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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0 Port Replicator from HP targets all the connectivity needs of the business user, in a package that connects and expands the whole portfolio," said John Cummins, VP of sales and marketing for DisplayLink.
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The optional Multimedia Port Replicator offers one SelectBay modular bay for use with Toshiba's slimline DVD-ROM, second hard disk, Zip and LS120 SelectBay drives, and a full array of connectivity for desktop expansion and additional storage requirements.
The complete HP USB Media Docking Station features an integrated notebook stand, a high performance speaker system, and a port replicator that uses the DisplayLink DL-165 chip, enabling the entire notebook to connect to all peripherals - including additional monitors - via a single USB cable from the dock.
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With a port replicator and other accessories that can be used with other models in the E Series, Fujitsu delivers greater convenience for on-the-go use within offices.
The interfaces can also be implemented via a port replicator, but then notebook and port replicator must be easily transportable as a unit.