PRLog - March 5, 2010 - BELLEVUE, Wash. -- BELLEVUE, WA - Plugable Technologies has released a new USB 2.0 virtual graphics adapter for PCs based on DisplayLink(
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.
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