port replicator


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port replicator

A device used to quickly connect multiple peripherals to a laptop. The monitor, printer, network, keyboard and mouse are permanently plugged into the port replicator, which connects to the laptop via the USB port.

A port replicator provides some or all of the functionality of a docking station, and the two terms are used interchangeably. However, a docking station uses a proprietary connector to the computer, whereas a port replicator generally provides a universal solution for all laptops via USB. See docking station.


Universal Port Replicator
The Targus port replicator connects to a single USB 3.0 port on the laptop. It also provides connections to two monitors, one via DVI and the other via HDMI. (Images courtesy of Targus Group International, www.targus.com)
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New common port replicator for extra convenience and reduced TCO
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0 Port Replicator certainly packs a punch, offering: Dual Head Graphics supporting both DisplayPort and HDMI, Integrated Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, 4 x USB 2.
The UniXpress USB Port Replicator works on any Windows-based notebook or PC.
Corporate buyers benefit by being able to standardize on one brand of port replicator rather than having to replace proprietary units every time a new notebook vendor is selected.
In addition to the USB connector, the port replicator features four USB ports, Ethernet, audio jacks for microphones and headphones, and a VGA monitor port.
Furthermore, the same port replicator can be used with the high-end models in the E Series, namely the E754/H, the E744/H, and the E734/H, so that even when additional laptops are deployed, the existing port replicators can be used.
DisplayLink today announced that it is providing core USB graphics functionality in the new Lenovo Enhanced USB Port Replicator with Video.
The interfaces can also be implemented via a port replicator, but then laptop and port replicator must be easy to transport as a unit.
The ESI-B756A Enhanced Port Replicator will support the ThinkPad 600 and the ESI-B758A will support the ThinkPad 770.