March 22, 2007 by Arlen Schweiger
Crestron has introduced a high-definition digital video processor, the DVPHD-PRO, that accepts up to eight source signals and displays them in up to eight scalable video windows simultaneously. Featuring input and output resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 for RGB and DVI signals, and supports 1080i and 1080p HDTV, the DVPHD-PRO is perfect for home theater, the company says. The DVPHD-PRO also handles HDMI with external adaptors and it is available in several models, including multiple output versions for video wall applications.
The DVPHD-PRO delivers the lowest cost per channel among digital video processors, according to Crestron. True 10-bit video processing and the latest high-definition scaling and de-interlacing technology ensures the highest quality video.
For those who enjoy Crestron’s touchpanels, the DVPHD-PRO provides the same vibrant and extensive graphics capabilities featured in the latest models, such as 24-bit color, dynamic graphics, dynamic text, full-motion animation and translucent objects, the company says. Dynamic text displays customized labels to automatically identify cameras, locations or sources, and consumers can choose effects such as fades, pans, reveals, slides and scales.
Offering stand-alone capabilities and out-of-the-box functionality, the DVPHD-PRO does not require an external control system for configuration or operation, the company says. Daily operation and system set-up can happen straight from the front panel LCD or using built-in web pages displayed on any computer.
The DVPHD-PRO can also detect the presence of a sync signal and automatically display the source, as well as identify the type of video signal and dynamically scale the signal to the appropriate resolution. The high-performance digital video scalers and de-interlacers ensure optimal, seamless presentation displays.
For enhanced control, the built-in touchpanel interface (TPI) can transform any third-party touch screen into a full-featured Crestron Isys touchpanel. Native TPI and annotation capabilities significantly improve communication and collaboration by enabling presenters to use just a fingertip to write or draw on the display or over video signals, Crestron says.
Go to www.crestron.com for more.
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