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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 will soon release to production the DOCK180 USB 3.1 Generation 1 Universal Docking Station (UDS) with USB Type-C Power Delivery. 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 (aka […]

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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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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 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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It’s Time To Reboot Windows!

With most major updates to the OS it is often necessary to reboot for full dock and PC functionality.  This is apparent with the Creators Update for Windows 10.  Please be sure to reboot your PC when installing the update. We have noticed that on some PC, it is necessary to re-connect the external monitors, either mirrored or extended, after the update and reboot. The DocKtor has been running Windows […]

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