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AIM-24: AdderLink INFINITY matrix management server and embedded software, supporting 24 end-points
digital KVM matrix 19-inch 1U form factor management server gives full control over all AdderLink INFINITY devices connected to your media network
• Intuitive, multi-lingual user interface
• Multiple switching methods
• Configurable user access rights
• Full audit trail
• Easy centralized management
• Open API for 3rd party control
AdderLink INFINITY transmitter and receiver units allow multiple remote users to access host computers in a very flexible manner. Such flexibility requires management and coordination - that is where AdderLink INFINITY Manager (AIM) becomes vital.
AIM management server is a control suite which transforms AdderLink INFINITY extenders into a digital matrix solution. Using standard IP infrastructure it is possible to route any user station to any computer attached to the network without any compromises to video quality or control. It allows co-operative sharing of computers and the multicasting of video to any destination.
AIM is designed to promote the most efficient use of AdderLink INFINITY units by allowing central control over any number of transmitters (more commonly referred to as 'Channels' within AIM) and receivers. Using the intuitive AIM webbased interface, one or more administrators can manage potentially thousands of users who are interacting with an almost unlimited number of devices.
Adder INFINITY Management operates from a self-contained compact server unit that can be situated anywhere within your network.
AIM server is supplied pre-loaded and is straightforward to deploy, requiring only a network connection and a power input to begin operation.
All configuration of your INFINITY transmitters (channels), receivers and users are performed using the intuitive AIM browser interface via a network connected computer.
Secure access and communications
Using TLS (transport layer security) and HTTPS, communications between AdderLink units and AIM and between AIM and the outside world are all secure.
For 24/7 reliability a second hot AIM can be added to ensure constant uptime and with dual NIC interfaces on every AdderLink INFINITY unit, systems can be easily designed for maximum resilience.
User access rights management and audit trails
Administrators can manage access rights to each device on a user by user basis either manually through the web browser or automatically using Active Directory. Reports showing the history of devices, user logins and device connections can be viewed and exported to a CSV file or via SYSLOG.
Easy centralized management
Accessed via a web browser, the dashboard gives a real time overview of system connections and users. Tabs enable you to navigate between settings and device or user sub-menus.
Control Channel and Presets connections
AIM can be used to make connections between an individual pair of transmitter and receiver devices centrally from within the management system. Using Presets, a list of pre-defined connections, multiscreen, video wall or signage setups can be forced with a single click.
The user desks can select different keyboard configurations to suite their requirements and as a global setting select the language for the OSD from a choice of over 14 languages.
On screen display at each user station
Users login and choose channel connections from an intuitive OSD similar to that of a Digital TV. Users can also use Presets to change channels for multiple screens across multiple receivers.
The remote OSD allows the user to "push" video and control to another station or to a video wall or projector.
Favourites and hotkey switching
Each user can select their favourite channels within the OSD and allocate a hotkey for fast switching between channels.
Choice of connection modes
Administrators can choose to give users the ability to connect in three modes: View only, Shared or Exclusive. Each permitted mode is then made available within the OSD.
Fast video and USB switching
The switching time between computers is less than 1 second to provide a quality user experience.
Network multicasting allows the system to share video simultaneously from one transmitter to an unlimited number of receivers. Suitable for signage, monitoring and sharing of desktops.
USB sharing allows multiple users to connect to and control a single computer at the same time. Each transmitter can report 12 unique USB devices (identified by VID/PID codes) but will merge devices with the same ID to allow many more.
Considered as a Virtual Transmitter, a channel may combine video, audio and USB from different transmitters as a single source. Ideal where audio alerts or mixed video sources are required.
Open API for 3rd party control systems
Adder Technology publishes a simple API structure to allow easy integration with other 3rd Party control systems supplied by companies like AMX, Crestron , HRS or MediaLon at a HTTP level.
To help ease setup, the system has an LDAP interface so users and passwords from other systems can easily be imported.
SNMP v3 get / walk
External machines can interrogate AIM to find out the status of the AdderLink INFINITY network and units. SNMP v3 security is implemented, supporting AES/DES transport with MD5/SHA authentication.
External NTP server support – NTPv4.2
Connect up to 3 NTP servers with authenticated connections using MD5 and Key ID as defined in the NTP standards. All AdderLink INFINITY units in an AIM network now get time using authenticated NTP from AIM
Backups of the database can be saved internally, externally or emailed automatically. Automatic updates can be scheduled on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.
Centralized firmware upgrades
As well as managing its own firmware upgrade, AIM manages the upgrade of each device on the network and can deploy firmware to hundreds of devices at the same time, meaning a system-wide upgrade takes only a few minutes.
Easy matrix setup
Using Zero Configuration networking, AIM automatically obtains the MAC addresses of extender devices as they are attached to the network. The administrator allocates IP addresses, names and locations so that devices are easy to identify, configure and control.