Cirago International, a leading manufacturer of multimedia centers, storage, display adapters and wireless solutions, today announced the launch of two new additions to its growing line of USB 3.0 "SuperSpeed" accessories that provide faster data transfer speed and a better interactive experience to support the growing demand for high-performance connectivity between PCs, peripherals and accessories. The company unveiled the new USB 3.0 products today at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
"USB 3.0 is quickly becoming the new standard in connectivity, offering up to 10-times faster data transfer for less wait time and improved latency, but with backward compatibility to USB 2.0 that enables you to continue using all of your current gear," said Patrick Lo, Cirago CEO. "As more and more PC manufacturers implement USB 3.0 technology, our new USB 3.0 devices are a future-proof investment—even if you don't have a USB 3.0-equipped PC now, the next one you purchase most likely will be, and you'll be ready."
USB 3.0 to HDMI Display Adapter
Stream content to any HDMI or DVI equipped display at up to 5Gbps USB 3.0 SuperSpeed with the new UDA3000 USB 3.0 to HDMI Display Adapter. The latest upgrade to Cirago's HDMI display adapter supports video resolution up to 2048x1152 at 32-bit color to stream HD-quality video and digital audio (via HDMI). Use your existing PC's graphics card and built-in stereo audio to connect as many as six UDA3000s to six external display monitors. With easy setup and three display modes to choose from (Mirrored, Extended or Rotation), the UDA3000 features a high-performance DisplayLink Certified chipset and is USB-powered with no additional power adapter required.
"With this adapter, you can enjoy flicker-free viewing of high bit-rate video on virtually any HDMI display, including projectors, LCD and plasma TVs, with plug-and-play ease and high-performance in a very small form factor," Lo said.
The UDA3000 is retail priced at $79.99 MSRP.
Dual Hard Drive Docking Station with One-Touch Cloning
The USB 3.0/SATA 2 Dual Hard Drive Docking Station (CDD3000) with standalone cloning supports offline duplication to copy all data and system files from one drive to another with the touch of a button—no PC connection required. Or connect to a PC to use the included software for flexibility in choosing what files to process. The compact dual bay docking station accepts both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard drives and enables read/write capabilities to both drives simultaneously via SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for exceptionally fast data transfer.
"This set-it-and-forget-it docking station is ideal for system admins who regularly need to clone multiple hard drives," Lo said. "This compact device makes it fast and easy. Just drop in the drives, press the clone button and walk away. And, since it doesn't tie up your PC during cloning, you're free to work on other things while the drives synchronize."
The CDD3000 is priced at $89 MSRP.
These and other Cirago products are available online at www.cirago.com and at other major electronics retailers. Cirago representatives will be available throughout CES for private demonstrations of these and other products.