Dec 22, 2011

Unboxing of Targus USB 3.0 SuperSpeed™ Dual Video Docking Station

Preview of the Targus USB 3.0 SuperSpeed™ Dual Video Docking Station below. It is the first USB 3.0 docking station to market and also features DisplayLink technology (look for our sticker in photo two!) to give it awesome HD video and graphics capabilities. 

It is available on the Targus product page for an MSRP of $199.99.

Dec 20, 2011

DisplayLink Chip Powers Japan’s First USB 3 Graphics Adapter from I-0 DATA

Incorporating the DisplayLink DL-3500 chip for connectivity and virtual graphics, it is the first USB 3.0 enabled display adapter for HDMI to ship in Japan.

Featuring the robust DisplayLink 3.0 video compression and support for resolutions up to 1920 x 1080, including 1080p, even the newest notebooks, netbooks and PCs can enjoy the benefits of multi-screen computing.

IO-DATA USB-RGB3/H USB 3.0 to HDMI display adapter is available now and retails in Japan for the equivalent of US $136, at current exchange rates.

To read the full press release visit the DisplayLink news page.

Dec 15, 2011

Targus Announces The Market’s First USB 3.0 Docking Solution

Targus® Inc.
announced today it is first to market with USB 3.0 docking technology. The Targus USB 3.0 SuperSpeed™ Dual Video Docking Station (ACP70US) allows you to connect all of your peripherals while offering the benefit of enhanced speed and power associated with USB 3.0.

Utilizing USB 3.0 graphics technology by DisplayLink, the new docking station also includes dual video ports, which provides beyond HD video and graphics with up to 2048 x 1152 resolution. This is ideal for peripherals that require enriched image and text clarity such as external HD monitors. It also features the first-of-its-kind Gigabit Ethernet via USB for high-speed networking.

It is available (Targus product page) with a one-year limited warranty at an MSRP of $199.99. For the full press release visit the Targus press page.

Dec 5, 2011

DisplayLink Drives Portable 16-Inch USB 2 Monitor From AOC

The lightweight AOC e1649fwu combines productivity and portability into an elegant 15.6-inch display providing an ideal take-along monitor for business presentations, and for other multi-screen applications like social media monitoring, photo editing, expanded spreadsheets and more. It’s a great productivity enhancement for anyone who runs multiple applications and is priced at just $139 MSRP.

The portable monitor, built by AOC and enabled by the DisplayLink DL-125 chip, is available at major retail chains and outlets throughout the United States. For more details read the full release on DisplayLink.

Nov 23, 2011

Engadget touts DisplayLink enabled I-O DATA USB 3 DVI Adapter

Engadget reports that now there is no need to throw out the old to bring in the new. Your aged monitor can get a reprieve with I-O DATA's DisplayLink enabled USB 3 DVI adapter. Available in Japan, the I-O DATA USB-RGB3/D USB 3.0 to DVI display adapter pushes video up to 2048x1152 resolutions, enabling high-performance, full-screen HD video, 3D games, rich 2D graphics and multi-channel audio.

To read the full release click here

Nov 21, 2011

DisplayLink Chip Powers Japan’s First USB 3 Graphics Adapter from I-O DATA

DisplayLink and I-O DATA DEVICE ( today announced the availability of  the I-O DATA USB-RGB3/D USB 3.0 to DVI display adapter. Incorporating the DisplayLink DL-3100 chip for connectivity and virtual graphics, it is the first USB 3.0 enabled display adapter to ship in Japan.

Featuring the robust DisplayLink 3.0 video comperession and support for resolutions up to 2048x1152, including 1080p, even the newest notebooks, netbooks and PCs can enjoy the benfits of multi-screen computing. And with the throughput of SuperSpeed USB 3.0, those monitors will display high-performance, full-screen HD video, 3D games, rich 2D grpahics and multi-channel audio.

To read the full release click here

Nov 8, 2011

3D Rendering Made Possible on GPUs and DisplayLink Adapters

Thanks to the researchers at Bell Labs, an experimental Linux infrastructure can now enable 3D rendering  to be performed on a GPU and displayed on DisplayLink adapters.

Read entire post on Slashdot "Experimental Virtual Graphics Port Support For Linux."

Oct 24, 2011

Making Tablets More Business Friendly

Tech Republic reports on the top 10 things that are needed to make tablets more business friendly. Among them are better USB support and the ability to use docking stations for a more PC-like experience.  Written as a photo story, this is a great quick read: Top 10 tablet problems that need a fix, fast.

While you are pondering the next generation of tablet capabilities, keep in mind that DisplayLink's iPad App is a great way to add more productivity to your Windows laptop.

Oct 19, 2011

IPNEST forcasts sales for USB 3.0 IP will break barriers and reach "Early Majority" starting in 2012

DisplayLink USB 3.0 enabled monitors are forcasted to be the most popular USB 3.0 product ever.

"The second wave of Applications is starting to generate IP sales now, for products to be launched in 2012 and later to be connected to PC integrating PC Chipset with native USB 3.0 support. These are, in CE segment: Set Top Boxes, DVD and Blu-Ray, HDTV, then Digital Video Camera before Digital Still Camera, in PC Peripherals segment: LCD PC Monitors, HDD Enclosures, External SSD and me-too ASSP for bridges and hubs."

To read the full SemiWiki article click here

Oct 3, 2011

Laptop Magazine Follow-Up Video Review of the DisplayLink-Enabled Lenovo ThinkVision LT142

Laptop Magazine's excitement for the Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 using DisplayLink technology continued to show through as the reviewer took to YouTube in a video review.

Here's a basic list of the portable monitor's features:
  • 14.1-inch display
  • 1366 x 768 resolution and matte coating
  • Less than 0.5-inch-thick screen. Full dimensions are 13.2 x 8.6 x 0.85 inches 
  • 1.8 pounds; 2.4 pounds with cover
  • Windows and Mac compatible 

Two big draws to Lenovo's monitor is the quickness and ease of setting up the portable device through a single USB port that also provides power using DisplayLink's technology (watch @2:35). And the second, is how well the device handles HD video -- the reviewer plays a fullscreen YouTube movie trailer at 720p (watch @4:50).

Sep 27, 2011

Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 Portable Monitor with DisplayLink Technology Receives Editors' Choice Award from Laptop Magazine

Photo credit: Laptop Magazine
DisplayLink pioneered a new category with its video USB technology -- the portable monitor. The timing for easy-to-use USB monitors is ideal for the growing number of mobile workers, who can boost productivity and standout during presentations with additional screen real estate.

If you've been looking for the perfect portable monitor, Laptop Magazine has found a winner in the new DisplayLink-enabled Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421. Combining Lenovo's devotion to quality hardware and DisplayLink's powerful USB video technology, it's not hard to see why it grabbed the magazine's Editors' Choice Award.

"This year, we've seen a couple of vendors rise to the challenge by releasing portable USB monitors that can fit right in your notebook bag. Lenovo's 14-inch ThinkVision T1421 ($199) is clearly the best of these portable displays, with wide viewing angles, great image quality, and the ability to transfer power and data over a single USB connection."

Read the rest of the review here.

The review also mentions two other portable monitors that use DisplayLink Technology:
  • The Toshiba USB Mobile LCD Monitor, an ultraportable 14" display with 1366 x 768 HD resolution, ideal for presentations and multitasking. Laptop Magazine reviewed it here.
  • and the Field Monitor Pro, a clamshell design with a 15.4" display and numeric keypad, targeted at mobile accountants. Laptop Magazine reviewed it here.

Sep 26, 2011

DisplayLink USB 3.0 Graphics a Big Hit at IDF

DisplayLink hit the ground running at this year's IDF, showing off a host of USB 3.0 enabled devices, such as Targus' new USB3 docking station (running dual 1080p support) and IO-DATA's USB 3.0 to HDMI adater.

So even if you weren't able to make it to the show, you can still see what DisplayLink served up for attendees by checking out their YouTube newsreel

Sep 13, 2011

DisplayLink Debuts First USB 3.0 Graphics Adapter at IDF

DisplayLink will be demonstrating Winstars SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter at this years IDF, Sept. 13-15.

Ready for the next generation of Intel® CPUs and USB 3.0-ready systems, Winstars USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter incorporates the capabilities of DisplayLink’s DL-3500 chip for high-performance SuperSpeed USB virtual graphics.

“Winstars is set to deliver a very well-timed connectivity solution that builds on the inherent performance benefits of SuperSpeed USB 3.0,” said Dennis Crespo, DisplayLink executive vice president of marketing and business development. “DisplayLink adds on the ability to stream high resolution video and enriched audio over the common connection and with the Winstars USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter, consumers will be able to enjoy a quality PC to HDTV entertainment experience.”

To read the full release click here

DisplayLink and Targus Partner to Bring SuperSpeed USB Virtual Graphics Peripherals to Market

DisplayLink announced today a technology partnership with Targus that will bring to market some of the world's first SuperSpeed USB-based wired and wireless connectivity and display peripherals.

With this partnership, Targus announced its plan to leverage the highly-integrated feature set provided by the DL-3900 chip and software platform.

―More HD monitors, faster video performance, multi-channel audio and Ethernet connectivity are only a sampling of the great features the DisplayLink 3900 provides,‖ said Carolyn Perrier, vice president of product management, accessories at Targus. ―Adding these robust technologies to our popular line-up of USB 2.0 and now USB 3.0 virtual graphics peripherals will only increase their productivity and entertainment value.‖

To read the full release click here

Aug 22, 2011

DisplayLink Ships 4 Millionth Chip and Announces Downloads of 3 Hundred Thousandth App from the Apple Appstore for its iPad Extended Display Solution for PC’s

DisplayLink® today celebrated the milestone of shipping its 4 millionth chip, just 10 months after announcing it had crossed the threshold of delivering 3 million USB virtual graphics chips.

DisplayLink also announced more than 3 hundred thousand downloads of its Apple iPad® app. The app turns the iPad into an extended monitor for a Windows PC, linking without cables to a standard WiFi router.

“Surpassing the 4 million mark in ICs shipped demonstrates the mainstream reach of our technology with customers and end users who want to leverage multiple displays with ease and affordability,” said Dennis Crespo, DisplayLink’s executive vice president of marketing and business development.

To read the full release click here

Aug 3, 2011

DisplayLink USB Virtual Graphics Enable Ease of Use, Daisy Chained Connections for New LG U-Series Zero Client Monitors Targeting Low-Cost Networks

The DisplayLink enabled new U-Series Network Monitor from LG offers ease of use through USB connectivity and further expands connectivity enabling users to daisy-chain up to three monitors together when running Windows MultiPoint Server operating system on a host, with each monitor acting as an independent workstation. Depending on the capacity of the host PC, up to 15 U-Series Zero Client Network Monitors can be networked on a single host PC. And it spreads across a physical radius of 15 meters from the host with multiple daisy chains.

“LG has capitalized on DisplayLink technology to offer a complete zero-client solution without the traditional zero-client device,” said Si-hwan Park, vice president of the Monitor Division, LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. "By connecting the LG U Series Network Monitor system to a single host PC, the host's processing power is virtualized on each monitor, creating an efficient networking solution with less hardware and lower maintenance costs."

To read full release click here

Jul 20, 2011

Trio of Solutions for Big Screen Fun

Unleash the power and reach of your personal computer with easy wired and wireless connectivity solutions from DisplayLink partner Atlona.

Atlona’s solution lineup includes the AT-HDPiX2, AT-PCLINK, and AT-AiR3. Each of these three Atlona products, with DisplayLink USB virtual graphics technology, provides a unique way to extend notebook content - like movies, photos, slideshows and more from Intel-based Mac or Windows PCs to a variety of large screen displays for more business and entertainment versatility.

“Atlona has a comprehensive product offering that allows for content from your notebook (Mac or PC) to be enjoyed on almost any screen,” said Dennis Crespo, executive vice president of marketing and business development at DisplayLink. “Whether you are extending to a second monitor or an HDTV, the uses for simple connectivity between computer and display become endless.”

AT-HDPiX2 Adds HDMI to PCs for Home Theater and Digital SignageThe Atlona AT-HDPiX2 adds a HDMI port to any USB-equipped computer and has wide applications from digital signage to home theater. With embedded DisplayLink virtual graphics, this simple plug-and-play solution can display computer content and media at resolutions up to 1080 or 1600 x 1200 pixels on any HDTV. $149 (Buy Now)

AT-PCLINK Untethers the Monitor and Screen from the PCThe AT-PCLINK is a Wireless KVM Extender solution with DisplayLink embedded that enables a PC’s keyboard, monitor and mouse to be used anywhere in a room, without moving the computer itself. The peripherals can work in a 30 foot range of the PC for web surfing, video viewing or business tasks. The AT-PCLINK transmits video at resolutions up to 1440 x 1050 pixels.

With 2 USB ports, a 3.5mm audio port, and a DVI port, the AT-PCLINK transmits video at resolutions up to 1440x1050 without the worry of wires. $179 (Buy Now)

AT-AiR3 Wirelessly Connects PCs to HDTVs, Projectors, Monitors The AT-AiR3, introduced in late 2010 and certified by DisplayLink, is a one-of-a-kind device that allows users to connect any USB-enabled computer wirelessly to an HDTV, projector or monitor via a VGA or HDMI port. Capable of transmitting a full 1080p wireless signal up to 30 feet, the AT-AiR3 is ideal for viewing streaming media content from Hulu, YouTube, Netflix, and other popular sites. It is well-suited to business presentations and home theater settings. $219 (Buy Now)

“Together with DisplayLink, business users and consumers alike can untether their content from wherever the computer sits,” commented Michael Khain, CEO of Atlona Technologies. “These are simple solutions with big computing rewards.”

Jul 8, 2011

Organize Your Desk For $50

Fumbling with multiple cables is a thing of the past. Lenovo's video docking station, utilizing DisplayLink technology offers expanded desk-top organization, through quick and simple connections at the low price of $50.

Features include:

• Complete laptop control through the use of one USB cable
• Organizes monitor, external drives, USB mouse and keyboard
• Monitor can be used in the expand, mirror, horizontal or vertical mode
• Supports 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, plus stereo earphones, microphones
and speakers

May 13, 2011

66 Displays Via 6 Simple USB Interfaces From A Single Computer - Now That Is Multi-Computing!

Shopping has never been more entertaining or informative. Coming soon to a retail shelf near you, Display Solutions AG, experts in the areas of LCD TFT special solutions, and Impuls TV, an operating company for Digital Signage projects at POS/POI has introduced the world’s first Mini USB/Multi Cell LCD TFT module that allows informative, entertaining and accurate product information to be displayed on retail shelves.

Using DisplayLink's USB virtual graphics technology, a single computer can enable connectivity of up to 6 units and up to 66 displays, giving retailers the ability to visually and verbally connect with their consumers like never before.

DisplayLink Announces OEM Availability of the World’s First Single Chip SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to Dual 1080p Display Controller

The award winning SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) DL-3000 series of display controller chips with virtual technology is available now to OEMs, but consumers and business alike won't have to wait too much longer. Devices are expected to reach the market in Q3, 2011.

Incorporating USB 2.0, 3.0, HDMI, DVI, VGA DAC, and Gigabit Ethernet, the DisplayLink DL-3000 delivers true USB plug and play connectivity, allowing the seamless sharing of media content between notebooks and other HD devices that is rich in performance and resolution.

"This is an exciting time for our OEM partners and for the consumers that will benefit from a new host of next-generation of entertainment and business PC devices," said Dennis Crespo, executive vice president of marketing and business development at DisplayLink. "The DisplayLink DL-3000 series further strengthens our leadership position in the USB graphics market as we continue to produce innovative, high-quality products that customers have come to rely upon.

To read the full press release click here

May 12, 2011


DisplayLink joined Targus in a technology partnership that supports Targus' new Zero Client Mini Docking Station. Incorporating DisplayLink's USB virtual graphics, the Mini docking station enables multi-seat computing for up to 14 users to simultaneously share the processing power of just one computer. Businesses can now run multiple user workstations from one dedicated PC, thus reducing the host hardware equipment, as well, decreasing cost.

"Targus is a major global player and its commitment to the zero client market is proof that shared computing is on the rise," said Dennis Crespo, DisplayLink executive vice president of marketing and business development. "We are excited to team with Targus and provide easy to use enterprise computing solutions."

To read the full press release, click here

May 3, 2011

Get Your Free HP USB Docking Station

For everyone looking for a docking station and would like to get one at no cost, HP is having a great 3 DAY SALE! Just purchase a selected ProBook notebook and you can get a USB Docking Station for FREE! Now that's a deal.

Apr 25, 2011

Field Monitor Pro Means Serious Productivity

Still on the fence as to whether or not to get that second monitor? Dan Cohen shares how he can get enough the Field Monitor Pro as a solution for adding multiple displays to a dedicated laptop in a variety of interesting and useful ways including on the road demonstrations. Check out his Gear Diary review Field Monitor Pro With DisplayLink Technology.

"This is a great gadget, although the word gadget really doesn't do it

justice. This is a computer accessory that is intended for people who

are serious about their productivity..."

Dan Likes the Field Monitor Pro because it's:

  • Easy-to-use; super flexible; highly adjustable

  • Lightweight and easy to take everywhere

  • USB ports means no loss of connectivity

  • Daisy chain mutiple screens

Apr 5, 2011

Mobile Bliss

Check out today's review of the Toshiba Mobile Monitor on Ars Technica.

Ben Kuchera says, "There is nothing better than a second screen that doesn't add much weight or bulk to the laptop bag you're already carrying with you. The ability to set it up using a single cable and use it comfortably with only the case? Absolute bliss."

Later he adds, "Toshiba wanted to create a monitor that was relatively inexpensive and easy to carry, set up, and use. It succeeded in all these areas."

Visit the DisplayLink Shop to find out where to buy.

Mar 14, 2011

1 + 1 Monitors = Travelling Magic

The Field Monitor Pro is a traveling paradox. It’s a generous full-color backlit LED screen, yet weighs just 4 pounds. Comparable alternatives weight twice that. Despite its lightweight status, it’s built with double-thick protective casing and carries a full-year warranty.

This sleek, versatile monitor extends your screen space at any angle from its clamshell base – or detaches to hang on the wall. It gives you the freedom to choose a smaller laptop, but the Field Monitor Pro is so portable that you’ll take it nearly everywhere.

Read Gear Diary here to see how it saved the day during the Apple iPad 2 media launch. Or, visit the DisplayLink Shop to find where to get one.

Feb 1, 2011

Use Your iPad for a Wireless Display

Now there is no need to let that iPad sit idle in your backpack or briefcase.

On the market for about a month, the DisplayLink iPad for Windows computers makes your iPad a portable, wireless display. Use the iPad as a dedicated screen for always-on apps like Outlook, Word, Excel, Facebook, Twitter, web news and more.

Read more and download it for $1.99 at iTunes App Store.
Get the DisplayLink iPad driver here.

Chosen as an Electric Pig Top Ten iPad App for January 2011, give it a try today.

Jan 20, 2011

VDI Making Its Way to a Desk Near You

InfoWorld's Peter J. Bruzzeze just wrote a great story on Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 and the potential of thin client computing in more than just academic settings. In the article he states,
"Although Windows MulitPoint Server could be a great tool in schools and libraries, I see real value in many enterprise-oriented situations such as labs, in-house training centers, and kiosk stations that workers use to check their schedules and so forth."

DisplayLink USB virtual graphics technology can now be found in thin client solutions from both HP and Atrust that substantially increase the ease of use and set up of virtual desktop computing implementations as well as reduce the cost of such systems by eliminating the need for multiple graphics cards. Now a single notebook can run up to 10 individual OS sessions. To read more about the DisplayLink USB virtual graphics technology click here.

Additionally, while DisplayLink recently announced driver support for the upcoming Windows MultiPoint Server 2011, some thin client solutions are using the Linux OS.

This is a time of growth and expansion for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market, and we urge you to keep a keen eye on this space as it makes its way to new and unique settings beyond education and emerging markets.