As adoption of 4K continues to rise, so does the need to maximize available bandwidth without losing pixel-perfect image quality. To meet this demand, Adder has introduced multigigabit Ethernet support to the ALIF4000 range. This functionality empowers customers to balance their video quality and bandwidth usage requirements by delivering 4K over varying network capabilities, from 1Gb/s to 10Gb/s.
Integrated 1GbE ports enable easy delivery of 4K60 video over ubiquitous 1Gb/s copper links using 100m of standard CAT5e or CAT6 cable, while dual multigigabit or 1GbE ports can be teamed together for enhanced resiliency or improved video capability.
Matthew Tape, director of broadcast and video production at the NBA’s Houston Rockets, said, “Since installing the ADDERLink INFINITY 4000 Series, we have completely streamlined our HD and 4K workflows to deliver real-time control to our team of engineers - irrelevant of source resolution. Additionally, as technology advances, we find ourselves with an increasing need for 5K support and higher frame rate video so the latest updates to the series confirm that Adder was the right choice for us.”
The latest release also delivers a high-quality immersive sound experience at the desktop, via DisplayPort™ digital audio. This new functionality negates the need for separate audio routing systems and enhances the ‘at-the-PC’ user experience. A new on-board diagnostics tool allows customers to troubleshoot the KVM network - improving productivity and maximizing uptime for the customer.
Compatibility with the existing ADDERLink INFINITY range means the ALIF4000 can be phased into an existing network without disruption, downtime, or the costly need to rip and replace. When combined with a solution such as the ADDERLink ipeps+, Adder’s leading remote KVM solution, customers can achieve real-time, secure remote access to their system from anywhere in the world.
John Halksworth, senior product manager, Adder said, “As a technology innovator, we are continually turning to customer feedback to inspire the development of the next innovation. Our passion is to help our customers grow and develop, and it has been great to see how the ADDERLink INFINITY 4000 Series has helped so many to embrace 4K IP KVM at a time that is right for them. Our team of developers are already working on the next phase of features for the ALIF4000 as we continue to bring 4K IP KVM to the masses.”
All new features are available in the latest firmware release and include:
- 1Gb/s network capability
- Multigigabit Ethernet support (1Gb/s to 10Gb/s)
- Support for 5K video resolution
- High frame rate support up to 240Hz (HD)
- Multi-channel DisplayPort digital audio
- Advanced onboard diagnostics tool
To find out more about the ADDERLink INFINITY 4000 series, please visit www.adder.com/T4KECTRL