Attach your new Plugable USB graphics adapter to a Win 7 PC. What happens? .. driver is found and downloaded from Microsoft’s Windows Update system… … and a DisplayLink EULA and a bunch of screen flashes later … Windows 7 and a network connection takes care of it. No driver disk needed.
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Windows 7 and Vista have Windows Update on by default, as do most recent Windows XP machines. So when a new USB device arrives, the system is able to go out to the Internet and check Microsoft’s huge library of drivers to find a match — a great plug and play experience for devices like […]
Connect extra displays to nearly any computer (one adapter required per monitor) with USB 2.0. VGA, DVI, or HDMI monitors, projectors, and TV’s connect through the top-of-the-line DisplayLink DL-195 chip, with resolutions up to 2048×1152 using this USB graphics adapter.
Here’s the result when you connect the Plugable UD-160-A universal laptop docking station to a completely fresh Windows 7 system: Windows automatically finds, downloads, and installs drivers for all the devices on the dock — the built-in USB C-Media audio, ASIX ethernet, DisplayLink graphics functions are all supported. *NO* driver disks to find, no web […]
Following on the announcement of Windows Multipoint Server 2010, HP has announced their first product to connect with it: The HP MultiSeat thin client T100. It’s a DisplayLink-based device with VGA, PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports, and audio. It’s a focused competitor to the product that Plugable sells here, and they do a great job […]
Microsoft has announced their Windows solution that’s similar to Linux multiseat: Windows Server Multipoint 2010. Architecturally, it’s actually similar to running several VNC clients in loopback mode on the same Linux server. See Microsoft’s “Unlimited Potential” blog for more information from Microsoft. “Unlimited” is over the top, but there’s certainly unfulfilled potential for multiseat (my […]
So what do you get when you take a Windows 7 box and plug in a USB multifunction dock with DisplayLink graphics, C-Media audio, ASIX ethernet, and a few other common USB devices? Without ANY driver disks? A wonderful plug and play experience. See video below for more. Click here for video (like the subliminal […]
Windows 7 has now officially launched, and it has significantly improved driver download and installation via Windows Update. Here’s the result when you connect the Plugable universal laptop docking station to a completely fresh Windows 7 system: Windows automatically finds, downloads, and installs drivers for all the devices on the dock — the built-in USB […]
Click on the picture for more detail. This is a picture of my work desk today and how I’m using the Plugable dock myself. (yes — I cleaned off a few books and papers — it’s usually much messier!) My $330 Acer Aspire One Atom 1.6Ghz netbook is on the left — I like having […]
Using a single USB port on your laptop or desktop, connect to an extra display, speakers, ethernet, and 4 USB 2.0 ports. Works with any Windows PC brand: Acer, Compaq, Dell, HP, Gateway, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba, etc. Drivers for Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8 available.