Connectivity, Augmented: StarTech's New Docking Station Features Thunderbolt 2

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅26.11.2014 13:24:35


Northampton, UK – November 24, 2014 -, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the release of their new Thunderbolt 2 Laptop Docking Station (SKU: TB2DOCK4KDHC), which enables mobile professionals to instantly connect their laptop to all of their essential peripherals, including a 4K Ultra HD DisplayPort or HDMI display. The new docking station harnesses the immense throughput capability of a single Thunderbolt 2 laptop connection (20 Gbps) to deliver 4K Ultra HD video support, as well as innovative features including SPDIF optical audio output and mobile device fast-charging capability, including dedicated charging without a connection to host laptop.

“Thunderbolt 2 technology has taken laptop docking to the next level.” said Carey Cline, Senior Product Manager for “Thanks to the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2,’s new docking station delivers a broader range of connection options. With features like 4K Ultra HD video support and digital audio capability combined into a single docking station, this is not only our first Thunderbolt 2 docking station, but also our most ambitious feature set to date.”

Features of’s new Thunderbolt 2 Laptop Docking Station include:

• 4K video output to a single HDMI or DP display, with support for 3840x2160p Ultra HD resolutions
• Dual video support, when connected to one Thunderbolt display and one HDMI display (includes 4K HDMI support)
• Easy-access USB 3.0 fast-charge and sync port, able to charge a device without a host connection
• SPDIF digital audio output, line-input, 3.5mm 4-Position TRRS Headset port - Audio/Microphone
• eSATA port for high-speed external storage devices
• 4x USB 3.0 downstream ports with UASP support (1x front port USB Battery Charging Specification 1.2 compliant, 3x rear ports)
• Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 Port with Wake-on-LAN (WOL)
• Supports daisy-chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices
• Matte silver sand blast finish matching Apple® MacBooks
• Durable housing with aluminum outer frame
• Integrated security lock
• Includes 1m Thunderbolt cable

MSRP for’s Thunderbolt 2 Laptop Docking Station (TB2DOCK4KDHC) is £308.99 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK. These products will be available from Insight, Misco, and Dabs and is also distributed by Enta, Ingram Micro and Exertis Micro-P.

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