New York — Adder Technology, a manufacturer of keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) connectivity solutions, recently announced 4K-ready solutions.
Adder is launching new 4K capable KVM products, including a firmware upgrade to the AdderLink XD522 – a high resolution DisplayPort and Thunderbolt display extender. This upgrade – available for download on the Adder website – makes the device capable of extending 4K signals. This means existing XD522 users can upgrade to 4K absolutely free of charge. The firmware update will provide native 4K resolution (4096 x 2160) and 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) at 30 Hz, as well as advanced EDID management, with user hotkeys.
“The AdderLink XD522 firmware upgrade is something we’ve been working on around the clock, and we can’t wait to show off what our products can do in 4K at NAB,” said Tim Conway, vice president of Adder Corp. “This upgrade will be available to our existing customers free of charge, delivering native 4K capability, as well as an updated feature set.”
In addition to unveiling its products’ 4K capabilities, Adder has teamed up with Stagebox, developed in part by BBC Research and Development, to demonstrate how IP technologies can enhance each stage of the broadcast production chain. Using AdderLink Infinity to manage the broadcast workflow environment, Adder will send captured content through the entire chain, from ingest through to transmission, over a standard 1 Gbps IP network.