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MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast Receiver   

Multicast HDMI video over an IP network to a virtually unlimited number of distant screens for faster, more efficient HD content sharing and distribution.

This product replaces the MediaCento IPX Multicast Receiver (VX-HDMI-IP-MRX).


Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • A digital solution for the future at an analog price.
  • Receives HDMI® video and audio over an Ethernet network.
  • Simplified plug-and-play setup.

  • Further Details

  • Plug-and-play setup
    There's no need to configure any IP settings (although more experienced users can do that if needed). Simply use rotary switches to set the transmitter and receivers to the same multicast channel and all IP multicasting settings are automatically configured; then just connect your source, your display(s), and a network switch. It's ready to go!

  • Easy integration
    MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast is ideal for distributing digital signage content or other HD video and audio across an Ethernet network. Because the transmitter and receivers install directly into your existing LAN infrastructure, integration is easy. There's no need to run expensive dedicated links from a back room to digital signage in lobbies.

  • Signals that go for miles
    The extender transmits up to 328 feet (100 m) per link, but goes even longer when additional network switches are added to the mix. You can even use fiber with media converters to go several miles if needed. Its signal is completely digital from end to end, so your digital content is never compromised.

  • Lossless compression for HD extension
    MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast features IGMP support and packetizes signals so all your HD source content can be delivered anywhere you want over Ethernet wiring.

  • Many ways to configure
    MediaCento works in point-to-point or point-to-multipoint configurations. Just plug in as many receivers as you need at your remote screens. From one transmitter, you can have 16 different multicast groups to multiple receivers in multicast mode.

  • Visually lossless compression
    The MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast units transmit broadcast-quality video and audio, and support full 1080p resolution no matter what the distance or the number of screens, as well as all common PC resolutions (XGA, SXGA, UXGA, WSXGA) up to 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz.

  • Optimal PC-to-screen performance
    MediaCento features EDID copy function and is HDCP-compliant.

  • RS-232 support
    MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast supports RS-232 for configuration and control, and for extending bidirectional control signals. Use this serial link to switch screens on or off.

  • PoE powered
    The MediaCento IPX PoE series can be powered using standard PoE network technology. Using a PoE network switch completely eliminates the need for external power supplies making the installation even easier.

  • Multicast video to screens in a video wall setup
    Assign source video to any screen in a video wall. The MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast system supports customizable monitor array sizes for any video wall setup or application. Configure a wall for multiple rows and columns. You just need one transmitter and up to 64 receivers for an 8 x 8 wall. Each receiver scales and outputs the correct part of the picture for its video wall display.

  • Secure connectors
    MediaCento products come with lockable power and HDMI connectors for increased reliability.

  • MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast is great for:
  • Any digital signage application with screens in different buildings or stores.
  • Distributing high-quality medical imaging video across a hospital campus.
  • Streaming video to classrooms in schools.
  • Multicasting video in command and control room setups.
  • Corporate video sharing and training.

  • What's included:
  • (1) MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast Receiver
  • (1) power supply
  • (1) power cord
  • (4) foot pads
  • (1) CD-ROM with user manual

  • NOTE: For the best performance, use with a Layer 2 or 3 switch with IGMP support. For details, contact Black Box Tech Support. For a selection of switches, see our Networking section.

    Approvals CE, RoHS
    Distance Point-to-point: 328 ft. (100 m); use an Ethernet switch to go farther distances maximum
    Resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080); WUXGA (1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz) maximum
    User Controls (1) 16-position rotary selection dial, (1) reset button, (1) function button
    User Interface Telnet, RS-232
    Connectors Video output: (1) HDMI F;
    Interconnect/LAN: (1) RJ-45 (10/100/1000 Mbps);
    Serial control: (2) RJ-12 6P6C (RS-232)
    Indicators (1) LED for power/connection status, (1) LED for network activity
    Power Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz; or 802.3af PoE
    Output: 9-12 VDC, 1.5 amps;
    Consumption: 12.9 watts
    Dimensions 1"H x 3.8"W x 5.1"D (2.5 x 9.6 x 13 cm)
    Weight 1.1 lb. (0.5 kg)

    This product works with:
  • MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast Transmitter (VX-HDMI-POE-MTX)
  • VESA/Wallmount Kit for MediaCento IPX (VX-HDMI-IP-VESA)

  • Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.

    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 1-800-316-7107.


    • MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast User Manual
      User Manual for the VX-HDMI-POE-MTX & VX-HDMI-POE-MRX (Version 2)

    Visio Stencils

    • Visio Stencil
      Stencil Drawings


    • MediaCento IPX Signal Extenders Brochure
      Extend HDMI video and USB over a LAN to an unlimited number of screens! (Version 3)
    • Broadcast Control Room and Post-Production Solutions
      (Version 2)
    • Broadcast and Media Solutions
      Enabling next-generation connectivity solutions for broadcast and media professionals.

    Application Notes

    • Black Box Multicast Video-over-IP Solution
      MediaCento IPX and LGB Series Ethernet Switches (Version 1)


    Accessory: VX-HDMI-POE-MTX

    MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast Transmitter

    MediaCento™ IPX PoE Multicast Transmitter

    Accessory: LGB616A

    Gigabit Web Smart Switch - 16-Port

    Gigabit Web Smart Switch - 16-Port

    Accessory: LPB2810A

    PoE+ Gigabit Managed Switch Eco - 10-Port

    PoE+ Gigabit Managed Switch Eco - 10-Port

    Accessory: LPB2826A

    PoE+ Gigabit Managed Switch Eco - 26-Port

    PoE+ Gigabit Managed Switch Eco - 26-Port

    Accessory: VCL-HDMIDVI-001M

    Locking HDMI-to-DVI Cable, 1-m (3.2-ft.)

    Locking HDMI-to-DVI Cable, 1-m (3.2-ft.)

    Accessory: VCL-HDMIDVI-002M

    Locking HDMI-to-DVI Cable, 2-m (6.5-ft.)

    Locking HDMI-to-DVI Cable, 2-m (6.5-ft.)

    Accessory: VCL-HDMIDVI-003M

    Locking HDMI-to-DVI Cable, 3-m (9.8-ft.)

    Locking HDMI-to-DVI Cable, 3-m (9.8-ft.)

    Accessory: VCL-HDMIS-003M

    Locking HDMI to Standard HDMI Cable, 3-m (9.8-ft.)

    Locking HDMI to Standard HDMI Cable, 3-m (9.8-ft.)

    Accessory: VCL-HDMIDVI-005M

    Locking HDMI-to-DVI Cable, 5-m (16.4-ft.)

    Locking HDMI-to-DVI Cable, 5-m (16.4-ft.)

    Accessory: VCL-HDMIS-005M

    Locking HDMI to Standard HDMI Cable, 5-m (16.4-ft.)

    Locking HDMI to Standard HDMI Cable, 5-m (16.4-ft.)

    Double Diamond Warranty
    Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)


    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast Receiver comes with a standard 3 Year warranty already included.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations
    ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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    In Stock - orders received before 5PM ET ship same day

    Weight: 2.368 lbs.
    HxWxD: 0.01 x 0.01 x 0.01 in.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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