Using a Conference Room with a Logitech Swytch

The Logitech Swytch is a USB 3.0 interface that allows a user's laptop to use a host system's displays and camera. Use of this hardware does require some setup depending on the laptop's operating system. 


For Windows based systems plug in the Logitech Swytch using either the USB A or USB C connection using a USB 3.0 port. Windows will automatically begin installing and setting up the drivers for the device as long as the computer has an internet connection. THIS WILL TAKE LONGER THAN YOU EXPECT! Be patient. It will take a few minutes, with minimal notification, until the DisplayLink drivers are ready for use. Once they are installed the computer will recognize the external display automatically and connect. You can then treat the connection through the Swytch as any other display.


Installing DisplayLink Manager

For MacOS computers you will need to install the Synaptics DisplayLink Manager software prior to using the Swytch. This software is available via the Self Service portal. You can find more information on how to install software from the Self Service portal here: Installing Applications on Mac Computers via Self Service. Additionally the software can be found on Synaptics' website here:

After you install the software you will be prompted to restart your computer within 30 minutes. It is recommended that you restart as soon as possible to avoid disruption. 

Setting Screen Permissions

To allow your Mac to access the additional screen you will need to allow Screen Recording permissions for the DisplayLink manager software. 

  • Go to System Preferences
    • Security & Privacy
    • Scroll down to Screen Recording
    • Unlock the ability to make changes on the computer
    • Check the box next to DisplayLink Manager
  • The DisplayLink Manager software will automatically restart if it is currently running.

This picture demonstrates how to check display link manager.

At this point you can plug the Mac into the Logitech Swytch and it should automatically connect to the display and USB devices. You can then treat the connection through the Swytch as any other display.

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