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Adder Free-Flow Command and Control Switches Widely Integrated into Emergency Response Systems


Adder Technology, the IP-based, high performance KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) specialist, has achieved a new milestone with its ADDER Free-Flow CCS-Pro range of Multi-monitor Command and Control switches widely integrated in city and county public safety Emergency Response Call Centers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

“Our switches are relied upon by the most vigorous users – the people at the other end of a 911 call who must be able to respond immediately to critical situations. Consolidating to one keyboard and mouse across all systems allows for greater efficiency in an environment where every second counts,” said Tim Conway, vice president of Adder Technology.

ADDER Free-Flow allows users to automatically and seamlessly switch between target computers simply by moving the mouse pointer from screen to screen. What makes this such a revolution is that you no longer need software to be installed on mission critical computers in order for it to work. ADDER Free-Flow resides on the CCS-PRO switch itself, sensing screen boundaries and instantaneously switching keyboard and mouse to the defined target computer. Free-Flow can be configured for almost any combination of screens.

The ADDER CCS-PRO4 or ADDER CCS-PRO8 enables users to interact with up to four or eight computers using a single keyboard and mouse. The operator can simply move the cursor across screen borders to instantly select the computer they need to control providing the experience of a single desktop, saving both time and desk space.

These can be combined with the optional Screen Illumination Module, the CCS-XB, which provides an LED indicator to easily identify which screen is being controlled. The color and intensity can be controlled for each screen. A maximum of 10 illumination indicators can be supported. Each LED is housed in a sturdy molded enclosure and provided with an adhesive pad allowing the module to be fixed onto a screen bezel or other surface as required.

Key features include:

  • Flexible Audio: amalgamated audio from selected computer sources enables the user to hear all relevant audio and alarm events
  • USB True Emulation: USB 2.0 enables connection to any USB human interface device from mice and keyboards through to graphics tablets, jog shuttles, joysticks and 3D explorers
  • Multiple Switching Options: instant switching via one of seven different methods: Free-Flow; keyboard hotkeys; remote control; API; mouse buttons; front panel button; and serial control External API control, all with an open API for easy set up and integration into third party systems
  • Independent USB Device Selection: switching options enable the operator to use the keyboard and mouse on one computer whilst the USB peripherals are connected to other ones
  • Power Redundancy: dual power inlets are available for mission critical control

This technology can be seen June 6-8 at InfoComm in Las Vegas and June 18-19 at the NENA Conference and Expo in Nashville.


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