SOURCE: Targus


October 31, 2012 08:15 ET

Targus, Global Leader in USB 3.0 Docking Stations, Announces Microsoft® Windows® 8 Support for USB 3.0 Docks and Adapters

ANAHIEM, CA and PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 31, 2012) - Targus® Inc., maker of the world's top-selling laptop computer cases and accessories, and DisplayLink®, the leading provider of USB Graphics technology, today announced the latest USB Graphics Software release, adding support for the Microsoft® Windows® 8 Operating System. The latest Version 7.0 release is fully backwards compatible with all DisplayLink enabled USB 2.0 and 3.0 products and supports the latest Windows 8 laptops and Ultrabooks. Users can now enjoy all the new multi-screen features of Windows 8 via the simplicity of a single plug-and-display USB cable with any Targus USB 3.0 docking station or graphics adapter.

"Targus USB docking stations and graphics adapters have become an indispensable productivity accessory for laptop users worldwide. Now, with DisplayLink's latest Windows 8 driver, Targus' docking stations and graphics adapters take multi-display productivity to the next level," said Ron DeCamp, Sr. Product Manager at Targus. "We are pleased with the level of adoption of USB graphics solutions, from large enterprise customers to individual consumers. The addition of DisplayLink's latest driver ensures new and existing customers can seamlessly upgrade to Windows 8 immediately."

"DisplayLink worked closely with Targus to ensure everything was ready on time for the Windows 8 launch and are proud to have drivers fully available today for their users globally," said John Cummins, SVP Sales & Marketing. "Targus has delivered an impressive, comprehensive family of USB 3.0 docks and adapters helping thousands of users and organizations be more productive."

Targus USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Stations (ACP70USZ, ACP71USZ) allow users to connect two displays, Ethernet, audio, and a range of PC peripherals while capitalizing on the speed and performance of USB 3. The ACP71USZ provides integrated, patent-pending laptop recharging compatible with most 90-watt laptops.

Targus USB 3.0 graphics adapters deliver 1080p video and graphics. The ACA039US Dual Video Adapter offers 2048 x 1152 resolution via VGA/DVI/HDMI ports. The Model ACA038US also offers 2048 x 1152 resolution to VGA/DVI monitors and enables use of one additional HD or legacy monitor as a mirror or extended display.

About Targus
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this coming July, Targus invented the laptop case and continues to advance the mobile accessories category with innovative and relevant solutions for today's mobile lifestyle. Targus products enhance productivity, connectivity and security, liberating users to work in any and all environments with the utmost convenience and comfort. Founded in 1983, Targus headquarters are located in Anaheim, Calif., with offices worldwide and distribution agreements in more than 100 countries. For more information on Targus visit

About DisplayLink - Plug and Display Solutions.
DisplayLink® ( develops hardware and software solutions to enable easy connectivity between monitors and computing devices over standard interfaces such as USB, Ethernet, and wireless networks. DisplayLink's technology increases productivity and ease-of-use in the multi-display workspace and is deployed to millions of users through globally branded PC products including universal docking stations, monitors, projectors, zero client systems and display adapters.

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  • Targus Media Contact:
    Kelly Reeves
    Phone: 949-509-1888
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    DisplayLink Media Contact:
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