Friday, 23 July 2010

Adder Free-flow liberates command and control switching



Free-flow edge detection technology enables automated KVM switching


CAMBRIDGE, UK July 15, 2010 Adder, the experts in connectivity solutions launch new edge detection switching technology ‘Free-flow’, delivering instantaneous keyboard and mouse control across multiple computers.

Traditionally in order to switch automatically between multiple target computers, a user would have to install software on each machine, or be limited to PS/2 only mice. Free-flow is a breakthrough in USB switching which strips away these limitations.

In use, Free-flow allows you to glide your curser from screen to screen allowing the user to almost forget they are working across multiple different computers. Using the included management application, your screen setup can be configured in almost any way you choose. Nigel Dickens, Technical Director at Adder commented “technology like Free-flow has been a feature of our customer wish list for some time, typically for use in command and control centres and trading floors in banks, and recently we have seen great interest from new markets such as media and production for this technology. We are proud to have delivered such an elegantly conceived, and simple to use solution as Free-flow.”

Free-flow technology is made possible by another unique Adder technology, that of ‘USB true emulation’ which is featured across the AdderView PRO range and AdderLink Infinity. USB True Emulation allows instantaneous switching of USB devices between computers delivering a perfectly smooth transition from one computer to the next. Initially, Free-flow will be added to the CCS4USB Command and Control switch as part of Adder’s continuous improvement policy allowing existing users to upgrade free of charge.

To find out more about Free-flow, visit www.adder.com

About Adder
Adder is a leading developer and thought leader in connectivity solutions. Adder’s advanced range of KVM switches, extenders and IP solutions enable the control of local, remote and global IT systems across the enterprise. The company distributes its products in more than 60 countries through a network of distributors, resellers and OEMs. Adder has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and Singapore. Visit http://www.adder.com

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Adder shipping Professional Digital Signage to the Masses


Adder begins shipping a new low cost signage range designed to keep it simple


Adder, the experts in connectivity solutions begin shipping the ALPV150 line powered digital signage extender worldwide.

Adder Technology has been developing professional digital signage products since the mid 1990s. Adder’s expertise in professional digital signage solutions is now available to a wide range of users that demand rapid return on investment combined with simple installation.

The AdderLink LPV is a new range of ‘Line Powered Video’ extender which allows users to install reliable low cost digital signage. The product has been designed to deliver full HD 1080p content to your screen, and extend across distances of up to 150m. The unique aspect of the ALPV150 is simplicity of installation combined with outstanding pin sharp video resolutions, accurate colours and perfect fluid motion.

“Years of talking with potential signage users large and small has revealed a significant proportion that simply do not have the funding to utilise project integration specialists, but who would still benefit from the obvious advantages digital signage has to offer. As such, we set about developing a fit and forget signage solution that really is a breeze to install and get going”, commented Simon Clew, Sales Director.

The AdderLink LPV takes its power directly from a USB power port and uses that same power to drive the product right up to your screen through low cost CAT5 (networking) cable. Installation is as simple as attaching a standard video cable from your computer to your screen. Being able to extend video content is important in digital signage because you need to keep the play-out source away from public areas to prevent accidental damage or misuse, while still needing access to the device to change messaging and schedule play-out.

AdderLink LPV delivers the same fantastic video quality professional users expect from Adder, whilst simplifying the installation process so that any user can have their system up and running in minutes. Adder have been providing solutions to the professional market for many years and their products are used to quietly deliver award winning public and retail signage installations around the world.

The AdderLink LPV150 is now shipping at a suggested price of $245

For more information on the AdderLink LPV, please visit www.adder.com

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

16 ports and 4 IP users : Adder turns up the heat on existing KVM-over-IP technologies


New CATxIP5000 challenges existing enterprise KVM perception


CAMBRIDGE, UK and Berlin, DE-March 2nd, 2010-Adder, the KVM experts will showcase the new CATxIP5000 at the CeBIT 2010 (Hall 12, Stand B76) on March 2nd to 6th in Hannover.

Adder Technology is one of the unique thought leaders in KVM 
technology that you can guarantee will deliver something extraordinary. The latest and possibly most disruptive KVM-over-IP technology that Adder has developed is the new CATxIP5000. This product pushes the boundaries of existing KVM technology by delivering the same functionality that you would find in a large power hungry KVM switch in an astonishingly small, low power and low cost package.

Together with chip designers Adventiq, Adder has developed a 16 port CATx KVM switch which delivers 4 independent non-blocking remote access sessions over standard network infrastructure. Adder's continued Research and Development in KVM over IP technology and the use of unique chipsets from Adventiq has resulted in a design breakthrough that enables an enterprise grade multi-session KVM-over-IP switch to be delivered at less than half the cost that would normally be expected for such functionality. Furthermore the very small form factor means that a system that supports 10 users and 32 computers can be provided using just 1U of rack space.

Nigel Dickens CTO commented "We are really proud of this new technology which we perceive as being market disruptive in terms of the price, space and power advantages it offers to customers. Previous multi-session KVM products have been too expensive to justify in many instances but this technology changes all that. The high performance to price ratio is all down to the uniqueness of the design concept-aspects of which are very different to existing KVM-over-IP solutions."

Integrating the latest generation of viewers from the inventors of VNC technology (Real VNC), the CATxIP5000 is ready to go straight from the box. Using Real VNC alongside the CATxIP5000 hardware delivers a truly intuitive yet feature rich user experience. Adder's ingrained principal of open architecture also means you can use the device with any other VNC application on the market.

Furthermore, at launch, this device will ship with the ADDER.net network management suite. ADDER.net has been 3 years in development, and offers enterprise scale management of IP control devices and virtual servers. Adder.net puts all your equipment within easy reach from a single well thought out interface. The software presents itself in two forms; Management Suite and Connection Suite, allowing different user levels to gain administrative access. Fully integrated with active directory, users can be authenticated against your existing infrastructure. The system is also server based giving all users' direct access, authentication dependant, from any networked machine, any time.

The CATxIP5000 is available immediately from Adder Technology at a launch price of €1195 ($1750). For more information on Adder and the CATxIP5000, simply visit www.adder.com

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Adder Delivers Professional Digital Signage For The Masses


Adder's expertise in professional digital signage delivers new low cost range designed for the independent glass front retailer

Adder Technology have been treading the digital signage path since the mid 1990s. The experience they have gained over the last 15 years now opens the door to independent retailers to deliver digital signage solutions at a fraction of the cost of others.

The AdderLink LPV is a new range of "Line Powered Video" extenders allowing users to install customer focused multi touch marketing campaigns in their own stores. The product has been designed to deliver full HD 1080p content to your screen, and extend across distances of up to 150m.

"There has always been an element of confusion in digital signage, often generated by technology providers keen to elevate the performance and utility perception of their products to the professional integration market." commented Simon Clew, Sales Director for Adder. Clew continued - "Years of talking with retailers large and small has revealed a significant proportion of the retail sector simply does not have the funding to utilise such integration specialists, but they would still benefit from the obvious advantages digital signage has to offer. As such, we set about developing a fit and forget signage solution that really is a breeze to install and get going."

The AdderLink LPV takes its power directly from your computer's USB port and uses that same power to drive the product right up to your screen through low cost CAT5 cable. CAT5 cable is the same cable you use to connect computer networks together. Clew commented - "The interesting thing is, many retailers already have the equipment necessary to deliver in store signage, the AdderLink LPV simply allows them to connect it all together." The AdderLink LPV could be thought of as a very long distance 150m video cable. This allows you to connect screens throughout the store back to the device which generates the content, more often than not, a standard computer.

AdderLink LPV delivers the same fantastic video quality professional users expect from Adder, whilst simplifying the installation process so that a novice user can have their system up and running in minutes.


For more information on the AdderLink LPV, please visit www.adder.com