Author Archives: Bob Boerner

Chromebook Compatibility with Plugable USB Docking Stations and Video Adapters, 2017

Synopsis Plugable USB video adapters and USB docking stations can work well with many Chromebooks. In this post we go over the evolution of this support and provide important details broken out in the following categories: Introduction Types of DisplayLink chips in our USB docking stations and video adapters Compatible USB 2.0 devices Performance Considerations […]

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Plugable’s New Thunderbolt™ 3 cables

Today Plugable is releasing the latest additions to our growing line of Thunderbolt™ 3 products: our 40 GB 0.5 meter (TBT3-40G50CM), 20 GB 1 meter (TBT3-20G1M), and 20 GB 2 meter (TBT3-20G2M) Thunderbolt 3 cables. Our new line of three Thunderbolt 3 cables allows for the connection of all types of Thunderbolt 3, USB, and […]

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Plugable Docking stations and USB Video adapters

Summary: Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes native support for DisplayLink technology and will automatically install the proper DisplayLink drivers for most users. If this process does not proceed as expected, drivers can be manually installed. Update 8/18/2016 – On a system with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and a DisplayLink device, the ‘Duplicate’ or clone […]

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Investigating USB-C Problems on Some Dell XPS and Precision Laptops

Summary: Based on information gathered while helping Plugable customers along with feedback from Dell owners on public forums, it appears some percentage of Dell USB-C systems are exhibiting unstable USB data I/O over their USB-C port. Update 7/14/2016 – We have had several confirmed cases where lowering the Power Output of the internal Wi-Fi adapter […]

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Plugable’s Editors’ Choice Winning USB-C Triple Display Docking Station is Shipping

If you have a USB-C Macbook or other compatible USB-C laptop or tablet, the Plugable Ultimate Dock — first revealed as a Kickstarter last year, winner of a Laptop Magazine’s Editors’ Choice Award — is finally hitting the market. For laptops with USB-C ports and USB-C’s new optional Power Delivery and Alternate Mode graphics features, […]

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Plugable’s Thunderbolt™ 3 Dual Display Adapters Are Shipping

It’s now possible to connect two 4K monitors to a PC at full 60Hz via Intel’s exciting new Thunderbolt™ 3 technology. Certified Thunderbolt 3 Dual Display Adapters from Plugable with this capability are shipping today. Note that only specific Thunderbolt 3 PCs have dual display support, so you’ll need to check your PC model before […]

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Tiny, Powerful New Plugable Docking Station Fits on the Back of Your Monitor

Add functionality to your laptop without cluttering your desk. Plugable is proud to introduce our first USB docking station that can support a 4K display and is VESA mountable. The Plugable UD-5900 USB 3.0 4K Aluminum Mini Docking Station with Dual Video Outputs is small enough to fit in your hand or mount on the […]

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Flashing screens when using DisplayLink 7.9 M4 driver

As of an update last week, some users of DisplayLink-based USB adapters and docks on Windows are reporting repeated flashing or flickering of displays when USB-attached displays are plugged in. Rebooting does not help. Background and Cause The problem is triggered on a small percentage of systems that have an existing Windows display configuration (registry) […]

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Important DisplayLink Windows 10 Update: New 7.9 M3 drivers

Today DisplayLink released their new Windows Drivers, Version 7.9 M3 (7.9.630.0). We’re excited to have this new driver set out, as it fixes various Windows 10 issues. All of Plugable’s USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 docking stations and graphics adapters will work with this new driver. The latest version of the DisplayLink driver can be […]

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