Though DisplayLink has been Mac-friendly for a number of years now, the company has finally made good on their promise of speedier USB 3.0 drivers for the latest Macs (except for the barely-updated Mac Pro). If you don't recall, DisplayLink technology essentially turns a single USB port into an array of connections with the help of a compatible docking station -- so your new MacBook Air can now connect to a four monitor setup at home without using up all your ports, for example. The new driver is available as a software update and is also completely backward compatible, so those limping along with USB 2.0 should still benefit from the multiplied connections that DisplayLink enables.
DisplayLink Announces New USB3.0 Apple Mac Driver and Showcases at CES 2013
PALO ALTO, Calif.. – January 7th, 2013 – DisplayLink®, the leading provider of USB Graphics technology, today announced new USB 3.0 Mac Drivers, and showcasing the latest USB 3.0 Docking Stations at CES 2013, enabling users of the Mac products to benefit from DisplayLink's Award Winning Chip and Software Technology. DisplayLink enabled docking stations, coupled with a Mac Book, enables up to 4 additional displays, keyboard, mouse, audio and Ethernet connectivity for a full desktop / workstation productivity environment. There is strong demand from the Mac community wishing to benefit from the productivity enhancements offered with a single cable USB docking station. "Due to high demand from the Mac community adding Mac support to our operating system lineup was high on DisplayLink's priority list," said John Cummins, Vice President Sales and Marketing for the company. "We see Mac usage increasing in both consumer and enterprise markets globally since we released our previous USB 2.0 products. We've invested heavily to add support for the entire DisplayLink Chipset family, and are truly excited to announce this ahead of schedule here at CES."
The new Mac driver is available as a software upgrade and completely backward compatible with DisplayLink's previous silicon solutions, allowing existing users to reap the productivity and connectivity benefits of USB Graphics over both USB2.0 and USB 3.0 connections.