C2G today announced three new models to its docking station family, ensuring productivity starts at the desktop. The lineup includes two USB-C 9-in-1 Dual Display Docking Station models available with or without a 60W power supply and the Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C 11-in-1 8K UHD Docking Station. With a range of video and audio outputs, power delivery, and data transfer speeds, the new docking stations are designed to transform Thunderbolt 3- and 4-enabled laptops into total desktop solutions through a single USB-C connection. These models join the company’s previously announced Thunderbolt 4 USB-C 10-in1 Dual Display Docking Station. All the new docking stations are TAA-compliant, making them ideal for use in U.S. government applications.
“A well-equipped docking station can make all the difference in productivity and efficiency,” said Robert Mays, Associate Product Marketing Manager, C2G, A Brand of Legrand. “With these new models, we introduce not only the connectivity, resolution, power, and data support, but also the compliancy needed for more stringent use cases. They’re a powerful component that any modern productivity desktop demands.”
The premier manufacturer of laptop docking stations, C2G’s new feature-rich USB-C models suit a multitude of workstation setups. The USB-C 9-in-1 Dual Display Docking Station (C2G54487) with 60W power supply supports connected devices such as keyboards, mice, portable hard drives, and other peripherals, all while supporting up to 60W of power delivery to keep USB-C or Thunderbolt 3-enabled laptops charged. It has two video display outputs, simultaneously splitting content between two displays in resolutions up to 1080p, or users can connect a single display in up to 4K (3840 x 2160) at 30Hz. Three USB-A ports support SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps data transfers, and two USB-A ports support 480Mbps data transfers. The 3.5mm jack gives users the option to connect a headphone/microphone for audio output. In addition, C2G has released the USB-C 9-in-1 Dual Display Docking Station (C2G54488), without a 60W power supply but featuring the same video, audio, and data specifications as the C2G54487 model.
For commercial workstation laptops that need more video outputs, more connected peripherals, and the ability to transfer data while staying charged, the C2G Thunderbolt 4 USB-C 10-in-1 Dual Display Docking Station (C2G54536) with DisplayPort, Ethernet, USB, SD card reader, 3.5mm audio, and power delivery connects to Thunderbolt 3-enabled laptops. It offers 180W to support connected devices via the included 180W power supply. It also supports up to 85W of power delivery to charge and power a commercial workstation laptop when using the USB-C power adapter that is included with the laptop. Supporting two displays with resolutions up to 4K (3840 x 2160) at 60Hz for high-definition images and video makes this docking station a perfect desktop solution in the office or when working from home. Professional users can also connect to a single DisplayPort display through the DisplayPort port and support resolutions up to 8K (7680 x 4320) at 30Hz. The USB-A ports support SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps data transfers, allowing up to 32GB of data to be downloaded in under a minute. The Thunderbolt 3 ports support data transfers up to 40Gbps — 8x faster than SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps. The Ethernet port allows for reliable internet connectivity with file transfer speeds up to 1000Mbps. Users can access multimedia content quickly with the SD 4.0 card reader that supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC up to 128GB.
Announced at the end of 2022, the C2G Thunderbolt 4 USB-C 10-in-1 Dual Display Docking Station (C2G54537) supports crisp, ultra-high-definition images and video when connected to a single 8K display or dual 4K displays and provides data transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps, all through the available Thunderbolt 4 ports. The front USB-A 2.0 port supports BC 1.2 for quick mobile device charging, while the three USB-A Gen 2 ports on the back support 10 Gbps data transfers. The Ethernet port allows for reliable internet connectivity with file transfer speeds up to 1000 Mbps. The audio combo jack means users can connect a headset microphone or speakers for audio output. In addition, users can access multimedia content quickly with the SD 4.0 card reader, which supports all SD cards, including SD, SDHC, and SDXC. The included 135W power supply keeps the connected Thunderbolt 4 laptop charged and ready to go with 90W power delivery while supporting connected devices, such as keyboards, mice, portable hard drives, and other peripherals. In addition, this is a plug-and-play solution for Thunderbolt 4 Windows 10 or later laptops and is backward compatible with Thunderbolt 3 and USB4 devices running Windows 10 or later, or Mac OS Big Sur 11.2 or later.
Want to learn more about USB, USB4, Thunderbolt 4, and USB Type-C? The C2G whitepaper, “A Comprehensive Guide to USB4 & Type-C for AV Pros,” written by Legrand AV Technology Evangelist Joseph D. Cornwall, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, delivers in-depth insight into the USB and the power specifications of docking stations needed to support the modern desktop.
All connectivity solutions are available through retailers and direct to users from C2G.