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Author Archives: Bob Boerner

Add Two 4K 60Hz Displays on Any Thunderbolt™ 3 Mac with this New Plugable™ Adapter

You can now connect two 4K 60z Displays to your 2016/2017 MacBook Pro Thunderbolt™ 3 supports up to two displays which are directly routed from your PC’s graphics controller to drive monitors at full performance. However, in the Windows PC market, it’s been unevenly implemented with some PCs only supporting one display over Thunderbolt 3, […]

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Plugable’s New Thunderbolt 3™ Docking Station Now Shipping

Today Plugable is proud to announce the availability of the latest addition to our growing line of Thunderbolt™ 3 products, our Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station for Apple Macbook Pro 2016 and Dell Thunderbolt 3 Systems. The dock supports a single DisplayPort or HDMI Display (with included adapter). The dock does not charge the host computer. […]

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Windows 10 Creators Update Plugable Docking Stations and USB Video Adapters

Continuing with their practice of providing frequent large updates to Windows 10, Microsoft is releasing the ‘Creators Update’ for Windows 10 on April 11th, 2017 and with this update there are many fixes and enhancements to the operating system (more details here -> https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/03/29/windows-10-creators-update-coming-april-11-surface-expands-markets ) Those who read our blog regularly will recall this has […]

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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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Troubleshooting Wi-Fi performance and wireless keyboard & mouse issues on USB docking stations

I have spoken in the past about the interesting things I encounter while helping our customers in that we not only see a wide variety of creative uses of our products, but sometimes we also get to find the true root of problems that are more general in nature. Today I would like to speak […]

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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

Mac users please note: This docking station is only compatible with macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 and earlier versions (10.11.x – 10.13.3). The upcoming update to macOS 10.13.4 will permanently disable the “2K” HDMI and DVI outputs. If you have a USB-C Macbook or other compatible USB-C laptop or tablet, the Plugable Ultimate Dock — first […]

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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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