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AdderLink INFINITY 2100
Dual- or single-head DisplayPort video, audio and USB 2.0 extension/switching/matrix system over 1GbE IP network using CATx and/or fiber
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Dual-head DisplayPort video, audio and USB 2.0 extension/switching/matrix system
over 1GbE IP network
• Supports dual link speeds up to 1GbE using either CATx and/or fiber
• Plug and play
• 328 foot extension distance on a single CATx; greater extension distances using a standard IP network
• Up to 1640 feet to 12 miles extension distance over a single length of fiber
• Video resolutions up to 1x 2560x1600 @ 60Hz or 2x 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
• USB mass storage devices supported plus keyboard, mouse, tablet and touch
• Bi-directional analog audio
• Support for Mac Pro®
• Redundant network operation
• Dual touch screen support including onscreen keyboard and floating launch button
• Supports advance diagnostic and troubleshooting tools
AdderLink® INFINITY 2100 are high performance IP KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) extenders that form part of the AdderLink® INFINITY matrix solution. This enables the relocation of critical computing hardware into a secure and temperature controlled environment away from the user work station, while maintaining a pixel-perfect desktop experience.
AdderLink INFINITY 2100 are fully compatible with AdderLink INFINITY Manager (AIM).
Perfect digital video, real time control
Using a spatially-lossless encoding system, with 1:1 pixel mapping, AdderLink® INFINITY (ALIF) 2100 provides pixel-perfect and color accurate video with no artifacts. The digital video received is the same as the digital video leaving the remote computer.
Single CATx cable or fiber with immunity from interference
Using standard IP technology allows a connectivity choice of single structured cable (CATx) or fiber, achieving reliable links without interference.
Extension distance is not limited to a single 328 foot cable length - it can be extended further by adding a 1GbE network device to achieve an additional 328 feet. The units are fitted with SFP cages to accept fiber optic transceivers which enable much greater extension distances of up to 12 miles.
Support for Mac Pro® (dithered video)
Some graphics cards use a technique called dithering to give the appearance of a deeper color depth than is actually the case. Dithering can significantly increase the normal video data rates. ALIF2000 Tx has a feature called Magic Eye which supports dithering without allowing it to degrade overall link performance.
USB 2.0 with class control
Enables connection of USB devices such as mouse and keyboard, graphics tablets, jog shuttles, joysticks, and 3D explorers, alongside mass storage devices.
For applications where security is of high importance, the system has the ability to disable the use of non-HID devices, meaning there is no need to physically block USB ports to prevent the use of mass storage devices.
Intelligent EDID management allows the true characteristics of the monitor to be passed back to the computer. This ensures perfect video display without additional configuration.
Plug and Play
All ALIF extender devices are delivered in a zero config state so you can plug them in and start working on them straight away. There is no need for drivers or software to be installed.
Redundant network operation
The units support network teaming, allowing for full network redundancy and increased resilience for mission critical applications.
AdderLink INFINITY matrix
With the addition of the AdderLink INFINITY Management System (AIM), multiple point-to-point extenders can be turned into a truly scalable digital KVM matrix system, that allows any workstation to link with any computer connected to the network.
All AdderLink INFINITY (ALIF) Transmitter (Tx) and Receiver (Rx) models are fully compatible with one another, as long they are running the latest firmware, subject to feature limitations that only exists on one end or the other.
• Limitation example #1: Tx supports 4K resolution but the Rx only supports HD resolution, so you'd only get HD video on the Receiver unit.
• Limitation example #2: ALIF100T (HD video, full speed USB) connected to ALIF4001R (4K video, high speed and transparent USB) unit, so you'd only get HD video and HID USB support.
1) ALIF1000s are only compatible with legacy AIM units (v3.3/v3.5). The rest of the models are compatible with AIM/ASP as long as they are all running the latest firmware.
2) Only AdderLink INFINITY (ALIF) 2102/2122 and 4001/4021 models can be used in un-managed mode.
3) AdderLink INFINITY (ALIF) 3000s models require AIM - they cannot be used in Point-to-Point topology or in un-managed mode.
There are two modes in which AdderLink INFINITY system can be deployed:
Un-Managed Mode: Tx and Rx units are deployed in Many-to-One (Switching) or Many-to-Many (Matrix) configurations without the use of AdderLink INFINITY Manager (AIM) server. Only ALIF2102/2122 and ALIF4001/4021 models support Un-Managed mode, restricted to no more than 16 Tx units connected to any given Rx.
Managed Mode: Tx and Rx units are deployed in a network along with AdderLink INFINITY Manager (AIM) server. Many-to-one and many-to-many configurations with multiple users (Rx) being able to switch between as many hosts/Transmitters as they have rights to require the use of AdderLink INFINITY Manager (AIM) server (with the appropriate number of licenses to match the number of end-points).
There are four ways to connect AdderLink INFINITY endpoints together:
Point-to-Point (Extension): one Tx to one Rx, via direct cable or via a network switch, with the IP address of the Tx being ‘hard coded' into the Rx unit.
Point-to-Point configuration can be deployed as a direct (Tx to Rx) extension (limited to a distance of 328 feet), or through an Ethernet switch for longer distances.
Point-to-Point configuration does not require to be managed with AIM server.
One-to-Many (Sharing/Reverse KVM): Using multicast techniques, an unlimited number of Receivers can receive video and audio data streams from a single Transmitter unit. A maximum of twelve concurrent USB inputs (via multiple Receiver units) are permitted to a single Transmitter unit.
When there are multiple Receivers connected to the same Transmitter, the Tx does not know (or care) how many Receivers it has connected, 2 or 222. One to many (one Tx to many Rx) is always multicast so the Tx just "gives" the frames to its network switch and the switch has to deliver it to every Rx that needs the frame using IGMP snooping and IGMP querier.
One-to-Many configuration does not require to be managed with AIM server.
Many-to-One (Switching): Multiple Transmitters are connected to one Receiver, so that a user (Rx) can use its console to switch between targets (Tx).
Many-to-One (switching) configuration requires to be managed with AIM server, with the exception of ALIF2102/2122 and ALIF4001/4021 models.
ALIF2102/2122 and ALIF4001/4021 models support Many-to-One (Switching) without the use of AIM server (aka: Un-Managed mode), with a limit of 16 Tx units connected to any given Rx unit (being that the Rx OSD only has 16 entries). There is no limit to the number of Tx and Rx units on the network in Un-Managed mode, however. There could be 100 Transmitters on the network, but each user (Rx) can only connect to 16 of those. So one user could have their own 16 computers and a second user can have their own 16 computers, or the two users can overlap, but they wouldn't be able to connect to all 100 host computers.
Many-to-Many (Matrix): Multiple Transmitters are connected to multiple Receivers, so that many users (Rx) can use their consoles to switch between many targets (Tx).
Many-to-Many (Matrix) configuration requires to be managed with AIM server, with the exception of ALIF2102/2122 and ALIF4001/4021 models.
ALIF2102/2122 and ALIF4001/4021 models support Many-to-Many (Matrix) configuration without the use of AIM server (aka: Un-Managed mode), with a limit of 16 Tx units connected to any given Rx unit (the Rx OSD only has 16 entries). There is no limit to the number of Tx and Rx units on the network in Un-Managed mode, however. There could be 100 Transmitters on the network, but each user (Rx) can only connect to 16 of those. So one user could have their own 16 computers and a second user can have their own 16 computers, or the two users can overlap, but they wouldn't be able to connect to all 100 host computers.
AdderLink INFINITY 2102: Support one CATx and one SFP network links
AdderLink INFINITY 2122: Support two SFP network links