Northampton, UK – 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 £308.99 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK. These products will be available from Insight, Misco, Amazon.co.uk and Dabs and is also distributed by Enta, Ingram Micro and Exertis Micro-P.
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.