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DisplayLink launches new USB monitor chip family

DisplayLink launches new USB monitor chip family 

PALO ALTO, Calif., – June 3rd, 2013 – DisplayLink®, the leading provider of USB Graphics technology, today announced the official launch of the DL-4000 family of USB monitor chips and customer products at Computex from industry leaders such as AOC, Asus, and Taeseok. The new DL-4000 family of USB chips enables a new category of ‘green’ monitors capable of providing both power and data over a single USB cable. 

“The all new DL-4000 family is designed to create an new class of low power ‘plug-and-display’ USB bus-powered monitors,” said John Cummins, Vice President Sales and Marketing. “Recognizing global workplace initiatives focused on lowering power consumption, DisplayLink’s new direct to panel, single chip solution enables efficient, USB bus-powered, monitors.   In addition to significant power savings, USB monitors bring a new level of flexibility, portability, and productivity as video connector confusion is eliminated with the universal USB connector.   USB bus-powered monitors enable un-rivaled convenience for both office users and road warriors alike for use in the workplace, the home, for meetings, and ad-hoc presentations on the go.” 

For mobile workers and road warriors, USB bus-powered portable monitors are the ultimate travel companion, enabling extra display connectivity at the desk, office, hotel, or café.  Meetings can be conducted almost anywhere without need for cumbersome monitor AC adapters, projectors or regional power solutions. Portable USB monitors fit easily in a notebook bag and provide productivity, flexibility, and convenience anywhere. 

For enterprise customers, USB bus power monitors offer significant power saving benefits while minimizing administrator overheads. Conventional workplace PC set-ups with a dual-head graphics card and dual displays can consume 5x the power to a comparable setup using DisplayLink’s DL-4000 family USB monitors. Additionally, USB displays standby power can drop to zero Watts.  When deployed across medium to large enterprises, the power saving benefit is considerable. A live demonstration of this will be shown at Computex 2013. 

USB is at the forefront of the industry. Soon, USB PD “Power Delivery’ will enable monitors and docking stations to provide power up to 100W to charge tablets and notebooks over a single USB cable, eliminating the need for power adapters as we know them today.

The DL-4000, DisplayLink’s fourth generation solution, features: 

  • Enables low power ultra-slim USB bus-powered “green” monitors
  • SuperSpeed USB3.0 connection
  • LVDS panel interface
  • Integrated video frame memory
  • Pixel perfect text and graphics
  • Sub-frame latency
  • Uncompromised HD video over USB3.0 and legacy USB2.0 connections
  • Adapts automatically to bandwidth restrictions
  • Compatible with HDCP 2.0 encryption
  • Backwards compatible with previous DisplayLink solutions
  • Completely universal USB connection
  • Supports daisy chaining & expansion of DisplayLink enabled USB Docking stations for productivity and connectivity

The DisplayLink DL-4000 family is accompanied by DisplayLink’s proven software drivers with updates available from DisplayLink website. OEM’s with interested parties can see more by visiting DisplayLink at Computex at the ‘W’ Hotel, 11F, Strategy 2 or by visiting the DisplayLink website and DisplayLink shop.

About DisplayLink – Plug and Display Solutions.

DisplayLink® (www.displaylink.com) develops hardware and software solutions to enable easy connectivity between monitors and computing devices over standard interfaces such as USB, Ethernet, and wireless networks.  DisplayLink’s technology increases productivity and ease-of-use in the multi-display workspace and is deployed to millions of users through globally branded PC products including universal docking stations, monitors, projectors, zero client systems and display adapters. 

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


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Andy Davis                                                                                                               

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