Apple’s Mini DisplayPort (MDP) format has been a thorn in the sides of many AV users. Fortunately Atlona Technologies is adding three new accessories that it says can help sort out these compatibility issues.
The manufacturer’s AT-MDP12 is a one input to two outputs Mini DisplayPort Splitter while the AT-MDP14 works as a one input to four outputs MDP Splitter. Both units are designed to allow computers with a Mini DisplayPort connection (such as MacBook Pro, MacPro, Air, MacMini, etc.) the ability to be displayed on multiple Mini DisplayPort monitors such as the Apple 24-inch LED and Apple iMac 27, simultaneously. These MDP splitters will even work with DisplayPort monitors (Dell, HP and others), with the appropriate Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Atlona adapters.
Along with supporting resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 and surround sound audio of PCM 7.1 and AC3, these units feature a USB connection that is used to power this unit as well as pass audio. With four sets of EDID formats, the AT-MDP12 and AT-MDP14 both provide fast switching between source and displays, the company says.
The third MDP product is a Mini DisplayPort KVM Switch allowing users to connect up to two Mini DisplayPort computers to a single display. This AT-MDP21 has 2two individual Mini DisplayPort inputs, four USB inputs, and an individual Mini DisplayPort output, as well as two USB outputs for keyboard and a mouse.
Supporting digital video resolutions up to 1920×1200, the AT-MDP21 is designed for users looking to use a single Mini DisplayPort Monitor, such as the Apple 24-inch Cinema Display with multiple Mini DisplayPort computers or sources. Along with the capability of being passive without a need of a separate power supply, the AT-MDP21 features two push-buttons on the front panel, which allows users to select between sources.
With all Mac designed products having gone through rigorous testing at the Apple Lab in Cupertino, California, Atlona ensures perfect compatibility between all Apple computers and Displays.
Atlona’s new Mini DisplayPort Products are available now with the following MSRPs: