posted on Thursday, 24th May 2012 by Steve May
Crestron has made some changes to its popular DigitalMedia switch which should simplify its use. The system, which delivers Hi-def video and multichannel audio over a single wire, now operates using just one IP address, in the so-called Private Network Mode. This effectively removes all DigitalMedia peripherals (receivers and transmitters) off a communal network, significantly streamlining deployment in both residential and commercial systems.
It conserves valuable IP addresses and simplifies system management - and that means far less time spent trying to troubleshoot problems on site.
Robin van Meeuwen, VP of Sales and Marketing at Crestron International, explains: "Using the new private network mode drastically simplifies integration with the LAN and other IT infrastructure and can work in either a single home, large office complex or across a wide-scale university campus. Now, all DM peripherals are managed by the switch and you only need one IP address."
Crestron says all new DigitalMedia switches will now include the Private Network Mode functionality. Currently installed DM kit can be upgraded via a firmware download from the Crestron website. The update will not affect programming says the brand.
For more visit our Crestron partner page.
Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics
industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.
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