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MediaCento USB Transmitter


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Extend HDMI over IP

This attractively priced IP streaming solution unicasts HDMI video and audio to a distant screen on your network. The MediaCento USB system uses existing standards-based Ethernet technology and TCP/IP protocols for extension. Distribute digital signage content or other HD video and audio, as well as USB signals.

Easy integration

Because the transmitter and receiver 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.

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 receiver to the same channel and all IP settings are automatically configured; then just connect your source, your display, and a network switch. It's ready to go!

Signals that go for miles

The MediaCento IPX PoE Unicast system transmits up to 328 feet (100 m) point to point, but goes even longer with network switches 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.

Works with an array of devices

For use with touchscreen signage applications, use the MediaCento USB units with iCOMPEL Digital Signage players. MediaCento USB can also extend USB signals for devices such as keyboards and mice for management of a remote workstation.

Lossless compression for HD extension

The MediaCento USB system packetizes signals so your HD source content can be delivered anywhere you want over Ethernet wiring. The MediaCento USB units transmit broadcast-quality video and audio, and support Full 1080p resolution no matter what the distance, 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

The MediaCento USB system supports RS-232 for configuration and control, and for extending bidirectional control signals. Use this serial link to switch a screen on or off.

PoE support for remote powering

The MediaCento USB 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.</li> <br> <li><b>Secure connectors</b><br>MediaCento products come with lockable power and HDMI connectors for increased reliability.

Optimal PC-to-screen performance

MediaCento features EDID copy function and is HDCP-compliant.

MediaCento USB is great for:

  • Basic KVM applications, such as extending signals for monitors, touchscreens, speakers, keyboards, mice, and other USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices.
  • Touchscreen applications using the iCOMPEL Digital Signage system.
  • Any digital signage application with a screen in a different building or store.
  • Distributing high-quality medical imaging video across a hospital campus.
  • Streaming video to classrooms in schools.
  • Sharing video in command and control room setups.
  • Corporate video sharing and training.

Want to multicast video to multiple screens, even video walls?

For point-to-multipoint IP-based video streaming and multicasting video over a network to a video wall, see our MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast Transmitter and Receiver (VX-HDMI-POE-MTX, VX-HDMI-POE-MRX).

This product is covered by one of more of the following: United States Patent Nos. 7,457,250; 8,155,012; 8,902,760; 8,942,107; and/or 9,049,019.

Tech Specs

Approvals FCC (Part 15, CLass A), TUV, CE, UL, CSA, RoHS, WEEE
Connectors (1) HDMI F, (1) RJ-45 Interconnect/LAN connection, (2) RJ-12, 6P6C (only 4 center pins are used at thsi time), (1) 2.1 mm barrel, (1) USB Type B
Dimensions 6.4"H x 5" W x 1.1"D (16.2 x 12.9 x 2.8 cm)
Distance Rrom CPU to TX: 16-ft, HDMI, maximum; Between TX and RX: 328-ft (100-m), use a network switch to get further distances
Interface LED: (1) LED for link and power, (1) LED for network activity; User: (1) reset button, (1) 16-position rotary selection dial, (2) function buttons; Web interface, Telnet, RS-232
Leads Supported HDMI Video/Audio, USB, and RS-232
Operating Humidity 80% non-condensing
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40° C)
Power Source: External in-line power supply, PoE af is also available with this function; Input Voltage: 100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz; Input Current: 0.6 Amps MAX; Output Voltage: 12 VDC; Output Current: 2 Amps MAX (set at 1.5 Amps); Consumption: 18 Watts
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Weight 1.3 lb. (0.6 kg)
Product Includes:
  • (1) MediaCento IPX USB Transmitter
  • (1) U.S. power supply
  • (1) U.S. power cord
  • (1) CD-ROM with user manual
  • (4) foot pads

The MediaCento USB transmitters and receivers are not compatible with other current MediaCento IPX POE models. Mounting Kit included.


This product is covered by one of more of the following: United States Patent Nos. 7,457,250; 8,155,012; 8,902,760; 8,942,107; and/or 9,049,019.

* Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.



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Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)

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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 USB Transmitter comes with a standard 3 Year Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard) 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!*

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