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AdderLink IP

AdderLink IP remote access


AdderLink IP - Secure Internet or dial-up access to your KVM switch

Manage your computers from anywhere in the world with the AdderLink IP. The AdderLink only requires a KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) connection to your computers and doesn't need any software to be loaded on your servers.

The AdderLink IP is fully compatible with VNC (Virtual Network Computing) and Java based (web browser) viewers, and doesn't require you to purchase extra software 'seat' licences. Developed in co-operation with RealVNC the AdderLink IP implements a full enterprise grade security architecture. Configuration and control menus are generated using a uniquely elegant 'in-picture' system. Automatic adaptive compression enables users to connect 'in band' via their network or 'out of band' via a dialup link.

Viewer software compatibility - Compatible with any VNC protocol version 3 compliant viewer AT&T 3.3.3, RealVNC 3.3.4 onwards, third party software (limited security) RealVNC 4.0s (full security) Embedded Java viewer requires Java enabled browser. Supports up to four simultaneous viewer connections.

Configuration - The AdderLink may be configured from the local KVM console using the OSD menu or from a remote viewer. Configuration options are only available to the admin user. Configuration options are: DHCP or specified IP, Gateway and Netmask addresses, VNC and HTTP port numbers, Shared or Exclusive access mode, Modem serial port configuration, Power serial port configuration, Keyboard layout selection, Up to 16 user accounts and passwords, Up to 128 host names and key sequences (when used with a KVM switch), Configurable unit name, Local screen saver, Remote connection idle timeout, Security settings.

In-picture menus - The on-screen options are generated “in picture”. Options are: Refresh screen, Resynchronise mouse, Video synchronisation settings, Configuration (if admin user).

Operation - May be used in “Shared” (multiple user) or “Exclusive” (single user) modes.  Local KVM console, modem and network users may access the AdderLink simultaneously in shared mode. In shared mode there is a 2 second timeout between users.

Security - Inherent first level security provided by dial up access option. Data stream encryption using AES cipher with a 128 bit key. VNC specific security architecture enabling mutual authentication. Public key authentication using RSA method with a key length of 2048 bits or more. Enterprise quality security architecture. Security white paper will be available. Flash upgrades secured through the use of public/private key encryption and digital signatures. Supports 16 user profiles with 16 character passwords.

Networking issues - Connects to Ethernet networks using the TCP/IP protocol. VNC and Java ports are user definable and may share the same port. This greatly simplifies the configuration of firewalls.

Flash upgrades - Flash upgrades may be performed from a computer connected to the network after switching the AdderLink into a special upgrade mode.

Video modes - Supports standard PC, Sun and Mac video modes up to resolutions of 1280x1024 @ 75Hz. Colour captured at 24 bits per pixel resolution. Colour depth adapts to the speed of the network link from 24 bits per pixel to 3 bits per colour for slowest dialup link.

Hardware compatibility - Supports PC, Sun (USB & 8-pin styles), Mac (USB), RS/6000, Alpha and SGI computers using PS/2 or Adder CCUSB / CCSUN interface cables as appropriate. Supports PS/2 style keyboards and 2-button, 3-button, wheel, IntelliMouse (3 button with wheel) and IntelliMouse Explorer (5 button with wheel) style mice. Supports keyboard modes 2 and 3 and variable typematic / make / make-break key functions. AdderLink operates with all known software and operating systems including Windows 3.X, 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP; DOS; Linux, Unix, BSD; Sun OS; Mac OS; NetWare etc. Compatible with most KVM switches including all Adder Technology KVM switches.

Computer connection - 1 x 15-way HD female connector (blue) for computer video connection. Supports separate or combo syncs and DDC (Display Data Channel) reporting. 1 x 6-way mini-DIN connector (purple) for computer keyboard connection and 1 x 6-way mini-DIN connector (green) for computer mouse connection.

Local KVM console connection - 1 x 15-way HD female connector (blue) for connection to a monitor. 1 x 6-way mini-DIN connector (purple) for keyboard connection and 1 x 6-way mini-DIN connector (green) for mouse connection.  Supports a wide range of keyboards and mice including wheel mice with extra buttons. On Screen Display driven interface enables the AdderLink IP to be setup and configured.

Network port - 10/100Mb auto-sensing Ethernet port. RJ45 connector.

Serial port 1- 9 way D-type male connector - Variable protocol with baud rates from 9600 to 115,200. Primary use is for modem connection. Supports standard dial up and ISDN modems. User definable modem configuration string. Supports IP connection via PPP protocol.

Serial port 2 - 9 way D-type male connector. Variable protocol with baud rates from 1200 to 115,200. Primary use is for the control of power switching products. May be used to control single or multi-port power switching products. User definable power switching trigger sequences.

Option switches - 2 option switches, used for flash upgrade and factory reset procedures.

USB port USB connector - Used for test purposes and future device support.

Rack mount options - Screw fixings are provided on each side of the case for secure fixing of rack mount brackets. Rack mount kits are available to mount a single unit or two units side-by-side in 1U of a 19 inch rack (pt no RMK-ALIP and RMK-ALIP-DUAL). Rubber feet are provided for desk or shelf mounting.

Reset switch Unit - reset switch mounted behind a small hole in the front panel. Enables the AdderLink to be reset using a paper clip or similar.

Physical design - 1 U compact case, robust metal construction, designed to be desk, shelf or rack mountable. 198 mm/7.92 in. (w), 44mm/1.76 in. (h), 120mm/4.8 in. (d), 0.75kg/1.65.
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