Crestron DM-MD8X8

Crestron DM-MD8X8
Crestron DM-MD8X8

8x8 DigitalMedia Switcher. A fully modular and expandable 8x8 DigitalMedia matrix switcher offering ultra-fast digital video and audio switching, and lossless HD multiroom signal distribution, for all types of AV sources. Provides complete management for SD, HD, UHD, 2K, 4K, and computer signals with 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.

  • 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 4K 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
  • Distributes 1080p and WUXGA signals over multimode fiber at distances up to 1000 ft (300 m) via DM 8G® Fiber
  • Distributes 1080p and WUXGA signals over single-mode fiber at distances up to 7.5 miles (12 km) via DM 8G SM Fiber 
  • Allows streaming of 1080p signals over an IP network with no distance limitations
  • Also supports all first-generation DM® CAT and DM Fiber products
  • Configurable with up to eight DM, HDBaseT, and/or HDMI outputs
  • Configurable with up to four streaming outputs
  • Easy output expansion using multiple DM switchers
  • Modular inputs support a complete range of digital, analog, and streaming signal types
  • QuickSwitch HD™ technology manages HDCP keys for fast, reliable switching
  • Auto-Locking® technology achieves rapid switching between disparate sources
  • Detects and displays detailed video and audio input information
  • Performs automatic AV signal format management via EDID
  • Allows independent scaling for every display through select output cards and DM receivers
  • Enables device control via CEC
  • Distributes and routes USB HID mouse and keyboard signals
  • Expanded USB routing capabilities available using USB over Ethernet Extenders
  • Allows full audio and USB breakaway switching
  • Supports analog audio embedding and de-embedding
  • Integrates with analog audio distribution systems
  • Enables simultaneous output of stereo and surround sound audio
  • Includes integrated Ethernet switch with Gigabit LAN port
  • Private Network Mode — requires just one IP address for the complete DM system
  • Provides easy setup and diagnostics tools via front panel or software
  • Half-million hour rated internal universal power supply
  • 4-space 19-inch rack-mountable

Video Switcher

8x8 digital matrix, modular input/output cards, Crestron QuickSwitch HD

Video Input Signal Types

Configurable via modular plug-in cards supporting HDMI® (DVI & Dual-Mode DisplayPort compatible), DVI, 3G-SDI, RGB/VGA, component, S-Video, composite (NTSC & PAL), DM 8G+® & HDBaseT®, DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, DM® CAT (legacy), DM Fiber (legacy), & H.264 streaming

Video Output Signal Types

Configurable via modular plug-in cards supporting HDMI (DVI compatible), DM 8G+ & HDBaseT, DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, DM CAT (legacy), DM Fiber (legacy), & H.264 streaming (All input cards also include HDMI pass-through outputs)

Video Backplane Data Rate

12.5 Gbps

Audio Switcher

8x8 digital multichannel audio-follow-video matrix switching, plus independent 8x8 stereo matrix for audio breakaway

Audio Input Signal Types

Configurable via modular plug-in cards supporting HDMI (Dual-Mode DisplayPort compatible), 3G-SDI, analog (stereo 2-channel), SPDIF, DM 8G+ & HDBaseT, DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, DM CAT (legacy), DM Fiber (legacy), & H.264 streaming

Audio Output Signal Types

Configurable via modular plug-in cards supporting HDMI, analog (stereo 2-channel), DM 8G+ & HDBaseT, DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, DM CAT (legacy), DM Fiber (legacy), & H.264 streaming (All input cards also include HDMI pass-through outputs, and most digital audio input cards also include analog stereo pass-through audio outputs)


10/100/1000 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, DHCP, Private Network Mode


USB signal routing via select input cards, transmitters, receivers, and extenders; USB computer console port for setup


DM 8G+, DM 8G Fiber, DM 8G SM Fiber, DM Fiber, DM CAT, DMNet™, HDCP 2.2, EDID, CEC, PoDM, PoDM+, Ethernet


HDCP 2.2, EDID, CEC, RS-232, PoH, Ethernet



Main Power

4-1.6 Amps @ 100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption

220 Watts typical

Available DMNet Power

55 Watts (2.3 Amps @ 24 Volts DC) from internal power supply

Available PoDM/PoH Power

Refer to the specifications for each DM 8G+ input and output card


32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)


10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)

Heat Dissipation

750 BTU/hr

Ambient Noise

31.5 to 37 dBA typical;
30 to 30.5 dBA idle


6.97 in (177 mm) without feet


17.28 in (439 mm), 19.06 in (485 mm) with rack ears


15.71 in (399 mm) without cards


20.0 lb (9.1 kg) without cards


Freestanding or 4 RU 19-inch rack-mountable (adhesive feet and rack ears included)

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Magna-Tech Electronic Co., Inc.
329 Palermo Ave. 1st Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134-6601 USA
Phone: (305) 573-7339
Fax: (305) 573-8101
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