Novastar MX40 Pro New range 4K Video Controller

The Novastar MX40 Pro is a new range 4K video controller that offers advanced features and capabilities for professional LED display installations. It’s designed to provide high-quality video processing and control for large-scale displays, making it an ideal choice for use in stadiums, concert venues, and other settings where the high-performance video is essential.

About the product:-
  • 4K/60Hz video controller
  • Inputs: 3x HDMI 2.0, 1x DP 1.2, 1x 12G-SDI
  • Outputs: 20x Gigabit Ethernet, 4x optical (optional), 3x HDMI 2.0 loop, 1x 12G-SDI loop
  • True 12-bit, HDR, wide color gamut, high frame rate, 3D display technology
  • LED Image Booster, Dynamic Booster, XR function
  • 20 Ethernet / 4 SFP outputs ports
  • Control up to 13,000,000 pixels

£9,695.10

The Novastar MX40 Pro is a new range 4K video controller that offers advanced features and capabilities for professional LED display installations. It’s designed to provide high-quality video processing and control for large-scale displays, making it an ideal choice for use in stadiums, concert venues, and other settings where the high-performance video is essential.

One of the key features of the MX40 Pro is its support for 4K resolution at up to 60 frames per second. This makes it possible to deliver stunning, high-resolution content on even the largest LED displays with smooth, fluid motion.

In addition to its advanced video processing capabilities, the MX40 Pro also includes a range of features designed to simplify installation and operation. These include an intuitive user interface with drag-and-drop functionality, as well as support for multiple input sources including HDMI, DP, and SDI.

The MX40 Pro also includes advanced calibration tools that help ensure accurate colour reproduction and consistent brightness across all connected displays. And with its flexible output options, it can be easily configured to drive a wide range of LED display configurations using either traditional or creative layouts.

Overall, the Novastar MX40 Pro New Range 4K Video Controller is a powerful tool for anyone looking to create stunning LED display installations with advanced video processing capabilities. With its intuitive user interface, flexible input/output options, and advanced calibration tools, it’s well-suited for use in a wide range of professional settings where the high-performance video is essential.

About the product:-
  • 4K/60Hz video controller
  • Inputs: 3x HDMI 2.0, 1x DP 1.2, 1x 12G-SDI
  • Outputs: 20x Gigabit Ethernet, 4x optical (optional), 3x HDMI 2.0 loop, 1x 12G-SDI loop
  • True 12-bit, HDR, wide colour gamut, high frame rate, 3D display technology
  • LED Image Booster, Dynamic Booster, XR function
  • 20 Ethernet / 4 SFP outputs ports
  • Control up to 13,000,000 pixels
The MX40 Pro is NovaStar’s flagship 4K LED display controller with lots of new options that offer an all-in-one solution for driving big LED screens at high resolutions. It has HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2, and 12G-SDI inputs that accept input resolutions of up to 4096×2160@60 Hz at up to 12 bit. The 20 Ethernet output ports and/or 4 SFP fibre optic outputs can be used to drive the LED screens directly. Please note that the required SFP modules and CVT10 fibre converters need to be purchased separately. The MX40 Pro’s internal capabilities support the best possible image quality. The Dynamic Booster improves contrast and lowers panel power consumption. HDR10 and HLG video sources are supported, providing a more lifelike image. The LED Image Booster improves the colour gamut by switching between multiple gamuts, it improves greyscale images by allowing individual corrections of the greyscale in 16-bit, and it prevents greyscale loss in low-brightness scenes by using 22bit+ technology. The 4K video controller is capable of processing 3D imaging, using the EMT200 3D emitter and 3D glasses. The MX40 Pro can be controlled by the new, intuitive, and user-friendly VMP software platform, which allows you to configure your screens in almost any layout you want. Regular and irregular screen sizes can be configured extremely fast. Up to ten MX40 Pro devices can be cascaded and uniformly controlled via the control PC. The integrated Genlock function enables you to easily synchronise multiple controllers.
Technical data:
DP1.2: 1
HDMI 2.0: 3
12G-SDI: 1
Main Outputs: 20
HDMI 2.0 (loop): 3
12G-SDI (loop): 1
SFP Slot Type: 10G
SFP Slot Amount: 4
Scaling Function: No
GenLock: In & Out
Control System: Novastar
Maximum Loading Capacity: 13000000 px
Maximum Input Resolution: 4096 x 2160 / 8192 x 1080
Controlling Mode: Ethernet
Greyscale Processing: 22 bit
Power Supply: 100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz
Power Consumption: 70 W
Power Connector in: IEC
Data Connector in: RJ45 / USB
Data Connector out: etherCON / RJ45
Document Version Release Date Description
V1.2.0
2023-01-03
  •  Added a layer scaling mode: fill screen.
  • Added the function of changing the temperature scale
  •  Support the SNMP and Art-Net protocols.
V1.1.1
2022-11-18
  •  Added a table of load capacity per Ethernet port.
  • Added the limitations of some functions.
V1.1.0
2022-11-07
  • Updated the description of the USB port on the front panel
  • Optimized the description of Ethernet port load capacity
V1.0.1
2022-07-09
  • Updated the product introduction.
  • Updated the certification information and cautions.
  • Updated the feature description
  • Updated the appearance diagrams.
  • Updated the maximum resolution and power consumption.
V1.0.0
2022-03-01
First release

Introduction

The MX40 Pro is a flagship all-in-one LED display controller with 20 Ethernet ports in the brand-new control system COEX series of Xi’an NovaStar Tech Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as NovaStar). This controller integrates video processing and video control into one box and offers rich video input connectors (HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2 and 12G-SDI),
20x Ethernet output ports and 4x 10G optical ports. It can also work with the brand-new software VMP (Vision Management Platform) to provide a better operation and control experience.

Certifications

CCC, RoHS, CE, FCC, IC, UKCA, UL, CB
If the product does not have the relevant certifications required by the countries or regions where it is to be
sold, please contact NovaStar to confirm or address the problem. Otherwise, the customer shall be
responsible for the legal risks caused or NovaStar has the right to claim compensation.

Features

Inputs and Outputs

  • 3 types of inputs
    − 3x HDMI 2.0 (with loop through)
    − 1x DP 1.2
    − 1x 12G-SDI (with loop through)
  • 3 types of outputs
    − 20x Gigabit Ethernet ports, load capacity up to 9 million pixels
    − 4x 10G optical ports, 2 as primary ports and 2 as backup ports
    − 1x SPDIF digital audio port
  • 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit video inputs
  • 3 types of controls
    − 1x Genlock signal input (with loop through)
    − 2x Ethernet control ports
    − 1x Auxiliary port

Advanced Features

  • 4 independent layers
    Support up to 4x 4K layers and layer priority adjustment in Z order.
  • Image scaling
    Support 4 image scaling modes: custom, pixel to pixel, snap to canvas, and fill screen.
  • Color Replacement
    Support free replacement of any color on the image without affecting the performance of other colors. Replacement of highly saturated colors is
    recommended for better effect.
  • 14Ch Color Correction
    Support precise adjustment to hue, saturation and brightness of black, white and the 12 derived standard colors of the red, green and blue primary colors.
  • Curves
    Support adjustment to the image RGBW
    mapping curves.
  • 3D LUT
    The 17×17×17 3D LUT .cube files are supported
    to adjust the video source colors.
  • Dynamic Booster
    Real-time analysis and dynamic adjustment are made to each frame to significantly improve the display contrast and image details for better
    visual experience, and effectively control and lower the display power consumption, extending the service life of the LED screen.
  • Full Grayscale Calibration
    Work with NovaStar’s high-precision calibration system and the C3200 scientific grade camera to generate unique calibration coefficients for
    each grayscale, ensuring uniformity of each grayscale and dramatically improving the image quality.
  • HDR
     − Support HDR10 and comply with the SMPTE ST 2084 and SMPTE ST 2086 standards.
    − Support HLG
  • Latency
     – Support low latency and the controller load capacity is not reduced. The latency at the controller is 0 frame (less than 1 ms) in SendOnly Controller working mode and 1 frame in All-In-One Controller working mode.
    – Support additional latency. Zero to two frames
    of latency can be added at the controller.
  • 3D
    Work with the specified receiving cards, 3D emitter and 3D glasses to bring a fascinating and immersive 3D viewing experience.
  • Frame Rate Adaptive
    The controller can be adaptive to various video input frame rates, including decimal frame rates. Custom frame rates are also supported and the step size of fine tuning frame rate is as small as 0.01 Hz.
  • Two working modes
    Support the All-In-One Controller and Send-Only
    Controller working modes.
    − In the Send-Only Controller mode, the latency
    can be reduced by one frame.
    − In the All-In-One Controller mode, the layer
    and scaling functions are available.
  • Display system monitoring
    Support monitoring of the device status and screen status. Any fault and alarm information can be reported actively.

Device Controls

  • VMP software control
    The device can be connected to the VMP software to provide easy and convenient operations and smart device management.
  • Support the SNMP and Art-Net protocols.
  • Cascading control via Ethernet
    The Gigabit Ethernet control ports support TCP/IP protocol and star topology. No switch or the router is needed to deploy multiple devices on
    the same LAN via device cascading as the network switching function is already built in.

  • Cascading control via Ethernet
    The Gigabit Ethernet control ports support TCP/IP protocol and star topology. No switch or router is needed to deploy multiple devices on
    the same LAN via device cascading as the network switching function is already built in.

Function Limitations

  • The Frame Rate Adaptive function can be achieved when the MX40 Pro works with the A10s Pro receiving card. Currently supported driver ICs include MBI5264, MBI5253B, ICND2055, ICND2065, ICND2059 and ICND2069. In addition, the .ncp file generated by the Cabinet Tool from NovaStar must be used.
  • The Dynamic Booster function can be achieved when the MX40 Pro works with the A10s Pro receiving card. Before operation, brightness correction using the CA410-VP427, CA410-P427 or EYE2-400 color analyzer is recommended.
  • The Full Grayscale Calibration function can be achieved when the MX40 Pro works with the A10s Pro receiving
    card.
  • To use the 3D function, specified 3D glasses are needed. For details, please contact NovaStar technical support.
  • Using the HDR function reduces the MX40 Pro load capacity by less than half if the MX40 Pro works with the A10s Pro receiving card. For details, see the Ethernet Port Load Capacity section.

Appearance

Front Panel

MX40-Pro-Front-panel
Name Description
Running Indicator
  • Solid red: Standby
  • Solid blue: The device is being started.
  • Solid green: The device is running normally.
  • Flashing red: The device is running abnormally
Standby Button
  • Press the button to power on or power off the device.
  • Hold down the button for 5s or longer to restart the device.
USB 2.0
  • Connect to a USB drive only to export the device diagnostic result.
  • Only the NTFS and FAT32 file systems are supported. Others are not supported.
TFT Screen
A 3.5-inch screen to display the device status, menus, submenus and messages for parameter settings
Knob
  • On the home screen, press the knob to enter the main menu screen.
  • On the main menu screen, rotate the knob to select a menu item or adjust the parameter
    value. Press the knob to confirm the operation.
  • Hold down the knob and BACK button simultaneously for 5s or longer to lock or unlock
    the buttons.
BACK
Go back to the previous menu or cancel the current operation

Rear Panel

MX40-Pro rear-panel

Inputs

Type Qty Description
HDMI 2.0-1 IN
1
Resolutions

Max resolution: 4096×2160@60Hz/8192×1080@60Hz (Forced)

Min resolution: 800×600@60Hz

  • Max width/height
    (Forced)

Max width: 8192 pixels (8192×1080@60Hz)
Max height: 8192 pixels (1080×8192@60Hz)

Frame rates
23.98 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 30 / 47.95 / 48 / 50 / 59.94 / 60 / 71.93 / 72 / 75 / 100 / 119.88 / 120 / 143.86 / 144 / 240 Hz
HDR
Support HDR10 and comply with the SMPTE ST 2084 and SMPTE ST 2086 standards. Support HLG
EDID managemen

Support standard resolutions, up to 3840×2160@60Hz.
Support custom input resolutions.

HDCP
HDCP 2.2 compliant, backwards compatible
Interlaced signal inputs
Not supported
HDMI 2.0-3 IN
1
Resolutions
Max resolution: 4096×2160@60Hz/8192×1080@60Hz (Forced) Min resolution: 800×600@60Hz
Max width/height (Forced)

Max width: 8192 pixels (8192×1080@60Hz)
Max height: 7680 pixels (1080×7680@60Hz)

Frame rates
23.98 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 30 / 47.95 / 48 / 50 / 59.94 / 60 / 71.93 / 72 / 75 / 100 / 119.88 / 120 / 143.86 / 144 / 240 Hz
HDR
Support HDR10 and comply with the SMPTE ST 2084 and SMPTE ST 2086 standards. Support HLG.
EDID management
Support standard resolutions, up to 3840×2160@60Hz. Support custom input resolutions.
HDCP
HDCP 2.2 compliant, backwards compatible
Interlaced signal inputs
Not supported
DP 1.2
1
Resolutions
Max resolution: 4096×2160@60Hz/8192×1080@60Hz (Forced) Min resolution: 800×600@60H
Max width/height (Forced)
Max width: 8192 pixels (8192×1080@60Hz) Max height: 8192 pixels (1080×8192@60Hz)
Frame rates
23.98 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 30 / 47.95 / 48 / 50 / 59.94 / 60 / 71.93 / 72 / 75 / 100 / 119.88 / 120 / 143.86 / 144 / 240 Hz
HDR
Support HDR10 and comply with the SMPTE ST 2084 and SMPTE ST 2086 standards. Support HLG
EDID management
Support standard resolutions, up to 3840×2160@60Hz. Support custom input resolutions.
HDCP
HDCP 1.3 compliant
Interlaced signal inputs
Not supported
12G-SDI IN
1
Standards
Support ST-2082 (12G), ST-2081 (6G), ST-424 (3G) and ST-292 (HD) standard video inputs. Support 3G-Level A/Level B (DS mode).
Resolutions
Max resolution: 4096×2160@60Hz
Frame rates
Support frame rates up to 60 Hz.
HDR
Support HDR10 and comply with the SMPTE ST 2084 and SMPTE ST 2086 standards. Support HLG.
Others
Belden 12G SDI standard cables are recommended. Cables up to 50 meters are supported.

Output

Type Qty Description
1–20
20

Gigabit Ethernet output ports. Support hot backup between Ethernet ports.

  • Max device load capacity: 9 million pixels
  • The maximum load capacity per Ethernet port is as follows. For details, see the
    Ethernet Port Load Capacity section.
    − 8bit@60Hz: 659,722 pixels
    − 10bit@60Hz: 494,791 pixels (available only with the A10s Pro receiving card)
    − 10bit/12bit@60Hz: 329,861 pixels
OPT 1–4
4

10G optical output ports

  •  OPT 1 transmits the data of Ethernet ports 1 to 10.
    OPT 3 is the copy channel of OPT 1.
  • OPT 2 transmits the data of Ethernet ports 11 to 20.
    OPT 4 is the copy channel of OPT 2.
HDMI 2.0-1 LOOP
1

HDMI loop through. Up to 8 devices can be cabled in one loop

HDMI 2.0-2 LOOP
1
HDMI 2.0-3 LOOP
1
12G-SDI LOOP
1
SDI loop through. Up to 8 devices can be cabled in one loop
SPDIF OUT
1
A digital audio output (Reserved)

Controls

Type Qty Description
ETHERNET
2

Gigabit Ethernet control ports. Support TCP/IP protocol and star topology. They have the same functions without priority and order, and can be connected to
VMP software. No switch or router is needed to deploy multiple devices on the same
LAN via device cascading as the network switching function is already built in. Up to
20 MX40 Pro devices can be cascaded.

GENLOCK
1

A pair of Genlock signal connectors. Support Bi-Level and Tri-Level.

  •  IN: Accept the sync signal.
  • LOOP: Loop the sync signal.
    For standard Genlock signal generators, up to 20 MX40 Pro devices can be cascaded.
AXU
1
An auxiliary port that connects to the central control device (RS232) (Reserved)
Power
100-240V~, 50/60Hz, 1.5A
1
An AC power input connector and switch
Specifications
Electrical Specifications
Power connectors
100-240V~, 50/60Hz, 1.5A
Rated power consumption
95 W
Operating Environment
Operating temperature
–20ºC to +50ºC
Humidity
0% RH to 80% RH, non-condensing
Storage Environment
Temperature
–30ºC to +80ºC
Humidity
0% RH to 95% RH, non-condensing
Physical Specifications
Dimensions
482.6 mm × 94.2 mm × 467.0 mm
Net weight
7.5 kg
Gross weight

10.5 kg
Note: It is the total weight of the product, accessories, and packing materials packed according to the packing specifications.

Packing Information
Packing box
660.0 mm × 570.0 mm × 210.0 mm, kraft paper box
Accessory box
408.0 mm × 290.0 mm × 50.0 mm, white cardboard box
Accessories
  • 1x Power cord
  • 1x Ethernet cable
  • 1x HDMI cable
  • 1x DP cable
  • 1x Certificate of Approval
IP Rating
IP20 Please prevent the product from water intrusion and do not wet or wash the product.

Dimensions

MX40-Pro-dimension

Video Source Specifications

mx40-pro-Video-Source-Specifications
mx40-pro-Video-Source-Specifications-2

Ethernet Port Load Capacity

When Working with A10s Pro Receiving Card

The formula of calculating the load capacity per Ethernet port and the detailed parameters are as follows.

  •  8bit: Load capacity × 24 × Frame rate < 1000 × 1000 × 1000 × 0.95
  • 10bit: Load capacity × 32 × Frame rate < 1000 × 1000 × 1000 × 0.95
  • 12bit: Load capacity × 48 × Frame rate < 1000 × 1000 × 1000 × 0.95
Max Load Capacity per Ethernet Port (Pixels)
Frame Rate / Bit Depth
8bit
10bit
12bit
24 Hz
1,649,305.556
1,236,979
824,653
25 Hz
1,583,333
1,187,500
791,667
30 Hz
1,319,444
989,583
659,722
50 Hz
50 791,667
593,750
395,833
60 Hz
659,722
494,792
329,861
120 Hz
329,861
247,396
164,931
120 Hz
329,861
247,396
164,931
144 Hz
274,884
206,163
137,442

When Working with Other Armor Series Receiving Cards

The formula of calculating the load capacity per Ethernet port and the detailed parameters are as follows.

  • 8bit: Load capacity × 24 × Frame rate < 1000 × 1000 × 1000 × 0.95
  • 10bit: Load capacity × 48 ×Frame rate < 1000 × 1000 × 1000 × 0.95
  • 12bit: Load capacity × 48 × Frame rate < 1000 × 1000 × 1000 × 0.95
Max Load Capacity per Ethernet Port (Pixels)
Frame Rate / Bit Depth
8bit
10bit
12bit
24 Hz
1,649,305.556
1,236,979
824,653
25 Hz
1,583,333
1,187,500
791,667
30 Hz
1,319,444
989,583
659,722
50 Hz
50 791,667
593,750
395,833
60 Hz
659,722
494,792
329,861
120 Hz
329,861
247,396
164,931
120 Hz
329,861
247,396
164,931
144 Hz
274,884
206,163
137,442

Notes and Cautions


Notes for Battery

  •  The battery is not intended to be replaced.
  •  Disposal of a battery into fire or a hot oven, or mechanically crushing or cutting of a battery can result in an
    explosion.
  • Leaving a battery in an extremely high temperature surrounding environment can result in an explosion or the
    leakage of flammable liquid or gas.
  • A battery subjected to extremely low air pressure may result in an explosion or the leakage of flammable liquid
    or gas.

 

Notes for Installation

When the product needs to be installed on the rack, 4 screws at least M5*12 should be used to fix it. The rack for installation shall bear at least 32kg weight.

  • Elevated Operating Ambient – If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient
    temperature of the rack environment may be greater than room ambient. Therefore, consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an environment compatible with the maximum ambient temperature (Tma) specified by the manufacturer. 
  • Reduced Air Flow – Installation of the equipment in a rack should be such that the amount of air flow required
    for safe operation of the equipment is not compromised.
  • Mechanical Loading – Mounting of the equipment in the rack should be such that a hazardous condition is not
    achieved due to uneven mechanical loading.
  • Circuit Overloading – Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the supply circuit and the effect that overloading of the circuits might have on overcurrent protection and supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern.
  • Reliable Earthing – Reliable earthing of rack-mounted equipment should be maintained. Particular attention
    should be given to supply connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (e.g. use of power
    strips).

Brand

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