September 15, 2016
StarTech.com has announced the release of a Thunderbolt™ 3 docking station with dual 4K 60Hz display support - StarTech.com’s most advanced dock ever.
Lockbourne, OH - September 14, 2016 - StarTech.com has announced the release of a Thunderbolt™ 3 docking station with dual 4K 60Hz display support - StarTech.com’s most advanced dock ever. One of the first to market, the dock will harness the raw speed of Thunderbolt 3 by supporting two uncompressed 4K 60Hz (3840 x 2160p) displays or a single 5K 60Hz (5120 x 2880p) display, three USB 3.0 devices, Gigabit Ethernet, and stereo audio in/out, all while creating a more productive and clutter free workspace. The second Thunderbolt 3 port on the dock operates the same as a Thunderbolt 3 computer port by supporting Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy chained), USB 3.1 (10Gb/s), and DisplayPort devices.
“With Single-cable docks enabled by Thunderbolt 3 verses traditional docks, it can connect to everything on a desktop including battery charging without compromising performance,” said Jason Ziller, Director of Thunderbolt Marketing, Intel Corporation. “StarTech.com’s Thunderbolt 3 Dual-4K Docking Station allow for thinner and lighter systems by getting rid of the large docking connector.”
Now, and for the first time, users can truly select thinner notebooks with fewer connectors without compromising performance and the ability to connect to everything on the desktop. Business professionals will appreciate increased productivity and less eyestrain from dual 4K/UHD displays with astonishing resolution, contrast, and color depth to see photos, videos, applications, and text with amazing detail. Media creators now have a single-cable docking solution to edit and playback multiple streams of HD and/or 4K content with enough headroom to daisy chain multiple HD or 4K displays (or a single 5K display) simultaneously.
“Thunderbolt 3 is the next great advancement for wired connectivity,” said Carey Cline, Senior Product Manager at StarTech.com. “StarTech.com’s new Thunderbolt 3 dual 4K docking station is taking the next step in maximizing the performance of Thunderbolt 3 equipped laptops in a docking station setup.”
Highlights of the Thunderbolt 3 docking station:
- Thunderbolt 3 ports provide up to 40Gbps throughput
- Second Thunderbolt 3 port supports Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 (10Gb/s), and DisplayPort devices
- Dual 4K Ultra HD video output support at 4096 x 2160p (60Hz) resolution or a single 5K (5120 x 2880p - 60Hz) display
- Direct DisplayPort output to a DisplayPort monitor
- Support for Battery Charge BC 1.2 Spec to charge mobile devices
Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gb/s, creating one compact port that does it all - delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power.
The Thunderbolt 3 Dual Monitor Docking Station 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.