Looking to use a USB 3.0 port to connect to that fancy new HD monitor or television? You're in luck. SIIG has just announced its USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter complete with audio -- making multi-tasking during that Justified marathon a breeze. The tech makes use of DisplayLink's DL-3500 USB virtual graphics chip to employ the speed of your PC's 5 Gb/s USB connection. Don't fret, though, the kit is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, should you need it. You'll find standard and widescreen aspect ratios with resolutions up to 2,048 x 1,536 without the need for extra audio cables. And if that's not enough, you can connect up to six of these bad boys at the same time thanks to the latest DisplayLink software. The adapter is available now in the US for $129.99 with UK shipping expected in the next few weeks. Still on the fence? Hit the full PR below before jumping on the source link to snag one (or six) of your own.
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DisplayLink USB Graphics Powered SIIG USB 3.0 Adapter Packs HD Display Support into a Compact Package
March 05, 2012 09:05 AM Eastern Time
PALO ALTO, Calif. & FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DisplayLink®, a leading provider of technology for virtual graphics and USB-connected computing, and SIIG®, Inc., a leading manufacturer of IT and AV connectivity solutions, today announced that the recently introduced SIIG USB 3.0 to HDMI Adapter with Audio is powered by the DisplayLink DL-3500 USB virtual graphics chip.
"SIIG's USB 3.0 to HDMI Adapter with Audio is amazingly compact and takes full advantage of SuperSpeed USB's bandwidth for uncompromised graphics and video performance," said John Cummins, VP of sales and marketing for DisplayLink. "SIIG products allow IT departments to easily enable any employee to enjoy multiple displays."
The new DisplayLink Certified adapter adds an HDMI port to any USB 3.0-enabled PC or notebook, enabling users to hot-plug their system into any HDMI device, such as a monitor, HDTV or projector. Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 as well, the adapter supports standard and widescreen (16:9 & 16:10) aspect ratio and delivers high-quality video resolutions up to 2048 x 1152. Additionally, up to six adapters can be connected simultaneously, with easy configuration enabled by the latest release of DisplayLink software.
"DisplayLink's DL-3500 chip was the perfect choice for us offering maximum performance, reliability and compatibility for the SIIG USB 3.0 to HDMI Adapter with Audio," said Mike Woodmansee, director of sales and marketing at SIIG. "With DisplayLink certification, our customers can be confident that they've chosen the easiest and most reliable means of expanding the visual desktop."
Pricing and Availability
DisplayLink Certified for compatibility, quality and interoperability, the SIIG USB 3.0 to HDMI Adapter with Audio has an MSRP of $129.99 and is currently available in the US with UK availability slated for later this month. For more information, visit http://www.siig.com/it-products/usb/converters/usb-3-0-to-hdmi-with-audio.html for US and for UK: http://www.siig.com/where-to-buy, clicking on Northamber for UK availability.