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Targus Universal Docking Station Supported Resolutions

If the host’s graphics support it, Targus Universal Docking Stations support the display monitor resolutions indicated in the following chart.  These are only a subset of the resolutions supported; called the most met resolutions, but resolutions in between these are also supported. #            Only available over DisplayPort and HDMI outputs †            Only available over DisplayPort output ¥            Only available when using a single video output, not supported in dual-head […]

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Blurry DisplayPort Monitor Rendering in Windows

Some modern monitors are using a different way of reporting their Dynamic Range in their associated EDID, and this is affecting the video quality on the docks’ DisplayPort outputs. The new format can result in blurry text, poor contrast (i.e. Philips 241P) or displays not rendering (i.e. Dell UP3017) an image even though they are detected in Display Settings. Thankfully the monitors affected are few and far between as at […]

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Group Policy and Corporate Installation of the DisplayLink Software for Targus UDS

These two articles may come in handy for those building corporate images and/or deploying the DisplayLink software for Windows: MSI – http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/615840-how-to-deploy-displaylink-msi-files-in-a-corporate INF – http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/607686-how-to-deploy-displaylink-windows-software-within The associated versions validated by Targus are on the dock product pages under “Support”

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Targus Ghost Device Removal Utilitiy v.1.0.4.0 for Windows Released

Targus Ghost Device Removal Utility version 1.0.4.0 for Windows was released last week for use with all Targus DisplayLink based Universal Docking Stations models: ACP71, ACP77, DOCK110, DOCK120, DOCK130, DOCK150, DOCK160, DOCK171, DOCK177, DOCK180, and DOCK410. Targus Ghost Device Removal (GDR) utility is a Windows service that is started automatically during Windows startup and runs continuously in the background. This service is installed for all users of the PC and runs using […]

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Targus WiFi AutoSwitch v.2.00.008 for Windows Released

Targus released version 2.00.008 of its popular WiFi AutoSwitch utility for use with Windows hosts and Targus Universal Docking Stations models: ACP70, ACP71, ACP77, DOCK110, DOCK120, DOCK130, DOCK150, DOCK160, DOCK171, DOCK177, DOCK180, and DOCK410. Many PC OEM provide such a utility as part of their “bloatware” however it is usually deleted by IT (not part of the company PC image). The utility turns off the WiFi when the Targus Universal Dock’s […]

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Targus Display Configuration Utility v.2.01.033 Released for Windows

Targus Display Configuration Utility version 2.01.033 for Windows was released last week for use with all Targus DisplayLink based Universal Docking Stations models: ACP71, ACP77, DOCK110, DOCK120, DOCK130, DOCK150, DOCK160, DOCK171, DOCK177, and DOCK180. The biggest advantage to using Targus Monitors is controlling the user experience for desktop icons.  No longer does the windows trash can and other icons move about when docking and undocking.  Users no longer have to reconfigure […]

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Targus UDS Troubleshooting Guide

Targus has developed the Targus UDS Troubleshooting Guide . It was written to provide users with the basic steps to complete when setting up a Targus Universal Docking Station (UDS) commonly called a “dock”. This guide is not meant to be a supersede an installation or deployment guide, nor is it a how-to guide for the operation of Windows PC or other applicable platforms. However, it may contain instructions applicable to […]

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Targus DOCK180 USB 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Type-C Power Delivery UDS

Type-C That Always Works Targus has released to production the DOCK180 USB 3.1 Generation 1 Universal Docking Station (UDS) with USB Type-C Power Delivery shown here. A mouthful I know but the point is that the DOCK180 uses the USB protocol for the video over a USB Type-C connector. This is preferred because USB protocol is on all USB Type-C host ports. USB just works on USB Type-C Gen 1 […]

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FIXED: Windows Update Appears to Cause DisplayLink 8.2M2 Installation Issues

Targus and many of its customers had observed an issue with Windows PC with Windows Update for DisplayLink v.8.2M2 that may cause the update not to install properly, even if using the .EXE, .MSI, or .INF files from Targus.com or DisplayLink. If you or your users were effected by the issue causing monitors to disconnect from Windows, completely remove the DisplayLink software and reinstall version 8.2M2. Alternatively, users may install […]

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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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