Crestron’s DM XiO Director Acts as ‘Virtual Switcher’ for DM NVX Series Networks

Crestron’s DM XiO Director facilitates provisioning and management of Crestron DM NVX Series network AV systems. See it at InfoComm 2017.

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Crestron will debut the DM XiO Director enterprise-grade network appliance at InfoComm 2017 this week in Orlando. Crestron says the DM XiO Director serves as a “virtual switcher” delivering configuration, control and management of large-scale DM NVX Series AV networks in enterprise environments.

The company adds that its DM NVX Series is the industry’s only secure solution that delivers 4K60, 4:4:4, and HDR video over standard 1Gb Ethernet.

“The DM XiO Director brings the DM NVX Series to life, delivering on the promise of unlimited network AV scalability and flexibility,” says Steve Samson, executive director, business development at Crestron. “It makes it incredibly simple to manage large matrices of DM NVX endpoints over a standard IP network.”

Virtual DM Switcher

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. Three models are offered which support 80 (DM-XIO-DIR-80), 160 (DM-XIO-DIR-160), or unlimited (DM-XIO-DIR-ENT) endpoint devices. DM XiO Director can handle even the largest corporate enterprise, university, governmental, military, medical, transportation, sports, entertainment, hospitality, gaming, or retail application.

Flexible Configuration

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. A domain is simply a logical grouping of endpoints that operate together as a single switching entity, allowing individual rooms and other subsystems to be arranged and controlled independently. 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.

Easy Setup, Control

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. Navigating the entire system is easy using the search box to quickly 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 that’s easy to view and navigate.

See the DM XiO Director in Crestron’s booth (#1900) at InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, June 14 – 16.

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