ASUS Launches the New VariDrive Accessory Based on DisplayLink’s Leading SuperSpeed™ Graphics Technology and is Honored with a CES Innovations Award

2013 International CES

PALO ALTO, Calif. & TAIPEI, Taiwan--()--DisplayLink®, the leading provider of technology for virtual graphics and USB-connected computing and ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, today announced the launch of their VariDrive USB3.0 Media Docking device, which has been honored by the CEA for 2013 CES Innovations. The Varidrive combines an external slot-loading optical Multi DVD combo drive, with a DisplayLink enabled SuperSpeed™ docking station for UltraBook expansion and is housed in an ultra portable form factor.

The new ASUS VariDrive product is the perfect match for UltraBooks and notebooks alike, providing all the much-needed peripheral expansion options that users today demand. VariDrive includes an 8X multi DVD read/write combo drive and a docking station with HDMI, VGA, Gigabit Ethernet and HDMI Audio, all in a stylish form factor.

“ASUS VariDrive’s sleek design and unique connectivity options makes it ideal for the multi-media savvy users,” said John Cummins, VP of Sales and Marketing for DisplayLink. “Adding to that, the simplicity of a plug-and-display USB3.0 connector to get all these expansion capabilities, makes it the must have peripheral for any consumer.”

The VariDrive will be on show at 2013 CES and has been honored with an Innovations Award in the category of Computer Peripherals. For more information come and see the Award Winning VariDrive either at ASUS in the Las Vegas Venetian Ballroom, Booth #70623, or at the DisplayLink booth in the USB TechZone South Hall, #31431. Press can also meet DisplayLink and see the latest products including the VariDrive at Showstoppers at the Wynn on January 8th.

Availability

The new ASUS VariDrive device is available worldwide. For more information, visit www.asus.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.

About ASUS

ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 11,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers, the company’s revenue for 2011 was around US$11.9 billion.

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DisplayLink and the DisplayLink logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of DisplayLink Corporation in the US or other countries. All rights reserved.

Contacts

DisplayLink
Andy Davis, +886 (0)988584000
pr@displaylink.com
or
ASUS
Vanessa Wei, +886 2 28943447
Vanessa_Wei@asus.com

ASUS VariDrive Dock Enabled by DisplayLink (Photo: Business Wire)

ASUS VariDrive Dock Enabled by DisplayLink (Photo: Business Wire)

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Release Summary

DisplayLink announces latest VariDrive USB Docking Station with Optical Media Support enabled by DisplayLink Technology

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Contacts

DisplayLink
Andy Davis, +886 (0)988584000
pr@displaylink.com
or
ASUS
Vanessa Wei, +886 2 28943447
Vanessa_Wei@asus.com