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DisplayLink Releases 8.6M0 For Windows

DisplayLink announced v.8.6M0 is now available.  Using this version of the software should work, but Targus has not validated this release with all Targus Universal Docking Stations or Targus UDS Utilities.  Targus is planning to validate this this release but it has not been submitted for distribution on Windows Update for Targus Universal Docking Stations and Targus is not yet providing .MSI/.INF files for it. Improvements Improved interoperability with DisplayPort […]

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Care About Security? Update Your Platform Now!

Thee DocKtor is very often offered insight into the practices of many IT departments. One issue that arises too often with docking station users at large enterprises, small businesses, and even government agencies is that their platforms are woefully in need of maintenance; maintenance per the manufactures’ recommendations. Gone are the days of waiting to apply patches for security. But more often forgotten than implemented is the practice of platform […]

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Important Information about macOS 10.13.4 and later

Regarding the issue described here, the following was posted today at http://www.displaylink.com/downloads/macos . DisplayLink has worked for many months to maintain support for its users during the transition from macOS High Sierra to Mojave. While functionality such as Ethernet and audio or charging, where implemented, is unaffected on all releases, display connectivity has been limited on macOS releases from 10.13.4 through 10.13.6. Developers/users with access to Apple’s fifth developer preview of […]

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Cables Count

A friendly reminder from your neighborhood DocKtor. Please use the cables that come with your Targus Docking Station to connect between the dock and the host.  In fact, this is required. This is especially true as we move into the Type-C era.  For instance, use the Targus Thunderbolt 3 branded cable between the DOCK220 and a Thunderbolt host PC or Macbook.  It is no longer possible to assume that if […]

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Annoying Black Bars with 32-Bit Office

Sometimes Office does not render completely, and large sections of the screen appear blacked out as shown below.  This is especially apparent when using external monitors, especially higher resolution monitors with docking stations, where there are many pixels to be rendered. Microsoft is addressing the issue in subsequent updates to Office 32-bit.  For more information see the article here, https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Outlook-Blog/32-bit-Outlook-will-soon-be-Large-Address-Aware/ba-p/105771 .  Note, another article here explains that this may cause […]

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Targus Docking Station Dictionary

Docking Station (Dock) A device connected downstream from a host to support video, USB hub, and GbE input/output. In Targus vernacular a “dock” has an Ethernet port while a “dongle” will not. Universal Docking Station A downstream device connected to host port that can be connected to any USB Type-A/B/C data port.  Targus supports USB Type-C Power Delivery (PD) on many of its USB Type-C Universal Docking Stations; and power […]

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Targus Audio/Video Configuration Utility For Windows Version 2.02.005 Released

Targus Audio/Video Configuration Utility for Windows version 2.02.005 (formerly Display Configuration Utility for Windows version 2.01.033) was released this week for use with all Targus DisplayLink based Universal Docking Stations models: ACP71, ACP77, DOCK110, DOCK120, DOCK130, DOCK150, DOCK160, DOCK171, DOCK177, DOCK180, and DOCK190; with Windows 7 through Windows 10 Version 1709 Build 16299; with DisplayLink Software Version 8.4M0. The Targus A/V Configuration Utility is also configured to work with the […]

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DOCK190 Billboard Application Note

Users may notice the Billboard message shown below when using the DOCK190 with the ACC1104 on a W10 host PC.  It is for information purposes only and can be ignored. The message occurs even though the DOCK190 is enumerated on the USB 3.0 Host Controller.  It occurs for only a few seconds and cannot be suppressed by the host BIOS or W10 settings.  It does not occur when docking via […]

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