May 18, 2022 - Exhibiting at InfoComm 2022 at Booth W1338 Black Box will showcase products that enable flexible AV Everywhere with delivery and display of high-quality media including its new MCX Gen 2 Series Multimedia Distribution and Management System, iCompel digital signage platform with Reserva room scheduling platform, and ControlBridge multisystem and room control. Experience Radian Flex, a software-based video wall processing solution that features a highly flexible canvas for nearly instant source changes and reconfiguration for fast paced visually collaborative environments.
MCX G2 Series Multimedia Distribution and Management System
Visitors to the Black Box booth at InfoComm will be able to see first-hand the MCX G2 series - the next generation of the company's MCX multimedia distribution and management system. The MCX G2 series features the performance of the original S9 and S7 series but adds several market-leading features including best-in-class source-to-screen latency (less than 18 microseconds), a video loop-through connection, USB-C and three-port USB 2.0 connectivity, and PoE capability. These features provide a more flexible solution, faster design/implementation and lower overall cost. The Black Box MCX takes advantage of SDVoE and modern 10 GbE infrastructure to allow AV and data payloads.
Rather than deploy an entirely new network, users can take advantage of the software-defined solution to leverage existing infrastructure for delivery of better-quality audio and video, which can translate to greater customer satisfaction and faster time to revenue.
The Black Box MCX multimedia distribution and management system enables true convergence of AV and data on a single IT network.
Black Box iCompel® Digital Signage Platform
At InfoComm 2022 Black Box will demonstrate how its iCompel® interactive digital signage platform with system-on-chip technology empowers users to build eye-catching signage; stream content from websites; and visualize timetables, events, wayfinding or emergency messages. Users can easily play, upload and share images, presentations, videos and audio media files on any HDMI screen. The platform supports 4K UHD/HD and simplifies creation and playout of HTML5-based content. To facilitate updates and system management, iCompel allows for remote device management and configuration and provides on-screen diagnostics and error alerts. The platform is a great solution for a sports bar but also can be used in cinemas, universities, hospitals, transport, retail, supermarkets and more.
Reserva — Room Scheduling Made Simple
With Reserva, users need never mismanage their meeting rooms again. Any user can manage meetings and conference rooms from Reserva's touchscreen with ease. This room sign allows users to book, extend, shorten and end meetings in seconds from an intuitive UI.
With advanced digital signage features, Reserva is much more than a room booking touchscreen. Inside each Reserva is an iCompel® player that allows users to integrate the room sign into their digital signage system. After integration, Reserva room signs can display important communications that benefit the user's business, such as internal messages and advertising. Reserva features multizone layout design and extensive playlist and schedule controls and users can also add their logo and a custom background to the display to boost branding. Important additional features include convenient remote device management and monitoring, superior performance, responsiveness and functionality. Reserva is also compatible with market-leading scheduling and timetable solutions for ease of integration.
Radian Flex Software-Based Video Wall Processing Platform
Radian Flex is a fully software-based video wall processing platform that delivers future-proof flexibility and scalability for digital signage, corporate, education and mission-critical visualization applications. The intuitive software from Black Box makes it easy to display high-quality content from multiple sources across multiscreen display walls in any imaginable configuration. Users simply add, move, resize and change content on the Radian Flex interface, and those changes are reflected in real time on the target video wall, distributed visualization system, or other display devices. Radian Flex supports an unlimited number of inputs, screens and endpoints. Integrated SmartFrame technology ensures perfect picture quality and automates optimal placement of content on screen with minimal setup. The platform's robust video engine supports 4K 60fps video up to an industry-leading resolution of more than 1 billion pixels, paving the way for 8K resolution and beyond.
Black Box Radian Flex is a fully software-based video wall processing platform that delivers future-proof flexibility and scalability.
Black Box ControlBridge® Multisystem and Room Control
ControlBridge® is a complete multisystem control panel for control rooms and any user desk. A single touch panel enables control of KVM, AV and other devices to let users conveniently switch between sources, change video settings, access video wall controllers and set room conditions. Individual presets activate complex configuration with the touch of a button to prepare for a new production.
"At InfoComm 2022 Black Box will highlight products and solutions enabling AV Everywhere with a focus on delivering and displaying high-quality media. We will feature AV over IP matrix switching and distribution as well as high performance video wall technology, digital signage, room scheduling and control systems." — Eric Farkas, AV Product Manager at Black Box
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