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DisplayLink USB Virtual Graphics Powers New HP MultiSeat Computing Devices

PALO ALTO, Calif., February 7, 2011 – A year after the first DisplayLink zero client solutions made their way into the hands of global educators, the company announced their virtual graphics chip is designed into the updated HP MultiSeat Thin Client device.

In combination with a display, keyboard and mouse, the HP MultiSeat t150 along with the Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 operating system (OS) will allow a user to experience an individual computing session from a notebook or PC as the server as well as combine for up to 10 seats.  Additionally, the HP MultiSeat t150 features a dedicated USB port for private viewing of data from USB drives/keys. 

“HP and Microsoft have been leading the adoption of affordable, yet powerful, virtual computing solutions in the education and emerging market segments,” said Dennis Crespo, executive vice president of marketing and business development at DisplayLink.  “A year later, we’ve proven the value of virtual multi-seat computing and look forward to also bringing it to small and medium businesses.”

The combined offering provides a true zero client experience that eliminates the need for an operating system, CPU or memory at the systems’ end points – and just requires peripherals, a thin client and a familiar standard USB 2.0 cable instead of any proprietary connection technology.   And thanks to DisplayLink USB virtual graphics, no extra video cards need to be installed. No system administrator needs to be devoted to installation. It’s truly plug and play. 

Furthermore, the HP MultiSeat Computing Solution reduces the overall carbon footprint of an organization, with reduced energy consumption of up to 80 percent and 90 percent environmental heat and noise reductions over traditional PC environments.

Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 software is only available through OEM PC providers like HP. Pricing options vary, so for more information about HP MultiSeat t150 and HP MultiSeat Computing Solutions visit www.hp.com.  Read more about the enabling DisplayLink technology at www.displaylink.com/zeroclient.

About DisplayLink

DisplayLink Corp. is a hardware and software company that offers a unique technology to enable easy virtual graphics connectivity between computers and displays over standard interfaces such as USB, wireless USB and Ethernet. DisplayLink technology is used in dozens of globally branded PC accessories including monitors, universal docking stations, display adapters, projectors, and zero client systems that make expansion of the desktop visual workspace possible, at significantly lower cost and energy usage than traditional solutions.

DisplayLink is ranked the fourth fastest-growing EMEA Company by Deloitte, and was awarded the CES 2011 Best of Innovation Award Honoree in the Enabling Technologies category for its forthcoming Interactive Networked Graphics for SuperSpeed USB. For more information and product details, visit DisplayLink Shop and follow DisplayLink on Facebook and Twitter.

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