ThinClient24 noticed that it became quite common to use a Dual Monitor Setup on workstations. The Producers absolutely support this and equip their devices with multiple DVI- or even DisplayPort interfaces. VGA however is barely supportet any longer and has basically reached EOL because it can't support the growing performance needs. It is also possible to realize Dual Monitoring with a DVI-I Interface using a Y-cable or splitter-cable. (visible on the picture)

You should know that the signal is not duplicated but rather seperated into two signals: DVI (1920x1080Pixel) VGA (1680x1050) and can be used to work with two seperate displays in one session.



Sometimes two displays are not enough. In this case we listed some possibilities if you would like to use 4 or more displays at your workstation.

There are devices like, Dell Wyse P45, Hp t820, FujitsuL620 that are simply equipped with 4 DisplayPort Interfaces.

Another possibility is to work with Igel's UMD Software (Universal Multi Display).

With the software solution UMD you can cost effectively combine up to 4 regular devices to a single workstation with up to 8 Displays and administrate them as usual. The core piece of this solution is the regular Thin Client like the IGEL UD5-x30 LX, that is usually equipped with two display interfaces. It can be setup as a master device using an integrated network card and controle up to 3 Linux-based Thin Clients (i.e. IGEL UD2 und UD3), that automatically configure as a satellite and provide up to 2 additional displays each.



  • Combination of multiple Igel Thin Clients to a multi display environment
  • Display huge amounts of information on a single workstation
  • Available IGEL Linux


  • Trader-workstations for financial-commercial use
  • Visualization-, lead- and switching-states in your production
  • Emergency centers, logistics and traffic
  • Commercial Public Displays and Digital Signage
  • Building- and system-monitoring, facility-management

Requirements master

  • UD5 3. generation (UD5-x30)
  • Additional PCIe network card for dedicated multidisplay-network, included in starter-kit
  • Displaylicence for each additional display

Requirements satellite

  • No specialized hardware required, all UD-devices support satellite function (except UD2-LX MultiMedia)
  • Contained in any feature-package

Supported resolutions

  • UD2 max.: 1920 x 1200 Pixel
  • UD3 max.: 1920 x 1200 Pixel
  • UD5 max.: 2560 x 1600 Pixel
  • UD9 max.: 1920 x 1080 Pixel


  • One licence per additional display
  • The licence is saved and managed on the master-device.

For questions regarding this article Dual-Quad Monitoring do not hesitate to contact us.