DISPLAYLINK AND IOGEAR TEAM TO BRING
MULTI-MONITOR COMPUTING INTO MAINSTREAM
Leading Connectivity Provider Selects Innovative USB Display Networking Technology from DisplayLink for IOGEAR’s External Video Card
PALO ALTO AND IRVINE, CALIF. Jan. 9, 2007 – DisplayLink Inc. (formerly Newnham Technology) today announced that IOGEAR has chosen its display networking technology for its new External Video Card, a cost-effective and easy-to-use USB 2.0 video adapter that brings the productivity of multi-monitor computing to mainstream notebook and desktop computer users.
The Hi-Speed USB 2.0 External Video Card allows a VGA-based monitor to be connected to a Windows computer via a USB 2.0 port. The External Video Card delivers high-resolution graphics and DVD-quality video playback with highly responsive mouse and keyboard interactivity. The adapter offers full 32-bit true color at all supported display resolutions and automatically recognizes the monitor type and configuration (EDID) for plug-and-play simplicity.
“IOGEAR now has the opportunity to expand its focus on connectivity solutions to displays with a solution that makes it much easier for PC users to get their work done,” said Bryan Wells, Sr. Product Manager at IOGEAR, Inc. “Working with DisplayLink has allowed us to deliver an innovative display adapter with the industries best user friendliness and performance – two of the hallmark features of all IOGEAR products.”
“With this new IOGEAR adapter and DisplayLink’s simple connectivity, consumers can now easily keep adding monitors, photo frames and other displays to a single PC in their work or home environments using the popular USB link.” said Hamid Farzaneh, DisplayLink president and CEO.
DisplayLink’s display-networking technology
combines software in the computer with an IC in a display or peripheral
for transporting high-resolution
graphics to a display or multiple displays over standard wired and wireless
network protocols. The technology breaks the inherent 1:1 PC-to-monitor connectivity
constraints of VGA/DVI, providing the ability to network multiple monitors,
laptop docks, digital picture frames and other devices to a computer. Future
generations of the technology will support monitor connections over wireless
USB, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and other networks.
IOGEAR’s External Video Card (GUC2015V) will be available in Q1 2007 and will be available from all major catalog resellers, online resellers and selected retail outlets. It will come with IOGEAR’s standard three-year warranty.
IOGEAR, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is a leading connectivity manufacturer that provides complete KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse), FireWire, USB (Universal Serial Bus), Bluetooth, UWB (Ultra-Wideband), HomePlug and Peripheral solutions. The company targets end users at home, in the office and on the road. IOGEAR has consistently provided products that incorporate innovative technology, delivering to the end user outstanding functionality and capability. As one of the only true manufacturers in the industry, IOGEAR offers high quality products backed by the service and support that consumers demand. The company distributes products throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. For further information, please visit IOGEAR’s website at www.iogear.com.
DisplayLink (formerly Newnham Technology) is a fabless network graphics semiconductor technology company, formed in 2003 to lead the “second display revolution” by enabling flexible connections to be made between computers and displays using standard wired and wireless networking protocols. The company’s technology allows any number of monitors to be connected to a single PC and function independently to display different content. DisplayLink’s institutional backers include Atlas Venture, Benchmark Capital and Esprit Capital. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, with main R&D and product development activities in Cambridge, UK.
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