Author Archives: Bob Boerner

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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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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Plugable Delivers USB-C Power Delivery Debug Device Based on Google “Twinkie” platform

The new USB-C connector and USB-PD specification enable charging at up to 100W. However, the protocol for negotiation between host and charger can be complex. As Google was building the Chromebook Pixel (the first USB-C device to hit the market), it created a tool to allow the engineers to see what was happening at the […]

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Windows 10 and how it affects users of Plugable Products

UPDATE – The first in our series of Win 10 specific posts in regard to our USB docking stations and USB video adapters is here –> https://plugable.com/2015/07/27/windows-10-and-plugable-docking-stations-usb-graphics-adapters The latest version of Windows, Windows 10, will be released by Microsoft on July 29th and will be offered as a free upgrade to all current users of […]

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Video Cables Untangled

Many Plugable products, like our USB docking stations and USB video adapters, allow you to connect additional displays to your system. However, deciding which cable types to use for those displays can be confusing. I will try to clarify the situation in this post. The image below shows the back of our UD-3900 USB docking […]

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