SCALING AHEAD — AV.technology
Crestron has leapt ahead of the curve at ISE 2015 with the industry’s first 4K/60Hz scaler, which converts any resolution and frame rate to any other resolution and frame rate up to 4096×2160 at 60Hz. Other exhibitors at ISE touted similar products but these won’t be seen before InfoComm US in June.
“What makes this cutting-edge product unique is its exclusive scaler chip,” says Crestron’s DigitalMedia technology manager, Justin Kennington. “We did the R&D ourselves at the Crestron Research Centre. Other AV companies simply don’t have this capability. As a result, the technology can’t be found anywhere else.”
The new DM-RMC-4K-Scaler-C fulfills a core component of the DM3.0 digital standard with uncompressed bit-for-bit 4K/60 distribution and scaling, with razor-sharp images and smooth motion. Its functionality includes:
- Upscale 1080p and higher resolutions of the latest laptops and mobile devices to display on the latest 4K displays at their full 60Hz frame rate
- Downscale 4K sources to properly display on 1080p displays
- Intelligently convert frame rates for 24p and PAL sources, as well as convert 4K/30Hz content to 1080p60 or 4K/60Hz
- Create video walls, even spreading a 4K source across 1080p displays while maintaining full resolution
The model provides an advanced one-box interface solution for a single display device as part of a complete DM system. It functions as a DM receiver, 4K/60Hz video scaler, and control interface, providing a single HDMI output along with Ethernet, RS-232, IR, and relay control ports.
It delivers high-quality video wall processing. Using the zoom capability on its output to display just a portion of the source image, it can support up to 64 individual displays such as an eight-by-eight video wall.
At just over an inch deep, the scaler fits discreetly behind a flat panel display or above a ceiling-mounted projector. All connections are located on its sides to provide easy access and visibility for a clean, easily serviceable installation.
Source: media release
DM-RMC-4K-Scaler-C detail here
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