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Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller

Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x HDMI 2.0 input, 1x DP 1.2 input, 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 4 × optical port, can handle up to 4096×2160@60Hz loading capacity.
Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller

Overview

The Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller is an innovative 4K LED display controller designed to deliver jaw-dropping video and image quality to LED screens. Sporting an array of inputs, including 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x HDMI 2.0, and 1x DP 1.2, as well as 8x Ethernet outputs, this versatile controller ensures seamless communication with PCs via a type-B USB port or LAN. As a cost-effective LED screen sender, the MCTRL4K features industry-leading technologies like HDR, individual gamma adjustment for RGB, low latency, 3D, and pixel level brightness and chroma calibration. These advanced technologies enhance display brightness, grayscale, and color performance, resulting in more uniform, detailed, and vivid images that captivate and immerse viewers.

Features

Multiple Input and Output Options: The Ultimate Flexibility for Seamless Connectivity

Experience the ultimate in versatility and seamless connectivity with the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller, which boasts an impressive range of input connectors, including 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x HDMI 2.0 input, and 1x DP 1.2 input. These options enable compatibility with a vast array of video sources, ensuring that your LED display can accommodate virtually any content you wish to showcase. Furthermore, the controller features 2 types of output connectors: 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 4 × optical ports. This extensive range of connectivity options guarantees optimal performance and flexibility with any LED display setup, ensuring that your display remains seamlessly connected and fully operational at all times. In essence, the MCTRL4K LED Controller is a powerful solution that allows you to adapt to any display configuration, simplifying installations and delivering high-quality results.

High Bit-depth Video Source Support: The Gateway to an Immersive, Detailed Visual Experience

Dive into a world of immersive, detailed visuals with the MCTRL4K’s support for high bit-depth video sources, including 8bit, 10bit, and 12bit inputs. This cutting-edge feature ensures that your LED display generates rich, detailed images with an expansive color gamut, delivering an unparalleled visual experience that rivals reality. The controller’s prowess in handling high bit-depth video inputs empowers it to deliver exceptional image quality, bringing your LED display to life and creating an immersive visual experience like never before. As a result, viewers can appreciate the full spectrum of colors and details in every frame, transforming the viewing experience into a breathtaking journey through the world of 4K visuals.

HDR Functionality: A Visual Treat with Exceptional Contrast and Realism

Witness a new standard of visual excellence with the MCTRL4K’s HDR functionality, which supports both HDR10 and HLG standards. By working synergistically with compatible receiving cards, the MCTRL4K enhances your display’s image quality, presenting more vivid, detailed images with superior contrast and dynamic range. This groundbreaking feature allows your display to showcase visuals with stunning realism, ensuring a breathtaking experience for viewers. With HDR functionality, the MCTRL4K LED Controller unlocks the full potential of your LED display, providing images that are not only more lifelike and engaging but also offer an unmatched level of depth and dimensionality.

3D Display Support: Step into a New Dimension of Visual Engagement

Prepare to be transported to new realms of visual engagement with the MCTRL4K LED Controller’s support for 3D functionality. When paired with the 3D emitter EMT200 and 3D glasses, the controller enables you to experience captivating 3D display effects that add an extra layer of depth and immersion to your content. This innovative feature propels your LED display into a new dimension, transforming your viewing experience and taking visual engagement to new heights. With the MCTRL4K’s 3D display support, you can create stunning visual experiences that capture the imagination and immerse viewers in a world of three-dimensional wonder.

Individual Gamma Adjustment for RGB: Precise Image Control for Unmatched Color Accuracy

Experience the pinnacle of color accuracy with the MCTRL4K’s individual gamma adjustment for red, green, and blue channels. Handling 10-bit or 12-bit input sources with finesse, this cutting-edge feature grants precise control over image non-uniformity in low grayscale conditions and white balance offset. Consequently, it produces more realistic images with balanced color reproduction, delivering unmatched color accuracy that elevates your display’s visual performance. By allowing for individual adjustment of the red, green, and blue gamma, the MCTRL4K LED Controller ensures that your LED display reproduces colors accurately and vividly, enabling viewers to experience true-to-life images that capture the essence of the original content.

RGB Limited to RGB Full Conversion: Impeccable Grayscale Performance for True-to-Life Imagery

Discover the true potential of your LED display’s grayscale performance with the MCTRL4K’s RGB limited to RGB full conversion feature. This state-of-the-art capability effortlessly converts the color range of input sources from RGB limited to RGB full, ensuring natural black reproduction in low grayscale conditions. By optimizing your display’s grayscale performance, the MCTRL4K delivers smooth and accurate transitions between shades of gray, resulting in true-to-life imagery that faithfully represents the original content. This feature is crucial for producing realistic visuals, as it allows your LED display to reproduce the subtle nuances of shadows and highlights that are essential for creating a lifelike viewing experience.

Low Latency Performance: Real-Time Visuals for Seamless Viewing

Stay in sync with your content with the MCTRL4K’s low latency performance, which clocks in at less than 1 ms. When low latency and input source sync are enabled, and cabinets are connected vertically, the delay between the input source and receiving card can be reduced to one frame. This rapid response time ensures that your LED display remains in perfect harmony with the input source, allowing for seamless, real-time visuals that keep viewers fully immersed in the experience. Whether you’re showcasing live events, interactive installations, or high-speed gaming content, the MCTRL4K’s low latency performance guarantees that your LED display remains responsive and engaging, delivering an exceptional viewing experience that never misses a beat.

Adaptive Decimal Frame Rates: Smooth Playback for Professional Results

Experience the smoothest playback possible with the MCTRL4K’s support for adaptive decimal frame rates, including 23.98, 29.97, 47.95, 59.94, 71.93, and 119.88 Hz. This advanced feature enables the LED controller to effortlessly adapt to various frame rates, ensuring that your display remains in perfect sync with the input source, regardless of its frame rate. By providing smooth playback even at unconventional frame rates, the MCTRL4K guarantees professional-quality results for any content, from film and television to live events and gaming.

Pixel Level Brightness and Chroma Calibration: Flawless Visual Consistency

Achieve flawless visual consistency with the MCTRL4K’s pixel level brightness and chroma calibration, which works in tandem with NovaStar’s high-precision calibration system. This powerful feature calibrates the brightness and chroma of each pixel, effectively eliminating brightness differences and chroma differences, enabling high brightness consistency and chroma consistency across your entire display. The result is a visually stunning LED display with uniform brightness and color, ensuring that your content looks its absolute best from any viewing angle.

Ultra-High Resolution Input Support: Pushing the Boundaries of LED Display Technology

Unlock the full potential of your LED display with the MCTRL4K’s support for ultra-high resolution input settings, made possible by NVIDIA graphics cards. This groundbreaking feature allows you to push the boundaries of LED display technology, accommodating resolutions with a width or height of up to 7680 pixels. Whether you’re working with ultra-long or ultra-wide LED displays, the MCTRL4K has you covered, meeting the on-site configuration requirements of even the most demanding LED display installations.

Convenient Screen Configuration via Web Interface: Streamlined Display Management

Simplify display management with the MCTRL4K’s support for screen configuration through a user-friendly web interface. This convenient feature streamlines the process of adjusting and fine-tuning your LED display’s settings, allowing you to manage your display with ease and precision from any device with internet access. With the MCTRL4K’s web-based screen configuration, you can effortlessly monitor and control your LED display, ensuring that it always looks its best and performs at the highest level.

Cascading Multiple Controllers: Unified Control for Complex Display Setups

Easily manage complex display setups with the MCTRL4K’s support for cascading up to 10 units. This advanced feature allows multiple controllers to work in unison, providing a single, unified control interface for large-scale, multi-display installations. Whether you’re working with a single, expansive LED display or a network of interconnected displays, the MCTRL4K’s cascading capability ensures seamless, centralized control for an efficient and streamlined user experience.

Gigabit Ethernet Outputs: Robust Connectivity for Optimal Performance

Experience robust connectivity and optimal performance with the MCTRL4K’s 16 Gigabit Ethernet outputs. These high-speed outputs ensure a stable, reliable connection between the controller and your LED display, providing seamless data transmission for crisp, clear visuals. The maximum loading capacity of a single Ethernet port is 650,000 pixels for 8-bit input sources, and 320,000 pixels for 10-bit/12-bit input sources. Additionally, the MCTRL4K supports redundancy between Ethernet ports, further enhancing the stability and reliability of your LED display system.

Single Unit Loading Capacity: Powering Large-Scale Displays with Ease

Drive large-scale LED displays with ease, thanks to the MCTRL4K’s impressive single-unit loading capacity of up to 4096×2160@60Hz. This powerful feature enables the controller to handle massive LED displays, making it the ideal solution for a wide range of applications, from advertising billboards and digital signage to stage productions and live events. With the ability to support custom resolutions with a width or height of up to 7680 pixels, the MCTRL4K is capable of meeting the most demanding display requirements, delivering stunning visuals that leave a lasting impression.

Seamless Integration with NovaStar's Ecosystem: An End-to-End Solution for LED Displays

Benefit from seamless integration with NovaStar’s comprehensive ecosystem of LED display solutions. The MCTRL4K LED Controller is designed to work in harmony with NovaStar’s range of products, from receiving cards and calibration systems to monitoring and control software. This seamless integration ensures a cohesive, end-to-end solution for your LED display needs, simplifying installations, streamlining operations, and ensuring optimal performance throughout the entire display system.

Appearance

Front Panel

Front Panel of Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller
  1. Power button:Power on or off the device
  2. USB: Connect to a USB drive.
  3. LCD screen: Display the device status, menus, submenus, and messages.
  4. Knob: Select menus, adjust parameters, and confirm operations.
  5. BACK: Go back to the previous menu or exit the current operation.
  6. USB: A USB port used to connect a USB drive for firmware update

Rear Panel

Rear Panel of Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller
  • DP Input: 1x DP 1.2
  • HDMI 2.0 Input:1x HDMI 2.0 input connector
  • DVI Input: 2x DL-DVI
  • 16x Neutrik (NE8FBH) Gigabit Ethernet ports
    Max loading capacity per port: 8bit: 650,000 pixels, 10/12bit: 320,000 pixels
    Support redundancy between Ethernet ports.
  • OPT1~OPT4: 4x 10G optical ports
  • ETHERNET: Connect to the control computer.
  • USB IN-OUT:
    IN: 1x USB 2.0 (Type-B)
    Input port for cascading MCTRL4K units, or connecting to a PC for
    debugging
    OUT: 1x type-A USB 2.0
    Output port for cascading MCTRL4K units
  • GENLOCK IN-LOOP:
    Sync signal connector
    Support Bi-Level, Tri-Level, and Blackburst
    IN: Genlock input connector
    LOOP: Genlock loop output connector
  • Power AC 100V-240V~50/60Hz.

Dimensions

Dimensions chart of Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller

Specification / Datasheet

User Manual

Firmware

Frequently Asked Questions

MCTRL4K LED Controller features a comprehensive selection of input ports to ensure seamless connectivity with a wide variety of video and image sources. It comes equipped with three types of input connectors: 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x HDMI 2.0 input, and 1x DP 1.2 input. 

The Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller boasts an impressive single-unit loading capacity of up to 4096×2160@60Hz, making it capable of handling large-scale LED displays with ease. It can support custom resolutions with a width or height of up to 7680 pixels, meeting the on-site configuration requirements of ultra-long or ultra-wide LED displays. The maximum loading capacity of a single Ethernet port is 650,000 pixels for 8-bit input sources and 320,000 pixels for 10-bit/12-bit input sources.

Yes, the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller fully supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) content, delivering superior visual performance that enhances the display’s brightness, grayscale, and color performance.

Absolutely. The Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller is fully compatible with 3D display technology, allowing users to create immersive and engaging visual experiences that captivate audiences. By working in tandem with the 3D emitter EMT200 and 3D glasses, the MCTRL4K enables you to experience stunning 3D display effects that add depth, dimension, and realism to your content.

Yes, the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller supports cascading with up to 10 MCTRL4K units, providing a single, unified control interface for large-scale, multi-display installations.

The Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller is designed to deliver exceptionally low latency performance, with a latency of less than 1 ms. When low latency and input source sync are enabled, and cabinets are connected vertically, the delay between the input source and receiving card can be reduced to one frame.

Yes, the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller supports individual gamma adjustment for red, green, and blue when the bit depth of the input source is 10-bit or 12-bit. This advanced feature allows users to individually adjust the red gamma, green gamma, and blue gamma, effectively controlling image non-uniformity in low grayscale conditions and white balance offset.

The Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller features two types of output connectors, providing robust and reliable connectivity for your LED display system. It comes equipped with 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 4 optical ports, ensuring stable and high-speed data transmission for optimal performance.

Yes, the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller supports screen configuration via a web interface, allowing users to easily manage and control their LED display settings through a convenient, user-friendly online platform.

The maximum loading capacity for a single Ethernet port on the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller depends on the bit depth of the input source. For 8-bit input sources, a single Ethernet port can support up to 650,000 pixels, while for 10-bit/12-bit input sources, the maximum loading capacity is 320,000 pixels.

Yes, the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller provides redundancy support between its Ethernet ports, enhancing the stability and reliability of your LED display system.

The MCTRL4K is compatible with various Novastar LED receiver cards, including A8s, A10s, A5s, and more. These receiver cards support different types of LED displays and enable stable and reliable signal transmission.

No, the MCTRL4K is only compatible with Novastar LED receiver cards that are developed specifically for the Novastar LED control system. Third-party LED receiver cards from brands such as Linsn, HUIDU, and Colorlight have different interfaces, operating instructions, and data transfer protocols, which may cause compatibility issues and affect the performance of the entire LED display system.

MCTRL4K is typically connected to the LED receiver card via Ethernet cables, which transmit data and control signals between the controller and the LED display. The LED receiver card should be inserted into the LED display’s receiving card slot, and the MCTRL4K should be connected to the LED receiver card’s Ethernet port.

Yes, the MCTRL4K supports multiple LED receiver cards, allowing for the control of large-scale LED displays. Each LED receiver card should be connected to the MCTRL4K via Ethernet cables and set up accordingly in the LED control software.

Generally, the price of the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller range from $3500 to $4500. The price is not a fixed value. As the price can fluctuate based on various factors, such as region, distributor, and time, it is essential to embark on a quest for the most up-to-date and accurate pricing information.

The Novastar MCTRL4K LED controller supports a variety of Novastar LED software, including NovaLCT, SmartLCT, and ViPlex Express. These software options offer advanced control capabilities for LED display systems, allowing for easy adjustment of brightness, contrast, color temperature, and other visual settings.

Unfortunately, the answer is no. The MCTRL4K LED controller is only compatible with Novastar LED software, which was developed by Novastar Technology specifically for their LED controllers. While there are other third-party LED software programs available, such as Linsn, HUIDU, and Colorlight, they have different interfaces, operating instructions, and data transfer protocols than the Novastar software. Therefore, attempting to use other third-party LED software with the MCTRL4K controller would likely result in compatibility issues and may even damage the controller. It’s important to stick with the Novastar software for optimal performance and functionality.

Updating the firmware of your Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller is an essential task to ensure optimal performance and access to the latest features. You can accomplish this by employing either the NovaLCT or SmartLCT software. The following steps outline each method in a straightforward manner:

Path 1: NovaLCT Adventure

  1. Launch the NovaLCT software on your computer and prepare for the updated quest.
  2. In the menu bar, navigate to User > Advanced Synchronous System User Login. Enter the password and click Login to reveal the hidden path.
  3. Unravel the secret code by typing “admin” to open the mystical program loading page.
  4. Click Browse and search for the program package containing the firmware update. Select it and click Update to infuse your MCTRL4K with newfound powers.

Path 2: SmartLCT Odyssey

  1. Launch the SmartLCT software and prepare to navigate the seas of firmware updates.
  2. Enter the V-Sender page within the SmartLCT software, the gateway to the Firmware Upgrade page.
  3. In the properties area on the right side of the V-Sender page, click the UP button to unveil the Firmware Upgrade page.
  4. Click the Find button and embark on a quest to locate the firmware update program. Select the program path to mark your treasure map.
  5. Click the Update button to infuse your MCTRL4K with the latest firmware, unlocking untold potential.

During this epic journey, ensure that your MCTRL4K remains steadfastly connected to your computer via a Type-B USB cable. Avoid disconnecting the device or powering it off, as this could result in irreversible consequences.

Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller

Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x HDMI 2.0 input, 1x DP 1.2 input, 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 4 × optical port, can handle up to 4096×2160@60Hz loading capacity.
Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller

Overview

The Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller is an innovative 4K LED display controller designed to deliver jaw-dropping video and image quality to LED screens. Sporting an array of inputs, including 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x HDMI 2.0, and 1x DP 1.2, as well as 8x Ethernet outputs, this versatile controller ensures seamless communication with PCs via a type-B USB port or LAN. As a cost-effective LED screen sender, the MCTRL4K features industry-leading technologies like HDR, individual gamma adjustment for RGB, low latency, 3D, and pixel level brightness and chroma calibration. These advanced technologies enhance display brightness, grayscale, and color performance, resulting in more uniform, detailed, and vivid images that captivate and immerse viewers.

Features

Multiple Input and Output Options: The Ultimate Flexibility for Seamless Connectivity

Experience the ultimate in versatility and seamless connectivity with the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller, which boasts an impressive range of input connectors, including 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x HDMI 2.0 input, and 1x DP 1.2 input. These options enable compatibility with a vast array of video sources, ensuring that your LED display can accommodate virtually any content you wish to showcase. Furthermore, the controller features 2 types of output connectors: 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 4 × optical ports. This extensive range of connectivity options guarantees optimal performance and flexibility with any LED display setup, ensuring that your display remains seamlessly connected and fully operational at all times. In essence, the MCTRL4K LED Controller is a powerful solution that allows you to adapt to any display configuration, simplifying installations and delivering high-quality results.

High Bit-depth Video Source Support: The Gateway to an Immersive, Detailed Visual Experience

Dive into a world of immersive, detailed visuals with the MCTRL4K’s support for high bit-depth video sources, including 8bit, 10bit, and 12bit inputs. This cutting-edge feature ensures that your LED display generates rich, detailed images with an expansive color gamut, delivering an unparalleled visual experience that rivals reality. The controller’s prowess in handling high bit-depth video inputs empowers it to deliver exceptional image quality, bringing your LED display to life and creating an immersive visual experience like never before. As a result, viewers can appreciate the full spectrum of colors and details in every frame, transforming the viewing experience into a breathtaking journey through the world of 4K visuals.

HDR Functionality: A Visual Treat with Exceptional Contrast and Realism

Witness a new standard of visual excellence with the MCTRL4K’s HDR functionality, which supports both HDR10 and HLG standards. By working synergistically with compatible receiving cards, the MCTRL4K enhances your display’s image quality, presenting more vivid, detailed images with superior contrast and dynamic range. This groundbreaking feature allows your display to showcase visuals with stunning realism, ensuring a breathtaking experience for viewers. With HDR functionality, the MCTRL4K LED Controller unlocks the full potential of your LED display, providing images that are not only more lifelike and engaging but also offer an unmatched level of depth and dimensionality.

3D Display Support: Step into a New Dimension of Visual Engagement

Prepare to be transported to new realms of visual engagement with the MCTRL4K LED Controller’s support for 3D functionality. When paired with the 3D emitter EMT200 and 3D glasses, the controller enables you to experience captivating 3D display effects that add an extra layer of depth and immersion to your content. This innovative feature propels your LED display into a new dimension, transforming your viewing experience and taking visual engagement to new heights. With the MCTRL4K’s 3D display support, you can create stunning visual experiences that capture the imagination and immerse viewers in a world of three-dimensional wonder.

Individual Gamma Adjustment for RGB: Precise Image Control for Unmatched Color Accuracy

Experience the pinnacle of color accuracy with the MCTRL4K’s individual gamma adjustment for red, green, and blue channels. Handling 10-bit or 12-bit input sources with finesse, this cutting-edge feature grants precise control over image non-uniformity in low grayscale conditions and white balance offset. Consequently, it produces more realistic images with balanced color reproduction, delivering unmatched color accuracy that elevates your display’s visual performance. By allowing for individual adjustment of the red, green, and blue gamma, the MCTRL4K LED Controller ensures that your LED display reproduces colors accurately and vividly, enabling viewers to experience true-to-life images that capture the essence of the original content.

RGB Limited to RGB Full Conversion: Impeccable Grayscale Performance for True-to-Life Imagery

Discover the true potential of your LED display’s grayscale performance with the MCTRL4K’s RGB limited to RGB full conversion feature. This state-of-the-art capability effortlessly converts the color range of input sources from RGB limited to RGB full, ensuring natural black reproduction in low grayscale conditions. By optimizing your display’s grayscale performance, the MCTRL4K delivers smooth and accurate transitions between shades of gray, resulting in true-to-life imagery that faithfully represents the original content. This feature is crucial for producing realistic visuals, as it allows your LED display to reproduce the subtle nuances of shadows and highlights that are essential for creating a lifelike viewing experience.

Low Latency Performance: Real-Time Visuals for Seamless Viewing

Stay in sync with your content with the MCTRL4K’s low latency performance, which clocks in at less than 1 ms. When low latency and input source sync are enabled, and cabinets are connected vertically, the delay between the input source and receiving card can be reduced to one frame. This rapid response time ensures that your LED display remains in perfect harmony with the input source, allowing for seamless, real-time visuals that keep viewers fully immersed in the experience. Whether you’re showcasing live events, interactive installations, or high-speed gaming content, the MCTRL4K’s low latency performance guarantees that your LED display remains responsive and engaging, delivering an exceptional viewing experience that never misses a beat.

Adaptive Decimal Frame Rates: Smooth Playback for Professional Results

Experience the smoothest playback possible with the MCTRL4K’s support for adaptive decimal frame rates, including 23.98, 29.97, 47.95, 59.94, 71.93, and 119.88 Hz. This advanced feature enables the LED controller to effortlessly adapt to various frame rates, ensuring that your display remains in perfect sync with the input source, regardless of its frame rate. By providing smooth playback even at unconventional frame rates, the MCTRL4K guarantees professional-quality results for any content, from film and television to live events and gaming.

Pixel Level Brightness and Chroma Calibration: Flawless Visual Consistency

Achieve flawless visual consistency with the MCTRL4K’s pixel level brightness and chroma calibration, which works in tandem with NovaStar’s high-precision calibration system. This powerful feature calibrates the brightness and chroma of each pixel, effectively eliminating brightness differences and chroma differences, enabling high brightness consistency and chroma consistency across your entire display. The result is a visually stunning LED display with uniform brightness and color, ensuring that your content looks its absolute best from any viewing angle.

Ultra-High Resolution Input Support: Pushing the Boundaries of LED Display Technology

Unlock the full potential of your LED display with the MCTRL4K’s support for ultra-high resolution input settings, made possible by NVIDIA graphics cards. This groundbreaking feature allows you to push the boundaries of LED display technology, accommodating resolutions with a width or height of up to 7680 pixels. Whether you’re working with ultra-long or ultra-wide LED displays, the MCTRL4K has you covered, meeting the on-site configuration requirements of even the most demanding LED display installations.

Convenient Screen Configuration via Web Interface: Streamlined Display Management

Simplify display management with the MCTRL4K’s support for screen configuration through a user-friendly web interface. This convenient feature streamlines the process of adjusting and fine-tuning your LED display’s settings, allowing you to manage your display with ease and precision from any device with internet access. With the MCTRL4K’s web-based screen configuration, you can effortlessly monitor and control your LED display, ensuring that it always looks its best and performs at the highest level.

Cascading Multiple Controllers: Unified Control for Complex Display Setups

Easily manage complex display setups with the MCTRL4K’s support for cascading up to 10 units. This advanced feature allows multiple controllers to work in unison, providing a single, unified control interface for large-scale, multi-display installations. Whether you’re working with a single, expansive LED display or a network of interconnected displays, the MCTRL4K’s cascading capability ensures seamless, centralized control for an efficient and streamlined user experience.

Gigabit Ethernet Outputs: Robust Connectivity for Optimal Performance

Experience robust connectivity and optimal performance with the MCTRL4K’s 16 Gigabit Ethernet outputs. These high-speed outputs ensure a stable, reliable connection between the controller and your LED display, providing seamless data transmission for crisp, clear visuals. The maximum loading capacity of a single Ethernet port is 650,000 pixels for 8-bit input sources, and 320,000 pixels for 10-bit/12-bit input sources. Additionally, the MCTRL4K supports redundancy between Ethernet ports, further enhancing the stability and reliability of your LED display system.

Single Unit Loading Capacity: Powering Large-Scale Displays with Ease

Drive large-scale LED displays with ease, thanks to the MCTRL4K’s impressive single-unit loading capacity of up to 4096×2160@60Hz. This powerful feature enables the controller to handle massive LED displays, making it the ideal solution for a wide range of applications, from advertising billboards and digital signage to stage productions and live events. With the ability to support custom resolutions with a width or height of up to 7680 pixels, the MCTRL4K is capable of meeting the most demanding display requirements, delivering stunning visuals that leave a lasting impression.

Seamless Integration with NovaStar's Ecosystem: An End-to-End Solution for LED Displays

Benefit from seamless integration with NovaStar’s comprehensive ecosystem of LED display solutions. The MCTRL4K LED Controller is designed to work in harmony with NovaStar’s range of products, from receiving cards and calibration systems to monitoring and control software. This seamless integration ensures a cohesive, end-to-end solution for your LED display needs, simplifying installations, streamlining operations, and ensuring optimal performance throughout the entire display system.

Appearance

Front Panel

Front Panel of Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller
  1. Power button:Power on or off the device
  2. USB: Connect to a USB drive.
  3. LCD screen: Display the device status, menus, submenus, and messages.
  4. Knob: Select menus, adjust parameters, and confirm operations.
  5. BACK: Go back to the previous menu or exit the current operation.
  6. USB: A USB port used to connect a USB drive for firmware update

Rear Panel

Rear Panel of Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller
  • DP Input: 1x DP 1.2
  • HDMI 2.0 Input:1x HDMI 2.0 input connector
  • DVI Input: 2x DL-DVI
  • 16x Neutrik (NE8FBH) Gigabit Ethernet ports
    Max loading capacity per port: 8bit: 650,000 pixels, 10/12bit: 320,000 pixels
    Support redundancy between Ethernet ports.
  • OPT1~OPT4: 4x 10G optical ports
  • ETHERNET: Connect to the control computer.
  • USB IN-OUT:
    IN: 1x USB 2.0 (Type-B)
    Input port for cascading MCTRL4K units, or connecting to a PC for
    debugging
    OUT: 1x type-A USB 2.0
    Output port for cascading MCTRL4K units
  • GENLOCK IN-LOOP:
    Sync signal connector
    Support Bi-Level, Tri-Level, and Blackburst
    IN: Genlock input connector
    LOOP: Genlock loop output connector
  • Power AC 100V-240V~50/60Hz.

Dimensions

Dimensions chart of Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller

Specification / Datasheet

User Manual

Firmware

Frequently Asked Questions

MCTRL4K LED Controller features a comprehensive selection of input ports to ensure seamless connectivity with a wide variety of video and image sources. It comes equipped with three types of input connectors: 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x HDMI 2.0 input, and 1x DP 1.2 input. 

The Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller boasts an impressive single-unit loading capacity of up to 4096×2160@60Hz, making it capable of handling large-scale LED displays with ease. It can support custom resolutions with a width or height of up to 7680 pixels, meeting the on-site configuration requirements of ultra-long or ultra-wide LED displays. The maximum loading capacity of a single Ethernet port is 650,000 pixels for 8-bit input sources and 320,000 pixels for 10-bit/12-bit input sources.

Yes, the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller fully supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) content, delivering superior visual performance that enhances the display’s brightness, grayscale, and color performance.

Absolutely. The Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller is fully compatible with 3D display technology, allowing users to create immersive and engaging visual experiences that captivate audiences. By working in tandem with the 3D emitter EMT200 and 3D glasses, the MCTRL4K enables you to experience stunning 3D display effects that add depth, dimension, and realism to your content.

Yes, the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller supports cascading with up to 10 MCTRL4K units, providing a single, unified control interface for large-scale, multi-display installations.

The Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller is designed to deliver exceptionally low latency performance, with a latency of less than 1 ms. When low latency and input source sync are enabled, and cabinets are connected vertically, the delay between the input source and receiving card can be reduced to one frame.

Yes, the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller supports individual gamma adjustment for red, green, and blue when the bit depth of the input source is 10-bit or 12-bit. This advanced feature allows users to individually adjust the red gamma, green gamma, and blue gamma, effectively controlling image non-uniformity in low grayscale conditions and white balance offset.

The Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller features two types of output connectors, providing robust and reliable connectivity for your LED display system. It comes equipped with 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 4 optical ports, ensuring stable and high-speed data transmission for optimal performance.

Yes, the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller supports screen configuration via a web interface, allowing users to easily manage and control their LED display settings through a convenient, user-friendly online platform.

The maximum loading capacity for a single Ethernet port on the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller depends on the bit depth of the input source. For 8-bit input sources, a single Ethernet port can support up to 650,000 pixels, while for 10-bit/12-bit input sources, the maximum loading capacity is 320,000 pixels.

Yes, the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller provides redundancy support between its Ethernet ports, enhancing the stability and reliability of your LED display system.

The MCTRL4K is compatible with various Novastar LED receiver cards, including A8s, A10s, A5s, and more. These receiver cards support different types of LED displays and enable stable and reliable signal transmission.

No, the MCTRL4K is only compatible with Novastar LED receiver cards that are developed specifically for the Novastar LED control system. Third-party LED receiver cards from brands such as Linsn, HUIDU, and Colorlight have different interfaces, operating instructions, and data transfer protocols, which may cause compatibility issues and affect the performance of the entire LED display system.

MCTRL4K is typically connected to the LED receiver card via Ethernet cables, which transmit data and control signals between the controller and the LED display. The LED receiver card should be inserted into the LED display’s receiving card slot, and the MCTRL4K should be connected to the LED receiver card’s Ethernet port.

Yes, the MCTRL4K supports multiple LED receiver cards, allowing for the control of large-scale LED displays. Each LED receiver card should be connected to the MCTRL4K via Ethernet cables and set up accordingly in the LED control software.

Generally, the price of the Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller range from $3500 to $4500. The price is not a fixed value. As the price can fluctuate based on various factors, such as region, distributor, and time, it is essential to embark on a quest for the most up-to-date and accurate pricing information.

The Novastar MCTRL4K LED controller supports a variety of Novastar LED software, including NovaLCT, SmartLCT, and ViPlex Express. These software options offer advanced control capabilities for LED display systems, allowing for easy adjustment of brightness, contrast, color temperature, and other visual settings.

Unfortunately, the answer is no. The MCTRL4K LED controller is only compatible with Novastar LED software, which was developed by Novastar Technology specifically for their LED controllers. While there are other third-party LED software programs available, such as Linsn, HUIDU, and Colorlight, they have different interfaces, operating instructions, and data transfer protocols than the Novastar software. Therefore, attempting to use other third-party LED software with the MCTRL4K controller would likely result in compatibility issues and may even damage the controller. It’s important to stick with the Novastar software for optimal performance and functionality.

Updating the firmware of your Novastar MCTRL4K LED Controller is an essential task to ensure optimal performance and access to the latest features. You can accomplish this by employing either the NovaLCT or SmartLCT software. The following steps outline each method in a straightforward manner:

Path 1: NovaLCT Adventure

  1. Launch the NovaLCT software on your computer and prepare for the updated quest.
  2. In the menu bar, navigate to User > Advanced Synchronous System User Login. Enter the password and click Login to reveal the hidden path.
  3. Unravel the secret code by typing “admin” to open the mystical program loading page.
  4. Click Browse and search for the program package containing the firmware update. Select it and click Update to infuse your MCTRL4K with newfound powers.

Path 2: SmartLCT Odyssey

  1. Launch the SmartLCT software and prepare to navigate the seas of firmware updates.
  2. Enter the V-Sender page within the SmartLCT software, the gateway to the Firmware Upgrade page.
  3. In the properties area on the right side of the V-Sender page, click the UP button to unveil the Firmware Upgrade page.
  4. Click the Find button and embark on a quest to locate the firmware update program. Select the program path to mark your treasure map.
  5. Click the Update button to infuse your MCTRL4K with the latest firmware, unlocking untold potential.

During this epic journey, ensure that your MCTRL4K remains steadfastly connected to your computer via a Type-B USB cable. Avoid disconnecting the device or powering it off, as this could result in irreversible consequences.

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