Tuesday, 22 April 2014

More efficiency, more functionality, more flexibility...

Controlling the workflow with IP-based KVM
Article: Controlling the workflow with IP-based KVM

The constant evolution of the workplace demands results at a faster pace than ever before. The ability to share ideas, communicate and collaborate quickly and efficiently has never been more important. Adder’s high performance IP-based KVM technology is allowing companies to make the most efficient use of their time and staff, allowing environments such as broadcast control rooms to be operated from one main hub, rather than several separate stations.

The KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) technology uses IP to connect machines together, effectively turning one machine into a portal through which several others may be controlled.

This opens up a world of possibilities. Being able to control a set of machines from one screen, even if they’re in another room or building, allows working environments to be less cluttered and operated by fewer staff.

John Halksworth, Senior Product Manager at Adder Technology discusses the future of the broadcast control room and the role that high performance IP-based KVM will play – read the full TVB Europe article here.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014


Adder and Stagebox to Demonstrate Full IP-Based Broadcast Workflow

New York, USA: Adder Technology, the leader in high performance, keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) connectivity solutions, will unveil its 4K-ready solutions at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. In addition, the company will demonstrate the power and flexibility of its end-to-end IP based workflow across the broadcast chain at its booth, SL10105.

Adder Technology will be launching its 4K capable KVM products at the show, including a firmware upgrade to the AdderLink XD522 – a high resolution DisplayPort and Thunderbolt display extender. This upgrade – available for download on the Adder website – makes the device capable of extending 4K signals. This means existing XD522 users can upgrade to 4K absolutely free of charge. The firmware update will provide native 4K resolution (4096 x 2160) and 4K UHD 3840x2160 at 30Hz, as well as advanced EDID management, with user hotkeys on top of all the existing features.

“The AdderLink XD522 firmware upgrade is something we've been working on around the clock, and we can’t wait to show off what our products can do in 4K at NAB,” said Tim Conway, vice president, Adder Technology. "This upgrade will be available to our existing customers free of charge, delivering native 4K capability, as well as an updated feature set."

In addition to unveiling its products' 4K capabilities, Adder has teamed up with Stagebox, developed in part by BBC Research and Development, to demonstrate how IP technologies can enhance each stage of the broadcast production chain. Using AdderLink Infinity to manage the broadcast workflow environment, Adder will send captured content through the entire chain, from ingest through to transmission, over a standard 1Gb/s IP network.

"We're genuinely excited for NAB this year. Not only are we witnessing history being made, as emerging technologies such as 4K become the industry standard, we also believe that IP-based KVM solutions are the platform needed to lift this technology to its fullest potential," Conway concludes.

Visit Adder at booth SL10105 at NAB from 7-10 April.