Nov 30, 2009

DisplayLink Spotted at Silicon Valley Fry's

DisplayLink employees were shopping at Fry’s Electronics in Sunnyvale this weekend, and were happy to stumble upon an end-cap with a three monitor set up by Microsoft for Office 2007. The demo was utilizing a very simple PC with one display directly connected directly to the system and two further additional monitors connected using DisplayLink USB graphics adapters from Diamond Multimedia and IOGear.

Key messages were - “Spread out Your Workspace” and “Three Screens are Way Better Than One” and “Maximize Your Peripheral Experience.”

We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

Nov 17, 2009

Market Leaders Make Thin Client Computing Easy/Affordable for Global Educators

Today three major market leaders are coming together to create a new era in Thin Client computing for education and emerging markets, where a complete PC for every person isn’t affordable or practical.

The ultra-convenient solution makes thin client computing available in larger installations than ever – up to ten seats per host. And with DisplayLink USB virtual graphics technology, it is an out-of-the-box thin client system that has the potential to save thousands of dollars compared to traditional thin client solutions.

· Microsoft introduced, last week, Microsoft Multipoint Server 2010 – a thin client OS that gives the host and up to ten users a complete Windows-7 like experience at each client.

· HP yesterday announced HP’s MultiSeat Thin Client solution– a thin client device that connects to the main PC via a single, easy USB cable and manages all client desktop peripherals including mouse, keyboard, monitor and more. (MultiSeat illustration.)

· Today DisplayLink announced it is providing drivers for the Microsoft Multipoint Server 2010, and the virtual graphics technology used by HP MultiSeat t100 Thin Client. DisplayLink USB virtual graphics technology uses familiar USB connectivity between the thin client and the host, thereby eliminating the need for running many cables, installing multiple graphics cards and other proprietary hardware in the host. Now thin client computing can be powered by desktop systems and sold at a fraction of the cost of today’s server architectures.

· Shared Resource Computing allows instructors or “hosts” to share an individual computer with 10 client OS sessions to surf the web, share documents and work independently from a single PC or notebook computer. This solution has the power to extend the reach of technology in learning environments like classrooms, labs, and libraries thereby giving more students access to Windows technology that can help them to learn, share, produce, communicate and positively impact their future employability.

Finally, low cost computing is a reality.

Aug 26, 2009

Itty Bitty Productivity - Win MIMO

Itty bitty productivity is the way to describe the new MIMO 710-S mini monitor from Nanovision. Fold it up and throw it in your backpack for on-the-go multi-display computing.

Check out this online review from The Unofficial Apple Weblog and you could win one of your own:

Driver Update: Better Performance and Windows 7

If you are using DisplayLink USB graphics technology, now is the time to update that driver. DisplayLink Driver 5.1 delivers significant video performance improvements across the board including nearly double the frame rates in 1920x1200 resolution.

Additionally, DisplayLink engineers have been busy in the labs releasing Windows 7 beta drivers, version 5.2. Don't wait, download now.

Jul 21, 2009

Lenovo Suplies HD Resolution on Widescreen Monitors

The Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter just made adding multiple high-resolution (HD) resolution monitors as easy as plugging into a USB port.

The Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter with DisplayLink DL-195 USB graphics technology helps to increase productivity by doubling or tripling your visual 2D-business graphics workspace. Add as many as six monitors, or three for ThinkPad switchable graphics, to a single system (One adapter is needed for each monitor). Set-up is simple. Install the supplied device driver and toolbar software, connect the supplied cable to your monitor and to the Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter, then plug the cable into an available USB port on your computer. The supplied software allows you to select the desired screen resolution and portrait-landscape image orientation. ThinkCentre users are no longer required to open the system to install a graphics card.

Find the Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter (model 45K5296) and other DisplayLink USB graphics enabled devices on the DisplayLink Shop or go directly to Lenovo to buy today.

Jun 23, 2009

Follow DisplayLink on Twitter

DisplayLink is on Twitter. Follow DisplayLink tweets @DisplayLink.

And while you are at it, we are always looking for great pictures of our customers products on your desktop. Send us pics of your multi-monitor setup, and we'll share them on our blog.

Here's a pic from @supergarv.

Jun 19, 2009

DisplayLink on USTREAM with T4's Michael Manna

DisplayLink Executive Vice President Dennis Crespo was featured today on T4's live videocast on in an interview with Michael Manna. Listen to the DisplayLink podcast, and other cool tech talks at

Jun 11, 2009

Join Multi-Display Enthusiasts at Lifehacker

Multi-monitor enthusiasts and organization pros alike have a cool place to show off their sleek desktop.

Visit the Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool on Flickr to join thousands of members who have posted their killer desktop setups for a chance to be featured on the Lifehacker website.

Don't know Lifehacker? They are an award-winning daily blog that features tips, shortcuts, and downloads that help you get things done smarter and more efficiently. Lifehacker launched in January 2005, and now ranks as one of the top-linked blogs on the internet according to Technorati.

Jun 8, 2009

Fry's Makes Expanding Your View Even Cheaper

Fry's have slashed the cost for adding additional monitors to your computer via USB. You can now grab yourself an EVGA UV12 for only $20 after rebate! Visit your local Fry's store today to expand your desktop and increase your productivity!

This price is only exclusively available in store, however check out Fry's Online for more details.

May 19, 2009

Linux Project libdlo launched

DisplayLink has kicked off the official LGPL Library project, libdlo. The library is an open-source implementation of the DisplayLink USB graphics software, and is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (GLPL) v2.1.

The library will discover and connect to DisplayLink USB graphics chips and enables developers to support DisplayLink devices on Linux and other platforms.

For a list of products that use DisplayLink technology, please visit

Download libdlo

Most recent released version: libdlo-0.1.0.tar.gz
Working version (git):

To get a high level view of what libdlo provides, please see the PDF guide

DisplayLink Launches New HD DL-1x5 Chip

DisplayLink is proud to announce its next generation DL-1x5 chip. Thanks to the new high performance dual core decode engine and DL2 compression techniques, the product supports resolutions up to 2048x1152 all through your standard USB 2.0 cable.

For additional info take a look at our products page.

May 12, 2009

One Million and Counting.....

Today we are proud to celebrate sales of one million. DisplayLink USB graphics chips. A milestone for the company, we are excited about the million of things you can do with multiple displays.

Here's a list, just for starters:

• Multimedia applications
• Productivity applications
• Twitter, IM, RSS feeds
• Web browsers
• Email clients

Apr 30, 2009

Visit DisplayLink at Interop 2009

Join DisplayLink and customers in Las Vegas at Interop 2009! May 19 - 21 in Booth 2056, DisplayLink will demonstrate its USB graphics technology in a variety of end devices that are great for business productivity and provide easy set up of multiple displays.

USB Universal Docking Stations
USB docking stations use the same peripheral connections as a proprietary dock: video, USB peripherals, audio and Ethernet with the added advantage of using a Universal USB connection (wired or wireless)to the notebook including those without an integrated dock. USB docking stations also create a true hot-desking experience, reduce total cost of ownership, and include an MSI Installer for fast corporate deployment.

USB Monitors
Easily add additional displays to any USB 2.0 enabled PC/notebook or netbook (that's most of them by the way) without the need for any additional graphics cards. Multiple monitors increase productivity. USB monitors reduce power consumption and can be easily daisy chained to add up to six displays.

USB Graphics Adapters (UGAs)
Reuse old displays and add screen real estate to your notebook (we recommend three for the optimal setup for business applications) using an affordable and portable adapter.

USB Projectors
USB graphics make starting and sharing presentations on a large screen a snap.

Don't want to wait until Interop to decide which device to buy? Visit to find the perfect product now.

Apr 21, 2009

Tweet, IM, Manage Photoshop with MIMO Display

Nanovision Mimo 7" USB Powered LCD Monitors Profiled on Hot Hardware

"DisplayLink support has been showing up in a growing collection of display products, such as monitors, projectors, docking stations, and adapters (such as DVI-to-USB adapters). One of the display types that DisplayLink folks have been talking about for a while now, are small, 7-inch LCD panels--similar in size and shape to a digital photo frame. Such a small-format display could potentially meet the needs of those who seek the extra screen real-estate, but who either can't afford to buy another full-sized monitor or perhaps don't have the room for one. These 7-inch displays could also be the perfect accessory for those who constantly monitor stock or news feeds, or for those who like to keep their IM clients or social-networking feeds close at hand, but not necessarily taking center stage.

We're still waiting for the DisplayLink-powered, small-format displays from Samsung and D-Link--both vendors have promised that their products are on the horizon; in the meantime, the first such displays to hit U.S. shores are from Nanovision in the form of the Mimo UM-710 and Mimo UM-740 displays. Both are LCDs with 7-inches of viewable area that can be set for either horizontal (portrait) or vertical (landscape) viewing. They both use DisplayLink technology to receive video signals from Windows or Mac systems via USB connections; and they both are also USB-bus powered as well, so they don't have power supplies that need to be plugged into wall sockets. They share a number of differences as well, most importantly, the UM-740 includes touch-screen support, while the UM-710 does not. "

Read the entire article here:

Apr 14, 2009

Tricked Out Mac with DisplayLink

Every so often, along comes something that really inspires our inner geek. Check out the latest twist on making the Apple logo into a second display using the Century USB mini display and DisplayLink drivers at Edsjunk.

Apr 8, 2009

Win an IOGEAR Wireless UGA

Check out our partner IOGEAR's cool spring cleaning promo. You could win a DisplayLink enabled wireless USB graphics adapter and have a clutter-free fresh as the Spring breeze desktop. Sweet.

Mar 16, 2009


DisplayLink USB graphics enabled mini monitor, the Nanovision MIMO UM-710 has been nominated by Engadget for Display of the Year. Cast your vote now.

Mar 12, 2009

Tweetdeck - The Perfect Reason for an Extra Monitor

From the pages of Twitter, DisplayLink finds Bruce Gilden using his extra display for TweekDeck. An always on application, Bruce can work or enjoy other fun things on his PC while always keeping an eye on his "tweets".

Way to use multiple display Bruce!

Feb 27, 2009

Show Us Your Desktop(s)

Computer enthusiast and all-around multi-task master, Rob, sent us pics from his three DisplayLink USB graphics technology enabled desktops. Check 'em out.

"I have two multi-monitor setups. The first is my desktop which has only 4 monitors because I can't find space for 5. The big two monitors are powered by a dual headed card. The small CRT is for video preview only from my video deck, and the little monitor on top is driven by an EVGA UV Plus+ DVI-USB adapter.

All these monitors are incredibly useful especially in video editing. Video plays on the CRT, and I put all the editing controls, media database, etc on the right-most monitor. That frees up the entire center monitor for the video timeline. The fourth monitor was great as I put all my editing notes on it (you can see them in the picture).

For photoshop: it's very similar. All toolbars, pallets, and docks are on the left monitor, leaving the center monitor free for only my photo. (I'll rotate that monitor if I'm working on a portrait shot instead of a landscape). On my little EVGA monitor, I'll put notes, Adobe Bridge, or a tutorial if I'm trying something new. I've gotten so attached to this setup that I can't work on Photoshop with one monitor anymore.

The second setup is for my laptop. I've got an ASUS VW223B monitor with built-in DisplayLink support. Into the monitor's built-in hub, I plug USB sound, and mouse. This gives me essentially a docking station that fires everything up with a single USB cable - very tidy.

The ASUS monitor doesn't normally go vertical, but I love using vertical monitors for writing or surfing, so I use a Neoflex stand attached to the VESA bracket on the ASUS. This stand is much better as it allows me to rotate the monitor and has a height adjustment. At about $210 for both, it gives me more functionality than monitors $100 more. As you can see in the picture, there's space for at least one more..."

Thanks Rob for showing us your desktop, er, desktops!

Feb 25, 2009

Busy Journalists Use Multiple Displays

We recently came across this great picture of Lance Ulanoff, Editor in Chief and VP of Content for, using multiple displays. In today's fast-paced, media everywhere environment, today's busy Journalists, Bloggers and Tweeters are juggling an array of content from many sites and, often, many devices - laptops, desktops, mobile phones and more. Multiple displays is the best way to manage and organize your visual workspace.

Lance thank you for sharing your desktop with DisplayLink.

See HP USB Graphics in Action on YouTube

DisplayLink is proud to announce HP as a customer, offering both USB Docking Stations and USB Graphics Adapters. Check out these home grown videos about these cool new products here:


HP USB Docking Station: Lid Closed

HP USB Graphics Adapter


Feb 14, 2009

Get Exclusive Access to DisplayLink's Latest Software

After the success of the Mac beta program DisplayLink ran last year we are about to start another Beta Testing Program, but this time for Windows users.

DisplayLink's latest software release has undergone a significant overhaul and we want to give some of you exclusive early access to the software to try it out and give us feedback on your experience.

The beta testing program is set to begin on the 24th February 2009, and registration is now open!

If you are interested in participating in this simply register here now, and you will be notified how to obtain an exclusive copy of latest software when the beta program starts.

Feb 11, 2009

Diamond Multimedia Rolls Out Adapter

DisplayLink is pleased to announce a new DisplayLink Certified customer, Diamond Multimedia . With their new BVU160 USB graphics adapter most any monitor can easily become a USB display.

Some key features include:

· Resolution to 1600x1200/1680x1050
· Daisy chain for up to six displays
· DisplayLink usability software for easy desktop management
· Saves up to 80% power as compared to multiple graphics cards
· DisplayLink Certified for performance and compatibility

Read the Diamond story here:

Do you currently use a USB graphics adapter? If so, tell us what you think and how it has made your visual workspace more productive. Drop a comment here.

Feb 10, 2009

Show Us Your Desktop: Mac Mini with EVGA UV Plus

Brad writes to DisplayLink, "Here's my Mac Mini setup. I am using the eVGA 16 Plus. Thanks for the excellent software. If you could get it to work with iMovie and other Quartz Extreme that would make it perfect."

Thanks for sharing your pic Brad!

Jan 12, 2009

DisplayLink Customer Presence at CES

With over a dozen customers having DisplayLink products on display at the show, our presence at the show was quite significant. With all the products on display there were bound to be demos that stood out. Here's our vote for the best DisplayLink USB graphics demos at CES 09.

Sexiest Displaylink Product Demo

This one was a toss-up between the Samsung wireless Sidekick 19" 1360x768 monitor and the LG wireless W2286L 22" 1680x1050 monitor. If there has to be an absolute winner, the nod goes to the Samsung, because of the better presentation and collateral used in the demo. Both monitors use the Realtek radio to provide the WUSB link so should be getting the same throughput. With Asus also showing a WUSB monitor at the show, this will be an interesting space to watch to see how these get adopted in the marketplace.

Best Explanation and Collateral for a Demo

The Asus booth had both a three-screeen Displaylink monitor demo as well as a wireless monnitor demo, and the USB monitor demo had great signage as well as a rolling flash demo and a super-stretched Excel spreadsheet. Congratulations to Asus for showing people how easy it is to connect and display with USB graphics.

Most Impressive/Imposing Demo

At the IOGear booth, the main live demo was a laptop connected to two large 720p TVs using their WUSB-to-VGA adapters. With a single host transmitter they were sending the video signal to both receivers attached to the VGA inputs of the TVs. The TV on the right was running a video as the one on the left had a large Excel spreadsheet and a window that they were moving from one screen to the other. Everyone would at first think the TVs were running a regular video loop like so many of the other TVs on display at CES, only to be surprised when the mouse on the laptop would move a window from one to the other.

Jan 11, 2009

DisplayLink and Windows 7 at CES

CES brought a host of announcements of new monitors, docks, and adapters--from the likes of Acer, Samsung, and HP--adding the simplicity of connecting their devices with a simple, inexpensive USB cable: all enabled by DisplayLink technology.

Once you've gotten used the simplicity of needing only a single USB cable to dock all your laptop's devices, or gotten used to a futuristic desktop extended across two, three, or even six displays with the same cable -- it's hard to go back.

Of course, another little announcement at CES 2009 was the public beta of Windows 7.

So, not wanting to put any Windows 7 enthusiasts through any withdrawal pains, DisplayLink made preview drivers available this week, just before Microsoft's official release of the beta. We've been working on these drivers for several months now, and these are the same drivers shown at CES. There are still some months to the release of Windows 7, and these are early, preview drivers only... but DisplayLink is working to insure that the "it just works" simplicity of USB is matched with updated drivers when this new operating system hits the streets.

These drivers support
  • The full Windows Aero experience for Windows 7
  • The new Windows 7 Display Screen Resolution panel, with better control over extending and duplicating displays
  • Support for the new "Windows-P" as a universal key combination for switching into and out of projector mode
  • Up to six screen-real-estate-expanding displays for multitaskers using Win7, all from one USB cable
If you're a Windows 7 Beta user, you can get an early peek at DisplayLink's Windows 7 drivers at

Jan 10, 2009

The Latest Fashion Accessory?

The press have been very surprised to see a guy walking around CES with a monitor strapped to his chest. This isn't DisplayLink's attempt at creating the next fashion accessory to be showcased at the Milan fashion show next year, instead it is demonstrating the possibilities of wireless USB monitors.

The monitor was connected to a wireless USB graphics adapter which then communicates with the laptop, allowing you to display content on the monitor, which can be upto 20 feet away from the laptop. The monitor was showing a standard definition DVD to passers by.

HP Announces Universal USB Docking Station at CES

HP are the latest technology company to take advantage of DisplayLink's USB Graphics technology, and have announced their Universal USB Docking Station.

Their new docking station can be connected to any HP, or non-HP, laptop to allow you to connect all your USB peripherals, audio and Ethernet cable and an external display.

The external display can be connected to the docking station via DVI or VGA, allowing you to either show the same content shown on your laptop screen on a bigger display, or to extend your desktop work space giving you greater space to view all your much loved applications.

The dock allows complete plug and play mobility, as there is a single USB connection between the dock and the notebook. You no longer need to unplug all the separate peripherals, or the video and network cables when you wish to run off to a meeting with your laptop. Just pull out the USB cable and you're mobile again! When you return to your desk you can quickly get back up and running by plugging the USB cable back into your notebook.

DisplayLink were the first to physically show the new docking station at the CES Unveiled Press event earlier this week. A demonstration of the docking station can be seen in the video below:


Latest Products Shown at CES ShowStoppers Press Event

DisplayLink show off their latest products at this years CES ShowStoppers press event, including:
  • HP Universal Docking Station
  • ASUS EeePC connected to a USB display running at 1920 x 1220
  • Samsung Side Kick laptop companion monitor
All of these demonstrations can be seen in this video:

Samsung Showcase Award Winning Monitor for Laptops

Samsung unveiled a new type of monitor at CES, specifically designed for your laptop. The new "Sidekick" monitor has no a stand on the reverse of the monitor, so that the display can sit in line with your laptop screen. This monitor extends your desktop area, and is available in a 19 inch, and 22 inch version. Samsung have shown a wired, and wireless version of this product on the show floor, both of which use DisplayLink's technology.

The product has also be named an honoree in the 2009 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards in the Computer Peripherals category.

See what the press have to say about this new monitor type: CNET | PCWorld | PC Pro

Jan 8, 2009

DisplayLink Wins Coveted CES Award: Best Schwag!

At the CES Unveiled Press Event DisplayLink were showcasing their latest technology demonstrations, and giving out press kits. However these press kits were on a three-in-one Pen, USB Key and Laser Pointer. One member of the press even voted the pens the "best schwag" of the press show!

Jan 7, 2009

DisplayLink CES Kickoff

Last night, the media got a sneek peak at the innovations being unveiled at CES 2009, and DisplayLink was there to demonstrate new monitors, docks and wireless adapters with built in USB graphics.

New products powered by DisplayLink graphics at this year's show include:
  • HP Mini 2140 netbook connected to four displays via the new HP USB 2.0 universal docking station.
  • The Nanovision MIMO mini-display powered by USB providing a dedicated monitor for instant messaging.
  • A walking demo of the wireless USB graphics adapter running video.
  • New Samsung and Acer monitors
Whe the show floor opens on January 8th, DisplayLink can be found by visiting the USB Tech Zone in South Hall 3, Booth 30368.