Matrox Announces Thunderbolt Support for DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go DP Multimonitor Adapters
Posted May 4, 2011

Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced that the Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition and TripleHead2Go DP Edition are now compatible with the latest Apple® MacBook® Pro notebooks featuring the new Thunderbolt™ port. Developed by Intel® and brought to market with technical collaboration from Apple, the high speed I/O port sets a new standard for high performance peripherals.

DualHead2Go DP and TripleHead2Go DP are already the preferred multi-display solutions of many Mac® users. With a simple Matrox firmware update, these solutions can also be used to achieve unprecedented dual- and triple-monitor performance including OpenGL® support on the new Thunderbolt-enabled MacBook Pro. The new software release will also add the 2x1400x1050 multi-projector resolution to the already comprehensive supported resolution list.

"DualHead2Go DP and TripleHead2Go DP deliver workstation-class, multi-display performance for the most demanding media creators and CAD designers," said Caroline Injoyan, Business Development Manager, Matrox Graphics, Inc. "We're happy to provide continuous support to our Mac users by enabling Thunderbolt compatibility on our Graphics eXpansion Modules."

The Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXMs) work in conjunction with your system's existing GPU to provide high-quality, uncompressed graphics and video across maximum resolutions of dual 1920x1200 and triple 1360x768 under Mac. With the additional desktop display area, MacBook Pro users can run different applications on each monitor or view one application across multiple displays, eliminating the tedious and time-consuming tasks of re-sizing, re-arranging, and re-organizing multiple windows. Notebook users can further enhance their productive workflow by using their laptop's LCD as a third—or fourth—monitor to achieve an unprecedented level of computing efficiency. GXMs are also compatible with Microsoft® Windows® operating systems.

Availability
The new software is available on the Matrox driver download web pages, while the Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition (Part #: D2G-DP-MIF) and TripleHead2Go DP Edition (Part #: T2G-DP-MIF) are available for purchase from authorized Matrox resellers worldwide or, in North America and Europe, directly from Matrox.

For more information, visit http://www.matrox.com/thunderbolt_firmware or contact Matrox Graphics directly at graphics@matrox.com.