DisplayLink Zero Client USB Virtual Graphics Ready For Just Released Windows Multipoint Server 2010
PALO ALTO, Calif., February 24, 2010 – Long a leader in making networked computing accessible to all, DisplayLink USB virtual graphics technology has enabled the world’s first 10 seat zero-client computing solution by leveraging the just released Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 operating system. Eliminating the need for additional graphics hardware, and simplifying setup to a USB connection, Microsoft and DisplayLink will make it more affordable than ever for schools to allow multiple students to access the resources of a single computer.
“We’re excited that companies like DisplayLink are already using Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 as a springboard for innovation in the expanding market of shared resource computing,” said Ira Snyder, general manager, Windows MultiPoint Server at Microsoft Corp. “Solutions like DisplayLink’s underscore the potential of MultiPoint Server to address new computing scenarios and help deliver a reliable, secure, easy-to-use product.”
MultiPoint Server 2010 was designed to be easy for teachers to set up and use. It gives teachers and students the familiar Windows experience, allowing them to focus on teaching and learning the curriculum, not a new computer system.
DisplayLink’s industry-leading USB virtual graphics chip and software innovations allow a computer to drive up to 10 monitors without additional video hardware in the host by providing simple software and USB graphics technology in the client. First available in the HP MultiSeat t100 Thin Client device and together with the global launch of Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, a host computer can drive an individual desktop experience to each of the monitors without the need for complicated setup or a technical system administrator and at a fraction of the cost of previous thin client systems.
“Many of us take for granted the ability to access content 24/7 from the web via PCs, laptops, and mobile devices, but not everyone and every school can afford a laptop or computer for every student,” says Dennis Crespo, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, DisplayLink. “By simplifying zero-client virtual computing to a single USB connection, we can make computing easier than ever before.”
Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 is available now through OEM computer providers and is offered for Academic Volume Licensing. More information about DisplayLink zero client USB virtual graphics technology can be found at www. displaylink.com/thin_client.html.
DisplayLink Corp. (www.displaylink.com) is a chip and software company that enables easy connectivity between computers and displays over standard interfaces like USB, Wireless USB, and Ethernet. Its innovations make it easy to incrementally expand the desktop visual workspace at significantly lower cost and power than traditional solutions. DisplayLink technology can transmit graphically rich content between a single device and multiple displays over relatively low-speed busses and networks. Leading global manufacturers have integrated DisplayLink USB graphics – a 2008 PC Magazine Technical Excellence Award winner – into an array of PC accessories including monitors, docking stations, display adapters and projectors.