Crestron AV over IT

Collaboration technology should be easy to use and just as easy to manage. Because no single technology is ideal for every application, Crestron DigitalMedia™ empowers you to choose the best technology for your needs. That’s because Crestron solutions adapt to your infrastructure. Its lineup of switchers, transmitters, receivers, scalers, extenders, wall plates, all-in-one presentation systems, and input and output cards are engineered to work perfectly together to meet the needs of any size installation, application, and infrastructure.

The Crestron DigitalMedia Value:
• Support for thousands of endpoints with the ability to route any source to any destination
• Ensures the integrity of your existing network as you expand to include additional traffic

Addressing the IT Manager’s Concerns

Crestron solutions address every IT manager’s concerns when they must face a workplace collaboration challenge: standards, scalability, security, and simplicity. DigitalMedia is the solution at the heart of this approach.

Standards (Open Architecture): Crestron DigitalMedia is the standard for AV distribution. That’s because it’s the platform that integrates today’s array of AV technologies and infrastructures. Whether it’s HDBaseT® connectivity for in-room presentations, fiber between buildings, H.264 video streaming to mobile devices, or network AV over standard Ethernet, DM does it all, and it does it in a secure, enterprise-grade platform.

  • Send signals to and from cameras, laptops, mobile devices, and content management servers, and do it while retaining your current network infrastructure.
  • Distribute 4K signals without loss of quality.
  • Native scheduling with the ability to connect directly to Exchange.

Scalability (adaptability to changing needs/applications): With Crestron, there are no limitations. DM® offers the widest range of connectivity and switching options in the industry, with the flexibility to add endpoints as needed. The scalability of Crestron solutions means you can add them to more spaces and connect those spaces as needs change and your organization grows. Use the .AV Framework™ to save programmers time and send thousands of signals across any distance.

  • Switchers that are completely configurable
  • Transmitters that are the industry’s most flexible and scalable
  • Fiber extenders that support all IT industry standards
    o Ability to carry multiple data streams
    o Modular and expandable

Security (technology they can trust with built-in security): IT departments typically see AV equipment as a burden rather than a part of their responsibilities. That’s why Crestron’s focus is on security at the product level, enabling its solutions to be placed in nearly any high-security environment so you can capture and stream digital media without compromising your network.

  • 802.1x authentication, ensuring that only devices your network team has sanctioned can be added to the network.
  • Active Directory Services so that admin privileges can be centrally managed
  • AES Block Cipher to protect the network data from unauthorized access
  • PKI authentication enables effective AES encryption
  • Manage the deployment from a central location using Crestron Fusion®, the monitoring and scheduling software that is now on-premises or in the cloud.
  • SSL-based Secure Cresnet-over-IP (CIP) ensures that control systems and devices communicate with the intended party device and that commands and status cannot be monitored by any unauthorized device on the network.
  • SSH-based command-line console access for device configuration and status protects the device console from access by unauthorized users.

Simplicity: Crestron solutions, such as DM, combine control with signal distribution, and can take network and local connections. Features like these combine versatility and simplicity, so that the capabilities of Crestron DigitalMedia are easy to realize.

  • All-in-one encoding/decoding
  • Scalability via a single Cat5e cable
  • No need for an expensive infrastructure retrofit
  • IT staff are empowered to do their jobs efficiently
  • A simple but powerful tech environment attracts the workers you want on your team.

The AVI-SPL Value

Comprehensive Crestron certification programs include specialized 4K and network AV training. All of its certification programs are designed with one purpose in mind: to ensure flawless implementation of Crestron systems and the highest quality support.

Crestron-certified AVI-SPL technicians have a thorough understanding of network architecture and topology, and what it takes to bridge design and implementation. This ensures a successful deployment of Crestron DigitalMedia in your environment.