Automation systems manufacturer, Crestron is now offering 4K/60 fibre solutions on its digital AV and control signals distribution platform, the DigitalMedia (DM) product line.
The company is now shipping 4K/60 fibre transmitter and receiver endpoints in box and card-based options. The solutions deliver full DM 4K/60 support, end-to-end HDCP 2.2 support, support for all IT industry-standard fibre types, flexibility to adapt to changes in fibre types and local HDMI switching for added flexibility.
DM Technology manager Rob Carter says the platform has led the way in 4K/60 distribution.
The 2RU DM Fibre Card Chassis (DMF-CI-8) accommodates up to eight of the 4K/60 fibre cards and is typically located near a traditional DM matrix switcher. Not a matrix switch itself, the chassis serves as a power supply and consolidation point. It can be used with any DM solution.
The DM Fibre Transmitter Card (DMCF-TX-4K-SFP) and DM Fibre Receiver Card (DMCF-RX-4K-SFP) are independent and rely on the chassis for power only. Any combination of transmitter or receiver card can be loaded into the chassis to make custom configurations possible. The fibre transmitter and receiver cards can be thought of as extenders from and to DM 4K/60 HDMI inputs and outputs.
The DM Fibre Transmitter (DMF-TX-4K-SFP) and companion DM Fibre Receiver (DMF-RMC-4K-SFP) are endpoints that can be connected to each other on a one-to-one basis for simple extender applications. Or they can be deployed as endpoints connected to cards in the chassis.
The other required element for DM 4K/60 fibre solutions is SFP+ (Small Form-factor Pluggable) modules. The DM OUT and DM IN ports on the transmitters and receivers are configurable using SFP+ transceiver modules to enable compatibility with single-mode, multimode and CresFiber fibre types.
Each DM 4K/60 fibre card and transmitter and receiver box is sold as a packaged kit containing an SFP+ module. These modules separate the optics from the electronics and plug-into the SFP+ slots in the transmitters and receivers to match the industry’s most common fibre types.
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