StarTech.com Launches the First USB 3.0 to HDMI and DVI External Video Adapter Supporting Resolutions up to 1920x1200

New USB 3.0 to HDMI and DVI Adapter enables users to take full advantage of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 speeds for fast video playback (with audio), web browsing and office applications

Lockbourne, OH - November 1, 2011 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts has announced the release of the USB 3.0 to HDMI/DVI Adapter (SKU: USB32HDE), which leverages the high-bandwidth (5 Gbps) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface to  deliver smooth, high-definition content to your HDMI or DVI-capable display (HDMI to DVI Adapter included).

The new USB 3.0 video adapter functions as an external graphics card that can be used to extend a desktop to double your workspace for increased productivity or mirror a primary desktop, showing the same image on each display.

“This is StarTech.com’s first USB 3.0 HDMI/DVI external video adapter and the first available to market” said John Mardinly, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com. “Our primary goal with the release of the USB 3.0 to HDMI/DVI adapter was to harness the high speed capability offered by the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface to support high display resolutions up to 1080p.”

“The transfer speed capability of USB 3.0 ensures smoother imaging than USB 2.0 video adapters, with faster video playback, and more responsive performance from office or business applications, which presents creative ways to use a secondary monitor or multiple displays on a computer” said Mr. Mardinly.

Features and benefits of the new USB video adapter includes:

  • Supports SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (5 Gbps) Interface, backward compatible with USB 2.0 (performance limited to USB 2.0 speeds)
  • Supports display resolutions up to 1920x1080
  • Includes optional HDMI® to DVI-D Adapter, for use as a USB 3.0 to DVI-D adapter
  • Supports Mirrored, Extended or Primary display configurations
  • Driver software supports display rotation
  • Supports the Windows® Aero interface
  • Supports 2-channel (Stereo) audio
  • Supports the use of multiple USB32HDE adapters on a single system (up to 5)

The USB 3.0 to HDMI/DVI Adapter (USB32HDE) is scheduled for a mid-November release date, and will be available from leading technology resellers including CDW, Newegg.com, Amazon.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H and SYNNEX. MSRP for this product is $117.99 USD in the United States, $121.99 CDN in Canada and £89.99 GBP in the United Kingdom.

For more information about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.

About StarTech.com

StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 Registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

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