Expo: Kensington taps DisplayLink tech for multi-monitor releases

Kensington will use DisplayLink’s network display technology for its sd200v Notebook Docking Station with Video as well as its Dual Monitor Adapter, the two companies announced this week at Macworld Expo.

The sd200v Notebook Docking Station with Video connects speakers, a VGA display and up to five USB peripherals to a Mac with a single USB 2.0 connection. DisplayLink’s network technology then provides high-end graphics over USB.

The Docking Station also features a multi-monitor mode to allow users to switch the external display between mirror and extended desktop modes.

The Dual Monitor Adapter allows a user to connect multi-monitor products on Intel-based Macs. It supports DVI and VGA-connected display resolutions up to 1,280-by-1,024 or 1,440-by-1,024.

Both the Kensington sd200v Notebook Docking Station and the Dual Monitor Adapter are based on the DisplayLink Hardware Rendering Engine (HRE) chip. They support high-resolution graphics, DVD-quality video playback and instantaneous mouse and keyboard response. The Dual Monitor Adapter is compatible with any Intel-based Mac OS X laptop and

The Kensington sd200v Notebook Docking Station with Video is available now for $139.99. The $99 Kensington Dual Monitor Adapter will ship in the second quarter of 2008.

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