NAB 2018: Adder Technology To Bring New Zero U KVM Transmitter
Adder Technology, will unveil the world’s first Zero U, IP-based KVM transmitter – the ADDERLink INFINITY 100T (ALIF100T) at NAB 2018. Developed in response to customer demand, it is the world’s smallest high performance KVM transmitter and requires absolutely no rack space. The ALIF100T is ideal for video and audio broadcast operations in premium, high-demand locations where space and cost cutting is needed – such as control rooms, command and control centers and more.
“The industry is increasing demands on the control room, but isn’t building bigger rooms. And in today’s broadcast server room, some customers attach a value upwards of $3000 per 1U of rack space,” says Tim Conway, vice president, Adder Technology, Americas.
“Our new ALIF100T is the answer. It entirely eliminates rackspace requirements, while providing significant cost savings.”
The ALIF100T USB-powered KVM transmitter is part of the ADDERLink Infinity solution. It can be easily retrofitted into any existing infrastructure without the need for recabling, moving computers or changing racking – reducing the overall cost of migrating from analog to digital. It can be plugged straight into the back of any computer like a dongle, taking up Zero U if rack mounted and can hang from the back of the source. Highly scalable, it also enables broadcasters to grow their system over time without needing to accommodate new rack space.
The dongle’s small form factor also benefits remote broadcast trucks, which have even less space internally than larger data centers. Additionally, the ALIF100T allows broadcasters to link its remote units together to create a streamlined workspace from just one source.
“Retrofitting high performance KVM into environments designed around legacy, outdated equipment is challenging and expensive, sometimes requiring a complete redesign including recabling. However, with the new transmitter, businesses can easily and cost effectively take advantage of the ADDERLink Infinity solution without this costly step,” says John Halksworth, senior product manager, Adder Technology.
In addition, the ALIF100T uses only 2 watts of power, which ensures less heat is generated and less cooling is required, therefore lowering costs substantially. The device can also be powered directly from USB, meaning there is no need for power distribution units (PDUs) – saving on further costs and negating the need for additional space.
The new ADDERLink transmitter adds to the company’s existing product range, and works with the ADDERLink INFINITY Manager (A.I.M.) and ADDERLink INFINITY receivers.