Ideal for CAT5/6/7 cable - see datasheet for recommendationSUN compatiblePC compatibleMac compatibleRS232 interfaceRJ45 interfaceFeatures PS/2 connection

ADDERLink

DISCONTINUED - This product is no longer manufactured

This product is now discontinued, but details are still available in our 'Legacy Products' section for information only.

Please see our AdderLink X2-Silver as a recommended alternative.

Convenient and remote control of a PC or KVM switch over 200m (650 ft) of UTP cable. The ADDERLink is an easy to install KVM extender offering exceptional value for money.

The ADDERLink is designed to control a PC or KVM switch remotely over a single network cable. Serial RS232 is featured as standard, making the ADDERLink ideal for 'touch screen', remote industrial and other serial applications. Ideal for use in harsh, manufacturing environments, digital signage applications as well as broadcast and multimedia applications where the CPU can be located safely in a secure, quiet and dirt free location.

Product Codes

ALTX/ALRX

High SVGA video quality 

Compatible with all major operating systems including DOS, OS/2, UNIX, Windows, Netware and Linux 

Supports PC style (PS/2) keyboards and mice and many extra key, button and wheel features 

Also supports older style AT keyboards and RS232 mice 

Contains fine adjustable video amplifiers to maximise video quality 

Ideal for Digital signage applications 

LEDs show the status of connected devices 

Distance of up to 200m (650 feet) supported between transmitter and receiver

Video resolutions

1600 x 1280 at distances up to 100 metres/330 feet, 1024 x 768 at distances up to 200 metres/650 feet.

Extension distance

Up to 200 metres / 650 feet using CATx cable (x=5,5e,6,7)

Extension technology

Differential analogue signalling for video signals, differential digital signalling for PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, RS232. Signals are multiplexed so that only one CATx cable is required.

Devices supported

Supports PS/2 style keyboard, PS/2 style mouse, flat-screen and CRT style monitors with standard HD-15 video connectors. Also extends a transparent RS232 connection that may be used for touch-screens or a wide variety of other serial devices.

Video compensation

Adjustable video compensation amplifiers enable the video sharpness to be adjusted using the keyboard. Coarse and fine adjustment control is provided for quick setup. Settings are persistent even when the ADDERLink is powered off which means that setup only needs to be done once. Brightness adjustment is automatic.

Keyboard control

The cable equalisation is controlled in 'configuration mode' using the keyboard attached to the remote (KVM console-end) unit. Configuration mode is accessed using keyboard hotkeys. These hotkeys may also be used to lock the remote unit (if a password has been set). Hotkeys are variable and may be disabled if required. Feedback is provided to the user using the keyboard num, caps and scroll lights.

Indicators

The remote and local units are fitted with a link/activity indicator that shows the link status and indicate keyboard and mouse data activity.

Computer / KVM switch compatibility

Compatible with desktop, rack mount and laptop PCs with PS/2 keyboard and mouse connections. May also be used with RS/6000, Alpha and SGI computers and a wide range of KVM switches. ADDER can provide a range of KVM switch and conversion cables for connection to PC, Sun and Macintosh computers that have USB or Sun (8-pin) connectors.

Operating system compatibility

Compatible with all major operating systems including DOS; OS/2; UNIX; MS Windows 9x, NT, 2000, XP; NetWare and RS6000.

Keyboard support

Supports PS/2 style keyboards with 6-pin mini-DIN connectors. Operates in modes, 1, 2 and 3 and supports individual typematic states per key. Supports standard layout keyboards and enhanced 'Internet style' keyboards with extra keys. Supports all keyboard language layouts.

Mouse support

Supports a wide range of PS/2 style 2 button, 3 button, wheel, IntelliMouse (3 button with wheel), IntelliMouse Explorer (5 button with wheel) and other mice that support the Microsoft ® mouse signalling protocols.

RS232

'Transparent' serial port operation ensures wide device compatibility without the need to configure baud rates or protocols on the ADDERLink to match your equipment. Auto baud rate sensing ensures that devices that switch baud rates (such as some touch screens) are supported. All handshake lines are supported for maximum compatibility. Baud rates of 1200 and 9600 are supported.

Rack mount options

Both the local (computer-end) and remote (KVM console-end) units may be rack mounted in the ADDERLink rack mount chassis. This optional chassis enables 2 units to be mounted in 1U of 19-inch rack space.

Connectors (Local computer-end unit)

1 x 6-pin mini-DIN female keyboard connector
1 x 6-pin mini-DIN female mouse connector
1 x 15-pin high-density D-type female connector for monitor connection
1 X 9 pin D type female for serial connection
1 x RJ45 connector for CATx cable connection
2.5mm DC jack for optional power adapter (only required for video only applications)

Connectors (Remote console-end unit)

1 x 6-pin mini-DIN female keyboard connector
1 x 6-pin mini-DIN female mouse connector
1 x 15-pin high-density D-type female connector for monitor connection
1 X 9 pin D type male for serial connection
1 x RJ45 connector for CATx cable connection
2.5mm DC jack for power adapter

Physical (Local computer-end unit)

Metal case (steel and stainless steel), 168mm x 136mm x 27mm, 526g

Physical (Remote console-end unit)

Metal case (steel and stainless steel 168mm x 136mm x 27mm, 526g

Power

The console-end unit is powered by an external 5V DC, 2A power supply with an IEC power cable connection. A country specific power cord is provided. The computer-end unit is normally interface powered via the PS/2 keyboard connection but may alternatively be powered using an optional power supply. Both units are fused with auto resettable fuses.

Password protection mode

The ADDERLink may be locked using a hotkey combination from the keyboard if a password has been loaded into the unit. The unit may then only be unlocked using the password. The video is blanked whilst the remote unit is locked.

Application

The ADDERLink is not suitable for linking between buildings.

Package contents

Local (computer-end) unit, remote (KVM console-end) unit, IEC style power supply and power cord, safety and installation leaflet, CD manual, stick on rubber feet.

Optional accessories

Optional power adapter for local unit (part code: PSU-IEC-5VDC)

Approvals

FCC class A, CE marked

Power

Operating Voltage: 100-240VAC, Power Frequency: 50-60Hz, Usage: 5VDC at 500mA

Temperature Tolerance

0 - 40 deg C (32 to 104 deg F)

Humidity Tolerance

5 to 60% non condensing

Features

Ideal for CAT5/6/7 cable - see datasheet for recommendation
Ideal for CAT5/6/7 cable - see datasheet for recommendation
SUN compatible
SUN compatible
PC compatible
PC compatible
Mac compatible
Mac compatible
RS232 interface
RS232 interface
RJ45 interface
RJ45 interface
Features PS/2 connection
Features PS/2 connection

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