Multiplicity 3 Available on the New Edgerunner Store

By on April 29, 2014 3:32:33 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Just wanted to drop the news over here that Multiplicity 3 is now available on the new Edgerunner store.

"EdgeRunner today released Multiplicity v3, a major new version of its industry-leading software keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) solution. Multiplicity v3 adds true KVM support and more to its already unique and powerful feature set.

Multiplicity v3's new KVM capabilities allow users to view up to nine PCs’ displays as active thumbnails on a single monitor, switch between them using a mouse click or hotkeys, and control them all with a single keyboard and mouse. Users can lock or unlock all the connected PCs with a single command, and drag-and-drop files or copy/paste text and images across connected PCs as if they were a single machine. Multiplicity v3 also adds support for touch displays, integrating Windows 8 systems seamlessly with older Windows releases."

More info about Multiplicity 3 can be found here.

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April 29, 2014 5:22:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I've been playing with the beta for a while now and I must say that the new video capabilities are top notch!  Well done.

Any word on special upgrade pricing for existing Multiplicity 2/Pro owners?

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April 29, 2014 6:11:24 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Excalpius,

I've been playing with the beta for a while now and I must say that the new video capabilities are top notch!  Well done.

Any word on special upgrade pricing for existing Multiplicity 2/Pro owners?

I am glad you like the new video capabilities.  I was initially cautious on the feature and how it would turn out, but I am pretty happy with the end result myself.

Regarding upgrade prices, I am unsure, but I have asked those who know to let me know and I post here when I know.

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April 30, 2014 1:00:10 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

So do I see that right in the video ? There is no need for an extra Monitor on the secondary anymore ? Means REAL KVM via Multiplicity ?

Technically interested: How is that done ? Via some sort of remote or is the monitor really connected via network somehow ?

 

I am also interested in infos about a discount for existing customers, before I click 'buy' (do that nevertheles).

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April 30, 2014 4:19:31 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Playing with the trial for 15 minutes, kicks major a**. Will buy this for our corporate uses also as we still have a ps/2 kvm in the server room and are in the progress to switch to brand new servers, 6 of them physical ones.

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April 30, 2014 10:39:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Once my man cave setup is finally complete, this brilliant piece of software might just be the thing to control the 3 PC's that'll be in there... plus the guests Win 7 and XP gaming boxes in the loungeroom and my other spare in the bedroom.  Yup, gotta make me a sticky note to remind me in a couple of weeks time.

EDIT:  Just went over to the Muliplicity site for a squiz and I'm impressed.  The pricing is very good and the options/features are going to be an absolute bonus when I need to share/copy files to another PC, etc.  I will need to investigate it more when the time comes, but it does seem like the appropriate tool for the tasks at hand.

One question [didn't see anything denoting the difference while there] what is the difference between $39 and $79 versions, as both seem to have the same 9 machine abilities, etc.?

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April 30, 2014 11:40:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Starkers : The 'expensive' version can do 9 KVM machines, the version below only 2. Finally a Teamviewer competitor arises.

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April 30, 2014 12:10:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting c242,

Starkers : The 'expensive' version can do 9 KVM machines, the version below only 2. Finally a Teamviewer competitor arises.

Yes, there are 2 more expensive versions that handle 9 machines. One is simply named KVM and the other, KVM Pro.  It is the difference between these that I was asking about.  They have the same features/abilities listed and I'm curious as to what the Pro version has over the other.

However, I'm that sure somebody will enlighten me as the thread develops.

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April 30, 2014 12:17:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,


Quoting c242, reply 6
Starkers : The 'expensive' version can do 9 KVM machines, the version below only 2. Finally a Teamviewer competitor arises.

Yes, there are 2 more expensive versions that handle 9 machines. One is simply named KVM and the other, KVM Pro.  It is the difference between these that I was asking about.  They have the same features/abilities listed and I'm curious as to what the Pro version has over the other.

However, I'm that sure somebody will enlighten me as the thread develops.

Edit:  Okay, I went back and had another look, and you are right.... the $79.99 version handles up to 9 machines using one keyboard, one mouse and one monitor. The $39.99 one below handles 9 machines with a single mouse and monitor but only 2 machines from the one monitor.

Hehe, it's 2.15am here, so I'm allowed to miss things my eyelids don't want me to see.

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May 1, 2014 7:09:07 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

 

So do I see that right in the video ? There is no need for an extra Monitor on the secondary anymore ? Means REAL KVM via Multiplicity ?   

Technically interested: How is that done ? Via some sort of remote or is the monitor really connected via network somehow ?

 

 

A tad misleading C242.. TRUE kvm would give you bios level access, and function regardless of the OS. From what I see this is more of a Windows ONLY remote control solution. NOT KVM.

 

So, what does this offer that is above and beyond simple RDP in regards to SERVER management? If I use Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection Manager ( http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21101 ) I will have the nice thumbnail view etc with a ton of nice features. 

Don't get me wrong, I bellied up and bought another MP license ( MP3 Pro ) and enjoy it very much... but calling it true KVM is not at all true.

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May 1, 2014 10:55:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This may be a good software, and I'd love to use it, but to me, the price is a tad high. Even for the "low cost" version.

Guess I'll stay with what I have.  

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May 1, 2014 11:55:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

This may be a good software, and I'd love to use it, but to me, the price is a tad high. Even for the "low cost" version.

Guess I'll stay with what I have.  

What, 20 bucks is too much?   I suppose it depends on the intended use and how many machines you'd want to control.  If you have 4 or 5 PCs to connect I guess the $20 version would fall short of requirements and not seem worth the expense.... and I guess the $40 version would seem too costly if controls only 2 machines when using the one monitor.

If I were running all my machines from the one location and the one monitor, I would probably go with the 40 bucks version, but I would need greater versatility than that with machines in different locations in the house... and my lil notebook in the lav, where ever I may need it.  To make it worthwhile I would have to go with the $79.99 version, which means baked beans on toast for a while cos I can't come at dog food like Mad Max did in the 2nd of the trilogy.

Anyway, I do have a while to save as I do not have everything set up as yet.  My new man cave is taking a while to organise due to having far less space to work with than before and having to be selective about what I try to cram in there... then I have days when vertigo pretty much vetoes any aspirations to achieve anything towards it.  However, I will definitely get the Pro version when I have everything as I'd like it.  I don't have 9 PCs to control [with my notebook it'll be 6] but I do like the idea of being able to control what I have from the one command centre... and if I want to share photos or family clips, I can do that as well, I just get 'em to plug into the network and load 'em up.

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May 1, 2014 12:26:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well, considering this is really more aimed at the corporate user the price ist 'quite okay'. To get some perspective, just look at the prices for Teamviewer in corporate environments for example.

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May 1, 2014 4:12:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting c242,

Well, considering this is really more aimed at the corporate user the price ist 'quite okay'. To get some perspective, just look at the prices for Teamviewer in corporate environments for example.

For corporate users the price is more than okay.  Even if a company needed greater scope to cover even more machines, and I saw that there is a function on the Multiplicity page to work out and assess a custom plan, I expect the pricing would still be quite reasonable compared to other software titles aimed at corporate buyers.  In fact, given how much some home users pay for Photoshop and other art programs, I think 80 bucks is still quite reasonable and I will have no hesitation in paying it when I'm ready to make my purchase.

For some time now I have been the go to person to edit and enhance family videos, and I don't know how many times I have had to copy files from one hard drive to another, to another and so on to give everyone the footage they want, and something like this would have helped save so much time for me.  With Multiplicity I can copy files to more than one machine much more simply than the previous method, so when my sister and others come to collect their videos I can just hook up their laptops and copy them directly to a folder of their choice.  Previously I had to copy files on up to 8 or more external drives, which was tedious and time consuming, so Multiplicity will be a godsend and well worth the 80 bucks.

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May 1, 2014 5:40:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,
What, 20 bucks is too much?

 

I meant the 40 buck version. 20 isn't bad, but what I have is already paid for and serves me well. 

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May 1, 2014 9:28:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,


Quoting starkers, reply 11What, 20 bucks is too much?

 

I meant the 40 buck version. 20 isn't bad, but what I have is already paid for and serves me well. 

So long as you're happy with what you have, that's the important thing.

I don't have anything currently that would do the job(s) I have in mind, so Multiplicity will fill that void just nicely.

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May 2, 2014 1:11:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Neil,

Any chance of a Mac version? Not as the master, just a client.

It would be very handy in my environment..

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May 6, 2014 8:45:51 AM from Little Tiny Frogs Forums Little Tiny Frogs Forums

I just spent an hour testing it with youtube videos, file transfers, etc. I love the hotkey feature, and the KVM screen is like Excalpius said, truly top notch. Up there with Splashtop, perhaps better, judging by the load on the CPU. Truly impressed.

I'm currently stuck with virtual machines and don't have the chance to test out some DirectX programs, could anyone tell me if they work? Fullscreen especially.

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May 6, 2014 10:20:30 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Mindlessbeing,

I just spent an hour testing it with youtube videos, file transfers, etc. I love the hotkey feature, and the KVM screen is like Excalpius said, truly top notch. Up there with Splashtop, perhaps better, judging by the load on the CPU. Truly impressed.

I'm currently stuck with virtual machines and don't have the chance to test out some DirectX programs, could anyone tell me if they work? Fullscreen especially.

Fullscreen DirectX games will not work correctly as they exclusively own the display.  Some games (most of the SD ones) will run in a window that's sized fullscreen and those would actually work and I think Windows Store apps also may be happy.  However many games update almost every single pixel every frame which means the bandwidth required will be considerably higher than the more common use cases.

Ideally we would need a game optimised algorithm for games and would have to implement custom handling for fullscreen DirectX apps which isn't something we have right now and I don't know if there is sufficient demand.

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May 7, 2014 12:56:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ok, I got the mid version. Not too shabby!!   Love sending sound to my main rig from my lappy!!

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May 7, 2014 8:49:35 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Any news on a possible discount for V2 owners ?

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May 7, 2014 1:41:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Carl, I got a 20% off coupon in my email. Have you signed up for Edgerunner emails?

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May 7, 2014 2:22:12 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting c242,
Any news on a possible discount for V2 owners ?

All previous owners of MP were emailed with discount and upgrade options (email would have come from EdgeRunner).  If you did not get one, check your junk \ spam folder.  Email support@edgerunner.com if you cant find it and Ill send you a coupon.

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May 8, 2014 1:13:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks, got the mail now. Bought the "big" version.

 

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May 8, 2014 10:04:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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