Crestron recently announced that it is now shipping end-to-end 4K/60 fibre solutions
across its DigitalMedia™ product line. Comprised of 4K/60 fibre transmitter and
receiver endpoints in both box and card-based options, these new 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. “DigitalMedia has led the way in 4K/60 distribution,’
said Rob Carter, DigitalMedia Technology Manager. “Now, we’ve taken it to the next

The new 2-rack-space (2RU) DigitalMedia Fibre Card Chassis (DMF-CI-8)
accommodates up to eight of the new 4K/60 fibre cards and is typically located near
a traditional DM matrix switcher. Not a matrix switch, the chassis serves as a
power supply and consolidation point. It can be used with any DM solution, from the
smallest HDMI switcher, to an 8X8, or even a 128X128 to extend 4K/60 over fibre.

The DigitalMedia Fibre Transmitter Card (DMCF-TX-4K-SFP) and DigitalMedia 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 DigitalMedia Fibre Transmitter (DMF-TX-4K-SFP) and companion DigitalMedia
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.

Visit the Crestron DigitalMedia
for more information on 4K/60 fibre solutions including
specifications, photos, pricing, and accessories.