DisplayLink developed a solution which enables the display of 4K videos via USB 3.0, an implementation which will easily set a lot of peripherals and devices with USB 3.0 out there to work to display such video content.
DisplayLink’s John Cummins not only said that the latest DisplayLink 4K is able to do this, but also has backwards compatibility. Few months ago, DisplayLink made chips to enable USB plug-and-play monitors which can display HD content via USB 2.0 and 3.0 connections and it compatible with HDCP 2.0, but seeing that a 4K content can be pushed through USB 3.0, this should be one of the solution to start tempting people to adopt 4K displays much sooner than expected.
DisplayLink did have USB 2.0 setup to display 4K content at CES 2013, but as it turns out (and as many would expect) the data compression was extremely high, causing higher frame rates on certain occasions. In a way,its impressive, considering the difference of bandwidth throughput between USB 2.0 and 3.0 is a lot. He added,”Many thought 4K over USB wouldn’t be achievable, so we pushed the bar further, enabling Ultra HD 4K for both wired and wireless connections.
The resolution increase is staggering when used in a business setting for data graphing, spreadsheets, and finance.”