Dec 16, 2010

A Full PC Computing Experience for Fraction of Cost?


A Userful-DisplayLink partnership has kicked off with the demonstration of a Universal Docking Station with DisplayLink USB virtual graphics being used to create an additional computer workstation providing full user experience, at a fraction of the cost. By deploying the Userful MultiSeat Linux 2011 software on an existing notebook, netbook or PC, the companies showed how to create two fully functioning PCs with the addition of only a dock, keyboard, monitor, and mouse.


Targeted at schools and other institutions in which cost and ease of use are top priorities, the Userful-DisplayLink solution allows a single PC to be expanded to create up to eleven high-performance computer stations. This gives users the features and experience of a full PC, but at a very low price point.


“We are excited to work with Userful on the development of drivers and MultiSeat Linux software solutions that enable the use of our USB virtual graphics on a robust open-source platform,” said Dennis Crespo, executive vice president of marketing and business development at DisplayLink. “Now schools can spend less time and money configuring systems, and more time providing students with practical computing experience.”


To read the full press release, click here.

DisplayLink Alliance Abolishes Cable Length Limits for USB Graphics

A recently announced alliance between DisplayLink and VIA Labs could have significant implications for video applications requiring long distances between the host computer and display. The collaboration has resulted in the development of a new chip technology designed to greatly expand the USB virtual graphics ecosystem, and effectively abolish the cable length limitations for graphics over USB, benefiting applications such as digital signage and zero client systems, among others.


At the upcoming CES being held in Las Vegas, January of 2011, the two companies will demo a multiple zero client system connected to a host computer by a hundred foot length of optical cabling. The use of optical cable vastly increases the distance possible between host and display/client, and allows each end device to take full advantage of the 480Mb/s of USB 2.0 bandwidth, while adding increased security to the connections.


The demonstration highlights a novel approach to sending graphics over long distances of cable without signal degradation, using DisplayLink’s unique USB virtual graphics technology.


The read the full news release, click here.

Dec 13, 2010

Docks, Adapters and Monitors. Oh My.

On the heels of the biggest consumer electronics show in the US, eight DisplayLink customers have introduced interesting and productivity boosting USB virtual graphics enabled devices.

Check out these new innovations:






Nov 30, 2010

DisplayLink Ranks Fourth in 2010 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA Ranking

Well, the results are in, and it's official! DisplayLink has ranked fourth in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA Programme for 2010. The programme recognizes the 500 fastest growing technology companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Now in its tenth year, the Technology Fast 500 recognizes all areas of technology and includes both public and private companies.


The rankings are based on the percentage of revenue growth a company has over a five-year period, and during the most recent period, DisplayLink saw an astounding better than 9000% growth.


In addition to the Deloitte recognition, DisplayLink Interactive Networked Graphics technology for SuperSpeed USB was recently chosen as a CES 2011 Best of Innovation Award Honoree in the Enabling Technologies category.


For more information about the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA Programme, click here.



Nov 18, 2010

New LCDs Unveiled at FPD Expo

DisplayLink’s unique video over USB technology is quickly moving toward becoming ubiquitous as it is built into an increasing number of innovative display and dock products.

The newest entries to the DisplayLink-based family of products comes from display manufacturer, Chimei Innolux, who recently unveiled its latest line of monitors at the FPD International 2010 Expo in Japan. The new line features 23.6" and 18.5” LCD panels using the new USB 3.0 interface, and a 15.6" screen using USB 2.0. The displays are powered by DisplayLink DL-165 and DL-125 chips, which gives users an easy upgrade to dual monitor configurations via a single USB connection.

Check out the full range of display offerings from Chimei Innolux here.

Nov 5, 2010

Wireless PC to HDTV Available Now

Here is another new way that DisplayLink technology is helping to facilitate the PC-to home theater movement—Atlona recently announced the AT-HDAiR PC to Computer Monitor/HDTV Wireless Adapter, which allows users to display information from PC desktops and laptops on their HDTVs without the need for an HDMI or audio/DV cable.

Read more by Robert Siva on About.com .

Nov 2, 2010

Ditch the Desktop for a Notebook


Dave Leon, PR industry veteran and manager of the Showstoppers press events, recently shared with us his success story when using the DisplayLink USB graphics adapter he received at a CES trade show.

"For years, I had a desktop machine that consumed a lot of power - running 4 drives and its associated fans. I found it noisy as well. The power supply blew out one day - complete with a puff of smoke, and so I decided to use a laptop to replace the desktop machine.

I use dual displays to run the business and as the laptops only have one VGA port, I incorporated the DisplayLink device to drive the second monitor.

After initially setting the screen resolution, I don't have to adjust or play with it. The DisplayLink device simply works and that allows me to be more efficient in the office."


Oct 25, 2010

DisplayLink Recognized for Growth


Today DisplayLink was named number two fastest growing UK company by Deloitte, a prominent business advisory firm, citing more than 9,000% growth. The Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 Awards is a ranking of the fifty fastest growing technology firms in the UK. The ranking is based on percentage growth in revenue over a five year period – the greater the growth the higher the ranking.

Thank you to our many customers for helping us achieve this milestone.

Oct 23, 2010

Display Endurance

DisplayLink employees take work seriously and approach their personal life with the same zest for success and performance. DisplayLink engineer Sian Turner is soon competing in the Xterra Triathlon World Championships in tropical paradise.

Swim. Run. Bike. Now that's what we call the power of three. Go Sian!

Oct 21, 2010

Stream Internet TV to Your Real TV


Think of DisplayLink technology for multiple monitors in the workplace? Think again. Not just for productivity, DisplayLink USB virtual graphics technology is enabling a host of new entertainment applications that benefit from simple wired or wireless USB connectivity.

Network World recently reviewed the Imation Link Wireless A/V Extender and awarded a grade of 4.5 stars.

"Why would you want to stream PC content to a TV? Hmmm, things like YouTube, Netflix or Hulu content, for example. Instead of viewing the content on a smaller display, you can watch content on a larger HDTV (streamed at 720p resolution)."


Sep 30, 2010

Eye Candy: Wireless USB Display

Our DisplayLink Certified partner, Soundgraph, introduced this eye candy at IFA earlier this month.

And yes, we get excited about how our customers use USB virtual graphics in unique and interesting ways.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/bmrux1.

Sep 23, 2010

When Choosing a PC for Multi-Display Keep it Simple

We often come upon interesting user questions. Our friends at Plugable wrote a recent blog post on choosing a PC for a six monitor setup to be used for stock trading and ESignal Qcharts. Read it here: http://bit.ly/aCyEko.

And while you are there, check out the user ratings for Plugable USB graphics adapters from Amazon.com readers, averaging a full five stars.

One customer says, "The DisplayLink product line makes for expanding to additional displays a breeze."

Another says, "Quite impressed with this display adapter. I wanted to add a third 25" monitor to my system for video editing, works like a charm."

Enjoy!

Sep 15, 2010

Today's USB Virtual Graphics Tech


DisplayLink USB virtual graphics technology is integrated into more than 3 million innovative peripherals and devices that take advantage of simple USB connectivity and solve real-world business and consumer productivity problems.

Check out a few of these beauties on display at Intel Developer Forum this week.

Wanna get your hands on these devices and more like it? Visit the DisplayLink Shop.

Interactive Networked Graphics - The Missing Link


This week at the Intel Developer Forum, DisplayLink is garnering a great deal of buzz about its next generation chip platform designed to take full advantage of the bi-directional, interactive nature of SuperSpeed USB 3.0, taking a major step towards any device to any display connectivity.



Features of the platform include:

• Single IC support for up to two full HD displays
• High performance HD video, 3D gaming, and beyond HD graphics
• HDCP 2.0 for protected content playback
• Integrated multi-channel audio
• Networking for docking stations and zero clients
• Support for leading display standards – DisplayPort, VGA DAC, DVI, HDMI
• Backwards compatibility with 3+ million DisplayLink USB 2.0 graphics devices
• USB bus power capabilities for both USB 2.0 and 3.0
• Proven Windows driver support (XP, Vista, Windows 7, MultiPoint Server 2010, and Server 2003/2008)

With such robust capabilities a new host of products will be enabled that create an interactive connection between device and display. These include:

• USB or Ethernet bus powered monitors
• Universal USB docking stations with graphics, networking, and audio
• Affordable Ethernet and USB zero clients for shared resource computing
• USB to HDMI adapters for PC to TV connectivity
• USB to DVI, VGA or DisplayPort adapters for multi-display notebooks
• Mobile device to display
• Dual-Headed USB bus powered graphics adapters

"The prevalence of USB ports and the increased power of USB 3.0 make it well-suited as a display and docking station connector for both consumer and business markets, especially in today’s mobile environment. Ideally, standard network interfaces should be easy to incorporate into devices and able to handle multiple interactive tasks such as audio, graphics and video across a variety of displays.
Rhoda Alexander, Director Monitor Research, iSuppli
For more information, read the DisplayLink News here: http://displaylink.com/current_news.php.

Sep 8, 2010

10 Seats, One PC - Zero Headaches

Today's educators budgets are constantly being slashed, and IT support is often in short supply. That's where HP, Microsoft and DisplayLink step in - bringing 10 seat computing to a simple PC or laptop.
  • No messy set up. Plug and play.
  • No IT headaches. A teacher can set it up.
  • A full multimedia computing experience on each client.

Seem to good to be true? DisplayLink filmed this quick in house demonstration showing how their system works. Check it out the video and see for yourself.

Aug 2, 2010

A Kick Ass Multi Display Desktop

Every so often, we like to highlight cool multi-display desktops.

Loyd Case, reknowned journalist and tech enthusiast, has set up his testing lair with a variety of displays. Here's a link to his blog Improbable Insights.

While he isn't directly using DisplayLink technology, we couldn't help sharing with you the envious setup of a hardcore user.

Not a hardcore user? That's OK. Multi-displays will allow you to add one or two displays to your notebook, expanding your workspace allowing for business and entertainment computing and complete multi-tasking excellence.

Options for enjoying multi-display connectivity include USB graphics adapters, Universal Docking Stations, and USB displays. See them here at www.displaylink.com/shop.

Jul 27, 2010

The Verdict is Thumbs Up for USB Graphics Adapters


Four and a half stars, top seller, "Excellent addition to my workstation" are just some of the comments by 22 users of the Sewell Minideck USB to DVI/VGA display adapter.

See for yourself as to why this is the best $99 you can spend as a companion peripheral for your PC or laptop. Benefits of a USB graphics adapter include:

-Easily connect a second or third monitor to your PC through USB
-Quickly and seamlessly disconnect and go, no need to restart the system
-DisplayLink software provides simple multi-display desktop management
-Put in your briefcase for multi-display computing on the go. Connects with any VGA or DVI monitor
-Daisy chain adapters and displays for up to six monitors.
-Multi-display without the need for dual headed VGA cards.

Jul 7, 2010

Rock, Dock, Desktop Organizer


Our friends at Notebooks.com were excited to get their hands on the slick new HP Media Universal Docking Station. Check out the Notebooks.com video and photos for yourself. HP has a great animation to see how it works too demonstration.

Can't wait to get your hands on one? Visit the HP site to buy one here.

Jun 23, 2010

An Additional Monitor in Minutes


Certified DisplayLink customer EVGA just launched its third DisplayLink USB graphics adapter, the UVPlus+ UV19, using the DL-195 chip for resolutions as high as 1920x1200@60Hz.

Why Use It?

Take any available USB port on your Desktop or Notebook and turn it into an additional video output for use with another display. With a small footprint and a unique magnetic-stackable design for use with multiple UV16 or UV19 units, UV Plus+ products allow for additional displays to increase productivity by expanding, rotating, or mirroring your virtual workspace through an easy to understand and operate software interface.

UV Plus+ is powered by USB and uses Lossless Compression for transferring video signal which provides a crystal clear viewing experience on your additional display. The GPU-less design utilizes a virtual driver and high-performance DDR memory with full support for Windows Vista Aero and high resolution capabilities.

Available at major retailers like NewEgg, Amazon.com and more, this is a tiny productivity powerhouse and an easy solution for an additional monitor in minutes. Read more at EVGA.

Jun 21, 2010

Maximize Computing Resources

Today DisplayLink USB virtual graphics enabled PC peripheral owners can leverage their hardware with a single PC to create up to eight virtual desktops.

Close collaboration between MiniFrame and DisplayLink will ensure that all DisplayLink USB OEM products will work seamlessly with SoftXpand desktop virtualization software. Customers will benefit from the ability to easily increase productivity while reducing total cost of ownership and energy consumption.

”We strongly believe that the combination of DisplayLink’s USB products and MiniFrame’s SoftXpand software offers a true plug and play multi-user solution for the consumer and business markets. Home users will be able to easily add an extra workstation to their existing PC, while MiniFrame’s global channel partners will offer the only plug and play virtual desktop solution to their customers,” says Raz Rafaeli, CEO of MiniFrame.

The solution is now available and is ideal for enterprise, education, call centers, small/medium businesses, and home users. Special pricing is available for MiniFrame partners, and the company will assist in facilitating DisplayLink device procurement.

May 14, 2010

HP Demos Zero Client Simplicity

This year Displaylink, HP and Microsoft technology came together to enable the first zero client system that supports ten individual OS sessions. Can it be any sweeter or simpler than that?

DisplayLink USB Virtual Graphics bring a zero client system the following benefits:

Simple hardware in the client
Only DisplayLink software in the host
Easy to deploy with USB plug-and-play
Easy to maintain
Easy on the environment

To see how truly simple it is, visit HP's new video demo.

Apr 28, 2010

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Apr 15, 2010

Windows Driver Update - Get it Now

Spring cleaning? Now is the time to update the DisplayLink USB Graphics driver version 5.3 for Windows. Features include:

- Improved Windows 7 DirectX 10 support on Intel GPUs
- Minimal Impact Installation
- Enhanced support for notebook lid close use case
- HDMI Support
- Better support for switchable platforms
- Improved uninstallation

Drivers support the many flavors of Windows including: Windows 7 (64bit), Windows 7 (32bit), Windows Vista (64bit), Windows Vista (32bit), Windows XP (32bit)and Windows 2000. Download them from the DisplayLink driver page.

Apr 5, 2010

Plugable's New UGA - Addictive


The Gadgeteer recently reviewed the Plugable Technologies USB Multi-Display Graphics Adapter. Read this lively review, where the journalist uses the adapter to connect a laptop to an LCD TV.
In conclusion, Elizabeth Daughterty writes,

"If had to register one complaint, I'd say this could be considered a
"gateway drug"...because if I can rock three monitors, what's to stop me from six or eight?"

Feb 23, 2010

Dock and Go

If you are enjoying a new computer this year, the best peripheral you can add is a universal docking station. With a single USB cable you can manage and charge your USB peripherals including extra HD monitors, high quality speakers, cameras, music players and more. Dock and undock with the push of a button. It's simple expandability and complete productivity for home and office.

Try out the new mini docking station with USB virtual graphics, the Toshiba dynadock V USB Docking Station with Video is available now.


Show us Your Desktop


"I love my multi-monitor setup. I'm currently running (2) 24" Samsung monitors off of my MacBook Pro using a ViBook+ from Village Tronic. My only wish at this point is for a 64-bit driver to use with Snow Leopard."


Michael. Thanks for showing us your desktop.


Feb 2, 2010

DisplayLink Great For Managing Tablet PCs

Blog GottaBeMobile recently tested DisplayLink USB graphics adapter technology with a Tablet PC and says,
"For me, it enables something I haven't properly been able to experience for years, an extended monitor for my Tablet PC....DisplayLink has fixed my problem..."

Visit the GottaBeMobile site and enter to win a USB Graphics Adapter of your own. Can 't wait? Visit the DisplayLink Shop to find out where to buy one today.

Jan 27, 2010

Dock This Way

For those of us who use a universal docking station, we understand its benefits of a single USB cable to any computer to manage USB peripherals including additional displays, a less cluttered desktop, and a hot-desk environment for remote workers.

HP and DisplayLink have teamed up on a site that describes the benefits of universal docking, and why it can be one of the best additions to your notebook, netbook or PC setup. Check it out here:


Jan 19, 2010

Fall In Love with Your Notebook Again

Samsung Lapfit is an innovative form factor monitor that is designed specifically to add workspace to your notebook computing experience. With a simple USB cable, gorgeous multi-display productivity is at your fingertips.

Check out this fun YouTube video to see how you too, can fall in love with notebook computing again.

Jan 15, 2010

DisplayLink USB 3 on TV

Did you miss us at CES 2010?

If so, check out this simple snapshot of our USB 3.0 virtual graphics technology demo. That's right, a development system was running smooth, high quality video over USB 3.0 and displaying it on a 1080p HDTV.

You can view the CES demo if you missed it on a video by Synopsys.

Rock the Dock


At CES 2010, HP unveiled its HP USB Media Docking Station with DisplayLink USB virtual graphics technology. This dock is a sweet addition to any laptop up to 17", featuring one simple USB connection to four USB ports, Ethernet, audio jacks for microphones and headphones, and a VGA monitor port. The entire dock slides neatly into the notebook stand to provide a sleek workspace and has four Altec Landsing speakers and a sub woofer for 2.1 channel high-def audio.

This rocking dock is available at http://www.hp.com/ in March for just $179.

Jan 7, 2010

USB 3.0 In Action at CES 2010

Lucky CES attendees are today getting a sneak peak of the next generation DisplayLink USB 3.0 virtual graphics technology.

DisplayLink USB 2.0 virtual graphics technology is found in peripherals from dozens of of vendors today, providing excellent support for productivity applications and even full-screen video playback.

USB 3.0 will take USB virtual graphics to the next level, providing:

  • Ultra-high resolution support across multiple monitors
  • Full HD (1080p) video playback
  • Support for 3D gaming over USB
  • Plenty of bandwidth for other peripherals, such as hard drives, gigabit Ethernet, MP3 players, and video players, without any impact on video performance
  • Seamless fall-back support to USB 2.0 for legacy platforms
The USB 3.0 graphics technology at CES is expected to be included in future DisplayLink chips, being released later this year.

Jan 6, 2010

HP and DisplayLink Create a Buzz at CES 2010


At CES Unveiled, a press only event in Las Vegas, DisplayLink and HP demonstrated HD resolution USB graphics adapters and the HP USB 2.0 Docking Stations. Our friends at PC Perspective took a great shot of the product in action.

DisplayLink will be showcasing USB 3.0 innovations and new docking stations, adapters and other peripherals in the USB Tech Zone (30769 South Hall) this week at CES 2010.

Visit the booth, mention this blog, and nab a USB graphics adapter while supplies last.