October 09, 2007

Technology - LCD with embedded USB controller

Samsung is first to release LCD with embedded USB controller this week. It's a 19 inch and they don't list out the supported resolutions but the higher end USB controllers do 1600x1200. Handling those resolutions under load (ie video or heavy flash) is still the determination factor.

Samsung Premieres 19-Inch Flat-Panel LCD Monitor with UbiSync Technology - Forbes.com

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of professional LCD and PDP display products, today announced the Samsung 940UX Monitor, the first 19" flat-panel USB connected LCD monitor. The display leverages Samsung's proprietary UbiSync technology to allow multiple screens to connect via USB, rather than VGA, without the need for a graphics card or any special video hardware. The 940UX is a breakthrough model for both commercial users and consumers who rely on multiple screens to create a more productive, flexible work experience.

"With traditional multiple monitor systems owners accrue additional costs with expensive video cards, hardware upgrades and other inconveniences," said Andrew Weis, senior product manager, display group, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. "With its simple 'plug and play' functionality this new display is an intuitive, easy-to-use solution for a wide range of personal and professional applications."

Each 940UX features an onboard video card and embedded software driver allowing for easy and automatic installation on any Windows XP PC, eliminating inconveniences such as purchasing additional graphic cards and downloading separate drivers. The monitor is an ideal solution for users who need to add a second or third monitor to a laptop or PC, particularly PCs that lack space for an extra graphics card. Users can add up to six 940UX monitors on one PC, providing up to 114 inches of desktop space increasing productivity by giving users the ability to have multiple windows open across multiple displays.

To further drive productivity, the 940UX features a height-adjustable stand and allows users to view documents in portrait and landscape mode, creating a comfortable, highly customizable work experience. For additional flexibility, the 940UX also features the traditional VGA (15-pin D-sub) and DVI connections. The model also allows users to alter images to their liking, using a one-touch auto set-up button.

The 940UX is priced at $379 MSRP. The monitor is currently available at a variety of retail outlets and through Samsung resellers and distribution channels, which can be located by calling 1-800-SAMSUNG or by visiting www.samsung.com. Samsung Power Partners receive special promotions, lead referrals, training and technical support, as well as collateral and marketing materials. To find out more about becoming a Samsung Power Partner visit www.samsungpartner.com.

Like all Samsung displays, the 940UX monitor is backed by a three-year limited warranty on labor and parts, including the backlight, as well as toll-free technical support for the life of the display.

About Samsung Electronics America Information Technology Division

Samsung's Information Technology Division (ITD) markets a complete line of award-winning LCD Monitor products, including professional large-format LCD and Plasma displays. ITD also markets an award-winning line of color and monochrome laser printers and multifunction devices, video security systems and the family of Samsung Q1 Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC). Samsung ITD is committed to supporting the needs of its channel partners in the professional, commercial, corporate, and SOHO markets. Based in Irvine, California, ITD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). The SEA organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information or call 1-800-SAMSUNG.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 90 offices in 51 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest-growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

Posted by staff at October 9, 2007 10:04 AM