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DOCK190 Supply Power Delivery Application Note

Since the Targus DOCK190 has two different ways to supply power to the upstream host computer and can supply power and charging to downstream USB devices on both Type-A and Type-C ports, Thee DocKtor thought he’d try to clarify how these power operation capabilities can be used. USB Type-C Power Delivery Mode The USB Type-C PD operation can be confusing as it varies depending on the power sink capabilities of […]

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Targus DOCK190-The Only Truly Universal Total Docking Station That Works with Just About Everything!

At Targus, Universal Doesn’t Just Mean One Vendor’s Platform The Targus DOCK190 is a native USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 (USB SuperSpeed) Universal Docking Station (UDS) that works with Thunderbolt, DisplayPort Alternate Mode, and USB Type-C Gen 1 and Gen 2 hosts, and many other USB Type-C hosts, to render up to dual 4K60P graphics monitors.  It can supply USB Type-C Power Delivery to host devices at up to 100W.  […]

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DO NOT Update To macOS 10.13.4!

  DisplayLink is warning of significant macOS issues as shown here. The issue is shown Apple Forums is shown here. Computer World news April 6th here.  And please note this article.  And others can be found on the WWW including: https://forums.appleinsider.com/discussion/204942/macos-10-13-4-update-breaks-duet-display-air-display-usb-displaylink-drivers https://www.macobserver.com/analysis/display-issues-macos-10-13-4/ https://apple.slashdot.org/story/18/04/20/196203/users-complain-about-installation-issues-with-macos-10134 https://plugable.com/2018/03/30/macos-10-13-4-disables-displaylink-duet-display-devices/ Thee DocKtor recommends that macOS users request support from Apple for these issues so that they have full awareness of the issue(s) you are experiencing. As shown, […]

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Targus Docks for Samsung Devices Matrix

Not very often is Thee DocKtor able to make a matrix Targus docking stations to host platforms.  After all, many of Targus Docking Stations are Universal and as such work well, universally!  However, at times, and really depending on the application(s) we can make specific recommendations. Click on the picture below to view Thee DocKtor’s recommendations for Samsung Phone, Tablets, Chromebooks, and PCs.

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Targus DOCK412 DP Alt. Mode Travel Dock with PD Pass-Through

Targus has released the DOCK412 USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode Travel Dock with Power Delivery Pass-Through.  The DOCK412 It has been validated on various Windows 7 and 10, macOS-X, Ubuntu 16 & 17, ChromeOS, and Android platforms but it requires either a Thunderbolt or DisplayPort Alternate Mode connection to the host and will not work with a USB Type-C 3.1 connection. The DOCK412 can be powered via its 10-inch pigtail […]

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DisplayLink Releases v.8.4M2 for Windows

DisplayLink announced v.8.4M2 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.  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.  Targus will consider validation of the next planned release, v.8.5 in April 2018. A […]

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Targus Validates DisplayLink v.8.4M0 for Windows

The DocKtors have validated the latest release version 8.4M0 (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 Fall Creators Update build 16299. 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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Targus Validates DisplayLink v.4.1 for Ubuntu Linux

This is DisplayLink Software 4.1.0 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 17.10.1.  Thee DocKtor has validated this version on a minimal set of Targus Universal Docking Stations (UDS).  The software is available on each of the applicable dock product pages under Support i.e. at USB Graphics Software for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS & 17.10.1 (v.4.1) – December 2017 The driver enables video support for products using DisplayLink USB 3.0 technology. Standard native Ubuntu […]

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Targus Validates DisplayLink R4.1 for macOS

Targus has posted the latest release 4.1 for macOS X under Support on the dock product pages at Targus.com.  Release 4.1 is for bug fixes and work arounds in macOS X as far back as version 10.11 including: Low Ethernet performance on DL-6xxx device when external screen is set to resolutions below 1080p. On some DL-6xxx the Ethernet activity LED 0 stays blank. Headset may have a pop noise on […]

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