USB-EXT-DM

USB over Ethernet Extender with Routing

  • USB-EXT-DM

USB over Ethernet Extender with Routing

USB-EXT-DM

Enables extension and routing of any USB 1.1 or 2.0 device across an Ethernet network or point-to-point over CAT5e. Expands the USB routing capabilities of a DigitalMedia™ system.

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The Crestron® USB over Ethernet Extender (USB-EXT-DM) provides the ability to connect USB peripherals at multiple locations throughout a home, business, or educational facility and route them to one or more different computers (or other hosts) anywhere in the building. The USB signals are transported over the local Ethernet network and managed through a Crestron control system.

As part of a Crestron DigitalMedia™ system, the USB-EXT-DM provides seamless routing of all types of USB signals alongside video and audio. From any room with a video display, you can switch between several different computers, media servers, and game consoles anywhere in the building and control each one using your mouse and keyboard, game controller, or electronic whiteboard.

The USB-EXT-DM expands on DigitalMedia’s built-in USB HID routing abilities, adding enhanced USB connectivity to any DM® transmitter, receiver, or switcher without requiring any additional wiring. Installation is as simple as connecting a USB-EXT-DM module to the LAN port of a DM transmitter or receiver, or to a port on the local area network.[1] Two types of modules are available:

  • USB-EXT-DM-REMOTE - Provides connectivity for up to four USB devices (keyboards, whiteboards, mobile devices, etc.) at one location
  • USB-EXT-DM-LOCAL - Provides connectivity for a single USB host (computer, media server, codec, etc.)

The USB-EXT-DM provides compatibility with virtually any USB 1.1 or 2.0 device, including smartphones, tablets, media players, cameras, printers, flash drives, hard drives, hubs, and more.[2] So, in addition to controlling a computer with a mouse and keyboard, you can also sync your smartphone, upload photos, and share music and video files with that computer — all from clear across the building.

Without a control system or DigitalMedia system, USB-EXT-DM modules can be used to provide simple, point-to-point USB signal extension, either over an Ethernet LAN or a dedicated CAT5e wire.[3] At least one device module (USB-EXT-DM-REMOTE) and one host module (USB-EXT-DM-LOCAL) are required to form a working system. The modules are sold individually to accommodate any system configuration.

Notes

  1. All extender modules must be on the same layer 2 domain as the control system or DigitalMedia system. Follow accepted guidelines for proper installation and configuration of the local area network to ensure optimum performance.
  2. The USB-EXT-DM is engineered to deliver maximum compatibility with the widest possible range of devices. Crestron does not guarantee that all USB devices or hosts are compatible with the USB-EXT-DM system.
  3. For a direct link connection (not on a network) between the USB-EXT-DM-REMOTE and USB-EXT-DM-LOCAL, use high-quality CAT5e (or better) UTP or STP cable. The maximum cable length is 330 ft (100 m).

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit http://www.crestron.com/opensource.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, DigitalMedia, and DM are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Extreme USB is either a trademark or registered trademark of Icron Technologies Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2015 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

  • Adds USB host or device ports to any DM® transmitter, receiver, or switcher
  • Also allows simple, point-to-point USB extension over CAT5e [3]
  • Enables USB signal routing under the control of a Crestron control system or DigitalMedia™ system [1]
  • Expands upon the USB-HID routing capabilities of a DigitalMedia™ system without additional wiring
  • Provides reliable, high-speed USB signal extension for any USB 1.1 or 2.0 device [2]
  • Transports USB over Ethernet or CAT5e at speeds up to 480 Mbps
  • USB host modules and device modules sold individually for maximum flexibility

Notes

  1. All extender modules must be on the same layer 2 domain as the control system or DigitalMedia system. Follow accepted guidelines for proper installation and configuration of the local area network to ensure optimum performance.
  2. The USB-EXT-DM is engineered to deliver maximum compatibility with the widest possible range of devices. Crestron does not guarantee that all USB devices or hosts are compatible with the USB-EXT-DM system.
  3. For a direct link connection (not on a network) between the USB-EXT-DM-REMOTE and USB-EXT-DM-LOCAL, use high-quality CAT5e (or better) UTP or STP cable. The maximum cable length is 330 ft (100 m).

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit http://www.crestron.com/opensource.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, DigitalMedia, and DM are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Extreme USB is either a trademark or registered trademark of Icron Technologies Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2015 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Ethernet 100Base-T or 1000Base-T, Layer 2
Link Speed Up to 480 Mbps, dependent upon network speed and quality
USB Device Support USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible including isochronous devices [2]
Link (1) 8-pin RJ45 female;
Connects to an Ethernet network or directly to a USB-EXT-DM-REMOTE [3]
USB (1) USB Type B female (cable included);
USB 2.0 device port for connection to the USB host computer, media server, game console, annotator, codec, etc.
24V DC (1) 2.1 x 5.5 mm DC power connector;
24 Volt DC power input;
PW-2407WU power pack included
Link (1) 8-pin RJ45 female;
Connects to an Ethernet network or directly to a USB-EXT-DM-LOCAL [3]
USB (4) USB Type A female;
USB 2.0 host ports for connection of USB mice, keyboards, whiteboards, game controllers, cameras, mobile devices, printers, flash drives, hard drives, hubs, and other USB devices [2];
Available Power: 500 mA @ 5 Volts DC per port
Activity (1) Amber LED, indicates data activity over the link connection
Host (1) Green LED, indicates a valid connection to the USB host
Link (1) Green LED, indicates a valid link connection to a USB-EXT-DM-REMOTE
Pair (1) Pushbutton, used to establish a connection with a USB-EXT-DM-REMOTE
Power (1) Blue LED, indicates operating power supplied via the USB host
Activity (1) Amber LED, indicates data activity over the link connection
Host (1) Green LED, indicates a valid connection to the USB host at the USB-EXT-DM-LOCAL
Link (1) Green LED, indicates a valid link connection to a USB-EXT-DM-LOCAL
Pair (1) Pushbutton, used to establish a connection with a USB-EXT-DM-LOCAL
Power (1) Blue LED, indicates operating power supplied via the power pack
Depth 3.00 in (77 mm)
Height 1.02 in (26 mm)
Width 3.94 in (100 mm)
Construction Black anodized aluminum
Mounting Freestanding or surface mount (mounting bracket included)
Humidity 20% to 80% RH (non-condensing)
Temperature 32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
USB-EXT-DM-LOCAL USB powered via the USB host interface
USB-EXT-DM-REMOTE 0.75 Amps @ 24 Volts DC;
100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz power pack, model PW-2407WU included

Notes

  1. All extender modules must be on the same layer 2 domain as the control system or DigitalMedia system. Follow accepted guidelines for proper installation and configuration of the local area network to ensure optimum performance.
  2. The USB-EXT-DM is engineered to deliver maximum compatibility with the widest possible range of devices. Crestron does not guarantee that all USB devices or hosts are compatible with the USB-EXT-DM system.
  3. For a direct link connection (not on a network) between the USB-EXT-DM-REMOTE and USB-EXT-DM-LOCAL, use high-quality CAT5e (or better) UTP or STP cable. The maximum cable length is 330 ft (100 m).

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit http://www.crestron.com/opensource.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, DigitalMedia, and DM are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Extreme USB is either a trademark or registered trademark of Icron Technologies Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2015 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

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