LAS VEGAS-At the 2018 NAB Show IP-based KVM specialist Adder Technology demo-ed a new keyboard/video/mouse solution that eliminates the rack space required for a traditional KVM transmitter, cuts power and rack-room cooling requirements and costs about half as much as the conventional alternative.
The dongle-sized ALIF100T, part of the company’s ADDERLink Infinity product family, offers the same functionality as Adder’s rack-based KVM transmitter, but plugs into the back of a computer rather than being rack-mounted. To demonstrate the space savings, Adder is showing a conventional alternative. The 10-source PC setup requires 10 KVM transmitters—two mounted side by side in 1RU of space for a total of 5RU.
The savings extend beyond rack space with the ALIF100T, however. The dongle-sized transmitter draws just 2 watts of power and generates far less heat than a traditional KVM transmitter. The ALIF100T is now shipping.
Phil Kurz is a contributing editor to TV Tech. He has written about TV and video technology for more than 30 years and served as editor of three leading industry magazines. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.
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