Plugable is excited to announce the launch of our newest USB-C docking station, the Plugable USB-C Triple HDMI Docking Station with 60W Charging. This docking station integrates DisplayLink USB Graphics Technology in combination with cutting-edge USB-C features to connect up to three external displays, six USB devices, network, audio, along with charging capability to compatible USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 Windows 10 systems — all through a single cable.
Our new UD-3900PDZ docking station builds upon the technologies first introduced with Plugable’s UD-ULTCDL Triple Display Docking Station, applying direct user feedback, and leveraging new advancements in USB-C technology. This docking station’s lay-flat design fits under a monitor or other tight spaces on the desktop, and provides two front facing USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5mm headset port (combined microphone/headphone, 4 conductor TRRS jack) for ease of access. Four rear-facing USB 3.0 ports provide connectivity to external hard drives, printers, scanners, or any USB 2.0 or 3.0 devices that you would normally leave connected to the computer. The docking station also provides a gigabit Ethernet port, three HDMI outputs, and is capable of providing up to 60W of USB Power Delivery to charge the connected computer.
This dock provides the ability to connect up to three HDMI displays in extended mode. One output is directly controlled by the computer’s internal graphics processor using the “DisplayPort Alternate Mode Over USB Type-C” specification (“Alt Mode” or “DP Alt Mode”), which is then converted internally to HDMI for maximum flexibility. This connection operates at full native performance and supports resolutions up to 4K UHD (3840×2160 at 30Hz refresh rate) and 1920×1080 monitors (“1080P”) at 60Hz. The second and third HDMI ports are controlled by the DisplayLink USB Graphics Technology and support independent displays at 1920×1080 resolution.
Please note that USB-C Power Delivery charging and “Alt Mode” technologies in this docking station rely on the computer supporting these features. Unfortunately some USB-C ports are “data only” and do not support these technologies. Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB-C ports typically do support these features, and your system manufacturer’s specifications may provide additional information. Sometimes even laptop manufacturers don’t do a great job of documenting these features, so please feel free to check out our product page for additional details and contact our support team firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and we’ll be happy to help with compatibility questions.
The UD-3900PDZ is available today in North America on Amazon, NewEgg, Walmart, and ebay. And as a special thank you to our blog subscribers, we’re offering a limited time $10 launch discount on Amazon.com, simply clip the coupon before purchase and it will be applied during check-out.