TARGUS Australia has released the USB Port Replicator with Video, a USB-based notebook docking station that delivers integrated video support. It provides a one-touch solution for attaching both peripherals and display.
It is designed in a wedge shape that provides increased airflow for improved cooling and a more comfortable position for hands. It is black and silver in colour and measures 27cm x 7.5cm x 3.1cm.
The replicator is to the notebook with a single USB port. It also provides four high-speed USB 2.0 ports, RS232, Ethernet (10-baseT/100base-T) and a 15-D sub pin video connector.
The desktop monitor can be left permanently connected. There is no requirement to replug the monitor to use the replicator and there is the added benefit that USB devices can also be powered and charged even when not connected to the notebook.
The replicator delivers up to 1A to two ports and up to 500mA to the others. It is compatible with Windows 2000 and XP. It comes with an ac adaptor and is supported with a full year's warranty.