Black Box Enters the 10G AV-over-IP Market with MCX Using SDVoE

Black Box today announced the release of its new MCX, a 10G AV-over-IP system. Using what they say is a unique “enterprise level with use of the 10G SDVoE” platform, the MCX includes nine products — four decoders and five encoders that either handle copper, fiber or both. Some of the models add Dante Audio and USB network routing (audio, webcam, Flash drive, keyboard and mouse) as well. Like all SDVoE products, the MCX is spec’d to drive 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 chroma sampling over a 10G network and supports HDMI 2.0 (five of the models add scaling options for multi-view, PiP, split screen and the ability to build digital canvases and those same five products also handle DisplayPort 1.2 signals.

Here are the different models:

Black Box, in its announcement, explained that the MCX makes it possible to manage video walls, video extension (point-to-point and point-to-multipoint) and digital signage on an IT network. The company says that the MCX is also the first commercially-available video-over-IP solution to incorporate Dante audio transport. The new Black Box system supports these signals on a mixed fiber/copper network and in mixed use cases, such as individual video wall screens or video walls with advanced multiviewer or picture-in-picture technology. Delivering up to 4K@60Hz 4:4:4 plus up to 10-bit HDR, MCX allows users to take advantage of fully uncompressed 4K UHD technology.

The entire MCX product line is here.