Matrox DualHead2Go offers multi-display support
Matrox Graphics, Inc., the leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for
professionals, today unveiled the revolutionary new Matrox DualHead2Go, the
world’s first external upgrade capable of adding multiple monitor support to
compatible laptop and integrated graphics-based desktop PCs that were previously
limited to single screen output. DualHead2Go is a palm-sized box that
connects to the existing single monitor output (i.e. external VGA output) of a
computer and appears to the system as a single ultra-widescreen monitor with
native support for resolutions up to 2560 x 1024*, which are twice as wide as
standard resolutions. Using Matrox patent-pending technology,
DualHead2Go splits the 2560 x 1024 Microsoft® Windows® desktop into a right and
left half, each of which is then sent to two separate analog monitors allowing
users to easily upgrade their workspace setups to experience the productivity
benefits of a DualHeadÒ desktop.
"An increasing number of professionals are using laptops as their main
computer, but they still want the advantages of a multi-display workstation
while at the office," says Dan Wood, VP Technical Marketing, Matrox Graphics
Inc. "DualHead2Go is a breakthrough product that solves this need by creating a
cost-effective, space-saving, multi-display docking station for a laptop.
Since DualHead2Go is an external upgrade, it's also ideal for adding an extra
display to a closed, already validated, mission-critical system or to computers
with no available expansion slots."
DualHead2Go harnesses the capabilities of the system’s existing GPU or
integrated graphics for acceleration of all 2D, 3D and video rendering.
There is no image distortion and no scaling to the original raw pixels generated
from the existing graphics accelerator. By using DualHead2Go in
conjunction with the built-in display of a laptop, users can benefit with up to
three displays of independent information at a time. The wide range of
desktop computers with only one video output can now be upgraded to dual-display
without requiring users to open up the shell of the computer or install new
There has never been a better time to upgrade a PC to multiple
displays. The dramatic price decreases for flat panels make it affordable
for users to invest in multiple monitors. A single display workspace
physically limits the amount of information that users can see.
Constantly having to open and close application windows can be cumbersome and
time consuming, thereby making it more difficult to multi-task and ultimately
reduces productivity. With the adoption of a dual-display workspace, the
work process is streamlined and management of multiple documents is simplified
because users have expanded their workspace across two displays.
Capitalizing on Matrox’s long-standing multi-display leadership, the
DualHead2Go is bundled with Matrox PowerDesk SE; a suite of powerful window
management software offering users a wide range of unique-to-Matrox operational
modes, utilities and display configurations for optimal management of windows
positioning and message pop-ups.
DualHead2Go is compatible with a wide range of laptop models. Desktop PC
support for DualHead2Go is limited to certain PCs based on integrated graphics.
A complete list of compatible systems is posted on the Matrox website and will
be regularly updated to reflect new system support. Additionally, a free
DualHead2Go online compatibility utility is available allowing users to
pre-validate that their system is compatible with DualHead2Go prior to
purchase. Visit www.matrox.com/graphics/dualhead2go
for complete details.
Available in mid-November 2005, DualHead2Go – Dual Analog Edition, has a
suggested retail price of $169USD. This product will be available from
authorized resellers worldwide or, in North America and Europe, directly from
Matrox at http://shopmatrox.com. For more
information, call Matrox Sales at 1-800-361-1408 (North America) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
About Matrox Graphics Inc.
Matrox Graphics Inc. is the leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for
professionals and has been delivering high-quality, innovative 2D/3D, and video
graphics accelerators for more than a quarter century. Creator of the
multi-display phenomenon, Matrox combines its proven graphics chip designs,
reliable software, and dependable card manufacturing expertise to produce
products that are reputed worldwide for their superior image quality, practical
ingenuity, and unwavering stability. Matrox Graphics designs and supports
graphics solutions optimized for utility, empowering professionals to see more
and do more. A privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Matrox
has international offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland,
Germany, Italy, and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/graphics.