DTS-ES,
DTS 96/24, Up to 8ch PCM
Formats, Analog: Stereo 2-channel
Analog-To-Digital Conversion: 24-bit 48 kHz
Input Level Compensation (analog): ±10 dB
DM-TX-200 DigitalMedia™ CAT Transmitter 200
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
450 ft (137 m) for 1080p60
450 ft (137 m) for 1280x1024 @75Hz
450 ft (137 m) for 1920x1200 @60Hz
375 ft (114 m) for 1600x1200 @60Hz
Controls & Indicators
DigitalMedia: DM CAT, DMNet®, HDCP management, EDID format
management, CEC
USB: Supports USB HID class devices
PWR: (1) green LED, indicates operating power supplied via DMNet
DM LINK: (1) green LED, indicates DM link status
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
HDMI: (1) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;
HDMI digital video/audio input;
Also supports DVI and DisplayPort Multimode[2]
USB HID: (1) USB Type A female;
USB host port for connection of a mouse/keyboard or other USB HIDcompliant device
RGB: (1) DB15HD female;
RGB (VGA), component, S-Video, or composite video input[3];
Formats: RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, YPbPr, Y/C, NTSC, PAL;
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: (1) 3.5mm TRS mini phone jack;
Unbalanced stereo line-level audio input;
Input Level: 2 Vrms maximum;
Input Impedance: 10k Ohms
DM OUT, D & M: (1) DM CAT output composed of (2) 8-pin RJ45
female, shielded;
Connects to DM CAT input of a DM switcher, receiver/room controller, or
other DM device via DM-CBL cable[1]
Power Requirements
DMNet Power Usage: 12 Watts (0.5 Amps @ 24 Volts DC)
Temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Heat Dissipation: 41 BTU/Hr
Chassis: Metal with black finish
Mounting: Free-standing or surface mountable (mounting bracket
included); also fits in a divided Wiremold® 6000 Series Raceway
Height: 6.97 in (177 mm)
Width: 2.76 in (70 mm);
3.95 in (100 mm) with mounting bracket
Depth: 1.68 in (43 mm)
DM OUT, G B A 24: (1) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block, DMNet
port; Connects to DMNet port of a DM switcher, receiver/room controller, or
other DM device via DM-CBL cable[1]
17.4 oz (493 g)
G: (1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
DM Cable Length
Available Models
Maximum length without, between, before, or after repeaters:
200 ft (60 m) for 720p, 1080i, 1080p24
200 ft (60 m) for 1024x768 @75Hz
150 ft (45 m) for 1080p60
150 ft (45 m) for 1280x1024 @75Hz
150 ft (45 m) for 1920x1200 @60Hz
125 ft (38 m) for 1600x1200 @60Hz
Maximum total length using up to 2 repeaters:
450 ft (137 m) for 720p, 1080i, 1080p24
450 ft (137 m) for 1024x768 @75Hz
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DM-TX-200: DigitalMedia™ CAT Transmitter 200
Available Accessories
DM-CBL-NP: DigitalMedia™ Cable, non-plenum
DM-CBL-P: DigitalMedia™ Cable, plenum-rated
DM-CONN-20: DigitalMedia™ Cable Connectors, 20-Pack
DM-DR: DigitalMedia™ CAT Repeater
CBL Series: Crestron® Certified Interface Cables
MP-WP Series: Media Presentation Wall Plates
MPI-WP Series: Media Presentation Wall Plates - International Version
DM-TX-200 DigitalMedia™ CAT Transmitter 200
1. For DigitalMedia CAT wiring, use DM-CBL DigitalMedia Cable. Up to two DM CAT Repeaters
(Model DM-DR) may be required. Connection to a DM-RX1-1G receiver is only supported
through a DM switcher. Refer to the Crestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4546 for
complete system design guidelines. All cable sold separately.
2. HDMI requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI or DisplayPort
Multimode signal. CBL-HD-DVI interface cables available separately.
3. The RGB input can actually accept component, composite, and S-Video signals via direct
interface to Crestron MPS Series products, or through an appropriate adapter (not included).
However, input sync detection is not provided for composite or S-Video signal types through
the RGB connection.
This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please
contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available
online at or by calling 800-237-2041.
Specifications subject to change without notice. Crestron is not responsible for errors in
typography or photography.
The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at:
Crestron, Crestron Toolbox, DigitalMedia, DM, DMNet, QuickMedia, QuickSwitch HD, and the
Crestron logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the
United States and/or other countries. Dolby Digital is either a trademark or registered trademark
of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS is either a trademark
or registered trademark of DTS, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. HDMI and the
HDMI Logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United
States and/or other countries. Wiremold is either a trademark or registered trademark of LNA in
the United States in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks and trade names
may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their
products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.
©2012 Crestron Electronics, Inc.
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DM-TX-200 DigitalMedia™ CAT Transmitter 200
Crestron Electronics, Inc. 15 Volvo Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647
Tel: 800.237.2041 / 201.767.3400
| Fax: 201.767.1903
All brand names, product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
©2012 Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Specifications subject to change without notice. Revised 08/06/12
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