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MaxColor Project Planning Guide


The Just Add Power MaxColor system is a 4K60, 36-bit color, 4:4:4 color format HDMI over IP distribution matrix.

Every MaxColor system requires 4 components:

  1. One MaxColor Receiver per display
  2. One MaxColor Transmitter per source
  3. Managed gigabit Ethernet switch with enough ports for Transmitters and Receivers
  4. IP-based control system

Each Transmitter and Receiver requires a dedicated cat5e (or greater) network cable coming from the switch location.

See our full Product Catalog and use the resources below to choose the right system to fit the installation requirements and find control system drivers to manage it all.

MaxColor devices are NOT compatible with 3G Ultra devices, but there are bridging options for adding MaxColor devices to a 3G Ultra system already in-place.

Part 1: Choose Transmitters & Receivers

One Transmitter per source. There is only one model of Transmitter: MC-TX1

One Receiver per display. There is only one model of Receiver: MC-RX1

View the full Product Catalog.

View Spec Sheets.

Part 2: Consider Accessory Parts

If the installation needs to store individual units in the rack, consider adding a Rack Shelf.

Part 3: Choose a System

Just Add Power supports two types of network designs, based on the networking requirements of the jobsite: VLAN Switching or Multicast Switching.

Please see here for Choosing A System that works best for your client's infrastructure needs.

Once you decide, download Advanced Matrix Programmer software to setup either type of system.

Part 4: Control System & Drivers

We support a range of IP-based control systems - some developed by us, others developed by industry partners - to give you as the Installer the ability to provide the perfect experience for your client.

An IP-based Control System will allow full control of all things Just Add Power.

Contact for Planning Assistance

We provide planning resources before the installation in addition to Technical Support during and after the installation. Contact us via email at [email protected] or phone at 1-800-615-0206 if you're unsure of anything.