Black Box demonstrates 4K video wall at ISE 2015

The Black Box Team is back from Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) – the world’s largest tradeshow dedicated to professional AV and electronic systemsblack-box-video-wall-ISE integration. The show took place February 9–12, 2015, in Amsterdam.

We had a huge response to our innovative AV product line showcased at ISE. Commercial Integrator named Black Box as one of the top nine products changing the scope of video at ISE 2015.

If you didn’t have a chance to attend, take a look as Inavate captures Peter Brooke-Wavell demonstrating the new 4K-ready iCOMPEL and VideoPlex 4 live at ISE 2015.

In addition to our 4K video wall controller, VideoPlex 4, and 4K digital signage player, iCOMPEL P Series, we also showcased MediaCento IPX – our solution for HDMI-over-IP extension, switching, and video wall creation. This video extension product line includes devices that compress and encode source video for extending over a LAN using lossless compression technology. They can be for multicast distribution (multicast) or point-to-point (unicast) distribution. Other benefits include: easy integration, plug-and-play setup, optimal PC-to-screen performance, uncompromised digital content, and secure connectors. Plus, a controller is available for matrix switching and video wall creation.

Overall, the show was a success – it’s always great connecting with customers worldwide. The Black Box Team looks forward meeting again – see you at these upcoming events.

Additional resources
For more 4K resources, be sure to check out:
• 4K products:
• Free white paper: Piecing Together the 4K Puzzle


InfoComm 2013 product demos

If you were at InfoComm June 12th – 14th, we hope you got to visit our booth. During that time, rAVe Publications was kind enough to stop by and let us promote our digital signage, KVM matrix switching, and video switching and distribution solutions. Click on the videos below to learn more.

iCOMPEL – Digital Signage Platform and Player

DKM – HD Video & Peripheral Matrix Switching

MediaCento IPX – HD Content Distribution

Brian Kutchma, our VP of Sales, was also able to give a presentation on how to avoid the biggest digital signage disasters. You can read the full article on

Greatly reduce the cost of digital video distribution

Installers and end users looking for an economical way to distribute and scale 1080p video content across a wall of tiled screens, look no further. The MediaCento™ IPX Multicast extension system multicasts HDMI video and audio to up to 256 screens on a network. Even better, it can optionally be used to output source video on video walls, so you can easily project video content on a larger scale to create visually stunning video displays.

Integration is easy and receivers install directly into your existing LAN infrastructure. There’s no need to run expensive dedicated video links from a back room to displays in lobbies. A single transmitter can deliver multimedia to hundreds of displays.

The system uses visually lossless compression technology, packetizing signals so source content can be delivered MediaCento™ IPX Multicast Receiveranywhere you have Ethernet wiring. Simply plug in as many receivers as you need for your remote screens, and use a standard Gigabit network switch with IGMP to control the multicast traffic.

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New Digital Signage & Video Distribution Design Guide

We recently launched our new, FREE Digital Signage & Video Distribution Design Guide. This comprehensive resource will help you plan and provision your end-to-end signage network or complete video distribution system.

The 76-page guide will help you choose the latest technology and compatible parts for your system, whether you’re considering digital signage forDigital Signage & Video Distribution Design Guide a small or medium business, or planning a fully integrated signage and video distribution system for a corporate, healthcare, or education environment.

The guide spotlights our range of award-winning digital signage platforms, as well as our full suite of AV infrastructure products, including AV extenders, splitters, switches, converters, and scalers, plus solutions for sharing multimedia wirelessly in meeting rooms.

For help choosing a digital signage platform or an AV distribution solution, speak to a Black Box Digital Signage Success Manager today at 800-355-8003.