Run 2 screens in Extended* or Mirrored Mode from a single Mini-DisplayPort DP++ Socket!
This Multi-Stream Transport (MST) Hub allows two monitors to be connected in either mirror or extend modes from a single Mini-DisplayPort DP++ source device socket. Featuring High Bit-Rate 2 mode (HBR2), you can extend a single Ultra HD 3840x2160p desktop @ 60Hz accross two monitors on supported hardware*!
* Microsoft SP3 Compatibility: For correct function of an MST device on a Microsoft Surface device, ensure the Surface is not running in 'tablet mode', that you are running Windows 10 with the latest updates, and that you have installed the newest Intel HD Graphics drivers for Windows 10.
* Mac Compatibility: MST functions are not yet fully supported on Mac, limiting hubs like these to Mirror mode. For full extended desktop ability, please investigate using multiple thunderbolt sockets at once.
Here's a great little compact MST Hub that will empower your Mini-DisplayPort PC, Laptop or Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet for even greater flexibility and productivity. If you're running out of screen real estate and don't have a spare Mini-DisplayPort socket for your second monitor, this adapter can bridge the gap.
Enjoy your choice of a mirrored/cloned desktop, or an extended desktop by utilising the magic of Multi-Stream Transport (MST) on Mini-DisplayPort v1.2a hardware. This HBR2 (High Bit-rate 2) compatible cable can keep up with all the current DisplayPort abilities, including 4K@60Hz**.
15 centimetres of lead to the MST Hub gives you plenty of clearance for other adapters and cables near your video card or DisplayPort socket, and it doesn't matter what type of computer or operating system you have - this cable works on the DisplayPort standard and requires no special software or drivers.
- Connect the Male Mini-DisplayPort end to the DP++ compatible socket on your computer
- Using a Micro USB Cable (sold separately), connect the Mini-DisplayPort MST Hub to a powered USB port (a computer, TV or a wall socket USB charger will do)
- Connect from each output on the MST Hub to your two displays, using either DP to HDMI, DP to Mini-DP, or a regular DP (Male to Male) Cable
- Now your connection is setup, simply configure the displays via your computer's display properties
A Micro-USB connection is required for additional power (Micro-USB cable not included)
- 1440p QHD + 1440p QHD = Pass
- 1440p QHD + 1080p FHD = Pass
- 4K UHD + 1080p = Pass
- 4K QHD + 1440p = Fail**
- 5 year Cable Chick Warranty
- 15cm (Male) Mini-DisplayPort Male to dual (Female) Displayport sockets
- Supports Mirroring and Extended Desktop Modes on PC
- Supports a total resolution of 4K@60Hz* (Requires compatible Mini-DisplayPort 1.2/a source)
- Micro-USB socket for additional power (cable not included)
- 17.28 Gbps Data tranfer rate (HBR2)
- Full Support for HDCP v1.3 and DPCP (Display Port Content Protection)
- Compatible for using DisplayPort to HDMI/DVI Cables or adapters on each output
- Compatible with DP++ hardware for VGA and HDMI output (adapters sold separately)
- Key sets for DP/HDMI RX and TX integrated
- Supports 1080p 3D & 1080p @ 240Hz for DP and HDMI specifications
- Audio formats up to 24bit / 192KHz supported
- Thunderbolt compatible for Mirror mode only. No extend/span modes available for Mac.
- MyDP Supported (adapter not included)
- Splitter Head Dimensions: 63 x 60 x 15 mm
- Colour: White with Silver Connectors
*Hardware Note: Your existing video graphics adapter must meet the DisplayPort 1.2 hardware specifications you intend to use for this splitter to perform all its functions. Older graphics cards or mobile graphics chipsets not capable of MST will not be compatible with this splitter. DisplayPort v1.1 devices will be limted to mirror mode if two displays are connected.
**This HBR2 splitter will not run dual 4K monitors. Maximum second monitor resolution with a 4K screen attached is 1080p.
Surface & Windows 10: Windows 10 on the Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 do not support MST hubs via the dock.
Posted: 18th July, 2015
Is this splitter compatible with a 2012 MacBook Air, or any MacBook Air at all (include newest one)?
I really want to buy this one and 2 DP to DVI cable but want to check first.
"Possibly - but you would need to check if the DP on your MacBook Air supports multi- streaming."
Posted: 21st July, 2015
Thanks for your quick answer.
I did actually check before asking the question, but anyway, I could only found this from Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT202856
How should I interpret that article, does it mean no MST for Macbook Air?
I'm not very knowledgable about display hardware/peripherals so I'm seeking for your advice. Those cables/adapters are not very cheap so you don't really want to end up with non-working/non-compatible ones..
"We would interpret the article as no MST for Macbook Air - however best to check with Apple themselves."
Posted: 25th August, 2015
Hey, will this work with nvidia surround using a thunderbolt i/o with this adapter and displayport to hdmi/dvi adapters(the moniters only have hdmi or dvi) and then a straight hdmi for the third?
Hope that made sense?
"We haven't tested this device with Nvidia Surround, but we have run it in a three-monitor configuration and we also know it supports spanning and HDMI/DVI adapters, so you shouldn't have a problem there. The only limitation is that your monitors would need to have a resolution of 1980x1200 (or lower) to work with the DP to HDMI/DVI adapters."
Posted: 21st Sept, 2015
So this wont work with surface pro 3 dock and windows 10. Thats what i have and im looking to connect 2 monitors through my dock with 2 monitors using 1 x dvi cord and 1 x vga cord. Do you have anything that will make this work? Both monitors have both vga and dvi ports so i can change cabling if need be?
"At the moment, the consensus among the Surface community is to connect one monitor via the dock and another monitor via the Surface's built-in Mini-DisplayPort socket. Two Mini-DisplayPort to DVI adapters would be recommended for your hardware. Search product code: DP8820"
Posted: 1st August, 2016
What kind of cable is compatible with this splitter, I can't find Micro USB Cable anywhere?
"For power, the Micro-USB cable is the same as a standard Android charging cable. We have a selection of lengths available; search for product code USB2021.
For video, this splitter has the best results with Mini-DisplayPortt (DP4002) or Mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort (DP5002) cables. It can also work with HDMI, DVI and VGA adapters, but this is hardware dependant and can limit some functionality."
Posted: 22nd August, 2016
Assuming my laptop supports displayport v1.2a can you please advise if this device will support 2x 1920x1080 displays?
"Yes. This splitter uses the same chipset as the full-size DisplayPort MST hub, which passed with flying colours when connected to 2 x 1080p screens. It is compatible up to 2 x 1440p screens."
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