Crestron’s DVPHD Manages HD Content in Commercial Environments
The DVPHD series of video processors from Crestron incorporate HDMI with HDCP compatibility, as well as a 24-bit graphics engine that supports the creation of visual effects, and built-in scaling that matches an image to a display.
The Rockleigh, N.J.-based manufacturer Crestron offers electronics professionals one of the most diverse and well thought out product lines in the residential and commercial electronics industries.
Adding to its line of commercial products, the company announced that it is now shipping its DVPHD video processors that can be used for installations ranging from command centers and houses of worships, to auditoriums, boardrooms and even advanced home theater systems. Crestron says the line of products provides users with a choice of multi-window video processors that incorporate options for customizable graphics, HDCP management and state-of-the-art control and automation.
“Whether your application is military, corporate education or retail, today’s content is all digital HD,” notes Sean Goldstein, vice president of marketing, Crestron Electronics, Inc. “The DVPHD is the most versatile, easy-to-use, full featured solution to display the content you want, how you want it, when you want it and to collaborate with whomever you want.”
The DVPHD supports as many as eight HDCP digital sources at once, and each source includes a “pass through” that eliminates the need for distribution amplifiers to feed audio processors. Crestron says the product is available in two versions: the DVPHD-8 which features four HDMI and four DVI-I inputs, and the DVPHD-4 that offers two HDMI and two DVI-I inputs. Crestron also points out the products can be customized via the company’s online DVPHD configuration tool.
Once installed Crestron explains the processors lets users view, annotate and collaborate in real time, and HD video windows can be configured on the fly, as well as repositioned and sized anywhere onscreen. Users can also store as many as 255 presets for instant access and utilization, and the processors’ on-board graphics engine allows users to label each window for branding, messaging and other functions.
Other features built into the DVPHD processors include 24-bit graphic engines that enable users to create visual effects and other data that ranges from background textures and full-color images, to other visual enhancements. The processors’ built-in scaling allow users to see images that are optimized for each display, and their Guidebar technology gives users the ability to completely control an entire presentation environment from a single touchscreen.
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