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SIIG Announces New Line of DisplayPort Cables!

(Fremont, California; January 11, 2008)   SIIG, the market leader in I/O connectivity products (including Serial ATA and Ultra ATA Controllers, FireWire, USB, serial/parallel I/O, etc.) and accessories is proud to announce the upcoming release of a variety of DisplayPort cables for use with the latest digital displays.

New Digital Audio/Video Standard

Designed to be the standard digital interface between computers and digital monitors, DisplayPort is expected to replace DVI and VGA ports by late 2008.  Some of the highlights of the new DisplayPort standard include:

  • • Designed for digital connection of the latest computer systems & monitors, providing high-resolution video, greater color depth, higher refresh rates and faster data transfer speeds
  • • Smaller connector footprint than DVI or VGA, enabling a better fit for laptops and other small devices
  • • Supports high resolution display up to 2560x1600 (WQXGA)
  • • Supports a maximum data rate of up to 10.8 Gigabit/sec
  • • Able to support full digital audio (up to 8 channels) in the same cable
  • • Supports DPCP (DisplayPort Content Protection) and HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection)

SIIG is expected to be one of the first manufacturers to offer DisplayPort cables to the public, giving users the ability to purchase extended lengths and replacement cables.  SIIG will offer a variety cable length options, ranging from 1 meter to 5 meters (3.3 feet to 16.4 feet) and prices ranging from $49.99 to $119.99.  The first cables are expected to be available by late Q1 of 2008.

About DisplayPort

DisplayPort is a digital display interface specification designed to reduce display complexity and accelerate the adoption of protected digital outputs on PCs to support the viewing of high definition and other types of protected content with an optional content protection capability.

It was developed by members of the industry who saw the need for extreme display performance that could be implemented ubiquitously across complete product lines.

Supported by the 170+ member companies of VESA (the Video Electronics Standards Association), representing a significant cross-section of the computer and consumer electronics industry, DisplayPort represents the next generation of digital display interface standards. 

Company Profile

Founded in 1985, SIIG, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of IT connectivity solutions (including Serial ATA and Ultra ATA Controllers, FireWire®, USB, and legacy I/O adapters) that bridge the connection between Desktop/Notebook systems and external peripherals. SIIG continues to grow by adding A/V and Digital Signage connectivity solutions to our extensive portfolio. All centered around the distribution and switching of A/V signals over CAT5/6, these products include matrix switches, distribution amplifiers, extenders, converters, splitters, cabling, and more.

SIIG is the premier one-stop source of upgrades and is committed to providing high quality products while keeping economical and competitive prices. High-quality control standards are evident by one of the lowest defective return rates in the industry. Our products offer comprehensive user manuals, user-friendly features, and most products are backed by a lifetime warranty.

SIIG products can be found in many computer retail stores, mail order catalogs, and e-commerce sites in the Americas, as well as through major distributors, system integrators, and VARs.