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Next-Generation AV over IP: MCX

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Advanced AV Distribution and Control for Modern Networks

MCX is a next-generation AV-over-IP solution from Black Box. MCX distributes and extends 4K 60 Hz video and audio over IP and is made for 10-Gbps network infrastructures. This robust video distribution system allows AV and data payloads to exist on the same IT network, which reduces network management time and costs.

 

Advantages of MCX

Delivers up to 4K 60 Hz 4:4:4 Video

Extend uncompressed 4K 60 Hz 4:4:4 video to an unlimited number of displays without sacrificing latency, video quality or bandwidth.

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Comprehensive Connectivity

Connect every essential AV distribution device to your MCX through its variety of ports: discrete RS-232, IR, secondary audio channel plus a separate 1-GbE connection.

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Seamless Switching

Switch between video sources in less than 100 milliseconds with no artifacts or screen blink.

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Advanced Video Wall Capabilities

Increase versatility in video wall deployments with advanced video scaling options, such as multi-view, picture-in-picture, split screen and more.

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Complete Control

The MCX Controller lets you manage and monitor AV content with ease.

Flexible Deployment

Deploy on 10G networks over Ethernet, fiber or both.

Zero Latency

Overcome source to display latency with glass-to-glass encoding and decoding that happens in real time (0.03 milliseconds).

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USB 2.0 over IP

USB support for audio, webcam, Flash drive, keyboard and mouse.

Applications

Because MCX is an IP-based solution, it can manage an infinite number of connected devices. This makes it perfect for a wide range of applications, such as bars and restaurants, enterprise applications, control rooms and operations centers, digital signage, receptions and entryways, conference rooms and boardrooms, education and more.

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Classrooms & Hallways

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eSports & Gaming Arenas

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Command & Control Rooms

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Bars & Restaurants

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Retail Lobbies & Demo Stations

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Conference & Meeting Rooms

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MCX Product Family

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MCX S7

Multicast AV signals to an unlimited amount of remote displays without issue. Deploys on any modern network over Ethernet, fiber or both.

  • Transmits true 4K 60 Hz 4:4:4 uncompressed video
  • Zero source to display latency and seamless switching
  • Ideal for high-performance AV applications that do not require video scaling options
  • Supports HDMI 2.0 over IP

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MCX S9

Distribute and extend uncompressed 4K 60 Hz 4:4:4 video and audio from any source to any screen over your network. Easily control how your content displays on every screen.

  • Advanced scaling options for multi-view, PiP, split screen and more — perfect for video walls
  • USB support for audio, webcam, Flash drive, keyboard and mouse
  • Transmits true 4K 60 Hz 4:4:4 uncompressed video
  • Supports HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 over IP

MCX_Gen2

MCX Gen2

Set each transcoder as either encoder or decoder. With HDMI or DisplayPort ports, Gen2 units interoperate with Gen1 units. Gen2 Controllers support multiview.

  • Universal transcoders encode or decode (user selects)
  • Each transcoder has either an HDMI or a DisplayPort physical connector
  • Transcoders support Multiview when used with Gen2 Controller

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MCX Gen 2 Controller

The MCX Gen 2 Controller is an all-in-one SDVoE/AVoIP network controller and manager for the MCX AVoIP system. It features an intuitive user interface and makes setting up and managing your MCX system a breeze.

  • Get complete control of your entire MCX AVoIP system
  • Security that protects against unauthorized content viewing
  • Real-time status monitoring
  • Full asset tracking of devices

MCX Product Family Comparison

MediaCento MCX ModelsInput TypeConnectivitySDVoE 4K 60 HzScalingUSB
MCX-S7-DECHDMI 2.010-GbE CopperYesYes 
MCX-S7-ENC
MCX-S7-FO-DECHDMI 2.010-GbE FiberYesYes 
MCX-S7-FO-ENC
MCX-S9C-DECHDMI 2.010-GbE CopperYesYes 
MCX-S9C-ENC
MCX-S9-DECHDMI 2.010-GbE Copper or FiberYesYesUSB-A
MCX-S9-ENCHDMI 2.0, DP1.2a
MCXG2EC01HDMI 2.010-GbE Copper or FiberYesYesUSB-C
MCXG2EF01
MCXG2DC01HDMI 2.010-GbE Copper or FiberYesYesUSB-A
MCXG2DF01
MCX Gen2 ControllerN/A1-GbE LAN InterfaceYesYesUSB-A/USB-C
 

Built with SDVoE Technology

Powerful SDVoE technology optimizes MCX. SDVoE distributes AV over modern networks without negatively affecting performance, functionality or capability.

Contributing Member of the SDVoE Alliance

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Black Box is committed to developing AV-over-IP technology and educating end users about its advantages. That’s why we have become a contributing member of the SDVoE Alliance. The alliance is bringing top AV companies together around a standardized hardware and software platform to benefit consumers.

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MCX Resources

Case Studies

Shannon Brewing Company Implements Complete AVIoT Solution
The brewing company was looking for a solution to be able to keep tabs on their brewing equipment at any time, from any location, as well as ways to keep the entertainment engaging for customers. Shannon reached out to Black Box because we could provide an overall solution addressing both front-of-house and back-of-house operations from one source.

UNC Gets Into the Esports Arena With MCX
UNC – Chapel Hill turned to Black Box when they needed to add an esports gaming arena. Black Box deployed MCX, a state-of-the-art AV over IP solution that streamlines esports and delivers advanced, interactive gaming in real-time.