Toshiba Brings DisplayLink to Docking Station

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Toshiba has introduced a new USB docking station that incorporates DisplayLink--a technology that allows computers to connect to projectors and other types of displays through USB 2.0.

DisplayLink technology uses a computer's USB port to deliver the video signal to the projector or display. The technology is designed to be cross-platform, with support for Windows 2000, Windows XP (32-bit), and Windows Vista (32-bit). The first production driver for Mac OS X was released just back in October. It supports Mac OS X 10.4.11 through 10.5.5. Linux drivers are not available.

The new Toshiba system, dubbed the dynadock U Universal USB Docking Station (or just "dynadock U"), provides ports that allow computers to connect to wide range of devices through a single USB 2.0 connection. With DisplayLink technology incorporated into the hub, users on Windows systems can connect to the hub via USB, which then connects to the display or projector through DVI or a RGB analog connector. It supports monitors up to 26 inches. Other features include:

Support for 5.1-channel digital audio;

  • Six USB ports;
  • 10/100 Ethernet port; and
  • Microphone and headphone jacks.

The dynadock U Universal USB Docking Station is available now for $149.99.

About the Author

David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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