First VESA DisplayPort based controller

IDT has announces the first VESA DisplayPort based controller providing complete high-definition multi-monitor capability without the need for an additional graphics card. The IDT PanelPort ViewXpand solution can be placed within a notebook, on a docking station, in a stand-alone dongle or on DisplayPort-capable monitors, allowing original design manufacturers the flexibility to customise the multi-monitor experience for their customers.
The plug-and-play configuration of the IDT PanelPort ViewXpand solution allows end users to enjoy multiple monitors from a single digital output port for each application, such as gaming, graphics design or spreadsheet analysis; or the user can choose to dedicate each monitor to a separate application. Moreover, the IDT ViewXpand device is fully HD compatible and provides full display performance with zero latency and no display application limitations. The ViewXpand solution does not require any system software updates or any Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) testing/qualification, which provides ease of use for end consumers and faster time-to-market for OEMs.

Utilising the unique architecture of DisplayPort interconnect technology, the PanelPort VMM1300 is ideal for a variety of home and office applications, such as finance, gaming, graphic design, industrial design and home entertainment. The IDT VMM1300 is configurable to operate in hub or daisy chain modes, providing increased flexibility. In hub mode, the VMM1300 supports three DisplayPort outputs that can display on up to three monitors. In daisy chain mode, the ViewXpand device supports a connection to downstream devices (for example, another VM1300) to form daisy chain monitors compatible with the current DisplayPort standard. For ease of use, the VM1300 automatically detects the number of monitors connected and adjusts the resolution accordingly. There is no change required on the source device, thus enabling true plug-and-play operation.

This breakthrough in multi-monitor display technology allows any system with a DisplayPort port to be instantly multi-monitor capable. Ultimately, using multiple monitors is about fundamental productivity gains and improved users experiences. When using two or more screens, users see more, toggle less and accomplish more.