Crestron has announced that is has begun shipping five new HDCP2.2 compliant DigitalMedia input and output cards, making it possible to upgrade DM systems to distribute HDCP 2.2 protected 4K content.

Installers will need to upgrade their clients if they want them to enjoy HDCP 2.2 protected 4K content and they’ll need new hardware to do it.

“You can’t transmit HDC 2.2 protected 4K content unless your system has been upgraded to support it,” notes Justin Kennington, technology manager, DigitalMedia.

“The solution is not merely a firmware update. New hardware is required. The good news is, once again, we’ve anticipated potential disruptions to your AV systems and Crestron, the industry’s leading manufacturer of DigitalMedia is ahead of the curve and setting the digital standard. We have what integrators need to deliver fully HDCP 2.2 compliant 4K distribution solutions right now.”

Crestron has recently grown its line-up of HDCP 2.2 compliant DM products, eliminating the need for customers to worry about DRM (digital rights management) or distributing copy protected 4K content.

DM chassis, cables, room boxes and receivers are already HDCP 2.2 compliant.

To add HDCP 2.2 sources, systems integrators need to switch out the currently installed DM input cards for those sources with Crestron’s new HDCP 2.2 compliant DM input cards.

Likewise, they need only upgrade the output card(s) for those displays to which their customers want to transmit HDCP 2.2 protected content.

Crestron is now shipping the following five new DM 4K HDCP 2.2 input and output cards:

• 4K HDMI Input Card for DM Switches (DMC-4K-HD-HDCP2)

• 4K HDMI Input Card w/Downmixing for DM Switches (DMC-4K-HD-DAP-HDCP2)

• HDBcaseT Certified 4K Input Card for DM Switchers (DMC-4K-C-HDCP2)

• HDBcaseT Certified 4K Input Card w/Downmixing for DM Switchers (DMC-4K-C-DSP-HDCP2)

• 2-Channel HDBcaseT Certified 4K Output Card for DM Switches (DMC-4K-CO-HD-HDCP2)

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