Plugable’s New Docking Station and Adapters at CES 2020 Raise The Bar For Connectivity, Power, and Productivity

Today, we are excited to announce a few of our upcoming 2020 products at CES. The TBT3-UDZ Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Docking Station with 100W Power Delivery; the 2.5Gbps USB Ethernet Adapter; and the USB-C DisplayPort 1.4 MST to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter. These products take advantage of the latest advances in Thunderbolt™ 3, USB-C and Ethernet technologies.

Plugable TBT3-UDZ Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Docking Station with 100W Power Delivery
Available: 2nd Quarter 2020

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The Plugable TBT3-UDZ is the most versatile, powerful and accessible docking station in 2020, exceeding limitations of other docking stations on the market. Its unique and exclusive design allows users to connect up to 2 additional 4K displays using either HDMI or DP without the need of external adapters – the first Thunderbolt 3 docking station to offer this functionality.

The TBT3-UDZ is built upon the latest Intel Titan Ridge chipset, enabling the widest compatibility with Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C laptops on the market. Its dual connectivity removes frustrations from having to pick a docking station for either type of laptop while delivering unrivaled performance.

The TBT3-UDZ’s 100W power delivery is the highest charging wattage to be implemented in Plugable’s line of docking stations. With Apple now releasing notebooks with 96W chargers, such as the new 16” MacBook Pro, the TBT3-UDZ is the best docking station to pair with these devices for unrivaled performance.

The docking station features 14 ports (Video, USB, SD/MicroSD, Ethernet, Audio), making it one of the most comprehensive docking stations available, ideal for the most demanding of professions that require multiple inputs and peripherals.

Plugable USB-C DisplayPort 1.4 MST to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter

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The Plugable USB-C DisplayPort 1.4 MST to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter lets users connect 2 4K 60Hz HDMI displays at full native GPU performance to USB-C Windows systems which support DP 1.4 like the new Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 for the first time.

By leveraging DisplayPort 1.4 High Bitrate 3 (HBR3) data path, The Plugable USB-C Adapter can transmit at speeds up to 25.9Gbps over USB-C, surpassing HDMI 2.0’s 18Gbps. This enables higher resolution dual displays over a single USB-C cable. The combination of DisplayPort 1.4 and MST capabilities lets users maximize bandwidth and convert the signal to HDMI 2.0 outputs to maximize compatibility with advanced 4K displays. This enables dual HDMI 2.0 displays with HDR from a single USB-C port with DisplayPort 1.4 at the full native performance of the system’s graphics processor.

The Plugable USB-C Adapter is ideal for creative professionals who need to expand their setups without sacrificing quality. Thanks to this specific combination of DisplayPort and HDMI technologies, users can extend their laptops or phones to two 4K displays at resolution and refresh rates that were previously unattainable thanks to its DisplayPort 1.4 capabilities.

Product Specifications

  • DisplayPort 1.4 connection to host laptop
  • 2x HDMI 2.0 output ports
    • Supports 2x 4K@60Hz HDMI monitors via Multi-Stream Transport (MST) with compatible DisplayPort 1.4 host laptops

Plugable 2.5Gbps USB Ethernet Adapter
Available: Spring 2020

2.5 Gigabit Ethernet adapter plugged in to Mac

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The Plugable 2.5 Gigabit USB Ethernet Adapter is the best way to upgrade laptops and desktops with faster wired connection speeds.

The Plugable 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet adapter is the only 2.5 Gigabit USB solution to launch with an attached USB-C to USB-A adapter, making it possible to easily upgrade any USB SuperSpeed (USB 3.0/3.1) laptop or desktop.

Most devices and networks currently use Gigabit Ethernet. This 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet adapter more than doubles that performance over existing Cat 5e or better cabling, with supporting hardware (switches and routers).

The adapter is backwards compatible with earlier networking standards such as Gigabit (10/100/1000) networks, supports auto-negotiation, and is compatible with both full-duplex or half-duplex networks, making it an ideal choice for current and future network connectivity.

Product Specifications

  • Realtek RTL8156 Chipset
  • USB Connection: USB-C or USB 3.0 with attached adapter. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 / USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • Transfer Rates: 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T, and 2.5GBASE-T (IEEE 802.3bz) with Auto-Negotiation
  • Compatibility: Windows 10, 8.x, and 7, macOS 10.7 and above, Linux Kernel 3.2 and above

We hope you are just as excited as we are to launch these products! Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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