StarTech.com First to Market with DisplayPort KVM Switch

New DisplayPort KVM Switch supports next generation display resolutions and audio capability, ideal for high definition imaging, graphic design, CAD and other demanding display environments

Groveport, OH - June 12, 2009 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of KVM Switches and Server Management solutions has announced the upcoming release of a DisplayPort KVM Switch (SV231DPU) - the first KVM Switch available with support for direct connections to DisplayPort monitors and computers without using a converter.

The DisplayPort KVM Switch enables users to control two DisplayPort-capable computers using a single keyboard, mouse and monitor while capitalizing on the impressive graphical and audio capability of the DisplayPort interface.

“Current users of DisplayPort technology have had to rely on converting to and from more common interfaces such as DVI and VGA for KVM control of high resolution PCs” commented Jon Arnett, Senior Product Marketing Manager for StarTech.com. “In most cases, that conversion has meant sacrificing the advantages of DisplayPort for the sake of compatibility, as well as adding cost and complexity to the initial setup. The SV231DPU KVM switch supports direct DisplayPort connections, with no compromises”.

The 2-port DisplayPort KVM switch offers a native resolution of 2560 x 1600 (@60 Hz, 30 bpp) as well as 7.1 channel HD digital audio, making it a suitable solution for professional multimedia and high definition content development applications.

DisplayPort supports a maximum bandwidth of 4 lanes at 2.7 Gbps each, which allows for resolutions of up to 3840 x 2400 at reduced refresh rates, ideal for “extreme” resolution applications that require less dynamic graphical capability such as MRI and X-Ray medical imaging and digital signage server control.

Other features of StarTech.com’s SV231DPU include:

  • USB 2.0 peripheral sharing
  • Hotkey and push-button switching
  • Support for Mac and PC operating environments
  • DDC2B compliant operation

The SV231DPU KVM Switch is available for pre-order directly from StarTech.com, and will be available for purchase from StarTech.com’s channel partners, including  CDW, PC Connection and Insight and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H and SYNNEX as well as directly from StarTech.com in late July 2009.

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 and technology 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.

About DisplayPort

DisplayPort is a cutting-edge digital audio/video interconnect released by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) in 2006. While intended to be used primarily between a computer and its display monitor, DisplayPort connections offer outstanding graphical and audio capability beyond “high definition” standards, making it suitable for next-generation multimedia applications.

Another distinct advantage of DisplayPort over predecessor technologies such as DVI and HDMI interfaces is its support of Direct Drive operation with associated devices, which allows for thinner and more compact monitor designs.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Andrew Stephen, StarTech.com
1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248, astephen@startech.com

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