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Plugable intros three new connectivity products at CES

Plugable, a developer of USB devices, introduced three new products at CES 2020: the TBT3-UDZ Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C docking station with 100W power, the 2.5Gbps USB Ethernet adapter, and the USB-C DisplayPort 1.4 MST to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter.

The Plugable TBT3-UDZ allows users to connect up to two additional 4K displays using either HDMI or DisplayPort without the need of external adapters. The Plugable TBT3-UDZ will be available for $299 in the spring of 2020.

The TBT3-UDZ uses the latest Intel Titan Ridge chipset, allowing for capability with Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C laptops. The TBT3-UDZ’s 100W power delivery can be used with the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. The docking station features 14 ports (Video, USB, SD/MicroSD, Ethernet, Audio) inputs.

The Plugable USB-C DisplayPort 1.4 MST to Dual HDMI 2.0 adapter lets users connect two 4K 60Hz HDMI displays at full native GPU performance to USB-C Windows systems like the new Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7. The Plugable USB-C DisplayPort 1.4 MST to dual HDMI 2.0 adapter will be available for $39.95 in Q2 2020.

The Plugable USB-C adapter can transmit at speeds up to 25.9Gbps over USB-C, surpassing HDMI 2.0’s 18Gbps. This enables higher-resolution dual displays over a single USB-C cable. The combination of DisplayPort 1.4 and MST capabilities lets users maximize bandwidth and convert the signal to HDMI 2.0 outputs to maximize compatibility with advanced 4K displays. This enables dual HDMI 2.0 displays with HDR from a single USB-C port with DisplayPort 1.4 at the full native performance of the system’s graphics processor.

The Plugable USB-C adapter targets creative professionals who need to expand their setups. Thanks to this specific combination of DisplayPort and HDMI technologies, users can extend their laptops or phones to two 4K displays at high resolution and refresh rates.

The Plugable 2.5Gb USB Ethernet adapter helps upgrade laptops and desktops with faster wired connection speeds. The adapter is a 2.5Gb USB solution with an attached USB-C to USB-A adapter, making it possible to upgrade any USB SuperSpeed (USB 3.0/3.1) laptop or desktop. The Plugable 2.5Gb USB Ethernet adapter will be available for $49.99 in Q2 2020.

This 2.5Gb Ethernet adapter more than doubles that performance over existing Cat 5e or better cabling with supporting hardware (switches and routers). The adapter is backwards compatible with earlier networking standards such as Gigabit (10/100/1000) networks, supports auto-negotiation and is compatible with both full-duplex or half-duplex networks.

Main Image: Plugable TBT3-UDZ


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