Crestron Demonstrates DM XiO Director Network Appliance at ISE 2018

New Crestron enterprise-grade appliance simplifies deployment of DM NVX network AV systems; three models available, based on number of required endpoints.

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Crestron Demonstrates DM XiO Director Network Appliance at ISE 2018

Crestron DM XiO Director is available in three models, depending on the number of DM NVX endpoints.

Crestron is demonstrating its DM XiO Director AV matrix at ISE 2018 this week in Amsterdam [Hall 2, Stand C20].

An enterprise-grade network appliance that natively runs software, the DM XiO Director “centrally configures, manages, and controls DM NVX network AV systems,” according to a press release by the AV solutions provider.

The DM XiO Director is available in three models, depending on the number of DM NVX endpoints.

The software tool “enables device discovery, domain configuration, endpoint mapping, multicasting management and status monitoring,” according to the Crestron press release. DM NVX Series delivers 4K60, 4:4:4 and HDR video over standard 1Gb Ethernet.

“Once your DM NVX network is installed, you need to route the video and manage the system,” said Rob Carter, technology manager for Crestron DigitalMedia. “The DM XiO Director makes it easy to set up large networks of endpoints, name rooms, monitor signal paths, and manage video data over a standard IP network.”

Impact of DM XiO Director

The DM XiO Director “virtually emulates the functionality of a traditional hardware-based DigitalMedia matrix switcher, routing 4K60 streaming AV signals throughout a room, building or campus,” according to the Crestron press release. Three models are offered, supporting 80 (DM-XIO-DIR-80), 160 (DM-XIO-DIR-160), or up to 1,000 endpoint devices.

The DM XiO Director automatically discovers each DM NVX endpoint on the network and allows each one to be assigned to a domain using a simple UI.

DM XiO Director can handle large corporate enterprise, university, governmental, military, medical, transportation, sports, entertainment, hospitality, gaming or retail applications.

The DM XiO Director automatically discovers each DM NVX endpoint on the network and allows each one to be assigned to a domain using a simple UI. The DM XiO Director effectively eliminates the need for physical switchers in every room, replacing them with the virtual equivalent running on the AV network.

The DM XiO Director provides an intuitive web-based user interface to facilitate system configuration, signal routing, and comprehensive diagnostics of the complete AV network. Each domain and endpoint can be designated with a user-friendly name.

The entire system uses the search box to find domains, endpoints, inputs and outputs by name or address. A system overview screen is also provided, showing the video and audio signal status for every input and output in a graphical layout.

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