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Black Box demonstrating new economically priced IP-based extender for HDMI video at DSE 13
MediaCento IPX greatly reduces cost and complexity of HD distribution and includes a video wall version.
The flexible, IP streaming solution multicasts an HDMI signal to up to 256 screens on an Ethernet network. Even better, the VRX version can be used to output source video on video walls, so AV and digital signage implementers can project video content on a larger scale to create visually stunning video displays.
The MediaCento IPX Multicast (http://www.blackbox.com/
“There’s no need to run any new cabling runs between rooms,” says Erik Indresovde, Global Video & Multimedia Product Manager at Black Box. “Installers can simply use the existing LAN infrastructure for screen connections. In addition, MediaCento IPX enables flexible system expansion. A single transmitter can deliver HD content to hundreds of displays, so when it comes time to add a screen, just plug in another receiver and connect that screen to your LAN.”
The system features visually lossless compression technology and uses standardized Ethernet protocols to packetize signals and deliver multimedia content anywhere the user has Ethernet wiring. The MediaCento IPX system transmits up to 328 feet (100 m) per link, but goes even farther with network switches added to the mix (a standard Gigabit network switch with IGMP must be used to control traffic in multicast applications with multiple screens).
For multicast applications, Black Box offers MediaCento IPX Multicast Transmitters and Receivers (VX-HDMI-IP-
The video wall version scales source video for output on a matrix of tiled screens. A video wall can be configured for multiple rows and columns. To configure a video wall image, simply use the system’s browser-based interface. “Just plug in your HDMI source and begin configuring your matrix of screens,” Indresovde says.
In addition to digital signage, the MediaCento IPX (http://www.blackbox.com/
To see the system, visit Booth #645 on the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center during DSE 13.
For more information on any of Black Box’s MediaCento IPX systems, visit blackbox.com/
For help choosing an AV distribution solution, speak to a free, 24/7 Tech Support expert today at 724-746-5500. Also be sure to ask about Black Box’s special support programs for system integrators and resellers.
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