Product Specifications: DM-RMC-SCALER-C

DigitalMedia 8G+™ Receiver & Room Controller w/Scaler
>> DigitalMedia 8G+™ receiver, high-definition scaler, and
display controller
>> DM 8G+™ input supports up to 330 ft (100 m) cable length[1]
>> Connects to a DM® switcher or transmitter over one CAT5e
or Crestron® DM 8G® cable[1]
>> Supports HDBaseT™ Alliance specifications
>> Provides one HDMI® or DVI display output[3]
>> Accepts any video source from standard NTSC 480i or
PAL 576i, to HD 1080p60 w/Deep Color
>> Also accepts any computer source from VGA to UXGA/WUXGA
>> Scales the source to match the native resolution of virtually any
popular video display or computer monitor
>> Provides intelligent frame rate conversion
>> Allows motion-adaptive de-interlacing or interlacing
>> Allows adjustable overscan or underscan up to 7.5%
>> Provides automatic 3D to 2D signal conversion[2]
>> Automatically passes 3D video without scaling to 3D
capable displays[2]
>> Includes content-adaptive noise reduction
>> 100% HDCP compliant
>> Scalable zoom feature enables 2x2, 3x2, 3x3, 4x3, or 4x4 video
wall capability[5]
>> Handles Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, and
uncompressed 7.1 linear PCM audio
>> Provides 10/100 Ethernet and USB HID mouse/keyboard ports
>> Enables device control via CEC, IR, RS-232, and Ethernet
>> Allows quick, easy setup and diagnostics
>> Low-profile design mounts to a 2-gang US, UK, or European
wall box
>> Universal power pack included
The DM-RMC-SCALER-C provides an advanced one-box interface solution
for a single display device as part of a complete Crestron® DigitalMedia™
system. It functions as a DM 8G+™ receiver, video scaler, and control
interface, providing a single HDMI® output along with Ethernet, USB HID,
RS-232, and IR control ports. In addition to DM 8G+, it is also compatible
with HDBaseT™ specifications, allowing it to be connected directly to any
HDBaseT compliant source. Built-in scaling enables the connected display
to handle virtually any video signal. Its compact, low-profile design allows
the DM-RMC-SCALER-C to be installed discreetly behind a flat panel
display or above a ceiling mounted projector. It connects to the head end
or source location using a single CAT5e or Crestron DM 8G® cable.[1]
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.
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DigitalMedia 8G+ is the latest generation of DM, providing a true one-wire
transport for moving high-definition video, audio, and Ethernet over lowcost twisted-pair cable without any compression or repeaters.
Engineered for ultra high-bandwidth and ultimate scalability, DM 8G+
handles uncompressed video beyond high-definition with support for
HDCP, Deep Color, and 3D. Audio capabilities include support for highbitrate 7.1 audio formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™
as well as uncompressed linear PCM. All signals are transported over one
8-conductor twisted-pair cable, supporting distances up to 330 feet
(100 m) using Crestron DM 8G Cable or CAT5e.[1]
Crestron DigitalMedia 8G+ technology is designed using HDBaseT Alliance
specifications, ensuring interoperability with third-party HDBaseT products.
Via its DM 8G+ input, the DM-RMC-SCALER-C can be connected directly to
any HDBaseT compliant source without requiring a DM transmitter.
HDBaseT connectivity through the DM-RMC-SCALER-C converges
uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, Ethernet, and control signals
through a single CAT5e or CAT6 cable over distances up to 328 ft (100m).
Multimedia Display Interface
A single HDMI digital AV output port is provided on the
DM-RMC-SCALER-C, supporting HD 1080p video and WUXGA computer
signals with HDCP, Deep Color, 3D[2], and multi-channel HD lossless audio
— all through one connection. The HDMI output can also handle DVI
signals using an appropriate adapter or interface cable[3].
A single cable connects the DM-RMC-SCALER-C to a DM switcher or
transmitter, or to an HDBaseT source, transporting video, audio, control,
and networking signals all through one simple RJ45 connection.[1] Multiple
DM-RMC-SCALER-Cs may be installed to handle each display in a multiroom distribution system, all fed from a central DM-MD series switcher.
Or, a single DM-RMC-SCALER-C can be fed straight from a DM 8G+
transmitter, affording a simple solution for extending a computer or AV
signal to a single display.
DM-RMC-SCALER-C DigitalMedia 8G+™ Receiver & Room Controller w/Scaler
High-Definition Scaler
Through a distributed scaler approach, DigitalMedia truly delivers the most
flexible and user-friendly solution for routing multiple disparate sources
to many different display devices. By placing an independent highperformance scaler at every display device, DM ensures an optimal image
on every screen no matter what sources are selected. Distributed scaling
allows a high-res computer source to be viewed on any display in the
building. It also allows a high-definition 3D source to be viewed on lowerresolution 2D displays without compromising the original signal, letting you
share your theater’s full HD 1080p 3D image with smaller, lesser displays
in other rooms.
The DM-RMC-SCALER-C accepts any video source from standard NTSC
480i to HD 1080p60 w/Deep Color, as well as computer sources from VGA
to UXGA/WUXGA, and scales them perfectly to match the native resolution
of your video display. A range of common output resolutions are supported
to work with virtually any popular flat-panel display, projector, or computer
monitor. Intelligent frame rate conversion enables support for 24p and PAL
format sources, and 3D to 2D conversion allows 3D content to be fed
simultaneously to separate 3D and 2D displays. Setup and use of the
scaler is simplified through fully automatic operation utilizing the
display’s EDID[2,4].
A pair of DM-RMC-SCALER-Cs can also be used to facilitate a dualprojector 3D setup, steering just the left eye portion of a 3D signal to one
projector, and the right eye portion to the other. This is done using the
scaler’s 3D to 2D conversion mode, enabling 3D capability with scaling.
Video Wall Processing
The DM-RMC-SCALER-C has another trick up its sleeve, providing zoom
capability on its output to display just a portion of the source image. Using
this feature, multiple units may be combined to configure a high-definition
video wall composed of up to 16 individual displays. Configurations of 2x2,
3x2, 3x3, 4x3, or 4x4 are supported, and all that is required is a separate
DM-RMC-SCALER-C for each display, and a DM switcher with sufficient
DM 8G+ outputs.
LAN Connectivity
Along with high-definition AV and control, DigitalMedia also integrates
high-speed Ethernet networking for a total signal distribution solution. The
DM-RMC-SCALER-C includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, providing a
convenient LAN connection for a local network device.
Keyboard/Mouse Extender
The DM-RMC-SCALER-C also functions as a keyboard/mouse extender,
allowing a USB HID-compliant keyboard and/or mouse to be connected at
the display location and used to control a computer or other component
located at the central equipment rack or some other location.
Embedded Device Control
The primary objective of every Crestron system is to enable precisely the
control desired for a seamless user experience. The DM-RMC-SCALER-C
includes built-in RS-232, IR, and Ethernet control ports to allow
programmable control of the display device connected to it. But, it can also
provide an alternative to such conventional control methods by harnessing
the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) signal embedded in HDMI. Through
its connection to the control system, the DM-RMC-SCALER-C provides a
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gateway for controlling the display device right through the HDMI
connection, potentially eliminating the need for any dedicated control wires
or IR emitters.
Low-Profile Installation
Its low-profile design makes the DM-RMC-SCALER-C perfect for
installation behind a flat panel display or above a ceiling mounted
projector. It mounts to a standard 2-gang US, UK, or European electrical
box using the mounting bracket provided, affording a clean installation that
protrudes a mere 1-1/8 inches (29 mm) from the mounting surface.
Connections for the display device are all positioned along the top and
bottom of the unit for a clean, serviceable installation. The DigitalMedia
connection is provided on the rear panel within the electrical box. An array
of indicators is provided on the front panel for easy setup
and troubleshooting.
Please refer to the DigitalMedia Resources Webpage at for additional design tools and
reference documents.
Scaler: HD video scaler, motion-adaptive deinterlacer, interlacer, intelligent
frame rate conversion, Deep Color support, 3D to 2D conversion[2], contentadaptive noise reduction, widescreen format selection (zoom, stretch,
maintain aspect-ratio, or 1:1), video wall processing (2x2, 3x2, 3x3, 4x3,
or 4x4)[5]
Input Signal Types: DM 8G+™ (DigitalMedia™ over one CAT5e twisted-pair
copper wire), HDBaseT™ [1]
Output Signal Types: HDMI®, DVI[3]
Formats: HDMI w/Deep Color & 3D[2], DVI, HDCP content protection
Input Resolutions, 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), 1280x768@60Hz, 1280x800@60Hz, 1280x960@60Hz,
1280x1024@60Hz, 1360x768@60Hz, 1365x1024@60Hz,
1366x768@60Hz, 1400x1050@60Hz, 1440x900@60Hz, 1600x900@60Hz,
1600x1200@60Hz, 1680x1050@60Hz, 1920x1080@24Hz (1080p24),
1920x1080@25Hz (1080p25), 1920x1080@50Hz (1080p50),
1920x1080@60Hz (1080p60), 1920x1200@60Hz, plus any other
resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz pixel clock
Input Resolutions, 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
Scaler Output Resolutions, Progressive: 640x480@60Hz,
720x480@60Hz (480p), 720x576@50Hz (576p), 800x600@60Hz,
848x480@60Hz, 1024x768@60Hz[6], 1280x720@50Hz (720p50),
1280x720@60Hz (720p60), 1280x768@60Hz, 1280x800@60Hz[6],
1280x960@60Hz, 1280x1024@60Hz, 1360x768@60Hz,
1366x768@60Hz[6], 1400x1050@60Hz[6], 1440x900@60Hz[6],
1600x900@60Hz[7], 1600x1200@60Hz, 1680x1050@60Hz[6],
DM-RMC-SCALER-C DigitalMedia 8G+™ Receiver & Room Controller w/Scaler
1920x1080@50Hz (1080p50), 1920x1080@60Hz (1080p60),
1920x1200@60Hz[7], 2048x1152@60Hz[7]
Scaler Output Resolutions, Interlaced: 720x480@30Hz (480i),
720x576@25Hz (576i), 1920x1080@25Hz (1080i25), 1920x1080@30Hz
Pass-Thru Output Resolutions: Matched to input
Input Signal Types: DM 8G+, HDBaseT
Output Signal Type: HDMI
Formats: 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
Controls & Indicators
PWR: (1) green LED, indicates operating power supplied via local
power supply
DM LINK: (1) green LED, indicates DM link status
VIDEO: (1) green LED, indicates video signal presence and lock status
USB HID: (1) green LED, indicates a valid device connection and activity
on the USB HID port
SETUP: (1) red LED and (1) miniature recessed pushbutton, for
Ethernet setup
RESET: (1) miniature recessed pushbutton, for hardware reset
LAN (Top): (2) LEDs, green LED indicates Ethernet link status, amber LED
indicates Ethernet activity
DM IN (Rear): (2) LEDs, green LED indicates DM link status, amber LED
indicates video and HDCP signal presence
DigitalMedia: DM 8G+, HDCP management, EDID format management,
CEC, HDBaseT compliant
Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery,
full/half duplex, DHCP
USB: Supports USB HID class devices
Power Requirements
Connectors – Bottom
Temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Heat Dissipation: 41 BTU/Hr
HDMI OUT: (1) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;
HDMI digital video/audio output;
Also supports DVI[3]
USB HID: (1) USB Type A female;
USB 2.0 host port for connection of a mouse/keyboard or other USB HIDcompliant device
COM: (1) 5-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block;
Bidirectional RS-232 port;
Up to 115.2k baud, hardware and software handshaking support
IR 1 – 2: (1) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block comprising (2) IR/
Serial ports;
IR output up to 1.1 MHz;
1-way serial TTL/RS-232 (0-5 Volts) up to 19200 baud
Connectors – Top
LAN: (1) 8-wire RJ45 female, shielded;
10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet port
24VDC 0.75A MAX: (1) 2.1 x 5.5 mm DC power connector;
24 Volt DC power input;
PW-2407WU power pack included
Connectors – Rear
G: (1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
DM IN: (1) 8-pin RJ45 female, shielded;
DM 8G+ input, HDBaseT compliant;
Connects to the DM 8G+ output of a DM switcher, transmitter, or other DM
device, or to a HDBaseT device, via CAT5e or Crestron DM-CBL-8G cable[1]
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Power Pack: 0.75 Amps @ 24 Volts DC;
100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz power pack, model PW-2407WU included
Chassis: Metal, black finish, vented sides and front
Mounting: Mounts to a 2-gang electrical box, 2-gang UK (BS 4662)
electrical box, or 2-gang European (DIN 49073) electrical box
Height: 7.62 in (194 mm)
Width: 7.61 in (194 mm)
Depth: 1.46 in (37 mm)
1.90 lb (0.87 kg)
DM-RMC-SCALER-C DigitalMedia 8G+™ Receiver & Room Controller w/Scaler
Available Models
DM-RMC-SCALER-C: DigitalMedia 8G+™ Receiver & Room Controller
Included Accessories
PW-2407WU: Wall Mount Power Pack 24VDC, 0.75A, Universal
(Qty. 1 included)
Available Accessories
DM-CBL-8G-NP: DigitalMedia 8G™ Cable, non-plenum
DM-CBL-8G-P: DigitalMedia 8G™ Cable, plenum
DM-8G-CONN-100: DigitalMedia 8G™ Cable Connector, 100-Pack
DM-8G-CRIMP: Crimping Tool for DM-8G-CONN
CBL Series: Crestron® Certified Interface Cables
MP-WP Series: Media Presentation Wall Plates
MPI-WP Series: Media Presentation Wall Plates - International Version
CNSP-XX: Custom Serial Interface Cable
IRP2: IR Emitter Probe w/Terminal Block Connector
1. For DM 8G+ wiring, use Crestron DM-CBL-8G DigitalMedia 8G Cable, Crestron DM-CBL
DigitalMedia Cable, Crestron DM-CBL-D DigitalMedia D Cable, or generic CAT5e (or better)
UTP or STP. Maximum wire length for DM 8G+ is 330 ft (100 m) between devices. Shielded
cable and connectors are recommended to safeguard against unpredictable environmental
electrical noise which may impact performance at resolutions above 1080p. Refer to the
Crestron DigitalMedia Design Guide, Doc. #4546 for complete system design guidelines.
DM 8G+ is also compatible with HDBaseT Alliance specifications for connecting to HDBaseT
compliant equipment. All wire and cables sold separately.
2. Automatically passes 3D video if display device supports it (reverts to pass-through mode
without scaling). Provides automatic 3D-to-2D conversion (with scaling) if display device does
not support 3D.
3. HDMI requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI signal.
CBL-HD-DVI interface cable available separately.
4. EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) is data embedded in an HDMI, DVI, or VGA signal
that enables a display device to tell the source device what resolutions and formats it can
support, allowing the source to configure itself automatically to feed the best signal that both
devices can support.
5. Video wall processing requires a separate DM-RMC-SCALER-C for each individual display.
6. With or without reduced blanking.
7. With reduced blanking only.
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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.
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Crestron, Crestron Toolbox, DigitalMedia, DigitalMedia 8G, DigitalMedia 8G+, DM, DM 8G,
DM 8G+, and the Crestron logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron
Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby and Dolby Digital are either
trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other
countries. DTS and DTS-HD Master Audio are either trademarks or registered trademarks of
DTS, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. HDBaseT and the HDBaseT Alliance logo
are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the HDBaseT Alliance 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. 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.
DigitalMedia 8G+™ Receiver & Room Controller w/Scaler
Crestron Electronics, Inc. 15 Volvo Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647
Tel: 800.237.2041 / 201.767.3400
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Specifications subject to change without notice. Revised 07/16/12