Crestron’s Digital Graphics Engines: A New Feature to Control Your Home

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Crestron’s Residential Digital Graphics Engines can transforms your HD or 4K display into an advanced Crestron® controller. Audio & video, lighting, shades, HVAC, security, and other functions can be controlled easily and visually from your HD or 4k television. With dual-window video displays, annotations, audio feedback, and web browsing, Crestron’s Digital Graphics Engine, along with AHT’s award winning programming, can add more convenience and control to your existing or new Crestron control system.

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OSM Interface

On-screen menu (OSM) capability offers an alternative to touch screen control, enabling a fully-customizable control menu to appear on any TV or video display, with simple navigation provided using the same Crestron handheld remote that’s controlling the TV. A USB mouse may also be used. The DGE delivers stunning menu graphics that pop up unobtrusively at the edge of the screen alongside the video image, letting you quickly adjust lighting and climate control settings, lower the shades, check security system status, and lock or unlock the front door without interrupting the movie or TV program you’re watching. Detailed alert messages can also appear on screen in case of a security alarm, doorbell, or other event. You can even pop up a live streaming camera window to see who’s at the door or coming up the driveway.

Smart Graphics™

AHT  designs and programs the interface using Crestron’s Smart Graphics. Smart Graphics provides the ultimate user experience and the ultimate value by enabling the creation of dynamically rich user interfaces with incredible efficiency and unparalleled functionality. Using Smart Graphics, AHT programmers can swiftly integrate fluid gesture-driven controls, animated feedback, rich metadata, embedded apps and widgets, and full-motion video for a deeply engaging and ultra-intuitive touch screen experience.

Crestron Smart Graphics offers these enhancements and more:

  • Cool-looking graphical buttons, sliders, knobs, and gauges that are intuitive and fun to use
  • Kinetic effects to enhance the feeling of realism, with lists and toolbars that scroll with momentum at the flick of a fingertip
  • Drag-and-drop objects that snap into place, offering an easy way to switch sources
  • Dashboard widgets to personalize the touch screen with clocks, weather, news, and other information [7]
  • A power-saving screensaver that can display the time, temperature, and other text content at a reduced brightness level
  • Customizable themes allowing a completely different look and feel for every user, event, or season
  • Fully-developed SmartObjects® that enable sophisticated control over complex devices with minimal programming
  • A consistent look and feel across touch screens of varying sizes

HD Streaming Video

High-definition streaming video capability makes it possible to view security cameras and other video sources over the network right on the touch screen.

4K  Input

Via its DM 8G+ input,  the display of video sources with resolutions up to Ultra HD and DCI 4K. Connectivity for such sources can be provided through a Crestron DM 8G+ transmitter or a DM switcher.

HDMI® Input

An HDMI input is included to allow a local HD video source to be connected and displayed. Please note that the maximum resolution supported by the HDMI input is 1080p60 (1920×1080@60Hz).

HDCP 2.2 Support

Industry-leading support for HDCP 2.2 (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) ensures seamless compatibility with content-protected DVD, Blu-ray Disc®, broadcast TV, and Internet TV sources.

Web Browsing

Using the DM-DGE-200-C’s built-in web browser, it’s possible to access online program guides and other web-based services at the touch of a button, allowing enhanced touch screen control of DVRs and other appliances without having to pick up a separate tablet or smartphone.

On-Screen Keyboard

An on-screen multi-language keyboard allows for quick entry of passwords, URLs, and text searches.

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