Visual impact is one of the ways to enhance visual communication. Novastar Mctrl600, an innovator of LED display controller, breaks through the limits of visual technology.

Imagine you are sitting in a concert with tens of thousands of people. When the singer is about to appear, all the lights are turned off. The huge LED screen on the stage suddenly comes alive, and the lively and dynamic visual effects make all the audience excited.

This seamless experience is often thanks to LED screen controllers like MCTRL600 Novastar.

How does Mctrl600 turn ordinary display screens into the ultimate visual experience?

1. Introduction to Novastar Mctrl600 LED Display Controller

1.1 Basic Description

MCTRL600 is designed by Novastar, an industry-leading LED display solution provider.

It is a versatile, high-performance LED display controller. Users can use it to improve the efficiency of configuring LED displays.

It makes LED displays to present clear and vivid visual effects based on a resolution of 1920×1200@60Hz.

MCTRL600’s HDMI and DVI input interfaces provide users with a variety of options.

The most special point is that MCTRL600 uses UART to cascade and control up to 20 devices, allowing all devices to be uniformly controlled, suitable for various scenarios and various applications.

1.2 What is an LED Display Controller?

A single LED display cannot play images, videos or text independently and requires a controller to operate.

The controller receives signals from a computer or other media source, decodes, converts and processes them, and then sends the content to the LED screen in the correct format.

LED display controllers can be divided into three categories:

Basic controller: The basic controller is mainly responsible for receiving signals and converting them into a format suitable for the display through an internal chip. It has simple functions and is suitable for displaying text, static images or basic animations.

Multi-function controller: Multi-function controllers are more powerful and can receive multiple input signals such as images, videos and audio. It has higher processing power and can play high-quality content. It supports complex animations, special effects and interactive functions.

Network controller: Network controllers are remotely controlled through a network connection. Users can manage and control the display through the network to achieve centralized monitoring and remote content updates.

1.3 Target Audience

Mctrl600 is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of professionals and organizations that require a high-performance LED display control solution.

2. Novastar Mctrl600 Price

Novastar Mctrl600 is competitively priced at approximately $275. This price offers an excellent balance of affordability and high performance.

Users in need can contact us first, and we will give you the most reasonable recommendation and price.

3. Novastar Mctrl600 Features

3.1 Light Sensor Interface

This interface allows the connection of an external light sensor to monitor ambient light levels.

The controller uses this data to dynamically adjust the brightness of the LED display. The LED display can achieve optimal visibility in various lighting conditions, enhancing the audience experience.

It can also help reduce power consumption by reducing brightness in environments where high brightness is not required.

3.2 Cascading Support

Setting up the Novastar MCTRL600 is simple using the UART control port and NovaStar software. This device supports cascading, allowing multiple controllers to connect easily for managing large LED display systems. It ensures synchronized operation and improved reliability by distributing the control tasks.

3.3 Gray Scale Processing and Presentation

MCTRL600 processes images at 18-bit grayscale, providing a higher level of detail and smooth transitions between different tones.

This produces more natural, lifelike visuals, with the most intricate details in images and videos clearly visible.

3.4 Physical and Structural Features

Novastar MCTRL600 adopts a standard 1U rack-mount enclosure, which is compact and space-saving and can be easily stacked and organized. It has a rugged structure and is ideal for both fixed and rental settings. Independent power supply improves operational stability and reduces the risk of power-related failures.

3.5 Interface and Connectivity

MCTRL600 Novastar offers a wide range of interface and connectivity options.

It features DVI and HDMI 1.3 inputs for compatibility with a wide range of video sources.

MCTRL600 audio inputs allow for seamless audio integration.

MCTRL600 features four RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet outputs, each supporting up to 650,000 pixels. It provides efficient data transfer for high-resolution displays.

The Type B USB control port simplifies configuration and firmware updates.

UART IN and UART OUT control ports support device cascading, allowing simultaneous control of multiple devices.

3.6 Calibration Technology

Next-generation calibration technology simplifies the calibration process, reducing setup time and effort. So Novastar MCTRL600 can efficiently adjust to make the brightness and color accuracy uniform across the entire LED display.

By fine-tuning each pixel, it can correct color differences to enhance visual consistency.

3.7 Support for Various Video Formats

Novastar MCTRL600 supports multiple video formats, including RGB, YCrCb4:2:2 and YCrCb4:4:4. Regardless of the input source, the LED screen can get high-quality video playback. So MCTRL600 is able to handle different media sources in different application scenarios.

It supports 8-bit and 10-bit video sources, and users don’t have to worry about content creation and display.

4. Mctrl600 Specifications

4.1 Indicator

Novastar MCTRL600 features two key indicators, green (Run) and red (Status), for monitoring device status.

The green Run indicator provides detailed operational feedback. A slow flash (once in 2 seconds) indicates no video input. A normal flash (4 times in 1 second) signals an active video input. Fast flashing (30 times in 1 second) means the startup image is being displayed. A breathing light indicates Ethernet port redundancy is active.

The red Status indicator focuses on power supply status. If off, it signifies either no power supply or an abnormal power supply. An always-on light confirms a normal power supply.

These indicators can quick and precise troubleshooting.

4.2 Input

MCTRL600 includes multiple input connectors.

The DVI IN connector supports 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz. It accommodates custom resolutions, with a maximum width of 3840 x 600 @ 60Hz and a maximum height of 548 x 3840 @ 60Hz.

The HDMI IN connector offers similar custom resolution, with the same maximum width and height specifications as the DVI IN. Additionally, it is HDCP 1.4 compliant, providing secure content transmission.

An audio input connector allows for the integration of audio signals, realizing synchronized sound and video.

4.3 Output

MCTRL600 LED display controller has four RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet output connectors. Each port can handle up to 650,000 pixels, providing plenty of capacity for high-resolution displays. Even the most demanding visual content can be transmitted smoothly and efficiently.

The Ethernet ports support redundancy. If one port fails, another can take over, preventing display interruptions.

4.4 Resolutions and Refresh Rates

MCTRL600 supports resolutions 1920×1200. Custom resolutions are supported, with a maximum width of 3840 pixels and a maximum height of 3840 pixels. This option caters to different aspect ratios and screen sizes.

MCTRL600 handles refresh rates up to 60Hz, with smooth and flicker-free image display.

4.5 Control

Novastar MCTRL600 offers robust control options for seamless device management.

It includes a Type-B USB 2.0 port, facilitating easy and reliable configuration and firmware updates. The controller can remain up-to-date with the latest features and improvements.

The UART IN and UART OUT ports support cascading, allowing up to 20 devices to be interconnected. The UART IN port serves as the input for cascading signals, while the UART OUT port outputs these signals to additional devices. This cascading capability provides synchronized control across multiple units.

4.6 Video Source Features

MCTRL600 LED display controllers support a variety of video input formats and resolutions. The single-link DVI input handles 8-bit RGB 4:4:4, YCrCb 4:4:4, and YCrCb 4:2:2 formats, with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz. It also supports 10-bit and 12-bit RGB 4:4:4, YCrCb 4:4:4, and YCrCb 4:2:2 formats, with a maximum resolution of 1440 x 900 at 60Hz.

The HDMI 1.3 input supports the same formats and resolutions as the DVI input.

Flexible input options allow the MCTRL600 to be compatible with a wide range of video sources.

4.7 Tech Specs

Electrical SpecificationsInput VoltageAC 100-240V~50/60Hz
Rated Power Consumption6.6 W
Operating EnvironmentTemperature-20°C to +60°C
Humidity10% RH to 90% RH, non-condensing
Physical SpecificationsDimensions482.0 mm × 268.5 mm × 44.4 mm
Net Weight2.5kg Note: It is the weight of a single device only
Packing InformationCarrying Case565 mm × 88 mm × 328 mm
2x Accessory Box255 mm × 70 mm × 56 mm Accessories: 1x Power cord, 1x Cascading cable (1 meter), 1x USB cable, 1x DVI cable
Packing Box585 mm × 353 mm × 113 mm Note: Each packing box can contain up to 5 devices.
CertificationsFCC, CE, RoHS, EAC, IC, PFOS

5. Appearance

5.1 Front Panel

Novastar MCTRL600 has a minimalist design. On the right side, there are two status indicators and a power switch. The green LED labeled “RUN” indicates the operational status, while the red LED labeled “STATUS” shows the power supply status. Beside the indicators, there is a power switch. Users can easily control the device’s power state.

5.2 Back Panel

The back panel of the MCTRL600 is equipped with various input and output connectors for versatile connectivity.

The panel features four RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet output ports labeled OUT1, OUT2, OUT3, and OUT4, each capable of supporting up to 650,000 pixels.

Adjacent to the Ethernet ports, there are three circular connectors: UART OUT, UART IN, and a light sensor interface. These ports facilitate device cascading and light sensor integration.

Below the Ethernet ports, there is a set of inputs including an audio input, a USB Type-B port for configuration and updates, a DVI IN port, and an HDMI IN port, both supporting a variety of resolutions and color formats.

The clear labeling and structured layout make it easy for users to connect and manage their devices quickly and easily.

6. Applications of Mctrl600 Novastar

The MCTRL600 LED display controller is an integral component of LED display applications in a variety of applications.

It is ideal for large events such as concerts and sports games, which often require high-quality visuals on a large screen.

It is also suitable for digital billboards in busy city centers, where only clear, vivid and interesting displays can attract people’s attention.

In the enterprise, the MCTRL600 supports the complex presentations required during conferences and exhibitions.

MCTRL600 also performs well in theater productions, with very accurate and consistent visual output.

MCTRL600 is versatile and can be adapted to various environments from outdoor gatherings to indoor installations.

7. Maintenance and Support

7.1 Maintenance Requirements

  • Regularly clean the outside of the device and maintain ventilation.
  • Regular firmware updates.
  • Regularly check all connections to prevent wear and tear.

7.2 Customer Service

  • Dedicated support team.
  • Comprehensive online resources.

8. Resources Download

9. Future Developments

9.1 Industry Trends

The LED display industry is moving toward higher resolution, higher brightness, and greater energy efficiency. Emerging trends include 8K resolution, micro-LED technology, and seamless integration with smart systems. From entertainment venues to commercials and public displays, the demand for visual experiences is growing.

9.2 Novastar's Role in Shaping the Future of LED Display Technology

Novastar is focused on developing advanced controllers, such as the MCTRL600, that support the latest industry trends. Their continued innovation allows the MCTRL600 and future generations to meet changing needs, maintaining Novastar’ s leadership in LED display controllers.

10. F&Q about Novastar Mctrl600

a.What is the resolution and the frame rate of the Mctrl 600?
The MCTRL600 supports various resolutions, with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz.

b.How does the MCTRL600 manage and handle large-scale display control?
The MCTRL600 supports cascading through its UART IN and UART OUT ports, allowing up to 20 devices to be linked together.

c.What types of input connectors does the MCTRL600 support?
The MCTRL600 supports both DVI and HDMI 1.3 input connectors, each capable of handling different resolutions and color formats, compatible with a wide range of video sources.

d.What is the capacity of the MCTRL600?
The Novastar MCTRL600 has a capacity of handling up to 2.3 million pixels, with RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet output ports supporting up to 650,000 pixels.