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Product of the Week: New Crestron DigitalMedia™ Ultra Midspan PoDM++ Injector

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:01

DigitalMedia™ Ultra Midspan PoDM++ Injector

Crestron recently announced it will begin shipping its new DigitalMedia Ultra Midspan PoDM++ Injector (DM-PSU-ULTRA-MIDSPAN) throughout EMEA at the end of October.

The DM-PSU-ULTRA-MIDSPAN provides a small footprint, single-point, midspan solution for simultaneously delivering power long-distance over DM cable to both upstream and downstream DM devices for multiple applications. Its high output power capacity supports PoDM++ powered devices and features two RJ45 connectors for HDBaseT® and DM signal pass-through, without affecting the video or data signals.

PoDM, short for “Power over DigitalMedia,” delivers power over DM copper wire. PoDM++ features high output power capacity of 45 watts per port.

Often, transmitters and receivers are installed in locations where there’s no access to an AC outlet. While some systems include components that can generate power, such as the 3-Series® 4K DigitalMedia Presentation System 150 (DMPS3-4K-150-C), some simpler applications do not. These issues complicate installations for integrators and require them to devise workarounds. And even the DMPS3-4K-150-C doesn’t provide enough power to drive the most power-hungry PoDM+ and PoDM++ endpoint devices, such as the 4K DigitalMedia Receiver & Room Controller w/Scaler (DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C) and the 15.6" HD Touch Screen (TS-1542-C). The DigitalMedia Ultra Midspan PoDM++ Injector provides a simple, highly compact, and time saving solution for both of these applications.

“This little product solves a really big problem for installers,” said Rob Carter, Technology Manager, DigitalMedia. “Its small footprint allows it to be installed anywhere power is available. It transmits that power long distance – up and downstream – over DM cable to endpoints where there isn’t a local power source.”

The new DM-PSU-ULTRA-MIDSPAN joins the Crestron family of PoDM power supplies, which also includes the DM-PSU-8 and DM-PSU-16. The DM-PSU-ULTRA- MIDSPAN is the first to transmit PoDM++, and offers a unique small footprint (1/2 rack wide x 1 RU high) for convenient installation virtually anywhere power is needed.

Visit the DigitalMedia Ultra Midspan PoDM++ Injector (DM-PSU-ULTRA- MIDSPAN) product page for more information including specifications, photos, pricing, and accessories.