It's been quite a while since Tritton
last cropped up on our radar, but the company was acquired by Mad Catz last summer, and it's now announced a new range of Mac-compatible, 720p-supporting external video cards. That includes updated versions of its existing SEE2 UV150 external VGA video card and SEE2 XD300 Xpress Docking Station (with VGA, Ethernet, four USB ports, and mic and speaker ports), along with the all new SEE2 Xtreme UV250 external video card, which packs both VGA and DVI ports and supports resolutions up to 1920 x 1200, but is apparently only compatible with Windows. Look for it to be available in April for $100, while two Mac-compatible devices will be available next month for $60 and $100. Full press release is after the break.
Mad Catz® Adds Mac® Compatibility and 720p HD Video Support to TRITTON™ SEE2 USB External Video Card Range
Updated Range Includes New Mac Compatible Express Docking Station, USB External VGA Video Card, and New UV250 USB to DVI External Video Card
San Diego, January 06. 2011
Mad Catz® Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz" or "the Company") (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, today announced a new range of USB External Video Cards, being released under the Company's TRITTON brand.
A pioneering leader in USB external video card technology, the new range of TRITTON USB External Video Cards each use state-of-the-art technology to present consumers with a range of highly flexible, innovative solutions, ideal for their daily computing needs whether used at home or at work.
Full details of the new range of TRITTON USB External Video Cards are as follows:
· TRITTON SEE2 UV150 External VGA Video Card
The TRITTON SEE2 UV150 External VGA Video Card has been updated to now support the Mac OS (Mac OS 10.4 and newer – Intel® CPU only). The UV150 offers a remarkably simple and cost effective way for consumers to add a second display to their computer setup, ideal for enhancing productivity. A simple plug-and-play external video card, consumers connect to their computer via USB 2.0, instantly adding an additional display without the hassle of installing an internal graphics card. The UV150 allows consumers' to extend their desktop across multiple displays or via mirror mode, clone one screen onto the other. Compatible with all VGA displays and ideal for screen sizes up to 22", the UV150 is perfect for practically any application including word processing, spreadsheets, graphic applications, email, and surfing the web. Supporting standard resolutions up to 1600x1200 and widescreen resolutions up to 1680 x 1050, the UV150 is fully compatible with both Windows® PCs (2000, XP, Vista, and 7) and Mac (Mac OS 10.4 and newer – Intel CPU only).
· TRITTON SEE2 XD300 Xpress Docking Station
Newly updated to support the Mac OS (Mac OS 10.4 and newer – Intel CPU only) in addition to Windows® based PCs (XP, Vista, and 7), the TRITTON SEE2 XD300 Xpress Docking Station offers a universal docking station for all laptops sporting a USB 2.0 port. Offering impressive flexibility and value for money, the XD300 allows consumers to quickly and conveniently expand their laptop into a full size workstation, providing 4 powered USB 2.0 inputs, a microphone in and speaker out port, a 10/100 Ethernet port and a VGA port. The XD300 then includes 1 downstream USB 2.0 port, allowing consumers to connect their entire PC eco-system via a single USB connection. Supporting resolutions up to 1600 x 1200, the XD300 also allows users to extend their laptop across multiple displays.
· TRITTON SEE2 Xtreme UV250 External DVI / VGA Video Card
Introducing the new TRITTON SEE2 Xtreme UV250 External DVI / VGA Video Card. Powered by an all-new next generation graphics chip and Utilizing TRITTON's 'T2 Compression' technology, the UV250 provides enhanced graphics performance and supports full 720p HD video playback. Offering the easiest and most cost effective way to add multiple displays to a PC, the UV250 connects via USB 2.0, producing an additional display with resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 for DVI or VGA. Using available USB 2.0 ports, users can add up to six external video cards. Patented technology allows the UV250 to seamlessly integrate into the consumers' system within minutes, providing users the flexibility to select between an extended desktop, mirror mode and primary mode, proving ideal for a variety of applications from graphic design to office applications. The new UV250 is fully compatible with Windows® PCs (XP, Vista, and 7).
Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz commented, "The new TRITTON USB to video accessories marks the first new video products we have released since acquiring the TRITTON brand in 2010. We believe that consumers will think them worth the wait and believe that each new product in the range adheres to the TRITTON tradition of releasing innovative, groundbreaking technology at a highly affordable price."
The new Mac compatible versions of Mad Catz TRITTON branded XD300 and UV150 are expected to begin shipping world-wide from February 2011. The all new UV250 is expected to begin shipping world-wide from April 2011.