AdderLink Silver CAT 5 KVM Extender



Replaced by: Adder X2-DA-SILVER
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The AdderLink Silver ALSTX/ALSRX CAT5 KVM extender offers KVM extension with remote KVM switch and local control. Convenient and remote control of a PC or KVM switch over 200m (650 ft) of UTP cable. The AdderLink Silver has all the features of the AdderLink plus local KVM control and a remote KVM switch, for added flexibility. The AdderLink ALSTX/ALSRX is designed to control a PC or KVM switch remotely over a single network cable. Serial RS232 is featured as standard, making this Cat5 extender ideal for 'touch screen', remote industrial and other serial applications.

The AdderLink Silver local (transmitter) unit has a KVM console connection that enables the computer or KVM switch to be controlled by a local keyboard, monitor and mouse. The remote (receiver) unit has a computer connection and an integral KVM switch that enables the remote user to switch their KVM console to control either the computer connected to the receiver unit or the computer / KVM switch connected to the transmitter unit. Both the transmitter and receiver can be conveniently rackmounted in pairs by using the optional 1U rackmount kit (sold separately).

Adder ALSTX/ALSRX Features:

  • Integrated KVM switch allows a computer to be connected at the remote location
  • High SVGA video quality
  • Compatible with all major operating systems including DOS, OS/2, UNIX, Windows, Netware and Linux
  • Supports PC style (PS/2) keyboards and mice and many extra key, button and wheel features
  • Also supports older style AT keyboards and RS232 mice
  • Transparent RS232 connection ensures maximum device support
  • Distance of up to 200m (650 feet) supported between transmitter and receiver
  • 'Feed through' KVM console connection at local (transmitter) unit provides local control capability
  • Password protection mode
  • Application - not suitable for linking between buildings.
  • Indicators - The remote and local units are fitted with a link/activity indicator that shows the link status and indicate keyboard and mouse data activity.
  • Local Console - enables the computer or KVM switch to be controlled by a local keyboard, monitor and mouse
  • Remote KVM switch - enables the screen keyboard and mouse of the users PC to control both the desktop PC and the remote PC/KVM switch.
  • Video compensation - Adjustable video compensation amplifiers enable the video sharpness to be adjusted using the keyboard.
  • Keyboard control - The cable equalization are controlled in 'configuration mode' using the keyboard attached to the remote (KVM console-end) unit.

Adder ALSTX/ALSRX Package Includes:

  • Local (computer-end) unit
  • Remote (KVM console-end) unit
  • IEC style power supply and power cord
  • Safety and installation leaflet
  • CD manual
  • Stick on rubber feet.
Adder ALSTX/ALSRX Specifications:
Mechanical Local Unit Remote Unit
Height 1 in. (27 mm.) 1 in. (27 mm.)
Width 6.6 in. (168 mm.) 6.6 in. (168 mm.)
Depth 5.3 in. (136 mm.) 5.3 in. (136 mm.)
Weight 1.1 lb. (526 g.) 1.1 lb. (526 g.)
Keyboard 2 x 6-pin mini-DIN female 2 x 6-pin mini-DIN female
Mouse 2 x 6-pin mini-DIN female 2 x 6-pin mini-DIN female
Monitor 2 x 15-pin high-density D-type female 2 x 15-pin high-density D-type female
Serial 1 X 9 pin D type female 1 X 9 pin D type male
CATx cable 1 x RJ45 1 x RJ45
Optional Power Adapter 2.5mm DC jack (only required for video only applications) 2.5mm DC jack
Video Resolutions  
1600 x 1280 up to 100 meters/330 feet
1024 x 768 up to 200 meters/650 feet
Temperature Tolerance 0-40°C (32 to 104°F)
Humidity Tolerance 5 to 60% non condensing
Operating Voltage 100-240VAC
Power Frequency 50-60Hz
Usage 5VDC at 500mA
Distance Up to 200 meters / 650 feet using CATx cable (x=5,5e,6,7)
Technology Differential analogue signaling for video signals, differential digital signaling for PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, RS232. Signals are multiplexed so that only one CATx cable is required
Computer/KVM switch Compatible with desktop, rack mount and laptop PCs with PS/2 keyboard and mouse connections
Operating system Compatible with all major operating systems including DOS; OS/2; UNIX; MS Windows 9x, NT, 2000, XP;NetWare and RS6000
Keyboard Supports PS/2 style keyboards with 6-pin mini-DIN connectors
Mouse Supports a wide range of PS/2 style 2 button, 3 button, wheel, IntelliMouse (3 button with wheel), IntelliMouse Explorer (5 button with wheel) and other mice that support the Microsoft mouse signalling protocols
RS232 'Transparent' serial port operation ensures wide device compatibility without the need to configure baud rates or protocols on the AdderLink to match your equipment
Approvals FCC class A, CE marked