Adder KVM Technology Helping Power Pioneering IP Workflow for NewTek

By Bob Gold

Adder Technology, the IP-based, high performance KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) specialist, is demonstrating how its solutions are powering a range of global partners on booth SL4227 at NAB 2018.

Among these is NewTek, a leader in software-driven video production technology, which uses Adder’s KVM technology to help run the world’s only end-to-end IP workflow.

In particular, visitors will be able to see how the ADDERLink Range of KVM extenders is being used to power the latest version of NewTek’s iconic TriCaster® TC1, a complete production system for producing programs, performances, events and live sports in true 4K ultra high definition (UHD) resolution with support for native 2160p video at 60 frames per second.

“Adder has a passion for creating products that exceed expectations and have been recognized by NewTek as a unique solution provider when customers require complete, uncompressed and lossless extension of video data,” commented Will Waters, senior director of IP workflow at NewTek.

“The highly reliable, plug-and-play design of Adder KVM extenders makes them extremely easy to use, helping our customers with everything they need to create professional video programs up to and including UHD, 4K and multiple screen configurations,” Waters added.

“We’re delighted to be able to showcase our multi-year collaboration with NewTek by including the TriCaster technology within our NAB stand set-up – allowing us to highlight yet another broadcast solution that is powered by KVM technology. The company is using innovation to fundamentally change the way video is created and used, something that resonates with Adder, as we endeavor to support the industry with our technology to enable these changes,” says Jamie Adkin, VP sales for EMEA, Adder Technology.

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Ross Video and Adder Repeat Winning Formula at NAB

By Bob Gold

After a successful NAB last year, when much of its stand was powered by Adder Technology‘s innovative KVM products, Ross Video decided to take the winning formula back to its new Customer Experience Centre and EMEA headquarters in Reading, UK. The ADDERView DDX30 KVM matrix switch systems now power its new state-of-the-art demo suite in the new premises, delivering an awe-inspiring viewer experience.

Ross Video is returning to NAB 2018 (booth SL3305) ready to make a similar impact, supported by Adder’s DDX systems. With these in place, Ross Video will be able to easily switch between, and control the numerous computers required to demonstrate the breadth of features it offers.

Stuart Russell, Ross Video’s senior communications manager, said, “We are extremely proud of our new EMEA home in Reading; it reflects our innovative and forward-looking approach. Adder’s technology is enabling us to use our demo suite as a showcase for the most comprehensive range of broadcast technology solutions in the market.”

“It is only natural for us to want to replicate this at NAB 2018, building even further on last year’s complex setups. We want to give visitors a hands-on experience of the power of the Ross ecosystem; the DDX systems from Adder definitely make this task a lot easier and smoother.”

Caleb Hooper, vice president of business development and product marketing, Adder Technology, added, “The partnership between our companies ensures that we are not only able to offer Ross Video access to the Adder technical team to come up with solutions where there is a definite need for KVM, but we can also proactively engage with its customers and prospects who are likely to also have a KVM requirement. We were extremely impressed with the company’s plan for its NAB booth and felt that our products were the ideal solution → continue…

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IHSE USA Offers New 494 Series Extenders for DVI-I to Support DVI and VGA Sources Using Fraunhofer Codec

By Dundee Hills Group

CRANBURY, N.J. — April 9, 2018 — IHSE USA today launched the new Draco ultra 494 Series of extenders for long-distance transmission of DVI-I, DVI-D, USB-HID, USB 1.0/2.0, analog or digital audio, and RS-232 or RS-422 control signals over Cat-X or fiber-optic cabling with virtually lossless image quality. Engineered for reliability and exceptional ultra-high-resolution image performance, the 494 Series uses the innovative Lightweight Image (Lici®) codec developed in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits. Lici compression technology is optimized to deliver perfect transmission of 24-bit digital video to 2048 x 1152 screens at 60 hertz (including 1920 x 1200 and 1080p video transport).

The 494 Series is a part of the extensive ultra series of Cat-X and fiber-optic products from IHSE and is compatible with both the Draco tera enterprise and Draco tera compact series of KVM matrix switch products. 494 Series extenders can be used for simple point-to-point applications or in combination with any of the enterprise or compact matrix switches to support a more flexible KVM or video distribution system. This flexibility makes them perfect for installations that require long-distance digital video transmission and reliable presentation of high-resolution graphics, such as training, simulation, visualization, and command-and-control environments in medical, educational, government, aerospace, oil and petroleum, and postproduction.

The units can extend DVI video signals with perfect quality up to 10 kilometers over fiber or up to 140 meters over Cat-X cables. Images are displayed clearly and without delay in perfect resolution.

Optional features such as a redundant path for critical path requirements make the 494 Series the most convenient and economical solution available. Available in four frame sizes, the 494 Series offers one of the most flexible packaging options on the market. The same card sets are available in a four-slot, six-slot, or 21-slot frame from a basic two-slot chassis. → continue…

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IHSE USA and EVS Team Up to Accelerate Live Production Workflow

By Dundee Hills Group

Advanced Technology Partnership Brings New KVM Solutions to New XT Series Server and XFile Systems

CRANBURY, N.J. — April 6, 2018 — IHSE USA today announced an advanced technology partnership with EVS to enhance live production workflows for EVS XT series servers and XFile3 gateway and removable storage systems. As part of this partnership, IHSE has developed a specialized KVM packaging concept based on the Draco tera compact series of KVM matrix systems that supports both current and future connectivity requirements for EVS systems. At the 2018 NAB Show, the companies will route a fiber link between IHSE’s booth (SL10216) and the EVS booth (SL3816) to demonstrate long-distance connectivity using dual EVS LSM (Live Slow Motion) remote-control panels at a single workstation.

The EVS XT series live production server is used by virtually every high-level broadcaster in the world. Likewise, many top-tier broadcasters and related service companies rely on IHSE’s KVM technology. At the show, EVS — the world leader in the production of live slow-motion replay and the creation of instant on-the-fly highlights — will show how incorporating IHSE technology enables faster turnaround and better access to enriched graphics for live events and mobile production. An XT3 server at the EVS booth will be connected via fiber to a workstation at the IHSE booth using dual LSM remote-control panels, while previews of converted SDI sources will appear on HDMI displays.

EVS, which recently opened a new training center in New Jersey, incorporated IHSE’s Draco compact matrix system into that facility to enable dynamic switching during hands-on training sessions. Prior to that fixed installation, EVS also incorporated IHSE’s KVM systems inside its EVS Live on Tour demo van, which travels the country giving customers on-site demonstrations of the latest EVS live production solutions.

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Adder Technology Brings New Zero U KVM Transmitter to Nab 2018

By Bob Gold

Adder Technology Brings New Zero U KVM Transmitter to Nab 2018

Adder Technology, focused on providing the world’s most innovative keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) solutions, will unveil the world’s first Zero U, IP-based KVM transmitter – the ADDERLink INFINITY 100T (ALIF100T) at NAB 2018. Developed in response to customer demand, it is the world’s smallest high performance KVM transmitter and requires absolutely no rack space. The ALIF100T is ideal for video and audio broadcast operations in premium, high-demand locations where space and cost cutting is needed – such as control rooms, command and control centers and more.

“The industry is increasing demands on the control room, but isn’t building bigger rooms. And in today’s broadcast server room, some customers attach a value upwards of $3000 per 1U of rack space,” said Tim Conway, Vice President, Adder Technology, Americas. “Our new ALIF100T is the answer. It entirely eliminates rackspace requirements, while providing significant cost savings.”

The ALIF100T USB-powered KVM transmitter is part of the ADDERLink Infinity solution. It can be easily retrofitted into any existing infrastructure without the need for recabling, moving computers or changing racking – reducing the overall cost of migrating from analog to digital. It can be plugged straight into the back of any computer like a dongle, taking up Zero U if rack mounted and can hang from the back of the source. Highly scalable, it also enables broadcasters to grow their system over time without needing to accommodate new rack space.

The dongle’s small form factor also benefits remote broadcast trucks, which have even less space internally than larger data centers. Additionally, the ALIF100T allows broadcasters to link its remote units together to create a streamlined workspace from just one source.

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IHSE USA Introduces Programmable Keyboard for Adding HID Devices and Expanding Functionality Through a Single USB Port

By Dundee Hills Group

CRANBURY, N.J. — April 5, 2018 — IHSE USA today announced the official launch of the 444 Series Draco keyboard, a freely programmable plug-and-play device that makes it possible to connect a keyboard, mouse, and keypad to a KVM system through a single USB port without needing an additional HID extension. The remaining USB port on the extender CON unit allows simultaneous connection of another USB HID device.

Created for environments where users need to automate multiple tasks under a single macro, such as professional audio mixers, graphics designers or situational awareness analysis in command and control rooms, the heavy-duty 444 mechanical keyboard is designed to accommodate up to 50 programmable push-button keys that can record up to 16 commands per button. It has a solid anodized aluminum housing and keys that can handle up to 50 million keystrokes. Its rugged design and solid rubber feet guarantee good desk contact to prevent slipping. IHSE supports optional customer-specific assignment and printing of keypad keys so that users can program the keypads as they wish.

The 444 Series keyboard enables practical extension of KVM and video signal-distribution systems. An expansion option allows users to add up to two extra matching 25-button programmable keypads for up to 50 more commands or macros. The keypads can also be connected to the KVM system apart from the IHSE keyboard. Users can configure expert-level functions such as macros, key scan, color and brightness of the status LEDs, and disabling of the windows key.

The 444 Series keyboard is ergonomically designed for comfortable operation, with three adjustable tilt angles, precise attachment points, excellent haptics, concave keycaps for better fingertip support, and an optional damping element for a pleasant typing experience. Meanwhile, a thoughtful layout includes function keys that allow for easy control of music and media apps.

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HP’s DreamColor Z27x G2 is the ‘world’s most advanced color critical display’

Credit: HP

In addition to the new lineup of powerful HP ZBook laptops for power users and creative professionals, HP also revealed a gorgeous new 27-inch DreamColor display that photo and video editors will want to seriously consider purchasing. Why? Because HP claims this display—officially named the HP DreamColor Z27x G2—is the “world’s most advanced color critical display.”

That might sound like hyperbole, and it’s definitely PR speak, but the specs back up the claim. The display was supposedly designed in conjunction with “leading visual effects studios” to make sure all of the most important specs and features were onboard.

Spec-wise, the 27-inch Quad HD 2560 ×1440 16:9 aspect ratio IPS panel covers 98% of Adobe RGB, 99% of DCI-P3 and 100% of sRGB (duh) at a respectable static contrast ratio of 1500:1. So far, so good; but what really makes it stand out are the features. The Z27x G2 comes equipped with an integrated pop-up sensor that calibrates your display on demand or on a regular schedule, and features “the world’s first integrated keyboard-based input switching KVM to easily switch between devices.”

Here’s a closer look at the DreamColor Z27x G2:

The Z27x G2 will be officially released at NAB 2018, where it will join the 24-inch DreamColor Z24x and 31-inch DreamColor Z31x to round out the DreamColor display lineup.

To learn more about the whole lineup or dive into the datasheet for the HP DreamColor Z27x G2 Studio Display, head over to the HP website. The Z27x G2 will be available to purchase this month for $2,000.

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IHSE USA Adds Dual-Head/Dual-Link DVI Extenders for Draco ultra Series KVM Systems

By Dundee Hills Group

CRANBURY, N.J. — April 3, 2018 — IHSE USA today announced it has added new high-performance models to its Draco ultra fiber and Cat-X extenders for Draco vario ultra KVM matrix systems. Known as the 492 Series, the new extenders support either dual-link DVI up to 2560 x 2048 at 60 hertz or two single-link DVI sources up to 1920 x 1200 at 60 hertz. The extenders also accommodate USB 2.0, digital audio, analog audio, RS-232, and RS-422 signals with the optional upgrade card.

The world’s first DVI extenders to support both DVI dual-link and DVI dual-head in the same plug-in extender module, the 492 Series allows easy connectivity via point-to-point connections or through KVM matrix switching. By using a standard DMS-59 cable adapter included with the units, users can easily configure the units to support one 2560 x 2048 display or two 1920 x 1200 displays.

The 492 Series extenders offer high-performance remote-display transmission of dual-link DVI-D signals up to 10 kilometers over one fiber-optic cable or up to 140 meters over a Cat-X cable.

Because transmission over fiber is inherently secure and immune to outside interference, the dual-link/dual-head fiber extender is the perfect solution for applications that demand low latency, high-quality imagery, and secure data connections, such as control room environments, replay and slo-mo operations, or graphic workstations requiring dual screen setups. The 492 Series supports both single-mode and multimode fiber.

“IHSE continues to pioneer creative products with this new line of extenders. The ultra series dual-head option will be especially useful for command-and-control rooms, broadcast centers, urgent response centers, and other professional media systems where multidisplay applications are necessary,” said Dan Holland, marketing manager for IHSE USA. “They provide significant value in cost compared to alternatives where two extenders would be needed for the same application.”

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IHSE USA Launches Draco ultra HDMI Extenders for Long-Distance HDMI and KVM Over a Single Connection  

By Dundee Hills Group

CRANBURY, N.J. — April 2, 2018 — IHSE USA today launched the Draco ultra 491 Series of HDMI extenders to extend video signals over long distances without loss of quality. The 491 Series can be used for simple point-to-point applications or in combination with any of IHSE’s enterprise or compact matrix switches to create a more flexible distribution system for HDMI signals.

The 491 Series supports HDMI formats plus USB-HID on the base card. With the added upgrade card, it can support analog or digital audio, as well as RS-232 and RS-422 control signals over Cat-X or fiber-optic cabling. The units can extend HDMI video signals with perfect quality up to 10 kilometers over fiber or up to 140 meters over Cat-X cables. With an HDMI-to-DVI adapter, the units also support DVI-D for even greater flexibility. Digital audio options include AES/EBU and S/PDIF up to 96 kilohertz.

The Draco ultra extenders are engineered for reliability and exceptional high-resolution image performance. Like other similar IHSE extenders, the Draco ultra 491 Series constitutes a new generation of digital KVM signal extension using the innovative Lightweight Image (Lici®) codec, developed in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits. This revolutionary coding technology ensures brilliant image quality at the highest video resolutions with outstanding color accuracy (deep color ready). This optimized compression technology delivers perfect transmission of computer video images up to 1920 x 1200 resolution, including 1080p/60 and 2K.

Available in four frame sizes, the ultra 491 Series offers one of the most flexible packaging options on the market. The same card sets are available in a four-slot, six-slot, or 21-slot frame from a basic two-slot chassis.

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