You may have a wide variety of several AV devices in your home or office and probably need a switcher that’s fast, flexible, and installer-friendly. You may also need one that provides complete management for SD, HD, UHD, 2K, 4K, and computer signals.

If so, you need the DM-MD8X8 from Crestron. This is an 8×8 Digital Media switcher that provides ultra-fast digital video switching and audio switching, and lossless HD multiroom signal distribution, for all types of AV sources.

It also provides advanced HDCP support, EDID resolution management, CEC signal management, USB signal routing, integrated Ethernet switch, simultaneous 7.1 and stereo audio, H.264 streaming, and a full range of selectable input and output types.

It supports all the digital media players, HDTV receivers, computers, cameras, and display devices that fill any modern home or commercial facility. DigitalMedia thoughtfully manages all of the disparate AV signals and devices to deliver a transparent user experience, and to ensure an optimum video image and audio signal at every location.

The DM-MD8X8 is field-configurable to handle up to eight AV sources of virtually any type. The outputs are also field-configurable to provide up to eight DM, HDBaseT, and/or HDMI outputs, or up to four H.264 streaming outputs, in a single chassis. A full selection of DM switcher input and output cards, DM transmitters, and DM receivers provides extensive connectivity throughout a residence or commercial facility, supporting a complete range of analog and digital signal types — all through one switcher!

You can manage the displays and other room devices through a complete connectivity solution provided by integrated Ethernet networking and USB distribution with built-in Crestron control without any additional wiring. Besides this, user-friendly operation, setup, and troubleshooting tools are provided through the DM-MD8X8 front panel, or via Crestron Toolbox software, to make setting up a complete multiroom 4K video distribution system easy.

Some of the features are:

Delivers a unified HD signal distribution solution incorporating both point-to-point wired and IP streaming technologies
Provides lossless HD AV signal routing over twisted pair copper wire or fiber
Integrates video, audio, networking, and control over one wire or fiber strand
Enables high-performance H.264 streaming from any input source up to 1080p or WUXGA
Affords full matrix switching with ultra high 12.5 Gbps backplane data rate
Handles HDMI with Deep Color, 3D, 4K, and high-bitrate 7.1 encoded audio
HDBaseT Certified — Enables direct connection to other HDBaseT certified equipment
HDCP 2.2 compliant via compatible input and output cards
Distributes Full HD 1080p, Ultra HD, and 4K signals over CAT type twisted pair cable at distances up to 330 ft (100 m) via DM 8G+ and HDBaseT

So, now you know more about what to use to get seamless audio and video switching between different devices and signals in multiple rooms. Do use this switcher to integrate video, audio, networking and control and enjoy uninterrupted audio and video signals.

For more information on how to install the right switcher for your home or business, contact Actis at 022-30808080 or at

(Content and images courtesy:

AV Solutions, Audio Visual Consultants at Actis Technologies India