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AV-over-IP Extension: MediaCento IPX

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Display up to 4K UHD Video over IP to a virtually unlimited number of screens as far as your local network reaches with MediaCento IPX

MediaCento IPX is the perfect HDMI-over-IP distribution solution that enables you to transmit HDMI video over Ethernet to a virtually unlimited number of screens as far as your local network reaches.

Do you need to extend (unicast) audio/video from one source to a single screen or distribute (multicast) the same content to multiple screens?
Perhaps you need the ability to switch between multiple sources or create video walls?

MediaCento IPX has you covered. Add in the MediaCento Controller, and the system becomes an IP-based matrix switch and video wall processor.



MediaCento Benefits


HDMI HD Video to 4K UHD Video over IP

Unicast or multicast HDMI video and audio to a nearly unlimited number of screens on a network. You need just one transmitter and one receiver for each screen


Easy Integration

The transmitter(s) and receiver(s) install directly into an existing LAN infrastructure.


Plug-and-Play Setup

There's no need to configure any IP settings (although more experienced users can do that if needed).


Extends HD or 4K Digital Video/Audio

HD or 4K model extends HDMI digital video/audio up to 100 m between transmitter and receiver (point-to-point) using CATx cable or (4K model only) up to 30 km between transmitter and receiver over single-mode fiber cable using a standard Gigabit SFP module.


Lossless Compression and Ultra-low Latency

Delivers lossless compression and ultra-low latency no matter what the distance or the number of screens.


Extended Display Identification Data (EDID)

Extended display identification data (EDID) copy function results in an optimal PC-to-screen performance.

MediaCento Features

  • HDMI HD video to 4K UHD video over IP

    The MediaCento IPX IP-based audio/video distribution solution uses existing standards-based Ethernet technology and TCP/IP protocols to unicast HDMI HD / 4K UHD video signals on your Gigabit Ethernet network. In a multicast configuration, one transmitter can drive multiple receivers with no extra network load.

  • Easy Integration

    Transmitters and receivers install directly into your existing LAN infrastructure. There's no need to configure any IP settings or run expensive dedicated links from a back room. Better yet, being PoE-powered eliminates the need for external power supplies.

  • Plug-and-Play Setup

    Use rotary switches to set the transmitter and receivers to the same multicast or unicast channel and all IP multicasting settings are automatically configured. Just connect your source, your display(s), and a network switch. It's ready to go!

  • Signals that Goes for Kilometers

    The units support IGMP and packetize signals so all your HD/UHD source content can be delivered anywhere you want over Ethernet wiring. The extender transmits video up to 100 m per link, but goes even longer when additional network switches are added to the mix. Use fiber with media converters to go several kilometers, if needed.

  • Optimal PC-to-Screen Performance

    MediaCento IPX HD/4K features extended display identification data (EDID) copy function, which ensures the proper video settings are maintained, and is HDCP 2.2 compliant supporting also protected contents from Blu-rays.

  • Matrix Switching and Video Wall Control

    Use the standalone MediaCento IPX Controller with any network switch for full flexibility including dual network and video wall support, up to 8 x 8 (64 screens). Or, build the network with our unique LPB2900-series switches with built-in basic control functionality.

  • Power over Ethernet

  • Secure HDMI and Power Connectors

  • HDCP 2.2 Compliant

  • 4K Units Support USB, Serial, IR and Analog Audio

  • Scalable Video

Industry Applications

MediaCento™ IPX HDMI-over-IP Distribution Applications

Unicast Mode


Transmit point-to-point video from one source to one single screen over an Ethernet network

Multicast Mode


Transmit HDMI video over Ethernet network rom one source to multiple screens. This application can also support a video wall

Multicast Mode with Matrix Switching


Transmit video from multiple sources to multiple screens over an Ethernet network. Control and switch the displays from the PC or mobile device

MediaCento Product Family

MediaCento IPX 4K
MediaCento IPX HD
MediaCento IPX Controller

Alternative Product (for low bandwidth requirements)

H.264 Encoder/Decoder

Transmit high-quality HDMI video over a standard IP network for display of HD content on one screen—or multicast signals to multiple displays—with the Black Box H.264 Encoder. Because the Encoder uses H.264 compression and requires very low bandwidth, it's extremely efficient when encoding full HD video and analog audio for transmission.

The Black Box H.264 Encoder integrates with any equipment using standard H.264 encoding. The video stream can be received by any H.264 Decoder, software or sent over the internet. It also integrates well with a number of Black Box products, such as:


Radian Flex Video Wall Software

Display high quality content from any source, across multi-screen display walls, in any creative configuration imaginable. Increase sales, save money, and create captivating visual displays with Radian Flex Video Wall Software.


iCompel® Digital Signage

Encode a TV signal and display the video stream in a zone on multiple iCompel® units.


Add remote management to create complete Pro AV solutions.


MCX AV over IP Distribution and Control

MCX distributes and extends 4K 60 Hz video and audio over IP and is made for 10-Gbps network infrastructures. MCX allows AV and data payloads to exist on the same IT network and reduces network management time and costs.

VS2000 Encoder/Decoder

Distribute and extend full HD video and audio over any IP network to an unlimited number of decoders—resolution up to Full HD 1920 x 1200@60 Hz—using H.264 encoding with the Black Box VS2000 Encoder.  

The VS 2000 Encoder works with VS2000 Decoder or integrates with any other H.264 decoder, set-top box, VLC, or media player and can be powered by PoE, meaning it will receive power directly from the network switch. Because the VS2000 requires very low bandwidth, it's easy to transmit over the internet and even WiFi  and has a low adjustable bit rate from 2 to 30 Mbps.

The VS2000 also offers user-friendly control features via IP (Web GUI and Telnet) providing simple, flexible, control and management options.

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