New 4K Certification Program From Crestron
As 4K looms large in the A/V world, one of the biggest issues faced is deciding on standardized formats and regulations to ensure that the transition is smooth. To that end Crestron has introduced a certification program that will help manufacturers make sure that their products meet the guidelines Crestron has set forth.
As 4K Ultra HD source devices and displays come to market, people that specify, purchase, design, and install custom AV systems are asking the same question: “Which products will work with my distributed 4K system?” At Integrated Systems Europe 2014 in Amsterdam, February 4 – 6, Crestron will provide the answer.
To help facilitate a smooth transition to 4K UHD, Crestron, the most trusted name in AV distribution technology, will introduce its 4K Certification program. Under this industry-first program, manufacturers can submit their 4K sources and displays to Crestron to ensure that they:
- Deliver true 10 Gbit/s data rates to get the signal to its destination
- Interface with DigitalMedia™ to handle cable lengths found in integrated AV systems
- Work with other 4K products in a DigitalMedia system
“Compatibility issues between different brands, new cable length limitations, and mismatched resolutions all have the potential to compromise a 4K distribution system,” said Justin Kennington, Technology Manager for DigitalMedia. “Crestron 4K Certification is our guarantee that sources and displays meet the demands of a 4K distributed system.”
Testing 4K products, so integrators don’t have to
Crestron engineers in the DigitalMedia Lab rigorously test 4K products to ensure they work in a matrix-switched environment. Only those that do are awarded the Crestron 4K Certified logo.
Now, for integrators and end users, finding a database of 4K products they can trust is as simple as visiting www.crestron.com/4K.
“To build a reliable and consistent 4K distribution system, you need reliable and consistent 4K sources and displays,” said Chris Jones, Operations Director of Ideaworks (London) Ltd. “Crestron 4K Certification makes my job exponentially easier. It gives me a list of components I can trust. Most important, it gives me the confidence that I won’t run into unexpected problems at a customer site.”
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