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: