SOURCE: Targus, Inc.

Targus, Inc.

May 07, 2013 08:30 ET

Targus® Enhances Its #1 Market Share Line of Universal Docking Stations With MacBook® and Windows® 7 & 8 Pro Tablet Support

New Drivers Are Backwards Compatible With Existing Targus USB 3.0 Docking Stations

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) - Targus® Inc., maker of the world's top-selling laptop cases, today announced its line of award-winning Universal USB 3.0 Docking Stations are now universally compatible with Intel based PC laptops and Mac® computers plus Windows® 7 & 8 Pro tablets. Based on new driver technology by DisplayLink®, the leading provider of USB Graphics technology, existing Targus USB 3.0 Docking Stations now enable complete desktop flexibility and connectivity via a single USB cable for ultimate convenience.

Targus' docking stations now allows Intel based PC laptops and Mac® computers and also Windows 7 & 8 Pro tablet users to connect up to four displays and other necessary peripherals over a single plug-and-display USB cable. The new drivers are also backward compatible with the existing install-base of Targus' USB 3.0 Docking Stations (ACP70USZ and ACP71USZ).

Targus leads the Universal Docking Station market with 38% of Fortune 1000 companies using its docks.

"By enhancing our #1 selling docking stations to now support both PC laptops and Apple MacBooks as well as Windows 7 & 8 Pro tablets, Targus offers a simple solution that enhances productivity regardless of computing platform," said Carolyn Perrier, vice president of product management and marketing at Targus. "The upgrades we are announcing today come at a pivotal time as IT departments implement their BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and CYOD (Choose Your Own Device) strategies."

"We are very excited to support the continued enhancements of the Targus line of Universal Docking Stations. With two Editors Choice Awards over the last 6 months already under their belt, the new features cement their position as the leader in the Universal Docking Category," said John Cummins, senior vice president of sales and marketing at DisplayLink.

Targus' USB 3.0 Universal Docking Stations allow users to connect a range of PC and Mac peripherals while capitalizing on the speed and performance of USB 3.0. Both devices include the four USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports for connecting portable accessories such as HD drives, storage solutions, cameras and more. They also support resolutions of up to 2048 x 1152. The ACP71USZ includes an integrated, patent-pending laptop-charging feature, which provides extra power and can remain on even when the laptop is disconnected.

Both of Targus' new Universal USB 3.0 Docking Stations include video adapters that deliver 1080p video and graphics support via DisplayLink video compression. The docks also feature 1x DVI to VGA adapter and a HDMI to DVI adapter. The audio In/Out ports allow you to connect speakers, headphones or a microphone, and a security lock slot helps secure the dock and avoid theft. Both docks include a 6A AC adapter and a 2ft USB 3.0 cable to easily connect your device to a complete workstation -- including dual monitors, a mouse, keyboard, printer and other peripherals you may need to connect.

Targus' Universal USB 3.0 Docking Stations are currently available with a one-year limited warranty at an MSRP of $169.99 for the ACP70USZ and $219.99 for the ACP71USZ.

These along with other Targus cases and accessories can be purchased at as well as through leading retailers, e-tailers, direct marketers and resellers.

About Targus
Targus created the mobile accessory category with its invention of the laptop case nearly 30 years ago. The company 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 use their mobile devices 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

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