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DisplayPort Adds DockPort Extension to Royalty-Free VESA Standard

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced today that DockPort will be added as an official extension to the existing DisplayPort standard. DockPort is an emerging technology that enables high-speed USB 3.0 data over the existing DisplayPort connector. Originally developed by AMD, Texas Instruments, and other VESA member companies, the DockPort extension will allow notebooks, tablets and other small form factor computers to aggregate the display, data and power interfaces into a single convenient connector.

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Dockport vs Thunderbolt, seems like USB vs FW all over again. My money is on Dockport unless TB periph prices drop to reasonable levels by the time DP products start hitting the market.
 
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Great there goes $30.99 down the drain with my new Belkin Pure display-port cable , . Whats that you say I don't have to buy this new DockPort , Well what kind of nerd do you take me for . Man that drawer of mind with all the obsolete connectors is getting full , I wonder what the 2015 model AV cable has in store for us .