Universal Docking Stations: everything you need to know

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is becoming an increasingly popular way for organisations to work. But if you want to join the revolution, it is vital to ensure your office environment is set up with the right tools to enable you to embrace the benefits and avoid the pitfalls.

Universal Docking Stations

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is becoming an increasingly popular way for organisations to work. But if you want to join the revolution, it is vital to ensure your office environment is set up with the right tools to enable you to embrace the benefits and avoid the pitfalls.

Our Universal Docking Stations are powerful performance hubs that deliver outstanding productivity and cost-saving benefits so you can harness everything BYOD has to offer.

The productivity benefits of Targus’ Universal Docking Stations

From plug-and-go functionality to best-in-class technology, our Universal Docking Stations have been designed to maximise the productivity of your team.

  • Full HD resolution across up to three screens because research shows using more than one screen boosts productivity by up to 50%.
  • Ultrafast USB 3.0 super-speed which offers 10 x faster data transfer than previous generation USB 2.0.
  • Six USB ports so your workers can connect all their desktop peripherals to the dock then simply plug one USB connection into the device.
  • Gigabit Ethernet plus 10/100 Gigabit performance so your workers can connect via USB to high-speed networking.
  • Universal 90W laptop charging with integrated power tip so employees can simply plug in any device, switch on and start working.
  • HDMI Video, audio up to 5.1 digital channels, surround sound and HD TV playback make high quality conference presentations possible.
  • Improved ergonomics support more comfortable working conditions.

The cost-saving benefits of Targus’ Universal Docking Stations

As well as boosting productivity, our Universal Docking Stations have the power to reduce costs for your organisation. They are compatible across nearly any device including Windows PCs, Windows Tablets (including Surface Pro3) plus MacBooks and Ultrabooks.

They also offer:

  • Universality –our docks are compatible across all major laptop brands, Ultrabooks and Windows Tablets so there is no need to buy proprietary docking.
  • Change management – you need the freedom to pursue multi-vendor laptop strategies without cost penalties so you don’t need to upgrade our docks when you upgrade your hardware.
  • Built-in power – so there is no need to buy secondary power-packs.
  • Future-proofed investment – the USB 3.0 super-speed functionality is backwards compatible so you can use your existing USB 2.0 resources until you want to upgrade.
  • Preserve hardware life – the horizontal wedge design improves ambient airflow and removes unwanted heat.
  • Optimise existing equipment – DVI to VGA & HDMI to DVI adapters included so you can use your existing hardware and cables.
  • Protect your investment – our docks have a security slot and cable lock to avoid theft and replacement expense.

Simple straightforward Universal Docking Station set-up

Installation of a Targus Universal Docking Station is straightforward so you can start to reap the rewards of BYOD working straightaway. There are just a few things to bear in mind.

As with every universal dock on the market, your employees will need to install a single driver on their Windows laptops, Mac OS or Win 8/1 tablet devices.

You will also need to ensure that all drivers are up-to-date in order to achieve optimal performance. Laptops typically ship with out-of-date drivers so you will want to update them when you go through the Docking Evaluation process.

Typically there are three drivers that may need to be updated and factored into your build plans:

  • USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver
  • Graphics Card Driver
  • DisplayLink Driver

We have made it extremely simple for you to update the drivers via our website. We also have dedicated Pre-Sales technical resource to support and work with you during the Docking Evaluation process.

Targus is the name to trust

As with every purchase, it is important to be confident you are choosing the right supplier. Here are just some of the reasons to choose Targus Universal Docking Stations.

1. Hardware agnostic support – we are hardware vendor neutral and will help you solve any docking issues, regardless of device.
2. Three year warranty – we are the only vendor to offer a three year warranty on our docking stations.
3. Product development leadership – we were the first to launch a Universal USB 3.0 Docking Station.
4. Displayport and Dual Video Ports (DVII & HDMI) – our Docking Stations support Full HD up to 2048 x 1152 resolution and up to 2k resolution with our new Dual Screen 2k Docking Station with Power.
5. USB 3.0 DisplayLink graphics technology – DisplayLink are world renowned for developing superior quality technology to connect computers and displays using USB.

Already investing in the future of BYOD

A USBC version will be available shortly, giving you ultimate flexibility and future proofing your IT hardware estate.

We are working on compatibility for Android, Phablets and mobile phones. As things stand, it isn’t possible to connect an iPad because the iOS is locked and none of the universal docks on the market are able to support them. Rest assured this is something we monitor in case the situation changes.

We are also monitoring USB 3.1 format and as soon as it is ratified we will be expanding our range to meet your needs.

Providing support when you need it

We offer a three tier support process so we minimise downtime:

  • Level 1: No call logging, just email our technical support team directly on dockingsupportemea@targus.com and we will email or phone you back.
  • Level 2: Should additional support be required, we will escalate to Senior IT Support who will either call you or visit your site for a face-to-face meeting.
  • Level 3: In the unlikely event the issue cannot be resolved it will be investigated by our technical partners at a factory level.
  • Organise a free trial of a Targus Universal Docking Station

    We are happy to arrange a free sample of one of our docking stations for you and your colleagues. We can provide pre-sales support for your IT team to help in the set up if there are any specific requirements in your build.

    Your local Account Manager will then visit you to discuss the pilot experience and take you to the next stage.

    We work with most IT distributors and resellers across Australia and can arrange the project through the reseller of your choice.

    Call 02 9808 7546 to discuss eligibility of our free trial now.

     

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    Discuss our range Of Universal Docking Stations

    Targus offer a full range of docking solutions to support a complete range of requirements and price points. Please call us to find out the best docking solution for your Organisation.

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    Discuss our range of Universal Docking

    Targus offer a full range docking solutions to support a wide range of requirements and price points. Please call us to discuss the best docking solution for your organisation.

    Speak to Targus

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