HD Resolution DisplayLink USB Graphics Drive Kensington sd300v and sd400v Universal Docks and Adapters
PALO ALTO, Calif., September 22, 2009 – Demonstrating the rapid demand for DisplayLink Corp.’s new USB graphics chips family, Kensington Computer Products Group has launched two new USB docking stations and a universal display adapter powered by the latest DisplayLink technology.
All new models are designed to make work and life easier for busy office professionals and consumers alike. The USB docks allow people to connect their display, mouse, keyboard and speakers to any notebook PC though a single simple USB 2.0 connection, turning notebooks into desktops in a snap. And the graphics adapter helps users to quickly and easily add one or more extra displays for extra visual workspace.
Featuring the DisplayLink Certified Logo, the Kensington Universal Notebook Docking Station with VGA/DVI and Ethernet, Kensington Universal Notebook Docking Station with VGA/DVI, and the Kensington Universal Multi-Display Adapter are all powered by the new DisplayLink DL-195 USB graphics processor. The recently introduced silicon and software solution supports HD display resolutions up to 2048 x 1152 and has software and hardware performance optimizations for smooth video playback and interactivity.
“DisplayLink’s graphics technology made USB display connectivity possible for the previous generation of Kensington USB docks, so their advanced DL-195 chip design was naturally the right choice for our newest Kensington systems,” said Frederic Frappereau, Global Product Manager at Kensington.
Universal USB docking stations and adapters like those from Kensington are transforming the way that corporate IT environments work, by making it easy for any professional to dock any laptop anywhere and enjoy multi-display productivity.
“When workers can quickly turn their laptops into desktops with just one USB connection, they simply get more done. When IT administrators can avoid dock-and-PC matching and can build a true hot-desk experience with a simple USB plug, they save time and money,” said Dennis Crespo, DisplayLink executive vice president of marketing and business development. “Putting USB graphics technology inside these advanced USB docks and adapters provides real every day computing benefits, increasing productivity and enhancing the user experience.”
More specifics on the Kensington peripherals include:
· The Kensington Universal Notebook Docking Station with VGA/DVI and Ethernet: allows users to plug a single USB cable from the dock into their notebooks and be online and ready to go in an instant. “Auto install” design makes the initial install a true “plug and play” experience, with no CD software required. The mini-tower design is full of features and has DVI-I output for digital and analog monitor support, HD screen capability for large monitors, audio support for 2.1 stereo speakers and internet chat headsets, and five USB 2.0 ports. (K33926US) Suggested street price: $149.99.
· The Kensington Universal Notebook Docking Station with VGA/DVI: As simple and sleek to use as the version with Ethernet, it connects users with everything needed at their fingertips – monitors, printers, speakers and more. (K33930US) Suggested street price: $129.99.
· The Kensington Universal Multi-Display Adapter: The convenient device makes it easy to add additional monitors to any desktop or laptop PC via USB, giving users more screen space to manage multiple tasks without constantly needing to juggle multiple windows. The simple USB design also makes it possible to add extra monitors [up to 6 monitors] without having to purchase and install extra graphics cards. The adapter has DVI-I output for digital and analog monitor support, a DVI to VGA adapter to connect to any type of monitor or projector, and HDMI monitor support through the use of an additional third party DVI to HDMI connector (not included). (K33928US) Suggested street price: $79.99.
All of the above products have driver support for Windows 2000, Windows XP (32-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit, Aero 3D interface) and Mac OS X, with planned support for the forthcoming Windows 7.
Kensington Universal Notebook Docking Stations are available now at select retailers and online at Dell.com. For more information, visit www.kensington.com.
Kensington is a worldwide leader in smart made simple™ computing accessories. Kensington makes smart, intuitive, and stylish computing accessories for notebook, netbooks and desktop computers, MP3 players, iPod and iPhone. Kensington Computer Products Group, headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, is the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ABD), a world leader in branded office products, with annual revenues of nearly $2 billion and products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit the Kensington web site at kensington.com or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.
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. Shop DisplayLink enabled USB graphics products at www.displaylink.com/shop.
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