Next-Generation AV over IP: MCX


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.


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.


Seamless Switching

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


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.


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).


USB 2.0 over IP

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

Black Box MCX Training Program

The MCX training program is designed to walk you through every aspect of our new MCX product range. From design to specification to industry applications, this training has it covered. Once you've completed the courses you will better understand how MCX fits within an AV network allowing you to communicate effectively with the AV team on any project, support them through the correct processes for setting up the perfect network for latency-free 4K AV distribution and take more control of an AV project. 

To experience the MCX training program, watch our "Introduction to MCX" then enroll in the Black Box Academy.


Introduction to MCX

In this course you will be introduced to Black Box MCX technology and discover how this revolutionary technology has been designed to provide perfect latency free 4K video across a 10G network. This overview will lay the foundations for the next courses within the MCX training and will provide you with the background information you need to fully support the design and integration of the perfect AV infrastructure.


Ideal for Any Application

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.


Conference Room

Black Box offers a number of conference room solutions that will help your team turn every meeting into a productive endeavor


Control Room

With our complete line of control room solutions, you can build for today and tomorrow at your own pace with all of the scalability, redundancy and flexibility you demand

Digital Signage

Create, manage, distribute and monitor the digital signage content that delivers ROI for your specific application



From the BYOD settings in higher education to the 1:1 classroom in K-12, Black Box can optimize the student and staff experiences

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MCX Product Family



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



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 Product Family Comparison

MediaCento MCX ModelsInput TypeConnectivitySDVoE 4K 60 HzScalingUSB
MCX-S7-DECHDMI 2.010-GbE CopperX  
MCX-S7-ENCHDMI 2.010-GbE CopperX  
MCX-S7-FO-DECHDMI 2.010-GbE FiberX  
MCX-S7-FO-ENCHDMI 2.010-GbE FiberX  
MCX-S9C-DECHDMI 2.010-GbE CopperXX 
MCX-S9C-ENCHDMI 2.010-GbE CopperXX 
MCX-S9-DECHDMI 2.0, DP1.2a10-GbE Copper or FiberXXX
MCX-S9-ENCHDMI 2.0, DP1.2a10-GbE Copper or FiberXXX

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


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.

Talk to an Expert

Talk to one of our AV experts about the MCX solution today

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