In order to view different applications on different monitors, there needs to be a separate video port for each monitor. Then changes are made within the graphics card settings to place different views on the separate monitors. As described above, the laptop's internal monitor provided the view of the insurance broker's calendar while the freestanding monitor connected to the internal video port displayed email. If she were to use a VGA Splitter, then only the single applications could be viewed on internal monitor and the external display.

VGA Splitters are available in different configurations supporting two, four, eight and sixteen monitors. You can cascade multiple splitters to display the same image on up to 100 monitors. This is a great solution for facilities that are performing bench tests, video broadcasting, and remote monitoring. In an educational setting, this splitter would display whatever the instructor was demonstrating on her monitor across several monitors positioned in different locations throughout the facility. The picture quality presented by this powered splitter is excellent, as if the monitor was connected directly to the computer.

Have you ever wanted to watch your favourite tennis match in high-definition from any room in your home? Of course, you'll have to have a high-definition television in each room, but you don't have to add a cable receiver box to every location. The solution is simply to use a HDMI splitter to boost the signal from the originating receiver to the other televisions.

You've probably been at a sports bar or even at a hotel where there are multiple televisions displaying the same game broadcast in multiple locations throughout the facility. In some cases there is a satellite or cable receiver attached to a television set, but often there is just a large LCD console mounted on a wall or stand without a receiver nearby. The magical device that makes this work is called a HDMI splitter.