ADDERLink INFINITY Manager A.I.M.
The A.I.M. management server is a control suite which transforms AdderLink Infinity 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 the 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
Using TLS (transport layer security) and HTTPS, communications between AdderLink units and A.I.M. and between A.I.M. and the outside world are all secure.
For 24/7 reliability a second hot A.I.M. 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.
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.
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 device or user sub-menus.
A.I.M. 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 forced 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.
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.
Each user can select their favourite channels within the OSD and allocate a hotkey for fast switching between channels.
Administrators can choose to give users the ability to connect in three modes: View only, Shared or Exclusive. Each permitted mode is then made available within the OSD.
The switching time between computers is less than 1 second to provide a quality user experience.
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.
External machines can interrogate A.I.M. to find out the status of the AdderLink Infinity network and units. SNMP v3 security is implemented, supporting AES/DES transport with MD5/SHA authentication.
Connect up to 3 NTP servers with authenticated connections using MD5 and Key ID as defined in the NTP standards. All AdderLink Infinity units in an A.I.M. network now get time using authenticated NTP from A.I.M.
Backups of the database can be saved internally, externally or emailed automatically. Automatic updates can be scheduled on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.
As well as managing its own firmware upgrade, A.I.M. manages the upgrade of each device on the network and can deploy firmware to hundreds of devices at the same time, meaning a system-wide upgrade takes only a few minutes.
Using Zero Configuration networking, A.I.M. 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.
Industrial spec server with solid state memory.
Closed system operating Linux.
19 inch 1U rack mountable chassis in a robust metal construction. 432mm/17” (w), 44mm/1.73” (h), 230mm/9” (d), 2.75kg/6lbs.
External power IEC input unit, 100-240VAC 50/60Hz, 1.5A, input to power adapter. 12VDC, 60W output.
0 to 40ºC / 32 to 104ºF.