Samsung monitor with DisplayLink technology named 'Product of the year' by Cambridge Comp...


15-04-2008

Hall of Fame Awards recognise USB multi-monitor technology as world class.

DisplayLink today announced that the Samsung SyncMaster 940UX monitor incorporating DisplayLink’s USB graphics technology, has been named Product of the Year at the Cambridge Computer Lab Ring Hall of Fame Awards 2008. DisplayLink received the award at the Ring’s annual dinner held in Cambridge on March 31st.

The Cambridge Computer Lab Ring is the graduate association of the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. Its awards recognise the success of companies founded by its members. In total, more than 140 companies are registered with the Ring.

This year, DisplayLink eclipsed the competition from such shortlisted companies as Datanomic, Trampoline Systems and Zeus Technology to win the Product of the Year category. The award was judged by the members of the Cambridge Computer Lab Ring Governing Council, and recognises products that are world class in their field.

The judging panel noted that Samsung’s UbiSync branded DisplayLink technology enables mainstream computer users to add up to six additional monitors to almost any PC or laptop via a standard USB 2.0 connection, and has vast potential especially with regards to popularising the use of modular displays to average users. In addition to substantially improving users' productivity, DisplayLink’s technology substantially reduces the workload of corporate IT managers for adding additional monitors.

“Cambridge is home to some of the most innovative technology companies in the UK, and all members of the Ring are leaders in their own fields,” said Hamid Farzaneh, president and CEO of DisplayLink. “We are proud and honoured that our peers at the Council have seen DisplayLink’s potential and the ground-breaking qualities of our technology.”

DisplayLink is the first company to bring the full benefits of multiple monitors to a whole range of business, with high performance technology that uses standard network interfaces to make multi-screen computing simple to use, highly interactive and low cost. DisplayLink’s products enable a single PC to support up to six monitors through a simple USB connection, while maintaining low latency and high-quality images – factors that have traditionally hindered the uptake of such technology. In addition to its partnership with Samsung, the company also has partnerships with top tier-one technology brands, including Samsung, LG, ASUS, Sony, and Toshiba.

About DisplayLink
DisplayLink Corp. is a network display chip and software company that creates simple connections between computers and displays – via USB, making the benefits of expanded visual workspace available to everyone. Using universally accepted wired or wireless networking protocols and proprietary software compression techniques, graphically rich content can be transmitted easily between a single device and multiple displays over a network. Leading global manufacturers have integrated network display technology into an array of consumer electronics including USB-enabled monitors, video docking stations and display adapters. More information can be found at www.displaylink.com.

About the Cambridge Computer Lab Ring
The Cambridge Computer Lab Ring is a not-for-profit independent members' association that campaigns on behalf of Cambridge computer scientists to build the Cambridge community in computing. It was launched in October 2002 to provide computer laboratory graduates with a lifetime benefit from their Cambridge degree. Membership now stands at over 400, with over 150 companies founded by graduates in the Hall of Fame.

For more information please refer to the Ring website at http://www.camring.ucam.org

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DisplayLink is a fabless network graphics semiconductor and software company, formed in 2003 to develop and exploit methods of delivering content to multiple flat panel displays from a single computer with the view that this technology could lower the costs of computing and thus make information technology much more widely available in developing countries.

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