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MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast 1 x 2 Kit  

This complete kit includes everything you need to make it easy to multicast HDMI video over an IP network.


3 YEAR DoubleDiamond™ Warranty (Standard)

Product Highlights

  • MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast appliance transmits HDMI® video and audio over an Ethernet network.
  • This kit includes a transmitter, receivers, a network switch that is tested and guaranteed to work with MediaCento, and locking cables.
  • Pre-configured switches with all required multicast and IP settings.
  • Easily expandable up to nine receivers (24 with VX-HDMI1X8-POE) or more with additional network switches.

  • Further Details

  • Extend HDMI over IP
    The MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast system uses existing standards-based Ethernet technology and TCP/IP protocols for extension. Distribute digital signage content or other HD video and audio across an Ethernet network. There's no need to run expensive dedicated links from a back room to digital signage in lobbies.

  • Many ways to configure
    MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast works in point-to-point or point-to-multipoint configurations. Just plug in as many receivers as you need at your remote screens. The included switch supports up to nine receivers with one transmitter.

  • 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.

  • All-inclusive networked signage system
    This kit combines everything you need to get started with a networked signage system. The network switch, PoE+ Gigabit Managed Switch Eco, 10-port, offers the following features that make it a perfect fit within the MediaCento configuration: full SNMP management plus Web-based management, support for VLAN and QoS, and support for IEEE 802.3af PoE port-based network access control.

  • 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 the network switch. It's ready to go!

  • Signals that go for miles
    The extender transmits up to 330 feet (100 m) per link, but goes up to 660 feet (200 m) with the network switch in the middle, between the transmitter and the receiver. 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.

  • PoE support for remote powering
    The MediaCento IPX PoE series can be powered using standard PoE network technology. The PoE network switch included in the kit completely eliminates the need for external power supplies, making the installation even easier. Say goodbye to bulky power supplies.

  • 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. The 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.

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

  • Optimal PC-to-screen performance
    MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast features EDID copy function and is HDCP-compliant and Blu-ray ready.

  • 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.

  • Need a different number of receivers?
    The included network switch supports up to nine receivers (up to 24 with VX-HDMI1X8-POE). Black Box also offers MediaCento PoE kits with 4 receivers and 5 cables (VX-HDMI1X4-POE), or 8 receivers and 9 cables (VX-HDMI1X8-POE).

    What's included:
  • (1) MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast Transmitter
  • (2) MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast Receivers
  • (1) PoE+ Gigabit Managed Switch Eco, 10-Port (LPB2810A)
  • (3) 2-meter (6.5-ft.) Locking HDMI to Standard HDMI Cables

    LPB2810A: CE
    Distance — VX-HDMI-POE-MTX, VX-HDMI-POE-MRX: Point-to-point: 328 ft. (100 m); 656 ft. (200 m) with an Ethernet switch in the middle
    Environmental — LPB2810A: Operating temperature: 32 to 104° F (0 to 40° C);
    Operating humidity: 10 to 90% noncondensing
    Resolution — VX-HDMI-POE-MTX, VX-HDMI-POE-MRX: Full HD (1920 x 1080); WUXGA (1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz) maximum
    User Controls — VX-HDMI-POE-MTX, VX-HDMI-POE-MRX: (1) 16-position rotary selection dial, (2) function buttons
    User Interface — VX-HDMI-POE-MTX: Web interface, Telnet, RS-232;
    VX-HDMI-POE-MRX: Telnet, RS-232
    MAC Addresses — LPB2810A: 8 K
    Jumbo Frames — LPB2810A: Frame sizes up to 9 KB supported on Gigabit interfaces
    Connectors — VX-HDMI-POE-MTX: Video input: (1) HDMI F;
    Interconnect/LAN: (1) RJ-45 (10/100/1000 Mbps);
    Serial control: (2) RJ-12 6P6C (RS-232)
    VX-HDMI-POE-MRX: Video output: (1) HDMI F;
    Interconnect/LAN: (1) RJ-45 (10/100/1000 Mbps);
    Serial control: (2) RJ-12 6P6C (RS-232);
    LPB2810A: (8) 10-/100-/1000-Mbps RJ-45; (2) dual-media ports, each consisting of (1) 10-/100-/1000-Mbps RJ-45 and (1) 100/1000 SFP; (1) RJ-45 console port for RS-232
    Indicators — VX-HDMI-POE-MTX, VX-HDMI-POE-MRX: (1) LED for power/connection status, (1) LED for network activity
    Power — VX-HDMI-POE-MTX, VX-HDMI-POE-MRX: Input: 100–240 VAC, 50–60 Hz; or 802.3af PoE
    Output: 9–12 VDC, 1.5 amps;
    Consumption: 12.9 watts maximum
    LPB2810A: 100–240-VAC, 50–60 Hz autosensing internal power supply Dimensions — VX-HDMI-POE-MTX, VX-HDMI-POE-MRX: 1"H x 3.8"W x 5.1"D (2.5 x 9.6 x 13 cm);
    LPB2810A: 1.75" (1U) H x 11"W x 9.1"D (4.4 x 28 x 23.0 cm)
    Weight — VX-HDMI-POE-MTX, VX-HDMI-POE-MRX: 1.1 lb. (0.5 kg); LPB2810A: 5.11 lb. (2.3 kg)

    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.


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    Application Notes

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

    Accessory: VCL-HDMIS-002M

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

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

    Accessory: VCL-HDMIS-001M

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

    Locking HDMI to Standard HDMI Cable, 1-m (3.2-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-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
    3 YEAR DoubleDiamond™ Warranty (Standard)

    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 1 x 2 Kit 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.

    Product SKU Price Quantity
    MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast 1 x 4 Kit VX-HDMI1X4-POE $2,115.95
    MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast 1 x 8 Kit VX-HDMI1X8-POE $3,732.95
    PoE+ Gigabit Managed Switch Eco - 10-Port LPB2810A $622.15
    MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast Transmitter VX-HDMI-POE-MTX $353.45
    MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast Receiver VX-HDMI-POE-MRX $353.45
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    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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