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Targus Validates DisplayLink v.8.2M2 Windows Software for Targus Universal Docking Stations

The DocKtors have validated the latest release version 8.2M2 (including Targus Universal Docking Station device drivers) for all DisplayLink-based Targus Universal Docking Stations on all version of Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 through Creators Update (RS2) build 14393. The software is available from targus.com and Windows Update for all Targus Universal Docking Stations.  Enterprise customers may also download the corporate version INF/MSI files from Targus.com. The new software is reported […]

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DisplayLink Releases v.8.2M3 for Windows

DisplayLink announced v.8.2M3 is now available.  Using this version of the software should work, but Targus has no plans to validate this release with Targus Universal Docking Stations or Targus UDS Utilities.  This release has not been submitted for distribution on Windows Update for Targus Universal Docking Stations and Targus is not providing .MSI/.INF files for it. This software contains the following new features: – No new features since 8.2M2 […]

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Latest Windows 10 Fast Ring RS3 Build 170616 Fixed My Targus Dock!

Those of you on the Fast Ring for evaluating Red Stone 3 Builds of Windows 10 may have noticed that Build 16215 wreaked havoc with DisplayLink USB Monitors.  For details see the Windows 10 Blog where Microsoft states, “ADDED 6/9: Any external monitor connected to a DisplayLink dock will not work. You will likely just see a static logon screen. Your local display should continue to work as normal.” This has been […]

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Need More Monitors for a Type-C Host?

Targus has released a set of USB Type-C Display Port Alternate Mode Adaptors compatible with Thunderbolt 3 ports.  All three provide video to an external monitor when connected to either USB Type-C Thunderbolt or DisplayPort Alternate Mode host ports.  (They do not provide another monitor connection on USB 3.0 Type-A or USB SuperSpeed Type-C ports, nor do they provide Type-C Power Delivery or PD Pass Through.) The ACA932 provides up […]

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Targus Validates DisplayLink R3.1 for macOS X

Targus has posted the latest release 3.1 for macOS X under Support on the dock product pages at Targus.com.  Release 3.1 is for bug fixes and work arounds in OS X as far back as version 10.10.5. The installation or upgrade is silent, therefore screens connected to Targus UDS may require a few seconds to appear for the first time.   Targus has noticed that Apple appears to be addressing […]

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Targus adds ACA44 Type-C Adapter for USB Data and “3-Pin” Power

Targus has released the ACA44 adaptor (a tip of sorts) for connecting the Targus “3-Pin” DC power cable implementations of Targus UDS with a USB Type-C Host at $59.99 SRP. Like the ACA41, the ACA44 combines the USB Type-A Cable that normally would be connected directly to the host with the DC power cable, but in this case the 3-Pin DC power cable, from the DOCK171/177 or ACP71/77-80 (and higher) […]

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DisplayLink Releases v.8.2M2 for Windows

DisplayLink announced v.8.2M2 is now available.  Using this version of the software should work, but Targus has not completed validation of this version of software and drivers for use with Targus Universal Docking Stations and associated utilities.  This release has not been submitted for distribution on Windows Update for Targus Universal Docking Stations and Targus is not providing .MSI files for it yet. This software contains the following new features: […]

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Use Only Targus Provided PSU for DOCK120

It is very important to use only the Targus model of Power Supply Unit (PSU) that came with the associated Targus Universal Docking Station (UDS) model.  Many PSU look alike and may even have very similar barrel type connectors, however they vary in capabilities and specifications.  Not using the correct PSU may cause damage to the UDS.  For instance, the DOCK120 accepts only a 5Vdc PSU and not the higher […]

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Using Targus ACP71 and ACP77 Power Tips

The DocKtor is exposed to all kinds of unique things when using Universal products.  Some of the more common mistakes, and their fixes, when using universal power from a dock ACP71 or ACP77 include: Be sure to use the correct power tip, not just one that fits.  Many power tips look alike and may even fit in the host computer but it is important to reference the installation guide inside […]

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Targus Introduces New “3-Pin” Power Tip Design and Tip System

What: Targus is introducing a new “3-pin” power tip system for applicable Universal Docking Stations (UDS) and Universal Power Supplies (e.g. AC and DC chargers). The system includes a 3-pin DC cable and 3-pin power tip to replace the older 2-pin design. It will be included with the ACP71-80/81 and ACP77-80/81 models. The “81” also uses the 3-pin power DC cable and power tip set, but with a new PSU […]

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