This video shows two similar 2-monitor setups: the first using PCIe graphics, the other using Intel chipset graphics + a DisplayLink USB chip like the kind used in Plugable’s products. The DisplayLink solution takes the power consumption from ~80W down to ~50W. Over time, and as you add more monitors, that’s a huge savings. Read […]
Category Archives: Windows
The Gadgeteer has been doing product reviews since 1997, and they just wrote a review of the Plugable UGA-2K-A. A couple interesting things covered: The usefulness of multiple monitors – once you’ve used them, it’s hard to go back to the limits of one screen. They show using the DVI-to-HDMI adapter included with the UGA-2K-A, […]
This is an older video from NetworkWorld.TV showing an earlier iteration of the DisplayLink technology we use at Plugable. A few things that have evolved since the video: * Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac support * Open Source exists for programming the DisplayLink chips * It’s hard to find monitors with DisplayLink integrated, but […]
Tuxera, a company that provides both open source and commercial filesystem drivers, announced the millionth download of NTFS for Mac today — that’s a large number, with many or most downloads being the free NTFS-3G solution. We use NTFS-3G on Mac OS 10.4 here, in combination with the Plugable USB 2.0 SATA All-in-one Storage Dock […]
Notebooks.com is running a contest – “Tell us how you would use a DisplayLink USB video adapter.” Add your thoughts to the comments on their post, and they’ll enter you into a drawing that will be held after March 19th. While those free adapters aren’t quite as nice as ours here at Plugable, but they’d […]
The Plugable Universal Docking Station is getting some minor but nice upgrades to the latest chips for each function. All new units shipped from March 1, 2010 forward have these new features: Upgraded the DisplayLink DL-160 to the newer DL-165 Previous maximum resolution was 1680×1050, now 1920×1080 Moved from two 4-port NEC USB hubs internally […]
Attach your new Plugable USB graphics adapter to a Win 7 PC. What happens? .. driver is found and downloaded from Microsoft’s Windows Update system… … and a DisplayLink EULA and a bunch of screen flashes later … Windows 7 and a network connection takes care of it. No driver disk needed.
Windows 7 and Vista have Windows Update on by default, as do most recent Windows XP machines. So when a new USB device arrives, the system is able to go out to the Internet and check Microsoft’s huge library of drivers to find a match — a great plug and play experience for devices like […]
Connect extra displays to nearly any computer (one adapter required per monitor) with USB 2.0. VGA, DVI, or HDMI monitors, projectors, and TV’s connect through the top-of-the-line DisplayLink DL-195 chip, with resolutions up to 2048×1152 using this USB graphics adapter.
Here’s the result when you connect the Plugable UD-160-A universal laptop docking station to a completely fresh Windows 7 system: Windows automatically finds, downloads, and installs drivers for all the devices on the dock — the built-in USB C-Media audio, ASIX ethernet, DisplayLink graphics functions are all supported. *NO* driver disks to find, no web […]