Category Archives: Display

What’s the Best PC for Running Multiple DisplayLink USB Monitors?

One of our customers is building a six monitor setup on their PC for stock trading and ESignal Qcharts. They asked: “What is the best Windows laptop and/or desktop to run six Plugable USB graphics adapters to get six monitors simultaneously on a single PC?” It’s a great question, because there are definitely ways to […]

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DisplayLink Linux kernel driver (udlfb) updates slated for 2.6.37

The latest set of patches for udlfb, the Linux kernel framebuffer driver for DisplayLink chips, has been submitted and looks on track for kernel 2.6.37. This will catch the kernel up to everything on http://git.plugable.com/ Linux is a big and constantly shifting platform. With our USB graphics products (and generally for DisplayLink based products, since […]

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Linux Support For Higher-Res Monitors on Lower-Res DisplayLink Devices

On Windows and Mac, if you plug in a monitor with a higher resolution than your adapter supports, the driver will automatically fall back to the best common mode between the two. Linux hasn’t had that support — it would try to set the highest mode the monitor is capable of, often resulting in a […]

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Coverage of UGA-125 family launch

We’re excited to be launching the new UGA-125 and UGA-125-HUB products, available on Amazon now. Check out the following for sampling of 3rd party coverage so far: CrunchGear: Plugable shows off new USB display and docking adapters HotHardware: Plugable Technologies Intros New DisplayLink-Enabled USB Products NewTechReview: Plugable Technologies USB UGA Docking Stations

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How to Make the Most of Your Multiple Monitors in Windows 7

Lifehacker has just posted a great article: How to Make the Most of Your Multiple Monitors in Windows 7. Some of our favorite tips from the article: Turn on Window’s “Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key” feature The hotkey Win-[up, down, left, right] for maximizing, restoring and moving windows across monitors […]

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DisplayLink: Greener Multi-Monitor Solution

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 […]

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The Gadgeteer Reviews Our Plugable UGA-2K-A

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, […]

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