According to Statista (2018), forecasts suggest that the shipments of HDR TV units will have grown by over 450% between 2016 and 2021, and this rapid adoption of UHD screens and monitors is reflected by the rise in consumption of high-definition content.1
Media and entertainment professionals, such as color correctors and VFX artists, depend on KVM technology to access their highly flexible workflows that deliver bolder colors, brighter lights and deeper shadows. The latest ALIF4000 updates ensure content can be viewed in the correct color space throughout the entire creative process.
When asked about the ALIF4000 series updates, John Stevens, director of engineering, at leading Los-Angeles post-production house, The Foundation, said, “As a business, we have seen significant demand to supply HDR content to our customers. Many of our editors are now working outside of the studio, for example in mobile set-ups or home production, so a flexible workflow that supports the creation of both UHD and HDR10 content is more important than ever. Ever since we installed the ADDERLink INFINITY range, it has continued to be an IT stalwart. It has given us the flexibility to grow our business, and Adder’s continuous innovation has allowed us to adapt our set up to meet our ever-changing technology needs. The fact that we can now benefit from HDR10 support and 10-bit color will help us continue to meet the needs of our customers.”
In addition to HDR10 support, Adder is simplifying usability with the introduction of touch control to the ALIF4000 platform.
For those starting their 5K IP KVM journey, the latest updates mean they can build a small, unmanaged, matrix of up to 16 endpoints. As their system evolves, and greater control is required, a management system and additional endpoints can be seamlessly integrated at a time that suits them.
Anil Chhabra, senior VP engineering, Adder Technology, commented, “As a leader in KVM innovation, we are always looking for ways to keep a competitive edge in the marketplace. Our team of highly skilled engineers work closely with our customers to develop solutions that improve their daily workflows. The latest feature updates to the ADDERLink INFINITY 4000 series showcase how customer feedback can come together with cutting edge development to produce a series of product features that support so many KVM users around the world.”
Firmware update v4.02 can now be downloaded here
 Statista (2018). Projected HDR TV shipments worldwide 2016-2021, by display technology [online].