New Thunderbolt 2 Laptop Docking Station lets users transform their MacBook or Thunderbolt equipped laptop into a powerful 4K Ultra HD workstation or hot desk

Docking station connects essential peripherals to a laptop with data speeds of up to 20Gb/s, twice as fast as previous models. The new docking station supports 4K Ultra HD video for a single 4K HDMI or DisplayPort monitor, as well as digital audio and USB fast-charging for mobile devices

Lockbourne, OH - November 24, 2014 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the release of their new Thunderbolt 2 Laptop Docking Station (SKU: TB2DOCK4KDHC), which enables mobile professionals to instantly connect their laptop to all of their essential peripherals, including a 4K Ultra HD DisplayPort or HDMI display. The new docking station harnesses the immense throughput capability of a single Thunderbolt 2 laptop connection (20 Gbps) to deliver 4K Ultra HD video support, as well as innovative features including SPDIF optical audio output and mobile device fast-charging capability, including dedicated charging without a connection to host laptop.

“Thunderbolt 2 technology has taken laptop docking to the next level.” said Carey Cline, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com. “Thanks to the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2, StarTech.com’s new docking station delivers a broader range of connection options. With features like 4K Ultra HD video support and digital audio capability combined into a single docking station, this is not only our first Thunderbolt 2 docking station, but also our most ambitious feature set to date.”

Features of StarTech.com’s new Thunderbolt 2 Laptop Docking Station include:

  • 4K video output to a single HDMI or DP display, with support for 3840x2160p Ultra HD resolutions
  • Dual video support, when connected to one Thunderbolt display and one HDMI display (includes 4K HDMI support)
  • Easy-access USB 3.0 fast-charge and sync port, able to charge a device without a host connection
  • SPDIF digital audio output, line-input, 3.5mm 4-Position TRRS Headset port - Audio/Microphone
  • eSATA port for high-speed external storage devices
  • 4x USB 3.0 downstream ports with UASP support (1x front port USB Battery Charging Specification 1.2 compliant, 3x rear ports) Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 Port with Wake-on-LAN (WOL)
  • Supports daisy-chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices
  • Matte silver sand blast finish matching Apple® MacBooks
  • Durable housing with aluminum outer frame
  • Integrated security lock
  • Includes 1m Thunderbolt cable

MSRP for StarTech.com’s Thunderbolt 2 Laptop Docking Station (TB2DOCK4KDHC) is $329.99 (USD) in the United States, $339.99 (CAN) in Canada, £308.99 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK. These products will be available at CDW, Amazon.com, Newegg.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will be distributed by Ingram Micro, SYNNEX, Tech Data, D&H and ASI.

For questions about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.

About StarTech.com
StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, The United Kingdom, Europe and Japan, servicing a worldwide market.

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