The number of huddle rooms and small meeting rooms are on the rise. This has created the need for a simple, complete, low-cost multimedia presentation solution for these rooms. Increasingly, there is a need for a unique solution that will work best in these smaller meeting rooms.

To address this need, Crestron has introduced a new, low-cost HDMI switcher and extender pair that works as a reliable, professional presentation solution for small meeting rooms, huddle rooms, and classrooms. This is the HD-MD-400-C-E, which is an HD Scaling Presentation Switcher and Extender.

This solution packs HDBaseT extension, a scaler for optimal image display, automatic switching for HD resolutions up to 2K, display control, and Ethernet connectivity, all in a pair of compact, easy to deploy devices.

This solution requires no special programming and can be installed in just minutes. All you need to do is mount the transmitter under a table or inside a podium. It has two HDMI inputs, one VGA input and one analog audio input. It supports the connection of computers, mobile devices, and other media sources.

You can mount the receiver behind the room display or above the projector. The receiver has an additional HDMI input for a local source, such as a Crestron AirMedia wireless presentation gateway.

With this solution you can just connect your laptop or smart device to one of the three inputs at a table or podium, and route the signal to the room display, up to 230 feet away. The display automatically turns on and off due to signal auto-detection, thereby lessening the need for a control panel or remote. You can also connect an additional AV source at the display device location or through an optional wall plate.

This product was designed with built-in scaling to support a complete range of digital and analog signals. It ensures that every source displays both reliably and beautifully. All you need to do is connect the receiver to the display and it intelligently converts and enhances the signal.

The HD-MD-400-C-E extends HD signals and more. It can be integrated as part of a complete Crestron control solution. You can also use Ethernet connectivity to leverage the power of Crestron Fusion enterprise management software to monitor, manage, and control technology in every room across the enterprise.

You can easily fit both the transmitter and receiver inside a presentation lectern, beneath a table, mounted on a wall behind a flat-panel display, or on the ceiling above a projector. You can even attach it to a single rack rail in the back of an equipment cabinet.

You can easily set up this product by connecting the LAN port on the receiver to your Ethernet network via a Web browser. Each unit also displays essential controls and status indicators for easy testing and troubleshooting without a computer during installation.

Some of the features are:

3×1+1 high-definition digital AV switcher, scaler, and extender
Fully-automatic operation — no control system, control panel, or programming required
Easy Web browser setup
Supports integration with a Crestron control system for fully programmable functionality
Includes a compact transmitter and receiver
Transmitter includes two HDMI, one VGA, and one analog audio input
Receiver includes one HDMI input, one HDMI output, and one analog audio output
HDBaseT technology links the transmitter and receiver using a single CATx cable
Supports cable lengths up to 230 feet (70 meters) between the transmitter and receiver
Automatically scales input signals to match the native resolution of the room display
Supports a range of display resolutions up to Full HD 1080p and WUXGA

So, finally, you have one…a very special presentation solution for small meeting rooms that integrates with other products to deliver a seamless presentation experience. Here’s to powerpacked presentations in the small meeting room of your choice…

For more information on how you can set up a presentation solution for the small meeting rooms of your business, contact Actis at 022-30808080 or at

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AV Solutions, Audio Visual Consultants at Actis Technologies India