Dr. Bott LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of Mac peripherals, has the
DVIator (pronounced “deviator”) for ADC displays in stock. The device lets you use Apple ADC displays on computers with the industry standard DVI video port.
ADC is the Apple Display Connector (ADC), the only type of displays that Apple now sells. While ADC technology helps reduces desktop clutter by combining power, video and USB signals on a skinny little cable, it won’t plug into more widespread DVI ports. The DVIator lets you connect an ADC display to an older Mac. Or you can use it to connect two ADC displays to your new G4.
“We’re excited about the options and solutions the DVIator has given those with Apple flat-panel displays,” said Eric Prentice, CEO of Dr. Bott, in a statement. “Video and audio editing pros are now able to use Apple displays for their editing rigs that include three to six displays. Dual flat-panel displays enable those who need matched screens for color consistency. We’ve also seen many people with older Macs able to upgrade to a new Cinema Display because they don’t have to buy both a new G4 and the new display at the same time.”
The US$149.95 DVIator combines DVI video, USB and external power to drive Apple’s ADC displays without any loss in quality or functionality, he added. It’s compatible with all G4 Power Macs with built-in DVI video and older Macs that have a compatible DVI video card installed. Dr. Bott’s internal testing included Beige Macs all the way down to the 7200, Prentice said.