PALO ALTO & LAS VEGAS, USA:DisplayLink Corp.’s USB virtual graphics technology is helping provide sleek, streamlined USB connectivity for HP’s latest USB Media Docking Station, announced at 2010 International CES.
The complete HP USB Media Docking Station features an integrated notebook stand, a high performance speaker system, and a port replicator that uses the DisplayLink DL-165 chip, enabling the entire notebook to connect to all peripherals – including additional monitors – via a single USB cable from the dock.
Part of the DL-1x5 processor family, the DisplayLink DL-165 chip supports up to 1920 x 1080 resolution, offers high-quality graphics and delivers smooth video playback. Its use in the HP USB docking station promises uncompromising performance, as the new device is DisplayLink Certified.
“HP’s USB Media Docking Station offers consumers the simplicity they crave. Pop your notebook on the stand, plug it into the dock via USB, and you’re ready to use all peripherals without any hassle,” said Dennis Crespo, DisplayLink executive vice president of marketing and business development. “This dock is the third HP accessory to incorporate DisplayLink innovations, further demonstrating our technology is a smart choice for USB PC products.”
In addition to the USB connector, the port replicator features four USB ports, Ethernet, audio jacks for microphones and headphones, and a VGA monitor port. The entire dock slides neatly into the notebook stand to provide a clean, contained work space. The notebook stand is integrated with four Altec Lansing speakers and a subwoofer for 2.1 channel high-def audio, and the stand is compatible with any notebook with up to a 17-inch diagonal screen.