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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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Google Summer of Code – USB Multiseat

Plugable is offering mentoring and donated hardware for USB graphics projects that are funded as part of Google Summer of Code 2010. Plugable is working through X.Org as a sponsoring organization. The main focus is USB multiseat, and the details are on the xorg wiki for SoC 2010 With all the pieces that are just […]

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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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xorg-server 1.8.0 released

xorg-server 1.8.0 has been released. There will still be some bugs and issues to resolve — but this release has most of the features, specifically related to input handling and udev-based dynamic configuration, of a more solid USB multiseat solution. In short: udev rules, which already can detect a grouping of USB devices that constitute […]

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OS X 10.6.3 and DisplayLink Rotation

There are reports of a few problems with the just-released OS X 10.6.3 update from Apple, and current DisplayLink drivers (1.5 and 1.6 beta) for Mac. In particular, displays in a rotated (portrait) configuration are corrupted. Switching back to standard unrotated mode is a workaround. DisplayLink users on Mac might want to hold off on […]

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SparkFun: Corporate Hero

If there’s a corporate recipe for Plugable Technologies, it’s taking a blend of Linksys, Belkin, Kensington, and mixing in a heavy dose of a secret ingredient: SparkFun. SparkFun is a true corporate hero – bootstrapping from zero, innovating fundamentally, serving customers fanatically, thinking differently, building locally, selling internationally, staying lean, and growing and succeeding organically. […]

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X.Org Server 1.8 Release Candidate 2

X.Org has announced RC2 of the 1.8 server release for Linux and other *nix operating systems. 1.8 contains several new features and configuration capabilities that will form the foundation of future USB multiseat work. In effect, USB multiseat has been waiting for this work to stabilize and get into the distros (of which Fedora 13 […]

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DisplayLink Snow Leopard 64-bit Support in Beta

DisplayLink has just released an updated beta OS X driver with Snow Leopard 64-bit support. Previously, Snow Leopard users had to be careful to stick with a 32-bit kernel to use DisplayLink devices. This driver removes that limitation. The beta drivers are available from DisplayLink here: http://displaylink.org/forum/showthread.php?t=268 These drivers work on all of Plugable’s laptop […]

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Picking the right filesystem across Win, Mac, and Linux

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 […]

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