Mini DisplayPort (MDP) format compatibility has been a thorn in the sides of many AV users, which is why Atlona has released three new Mini DisplayPort products to accompany previous successes such as their DVI to Mini DisplayPort Converter, the DP200. Two such products are the AT-MDP12 and AT-MDP14.
Atlona Technologies’ AT-MDP12 is a 1 input to 2 outputs Mini DisplayPort Splitter while the AT-MDP14 works as a one input to four output MDP Splitter. Both units are designed to allow computers with a Mini DisplayPort connection the ability to be displayed on multiple Mini DisplayPort monitors such as the Apple 24-inch LED and Apple iMac 27, simultaneously. These beneficial 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 & AC3, these units feature a USB connection which 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 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 two individual Mini DisplayPort inputs, four USB inputs, and an individual Mini DisplayPort output, as well as 2 USB outputs for keyboard and a mouse. Supporting digital video resolutions up to 1920x1200, the AT-MDP21 is perfect 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.