Changes since 3.01 f/w:
- Support for 10 bit color and HDR. With the introduction of firmware versions 4.01 ALIF4000 models now support video signals with color formats that use 10-bpc (bits per color) as well as the standard 8-bpc. The supported dynamic ranges are:
- SDR8 - Uses 8-bpc (24-bits in total per pixel), as supported across the ALIF range.
- SDR10' - Uses 10-bpc (30-bits total) in order to define a wider color gamut.
- HDR10 - Uses 10-bpc to define a wider color gamut and also benefits from support for ST2084 dynamic range mastering and BT.2020 colorimetry.
- Touch screen support. The ALIF4000 now supports full touch screen support for operation. (Note: This applies only to touch screens that do not need proprietary drivers). A floating semitransparent icon can be positioned anywhere on the screen and will launch the OSD in either point to point, Basic matrix and AIM control. There is also an on-screen keyboard. When a single touchscreen is used it should operate correctly as soon as the USB link is made between the screen and the ALIF RX. However, if two touchscreens are installed it may be necessary to instruct the ALIF RX which screen to correctly attributed to each USB input.
- Basic matrix operation. Although ALIF units are most often organised and managed by a central AIM server, it is possible to create small networks of ALIF4021 units, most often in matrix arrangements, i.e. multiple TX and RX units which can freely cross-connect. This method of connection works well for small numbers of TX and RX units but will become more difficult to manage as more units are attached. The maximum number of TX sources that can be made available to any RX is 16.
- Local feed through at RX. ALIF4000 RX receivers can be configured to support a local link to a separate host PC, via a dedicated ALIF TX, in addition to the main link to the network. The locally linked PC remains completely isolated from the main network. To configure this arrangement, ensure that the IP port that is used for the local link is not allocated an IP address. The link local connection to the ALIF TX must use the same type of port as the main network connection, i.e. either both SFP or both CATx.
- Added a workaround for an error in the EDID of a LG Ultrawide 38UC99 monitor (3840 x 1660) which did not display video unless active sync is enabled.
- Rebooting the AIM Manager could cause temporary loss of a channel connection.
- In point to point mode – Enabling or Disabling the USB setting on the Receiver did not have any immediate effect to the current channel. A reboot or deleting and re-adding the USB connection on the preset was needed.
- Video Mirroring feature does not support DP Audio.
The firmware release is available from our main website using the link below:-
This firmware release may have been superseded and no longer available for download. Always check to make sure that you are running the latest firmware version. The version was correct at the time of writing this article.