Next-Generation AV-over-IP: MCX

Advanced AV Distribution and Control for Modern Networks

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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. And it's the first commercially available AV-over-IP system to incorporate Dante® audio transport.

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Advantages of MCX

Uncompressed 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.

Flexible Deployment

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

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.

Powered by Dante® Audio

Extend network audio to other Dante-enabled receiving devices, like mixers and power amplifiers. This provides more control over feeds and the ability to matrix switch audio.

Zero Latency

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

Complete Control

Control your entire audio/video system from your preferred web browser with the MCX Web UI.

Seamless Switching

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

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.

Ideal for Any Application

Conference Room

Conference Room

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Control Room

Control Room

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Digital Signage

Digital Signage

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



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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
  • Two channels of Dante® network audio
  • 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

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MCX Product Family Comparison

MediaCento MCX Models Input Type Connectivity SDVoE 4K
60 Hz
Scaling Dante® Audio USB
MCX-S7-DEC HDMI 2.0 10-GbE Copper      
MCX-S7-ENC HDMI 2.0 10-GbE Copper      
MCX-S7-FO-DEC HDMI 2.0 10-GbE Fiber      
MCX-S7-FO-ENC HDMI 2.0 10-GbE Fiber      
MCX-S9C-DEC HDMI 2.0 10-GbE Copper    
MCX-S9C-ENC HDMI 2.0 10-GbE Copper    
MCX-S9-DEC HDMI 2.0, DP1.2a 10-GbE Copper or Fiber  
MCX-S9-ENC HDMI 2.0, DP1.2a 10-GbE Copper or Fiber  
MCX-S9D-ENC HDMI 2.0, DP1.2a 10-GbE Copper or Fiber

Created with the Newest Technologies

Built with SDVoE Technology

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

Industry-Leading Dante® Audio

Dante is uncompressed, multi-channel digital media networking technology with near-zero latency. Dante is an industry-leading audio networking solution that has been adopted by more pro AV manufacturers than any other technology.

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.

MCX Resources

MCX AV-over-IP


Data Sheet
MCX S7 and S9 Network AV Video Encoders

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