Partnership with ASUS to Develop DisplayWidget Software for Newest MG-Series Gaming Monitors
Taipei, Taiwan, 13 April, 2016 - New additions to MG Series gaming monitors expand available resolutions from Full HD to 4K UHD and include new exclusive DisplayWidget software utility
Portrait Displays is very pleased to announce our latest design win with ASUS featuring DisplayWidget software on the new MG-Series gaming monitors. Increasingly, displays with advanced features are best controlled with software. DisplayWidget brings great benefit and ease of use. “ASUS’s product offering in displays has expanded and Portrait Displays, providing custom applications tied to the unique functions of the display, offers an optimal user experience to bring out the best functionality in ASUS monitors”, said Martin Fishman, Co-CEO of Portrait Displays, Inc.
ASUS, the No.1 gaming monitor brand, today announced MG248Q, MG28UQ and MG24UQ, the latest gaming monitors in the ASUS MG Series. MG248Q is a 24-inch Full HD monitor featuring an ultra-fast 1ms response time and an incredible 144Hz refresh rate. MG28UQ and MG24UQ are 28- inch and 24-inch displays respectively, both featuring a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution. All MG Series monitors include Adaptive-Sync(1) technology for smooth gaming visuals, while the exclusive New ASUS-exclusive DisplayWidget utility gives users easy access to various display settings.
New ASUS-exclusive DisplayWidget for quick access to display settings
The exclusive ASUS DisplayWidget(2) is an intuitive software utility that lets users tweak display settings or configure the ASUS GameVisual, App Sync™, and Ultra-Low Blue Light technologies. It makes accessing and using these various settings much faster and easier.
ASUS-exclusive GameVisual technology provides up to six preset display modes (Scenery, Racing, Cinema, RTS/RPG, FPS, and sRGB) to suit different game genres. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu.
Each mode can be user-customized, with an additional User mode available for saving these settings. Although customizing the various modes and switching between them can also be done via the onscreen display (OSD) and the navigational joystick and buttons, it’s much easier via DisplayWidget. In addition, all customized GameVisual settings can be saved in an AXML file format that can be applied to any identical monitor, for example by another user.
App Sync lets users assign specific ASUS GameVisual modes to individual applications, and makes sure the monitor is in the right mode when these programs are displayed in the foreground. Users also have the option of changing these assigned settings.
DisplayWidget also lets users access different blue-light filter settings. ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light technology reduces the amount of blue light emitted by the display and features four different filter settings to suit the task at hand. In addition, DisplayWidget provides picture orientation shortcuts, making it easy for users working on long documents to rotate onscreen images to portrait mode.
(1) Adaptive-Sync is available for refresh rates between 40-144Hz (via DisplayPort only)
(2) ASUS DisplayWidget works with ASUS MG24UQ, MG28UQ, and MG248Q gaming monitors and can be downloaded at http://www.portrait.com/dtune/asu/enu/index.html
About Portrait Displays
Portrait Displays, Inc., since 1993, is a leading application software provider (ASP) for PC, smartphone, and tablet displays. The Portrait Displays team includes SpectraCal, the world’s leading provider of video display calibration software for both professional and consumer needs.
SpectraCal’s innovations with customers while providing tools, workflows, training, and step-by-step process of screen optimization, is increasingly important in today's vastly changing display industry.
The combined companies’ engineering expertise, product offerings, and core competencies will become increasingly affordable and valuable. Together they offer value-added, feature-rich solutions to both OEM display manufacturers and end users seeking improved accuracy and manageability of their displays.
Additionally, Portrait Displays is an Intel Capital Portfolio company, who has an interest in the value and services Portrait Displays provides to the OEMs.
Portrait Displays is a private corporation with headquarters in Pleasanton, California, USA with representatives in Europe, Taiwan, China, Japan, and Korea. SpectraCal is located in Seattle, Washington, USA.
For more information about Portrait Displays and its products or services, contact us at:
Portrait Displays, Inc.
6663 Owens Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA
Phone: +1 (925) 227-2700
Fax: +1 (925) 227-2705