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Black Box HDMI-over-IP Controller Enables Matrix Switching and Video Wall Control

Expands management functonality of MediaCento IPX transmitters and receivers

MediaCento IPX Controller

The MediaCento IPX Controller enables matrix switching and video wall control for HDMI-over-IP applications.
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PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, June 17, 2014—Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), today announced the introduction of the MediaCento™ IPX Controller, an appliance that enables IP-based video matrix switching and video wall control for HDMI-over-IP solutions. It is a network appliance that enables browser-based control for managing network connections between content sources and endpoints. The MediaCento IPX system enables extension of HDMI video and USB over an IP network to a virtually unlimited number of screens and video walls.

Using the internal Web server interface, users can switch from any source to any display, create presets and combine multiple receivers into a video wall, and control and switch video wall zones remotely. The Controller also features mobile support to allow users to easily access and activate presets from their mobile phone or tablet device. Because it is IP-based, there are no port limitations and it can support hundreds of individual screens and video walls up to 8 x 8 in size.

Setup is easy—the MediaCento IPX Controller automatically detects any MediaCento units in the network and pulls them into the Web interface for easy control. The controller has two Ethernet ports to coordinate video connections on one network and receive control signals from another network. For example, connections over a dedicated video distribution network can be controlled from a corporate LAN or the Internet using a mobile phone, tablet, or office computer.

"The embedded MediaCento IPX Controller device combines video distribution over IP and flexible matrix switching with highly impressive and cost-effective video wall control, a combination previously unheard of," said Erik Indresøvde, Black Box Global AV Product Manager.

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