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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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DisplayLink Releases v.8.2M1 for Windows

DisplayLink announced v.8.2M1 is now available.  Using this version of the software should work, but Targus has no plans to validate 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. This software contains the following new features: Fast […]

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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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Minimum Targus UDS Software Versions

While The DocKtor always recommends having the latest validated version of Targus Universal Docking Stations’ (UDS) software, he does understand that many company’s IT departments are hesitant to update, validate, and regression test newer versions, especially if the company is not using newer Targus UDS. However, for getting the maximum performance and features out of newer models of Targus Dual Video UDS, there are minimum versions of the UDS software […]

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USB3.0 Host Controller Driver Update

We have seen an increase of issues with an outdated USB Host Controller driver on Windows 7 and Skylake machines lately.  If you are experiencing difficulties with your DisplayLink based Targus Universal Docking Station, please consider the latest driver from Intel at: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22824/USB-3-0-Driver-Intel-USB-3-0-eXtensible-Host-Controller-Driver-for-Intel-8-9-100-Series-and-Intel-C220-C610-Chipset-Family?product=65855

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DisplayLink Releases v.8.2M0 for Windows

DisplayLink announced v.8.2M0 is now available.  Using this version of the software should work, but Targus has no plans to validate 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.  This version primarily applies to the Windows 10 […]

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Targus MAC Address Clone Utility v.1.01.019 Released

Targus has finished all preliminary engineering testing of the Targus MAC Address Clone Utility version 1.01.019 for Windows.  It is now ready for security conscious enterprise customers to use in their environment.  Please contact your Targus DockTor or Targus sales representative to learn more.  It can be downloaded for free on each of the Targus UDS product pages at http://www.targus.com .  Current users can also right click on the task […]

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Targus Validates DisplayLink v.8.1M0 Windows Software for Targus Universal Docking Stations

The DocKtors have validated the latest release version 8.1M0 (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 Redstone build 15002. Version 8.1M0 is required for any DL6950 based Targus Universal Docking Station including models DOCK160 and DOCK177. The software is available from targus.com and Windows Update for all Targus Universal Docking Stations.  Enterprise customers […]

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Targus’ A, B, C of USB

    As Thee DocKtor reported before, any Targus USB docking station can be used to dock to a Windows®, Mac OS X®, Chromebook®, or Linux PC with a USB Type-C cable/adapter. Keep in mind, it won’t power the host, see https://targusblog.com/2016/02/29/usb-type-c-for-targus-universal-docking-stations/. Note, USB Type-C can carry many things (see https://targusblog.com/2016/08/25/usb-type-c-receptacle-markings/) but it must always include USB3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) and this is where the adapter works. While Thee DocKtor seen […]

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DisplayLink Won’t Install On Windows 10 32-Bit Intel

Apparently, not all Intel Graphics 32-bit drivers are available for Windows 10, see http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/graphics-drivers/000005526.html .  As such, the DisplayLink software installation will fail. Updating to more recent Intel graphics drivers on a current Windows 7 PC could solve the installation issue and enable the Targus UDS to function. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/graphics-drivers/intel-hd-graphics-5500-for-5th-generation-intel-core-processors.html

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