Home / Mac OS X Install Procedures for Mimo 710, 710-S, 720-S, 740

This page will help guide you through the process of installing the necessary drivers to operate a Mimo 710, 710-S, 720-S, 740 or iMo Pivot with your Intel-based Macintosh Computer.

First check that your computer meets the following system requirements:

  1. Intel-Based Macintosh Computer (No PowerPC-Based Machines are compatible)
  2. Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). We recommend that you update your system to the latest point release of Mac OS X before installing any drivers.
  3. The DisplayLink display driver software (provided on disk). We recommend that you download the latest version of this software (free download) directly from DisplayLink.com.
  4. If you have a touchscreen Mimo model (720-S, 740) you will also need the Touch-base touchscreen driver. This driver is purchasable here on our website and costs $30. The touch-screen features of your Mimo monitor will not work on a Macintosh computer without this driver.

Why do I need to install drivers to make my Mimo monitor work? It is true that most USB-based devices will work in plug-n-play fashion on your Mac, however, Mimo monitors use special DisplayLink™ technology to stream display signals over your USB connection. Macintosh computers do not have the necessary drivers pre-installed to support this technology.

Installation Steps

  1. Quit all running applications
  2. Always install the DisplayLink display driver first. If your model does not have touchscreen capability (Mimo 710, iMo Pivot), you do not have to install any other software.
  3. Restart your computer.
  4. Plug your Mimo monitor into your computer using the supplied USB cable. If your monitor doesn’t seem to be receiving enough power, plug in the 2nd USB cable into an available port. If the monitor does not turn on, try pressing the power button on the Mimo device. Some devices come with a power button integrated into the USB cable, try pressing the button on the cable if you have such a cable. Once the Mimo monitor is on and showing an image, proceed to the next step only if you have a touchscreen monitor (If you have a Mimo 710 or iMo Pivot, you are finished).
  5. Install the Touch-base touchscreen driver software. This software does not come with your monitor, but rather must be purchased separately. You only need to do this if your Mimo has touchscreen capability (Mimo 720-S, 740).
  6. Restart your computer
  7. You must configure your Mimo monitor before using it as a touchscreen device.
  8. Run the UPDD Console application which was installed when you installed the Touch-base touchscreen driver.
  9. Select “Hardware” from the Menu choices in the left column.
  10. In the main area in the right column it should read “Handling Monitor #X”. X is the number of your Mimo Monitor. If you have a single monitor and your Mimo is your second monitor X should equal 2. If you have a dual monitor setup and your Mimo is your third monitor, X should equal 3 and so forth. If this is incorrectly set, click the monitor icon next to “Handling” to change this setting to the correct monitor number for your Mimo.
  11. You can now click “Calibrate” at the bottom of the left column to calibrate your Mimo.
  12. Follow the onscreen instructions which should appear on your Mimo, not on your primary display, for touching points on the screen for calibration. Once you have touched all 4 calibration points successfully, you can begin using your Mimo as a touch screen device.