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DisplayLink And ASUS Announce Worldwide Availability Of Universal Docking Station At Computex

PALO ALTO, Calif. and TAIPEI, Taiwan,  June 5, 2010 – To enhance the growth of the universal docking station market, ASUS has chosen to integrate DisplayLink’s USB virtual graphics processor, the DL-165, into the ASUS USB Universal Docking Station. The new product, announced last month, will now be available worldwide and is being displayed at this week’s Computex tradeshow Taipei, Taiwan in the DisplayLink and ASUS booths.

 

“With the release of the ASUS Universal Docking Station, business and consumers everywhere will be able to enjoy the connectivity and productivity benefits of a system agnostic dock,” said Dennis Crespo, DisplayLink executive vice president of marketing and business development. “And being one of the largest computer manufacturers in Taiwan, ASUS is the company to help us make it happen.”

 

The ASUS Universal Docking Station is designed to completely manage Internet and peripheral connectivity for today’s notebooks, creating a full desktop experience in the office or home. Busy workers and consumers alike can now connect all their computer peripherals such as mouse, keyboard, display, speakers, and wired Internet to their notebook through one device. With a single USB cable between the laptop and the universal docking station, it enables improved mobility and a better user experience. Users are no longer tethered to their desks by multiple peripheral cables.

 

With the benefit of the DisplayLink DL-165 silicon and software solution, auxiliary displays can support higher HD resolutions to 1600 x 1200 or 1920 x 1080 (wide) and display high quality graphics, smooth video playback and provide seamless interactivity.

 

“At ASUS, we strive to provide our customers with the best performance and productivity from each piece of PC hardware they buy,” said Jessie Lee from ASUS Marketing Div. “Using DisplayLink’s USB virtual graphics processor, the DL-165, has allowed us to develop a high-end device that will increase productivity for all mobile users and eliminate the costs and complications associated with traditional docking solutions.”

 

ASUS Universal Docking Station Specifications

Measuring 26x8x2cm, the sleek, black ASUS Universal Docking Station features the following expansion and connectivity interfaces for total desktop management: 10/100 Ethernet, VGA and DVI connections to attach displays that support up-to full 1080p HD resolution (using a DL-165 chip from DisplayLink), audio out, microphone in, four high-speed USB 2.0 ports, two of which provide extra power to charging devices, and Kensington Lock support.

 

It is compatible with Windows 7 (32bit/64bit), Windows Vista (32bit/64bit), Windows 2000 (SP4), Windows XP (SP2/SP3), and Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.

 

The ASUS Universal Docking Station is now available in the U.S., Germany, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Norway, Sweden, and Australia, with continued worldwide availability in progress.

 

About DisplayLink

DisplayLink Corp. (www.displaylink.com) is a chip and software company that enables easy, virtual graphics connectivity between computers and displays over standard interfaces like USB, Wireless USB and Ethernet. Its technology is found in dozens of globally branded PC accessories including monitors, docking stations, display adapters, projectors and zero client systems that make it easy to expand the desktop visual workspace at significantly lower cost and power than traditional solutions. 

 

For more information and product details visit the DisplayLink Shop and follow DisplayLink on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About ASUS
ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era, with an extensive product portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, motherboards, graphics cards, displays, optical drives, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person. ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2009 was US$7.5 billion. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek's InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.

 

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