Thursday, February 1st 2018

Kensington Launches the SD4700P Universal USB-C and USB 3.0 Docking Station

Kensington understands that no business wants to be tied to USB 3.0 technology as it is being replaced by faster and better protocols, while at the same time recognizing that it isn't practical for an organization to incur the expense and loss of productivity to replace every legacy device with one that supports USB-C. So we are pleased to announce the release of the SD4700P Universal USB-C and USB 3.0 Docking Station (K38240, SRP $219.99), which gives organizations full support for both USB-C and USB 3.0 devices from laptops using both Windows and macOS.

"At Kensington, we value the trust that consumers and organizations have placed in us since we introduced the first Universal Docking Station. As technologies improve, we are committed to providing our customers with new solutions that leverage the latest enhancements to boost productivity and performance," says Fred Wu, Global Product Manager Kensington. "The Universal USB-C and USB 3.0 Docking Station is a great example of that because it protects an organization's investment in existing technology by supporting USB 3.0, while offering complete access to the latest USB-C technology."
Simple and Secure
With Simple Set-up, deploying a universal dock has never been easier. It enables a user to simply connect the Docking Station to the USB port on their laptop, and then they can quickly transfer audio, video, data and power (supported USB-C devices with power delivery function only), keeping their workspace clean and clutter-free. Since it has been fully tested to support a variety of Windows and macOS laptops, the Docking Stations easily accommodate roaming computer environments and flexible workspaces where multiple laptop users with different requirements need to share a single docking station.

With Zero Footprint Mounting organizations have the option to attach the dock to the back of any VESA-compatible external monitor display to keep the workspace clean and clutter free.

Powerful Connectivity
The Docking Station connects to the single USB-C or USB 3.0 port on a laptop and gives the connected user access to:
  • DisplayPort++/HDMI to provide flexible video connections with support up to 2560x1600 for a single monitor or 2048x1152 for dual monitors using DisplayLink.
  • 6 USB Ports extend the productivity capabilities of today's thin laptops via one USB-C port, and five USB 3.0 ports, one of which is a 2.1A fast-charging port to power up a tablet or smartphone.
  • 135W Power Supply Adapter to provide ample power for the Universal Docking Station and up to 60W of power for devices connected using Power Delivery (PD) USB-C.
  • Combo 3.5mm Headphone and Microphone Jack lets users easily connect their favorite headset.
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port provides a secure and reliable 1Gb wired networking connection between computers for faster downloads from corporate intranet or internet.
Protecting your Investment
The SD4700P Universal USB-C and USB 3.0 Docking Station extends the life of your docking solution investment by providing the ideal dock for evolving computer environments.

Kensington has exhaustively tested the docking station with new and existing laptop models from the world's most popular manufacturers, including HP, Dell, Lenovo and Apple, to ensure an easy and painless setup process. It has been fully tested for compatibility with Windows 7 and 10, and macOS 10.13 and later. The Docking Station provides a single simple solution for environments with a mix of laptop platforms and supported protocols.

The Docking Station includes a Kensington Security Slot that can be used to connect a Kensington cable to secure the device and protect your technology investment from potential thieves.

From Kensington, the Trusted Professionals' Choice
For over 35 years, Kensington has been The Professionals' Choice for desktop productivity solutions. Committed to delivering stable solutions that help IT managers extend the life of their technology investments, Kensington's docks offer the latest technology with cross-compatibility options.

The SD4700P Universal USB-C and USB 3.0 Docking Station joins the comprehensive suite of connectivity and productivity products that Kensington offers for USB 3.0 and USB-C laptops, which includes video adapters to connect to external displays and USB hubs to give users access to USB devices like external keyboards, mice, and storage devices. As more manufacturers leverage the power of USB-C technology, Kensington will be there to support our customers to make sure they have access to the devices and peripherals they need.
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5 Comments on Kensington Launches the SD4700P Universal USB-C and USB 3.0 Docking Station

#1
Prima.Vera
Any USB docking device that requires external power supply is a POS in my book. Useless product.
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#2
TheTechGuy1337
Bro, these docking stations also supply power to your laptop as long as it is in the power delivery range of the docking station. So let's say you need a docking station at work for more productivity. You can leave your primary laptop charger at home and your docking station will charge for you at work. This is what a powered dock is intended for. Now, if you do not want that feature. There are docks without power.
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#3
nickbaldwin86
falls short by having a single DP ... Dell D6000 is my go to dock!
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#4
bug
I'm really not sure what this thing is supposed to do. Is it supposed to replace a bunch of individual adapters or something?

Also, I don't know anyone that ever needed to stick a DP/HDMI device in a USB port.
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nickbaldwin86
bug, post: 3793002, member: 157434"
I'm really not sure what this thing is supposed to do. Is it supposed to replace a bunch of individual adapters or something?

Also, I don't know anyone that ever needed to stick a DP/HDMI device in a USB port.
What!? it is a docking station. if you owned a ultra book with a TypeC/TB port you would know that you would badly require a docking station.

My ultra book has 2 USB ports, an HDMI, no Ethernet port and a TC/TB port. But I have 2 monitors, a cat6 cabled in and at times up to 4 or more USB connected devices, as well as a set of headphones that are dedicated to my dock setup.
With the docking station I have the ability to unplug a single cable and pick up my laptop a walk away. without the dock I couldn't even plug in half the items and the ones I did would take my twice as long to grab my laptop to run to a meeting or go home for the day
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