|By Business Wire||
|January 9, 2013 11:52 AM EST||
DisplayLink®, the leading provider of technology for virtual graphics, and Lenovo®, the world’s second largest PC vendor known globally for their innovative ThinkPad products, today announced being honored by the CEA with a CES 2013 Innovation Award, in the category of Computer Peripherals for the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock, powered by DisplayLink’s award winning dual head DL-3900 USB Graphics technology.
Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock with DisplayLink technology (Photo: Business Wire)
“Lenovo have fully embraced the universal approach of USB connectivity for peripheral expansion and graphics and completely redesigned the USB3.0 Dock, fitting a huge amount in such a small form factor while totally embracing the ThinkPad identity,” said John Cummins, Vice President Sales and Marketing for DisplayLink. “The chipset previously was awarded Best of Innovations in 2011 and its great to now see Lenovo being honored in a product category here in 2013.”
The Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock offers smart connection and device expansion for laptops over a single USB 3.0 cable. The product provides dual head video connectivity using DisplayLink’s award wining DL-3900 technology providing two DVI connectors along with Gigabit Ethernet, Microphone / Headphone socket and 5 USB ports enabling users to connect a wide variety of USB devices.
“Lenovo took design of the USB 3.0 Dock back to the drawing board and completely re-thought the whole product from scratch to build one of the smallest form factor docking stations available, measuring only 13cm high x 4.5cm wide and 9cm deep,” said Jon Heim, Director Accessories Product Marketing from Lenovo. “Choosing the award winning DisplayLink DL-3900 solution was an obvious choice for us and when combined with our new design turned into a winning combination for both parties.”
The design enables the dock to be easily placed on the desktop maximizing usability while minimizing space and connects to any Windows based PC / Laptop, providing flexibility to IT Managers and enterprises, enabling them a future proofed docking station strategy built on the back of a single USB cable connection.
The Award Winning Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock supports all major operating systems including Windows XP / Vista / 7 and the latest Windows 8 operating systems and is supported by software updates from DisplayLink.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo USB3.0 Dock (0A33970) is available through Lenovo.com, with an MSRP of $179.99. For more information, visit http://www.lenovo.com.
About DisplayLink – Plug and Display Solutions.
DisplayLink Corp. (www.displaylink.com) develops hardware and software solutions to enable easy connectivity between monitors and computing devices over standard interfaces such as USB, Ethernet, and wireless networks. DisplayLink’s technology increases productivity and ease-of-use in the multi-display workspace and is deployed to millions of users through globally branded PC products including universal docking stations, monitors, projectors, zero client systems and display adapters.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than 160 countries, and the world’s second-largest PC vendor. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.
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