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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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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.
Fujitsu also offers flexible configurations to meet users' exact needs -- for example two different design options and palm rest along with options for 3G/UMTS modules, SSD drives and a port replicator for desktop use.
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It also bundles a choice of ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3, ThinkPad Mini-Dock Series 3 and ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus 3 feature new slim and sleek footprints, provide one-step "rip and go" docking.
The Advanced Port Replicator II contains a built-in battery charger that supports Gateway's 6-cell, 8-cell, and 12-cell batteries, keeping extra batteries fully charged and ready for travel.
Through the integration of Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology with wireless digital video capabilities, the Portege R400 can automatically connect when the notebook comes within proximity of a Toshiba Wireless Port Replicator.
Instant access to desktop peripherals can be accomplished with an optional port replicator with hot docking capability.
In addition, the Gateway E-100M supports an optional port replicator for comfortable docking in the office, unlike many ultraportable notebooks.
Other features include dual magnetic activated display latches, modular hot-swap bay to house optional drives or second battery, multiple options for maximum configurability and a full-featured port replicator optimized for performance.
UniXpress is a USB 2.0 port replicator with VGA and dual-PC support.
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