Tuesday, December 20, 2011

DisplayLink chip powers Japan’s first USB 3 graphics adapter from I-0 DATA

PALO ALTO, USA & KANAZAWA, JAPAN: DisplayLink, the leading provider of technology for virtual graphics and USB-connected computing, and IO-DATA Device announced the availability of the IO-DATA USB-RGB3/H USB 3.0 to HDMI display adapter. Incorporating the DisplayLink DL-3500 chip for connectivity and virtual graphics, it is the first USB 3.0 enabled display adapter for HDMI to ship in Japan.

Featuring the robust DisplayLink 3.0 video compression and support for resolutions up to 1920 x 1080, including 1080p, even the newest notebooks, netbooks and PCs can enjoy the benefits of multi-screen computing. And with the throughput of SuperSpeed USB 3.0, those monitors will display high-performance, full-screen HD video, 3D games, rich 2D graphics and multi-channel audio.

“Mixing and matching devices with different peripherals will continue to become even more popular with USB 3.0’s speed and versatility,” said Dennis Crespo, DisplayLink executive VP of marketing and business development. “And this is as true in Japan as any other technology-embracing market.”

“The DisplayLink DL-3000 family of chips allows I-O DATA to be first-to-market with high-quality products that our end consumers want now,” said Hiroshi Kawada, board director of Business Strategy Dept. of I-O DATA. “The USB-RGB3/H adapter fills an immediate need for users of the newest PCs, allowing them to take advantage of displays of different resolutions with without sacrificing performance.”

USB 3.0 has transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. USB 3.0 significantly reduces the time required for data transmission, reduces power consumption, and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

IO-DATA USB-RGB3/H USB 3.0 to HDMI display adapter is available now and retails in Japan for the equivalent of US $136, at current exchange rates.

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