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Easily add multiple monitors with Plugable Technologies new USB graphics adapter

Enable flexible USB 2.0 connectivity to nearly any monitor or projector available today

Plugable Technologies
Plugable Technologies
March 5, 2010 - PRLog -- BELLEVUE, WA - Plugable Technologies has released a new USB 2.0 virtual graphics adapter for PCs based on DisplayLink(tm)'s top-of-the-line DL-195 chip, supporting a full range of standard VESA monitor modes up to a surprisingly large 2048x1152 resolution. Plugable's UGA-2K-A package includes extension adapters to enable support for all three of the most common display connector types: VGA, DVI, and HDMI.

This adaptability means the UGA-2K-A can enable USB 2.0 connectivity to nearly any monitor or projector available today, along with an increasing number of high-definition TVs.

USB's plug and play capabilities mean that multiple additional USB graphics cards and monitors can be added and removed at will, up to DisplayLink's limit of six per PC.  Standard USB hubs can be used to connect many devices, including several UGA-2K-A adapters, via a single cable back to the PC. At less than half the weight, USB 2.0 cabling is thinner and more flexible than VGA or DVI cabling. It supports cable distances up to 5 meters (16 ft) between hubs or repeaters, up to five hubs deep, supporting a total cable distance of 30m (82 ft practical) between your PC and several displays. These limits can be extended with USB-over-network cable technologies, Wireless USB(tm), and other options.

This flexibility means the UGA-2K-A is great for connecting multiple monitors to any PC, to "retrofit" USB connectivity to an existing monitor, for connecting displays and projectors that will be mounted on walls or stands, for pairing with rotating stands to enable adding a monitor in "portrait mode" for full-page document editing, for laptop docking and hotdesking with a single cable, and for KVM use via standard USB wiring and a simple USB hardware switch.

It's one of the few ways to attach 3 or more screens to any laptop.

DisplayLink's chips make very efficient use of the USB 2.0 bus, but still must work within technology's limits. Virtual graphics adapters like the UGA-2K-A are a great solution for web and office applications running on multi-core CPUs.

"The flexibility of USB-attached displays open up cool new possibilities for displays everywhere" said Bernie Thompson, Plugable Technologies Founder. "It pushes the limits of the technology. Plugable's open approach helps you get the full story and get the most out of the product."

The Plugable UGA-2K-A is available today on Amazon.com, selling for $72.99 with free shipping.

See http://plugable.com/products/uga-2k-a/ for more compatibility details and usage ideas.

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Plugable Technologies (http://www.plugable.com/) is a US company that provides devices that connect via USB 2.0, so they're plug and play with the widest possible range of computers and devices. The company provides public problem reporting, support, and usage tips, so you can get the full story about the product before you buy. And it provides open source where possible, to increase compatibility and enable interesting new applications in the future.

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