ADDERLink INFINITY Manager (AIM-24) - DISCONTINUED
ADDERLink™ INFINITY Manager
A newer version of this product is available.
This product has been replaced by a newer version, we recommend the latest version of this product for new projects - see ADDERLink INFINITY Manager (AIM)
Continued support on this product is still available to our existing customers, please contact our Support Team or your local Adder Office for more information.
The ADDERLink™ INFINITY Manager (AIM) server is a control suite which transforms ADDERLink INFINITY (ALIF) 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 multicasting of video to any destination.
- Intuitive, multi-lingual user interface
- Multiple switching methods
- Configurable user access rights
- Full audit trail
- Easy centralized management
- Open API for 3rd party control
• Industrial spec server with solid state memory
• Closed system operating Linux
• 19 inch 1U rack mountable chassis in a robust metal construction
• Dimensions: (W)432mm/17” x (H)44mm/1.73” x (D)230mm/9”
• External power IEC input unit, 100-240VAC 50/60Hz, 1.5A, input to power adapter
• 12VDC, 60W output
Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)
• SSD 3,000,000 hrs
• Motherboard 290,000 hrs
• RAM 1,400,000 hrs
The SSD MTBF has been calculated in accordance with Telcordia® Reliability Prediction Procedure for Electronic Equipment, SR- 332, Issue 4, March 2016 standard utilising
Method I. The RAM and Motherboard MTBF data has been calculated based on the manufactures statistical analysis of component failures with reference to MIL-HDBK-217F.
• 0 to 40ºC/32 to 104ºF
• CE, FCC
Secure access and communications
Using TLS (transport layer security) and HTTPS, communications between ADDERLink™ INFINITY (ALIF) units and the ADDERLink
INFINITY Manager (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 devices or user
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 pushed 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 four modes: View only, shared, private 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 ALIF network and units. SNMP v3 security is implemented, supporting AES/DES transport with MD5/SHA
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 ALIF 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 systemwide upgrade takes only a few minutes.
Easy matrix setup
Using zero config. 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.
AIM-24-XX: AIM Manager licenced to 24 end points
XX = Mains Lead Country Code:
UK = United Kingdom
US = United States
EURO = Europe
AUS = Australia
JP = Japan
CN = China
Software Licence Upgrade
AIMLIC-48: AIM Manager licence to 48 end points
AIMLIC-96: AIM Manager licence to 96 end points
AIMLIC-192: AIM Manager licence to 192 end points
AIMLIC-288: AIM Manager licence to 288 end points
AIMLIC-UNL: AIM Manager licence to unlimited end points
- In-built security measures: uses TLS and HTTPS, and is compliant with universal enterprise grade security standards
- User-friendly, multilingual interface: users have personal logins and can choose channel connections and presets, whilst the admin can set connection modes and permissions
- Adaptable to suit your needs: delivers uncompressed digital video with audio, and option to compress video to minimize bandwidth usage over copper or fiber
- IP-based: standard IP protocols, ensuring maximum compatibility with your existing IT infrastructure, and making it possible to route any user station attached to network without compromising video quality or control
- Simplified, centralized management: the dashboard can be accessed through a web browser, and gives a real time overview of system connections and users
- Discontinued product
- Replacement product: ADDERLink™ INFINITY Manager (AIM)