StarTech claim first DisplayPort KVM switch

New DisplayPort to VGA Adapter from StarTech.com

Bridges Cutting Edge Video Connectivity with Older Display Technology

DisplayPort VGA Adapter interfaces next-generation DisplayPort-based desktop and laptop computers with VGA displays

Northampton, UK - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity and technology parts, has launched a DisplayPort to VGA adapter (DP2VGA), that allows users to connect a conventional VGA display to a DisplayPort-based laptop or desktop computer. The new adapter eliminates the expense of upgrading a VGA monitor for the sake of compatibility with the DisplayPort standard, supporting high-resolution applications at up to 1900x1200 (WUXGA) and high-definition applications up to 1080p without having to purchase a DisplayPort capable display.

“As the DisplayPort interface gains popularity in the months and years to come, many users will be faced with the decision to either upgrade their monitor to suit the new standard or keep their existing video card due to monitor limitations” said John Mardinly, Product Manager for StarTech.com. “Our DisplayPort VGA adapter gives users the best of both worlds, allowing them to upgrade to a DisplayPort-capable video source and keep their existing VGA monitor until it’s ready for an upgrade.”

“The DisplayPort VGA adapter will be particularly valuable on an enterprise level, because it lets IT administrators take advantage of the new features offered by cutting edge DisplayPort video cards or laptops as budget permits, without having to replace tens, if not hundreds of VGA displays”. Other features of StarTech.com’s DisplayPort to VGA adapter include: Can be used to add a secondary (VGA) monitor, connecting from the DisplayPort output Operation is transparent to the operating system; requires no software adapters High quality DB15 (VGA) and DisplayPort connectors for dependable, high quality performance Backed by 1 year warranty The MSRP of StarTech.com’s DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (DP2VGA) is £34.49 exc. VAT. StarTech.com’s DisplayPort VGA Adapter is available through leading technology resellers including Dabs.com, Misco.co.uk, Insight and Amazon.co.uk, and is distributed by Ingram Micro and ENTA.

New DisplayPort KVM Switch supports next generation display resolutions and audio capability, ideal for high definition imaging, graphic design, CAD and other demanding display environments

StarTech has announced a DisplayPort KVM Switch (SV231DPU) – the first KVM Switch available with support for direct connections to DisplayPort monitors and computers without using a converter. The DisplayPort KVM Switch enables users to control two DisplayPort-capable computers using a single keyboard, mouse and monitor while capitalizing on the impressive graphical and audio capability of the DisplayPort interface. “Current users of DisplayPort technology have had to rely on converting to and from more common interfaces such as DVI and VGA for KVM control of high resolution PCs” commented Jon Arnett, Senior Product Marketing Manager for StarTech.com. “In most cases, that conversion has meant sacrificing the advantages of DisplayPort for the sake of compatibility, as well as adding cost and complexity to the initial setup. The SV231DPU KVM switch supports direct DisplayPort connections, with no compromises”. The 2-port DisplayPort KVM switch offers a native resolution of 2560 x 1600 (@60 Hz, 30 bpp) as well as 7.1 channel HD digital audio, making it a suitable solution for professional multimedia and high definition content development applications. DisplayPort supports a maximum bandwidth of 4 lanes at 2.7 Gbps each, which allows for resolutions of up to 3840 x 2400 at reduced refresh rates, ideal for “extreme” resolution applications that require less dynamic graphical capability such as MRI and X-Ray medical imaging and digital signage server control. Other features of StarTech.com’s SV231DPU include: • USB 2.0 peripheral sharing • Hotkey and push-button switching • Support for Mac and PC operating environments • DDC2B compliant operation The SV231DPU KVM Switch is available directly from StarTech.com, and from StarTech.com’s channel partners, including Dabs.com, Misco.co.uk, Insight and Amazon.co.uk, and is distributed by Ingram Micro and ENTA as well as directly from StarTech.com.

StarTech.com Announces Extensive USB 3.0 Connectivity Product Line

New product line includes USB 3.0 interface cards, hubs, cables, hard drive docks and enclosures allowing users to take advantage of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance and speed up external storage solutions Northampton, UK - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity and technology parts has announced the release of a wide selection of USB 3.0 interface cards, hubs, cables, hard drive docks and enclosures, that allow users to harness the distinct performance advantages of the new SuperSpeed USB/USB 3.0 interface. “Initially, we are releasing USB 3.0 products focusing on applications that would most benefit from the dramatic performance boost offered by the new interface, specifically the transfer rate speeds, such as external storage” said Keith Rodrigues, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com. “Although USB 2.0 has provided easy connections for such applications, As more and more USB 3.0 devices become available from manufacturers in the coming weeks and months, our product offering will expand as the necessity for USB 3.0 connectivity solutions grows.” The first release from StarTech.com’s lineup of USB 3.0 products was the USB3SAB6 6ft USB 3.0 Cable (A to B - M/M), which is currently available for purchase from leading technology distributors and resellers (visit startech.com for details).