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As business professionals, we are always searching for ways to increase productivity and get the most out of our work week. One of the most proven ways of doing this is to create a multi-display system, by adding one, two, three, or even six external monitors. In fact, Core Communications, sums up four studies which quantify the productivity boost of just one extra monitor. According to one study by the University of Utah, a second monitor can save each employee 2.5 hours each day if they use it for all their tasks. In turn, this time saved equates to money saved.
Fortunately, DisplayPort’s Multi-Stream Technology (MST) has provided an easy and cost-effective way to add multiple displays to your workstation. MST allows a DisplayPort 1
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With the introduction of new devices with fewer ports, MST has become a beacon of hope for users looking to utilize multiple external monitors in their setups. DisplayPort v1.2 (introduced in 2009) gives users the ability to utilize MST functionality which was developed by VESA. Being able to view multiple applications is crucial to work productivity and multitasking. MST allows users to view multiple excel sheets, browser windows and emails through multiple external displays.
How MST works:
MST functionality can be used in two different ways: through an MST hub or Daisy-Chaining displays.
An MST hub configuration utilizes an external MST hub which is connected to a single DisplayPort v1.2