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Adder targets the Mid-market with New CATX Swtiches


Story posted: Mar 9, 2006, 12:29

CeBIT (Hall 16/Stand C05) - Adder Technology has launched the ADDERView CATx and ADDERView CAT x IP products. These Multi User KVM switching solutions address the growing need of systems’ administrators for sophisticated, out of band CPU management tools that fulfil the needs of the mid-market.

Built using Adder's advanced technology, the two products enable local, remote (and with the CAT x IP) and global control of PCs and servers, delivering on a previously unmet market requirement for exceptional reliability and compatibility.

"As the mid-market becomes ever more reliant on IT, the need for a simple way of controlling equipment remotely becomes vital," said Adrian Dickens, CEO of Adder Technology. "We're delivering a market leading product in the areas of scalability, reliability and compatibility across multi-platform systems. This is supported by the highest levels of video and audio quality available to ensure faultless IT control locally, remotely and globally."

Exceptional video performance over CATx cable ensures that video bandwidth is kept to a minimum. This means that even global users can gain real time access to remote servers and provides system administrators with an enhanced view of the monitor on remotely controlled servers. This has been achieved using the latest state-of-the-art 300 MHz differential cross-point switching technology that allows the switch to support resolutions of up to 1900 x 1440 pixels.

Enhanced audio quality means that the ADDERView CATx and ADDERView CATx IP incorporate digitally sampled audio signals at 44.1kHz and the elimination of unwanted 'clicks' often associated with audio on KVM equipment. System administrators are able to rely upon the relay of sound from the systems they are controlling remotely, thereby alerting them to errors flagged up by audible alarms. Most importantly, the audio is completely quiet when no sounds are being generated by the computer.

Continuing with the highly successful partnership Adder has with Real VNC, the CATx IP utilises a highly developed version of the Real VNC server and remote viewer. Virtual Network Computing (VNC) software has an international user base in excess of 100 million.

Nigel Dickens, Adder's Technical Director commented: "As VNC has become the de facto standard for remote access, it makes perfect sense for us to partner with Real VNC in order to deliver the highest standards of security, keyboard and mouse compatibility, high video quality and cross platform support available for IP connectivity."

When working over a LAN the CATx IP products have exceptional screen rate updates representing a 10 degree lag compared to 180 degree lag for other products. Users can expect their actions to be recorded on screen in real time, eliminating the needless mistakes associated with other systems that operate extended lag times.

All products are housed in 1U high metal cases and are provided with 19 inch rack mount kits and may be desk, shelf or rack mounted. Further information
The ADDERView CATx is available with 16 or 24 computer connections; one local user connection; and four CATx user connections. The ADDERView CATx IP is also available with 16 or 24 computer connections, one local user connection, one IP connection and two CATx user connections.


Both models will be available though distributors in late Q1 2006. Pricing is from $1495.00 for the ADDERView CATx and $2195.00 for the ADDERView CATx IP.

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Adder is a leading developer and thought leader in connectivity solutions. Adder's media networks, extenders and keyboard, mouse and video switch solutions enable the control and distribution of IT systems around the world. The company distributes its products in more than 60 countries through a network of distributors, resellers and OEMs. Adder has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, China and Singapore.