Targus Universal Docking Station w/ Digital Audio

Universal Laptop
Docking Station
USER GUIDE
Table of Contents
Introduction .......................................................................... 3
Package Contents................................................................. 5
System Requirements........................................................... 5
Installing the Device and Drivers........................................... 6
Connecting New Devices.................................................... 11
Global Suspend Mode......................................................... 16
Targus Always On............................................................... 17
Using USB Devices That Require More Power .................. 17
Product Limitations.............................................................. 17
Troubleshooting ................................................................. 18
Technical Support .............................................................. 20
Product Registration............................................................ 21
Warranty............................................................................. 21
Regulatory Compliance....................................................... 21
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TARGUS UNIVERSAL
LAPTOP DOCKING
STATION
Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the Targus
Universal Laptop Docking Station. This portable
expansion module allows you to connect through a single
USB connection up to 4 USB devices, a network
(Ethernet/LAN) connection, speakers and microphone,
PS/2 mouse and keyboard, and a serial and parallel
device. Also, the lock slot and universal lock support
provided helps you secure your docking station to your
desktop.
The docking station also features Targus Always On
technology, Targus USB Power Port providing twice the
USB specification for higher power requirement devices,
and USB ports that are widely spaced to acommodate
larger adapters. Targus Always On provides power to the
USB ports even when the laptop is shut-down,
disconnected from the docking station or in hibernate/
stand-by mode. This allows USB devices that charge via
the USB port to keep charging under any circumstance.
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Features
Heat dissipation by natural convection:
Place the back edge of your laptop on the rubber pads of
the Docking Station. Most laptops dissipate heat through
the bottom and the more air that’s allowed to flow under
the bottom, the better chance that heat will dissipate by
natural convection.
Comfort
The raised platform also provides a more comfortable
position for the hands.
The docking station
following ports:
provides
the
• Two PS/2 ports
• IEEE 1284 DB25 Connector parallel (USB emulated)
• Two 3.5 mm Audio: (1) stereo out and (1) microphone
in
• RS232 serial (USB emulated)
• One S/PDIF Digital Audio Output (not supported in
Windows 2000)
• RJ-45 Ethernet 10/100
• Four USB 2.0 Ports:
- Two High-Speed USB 2.0 ports
- Two High-Speed USB 2.0 Always-On ports with extra
power
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Package Contents
In addition to this user guide, the package contains:
• Targus Universal Laptop Docking Station
• High-speed USB 2.0 upstream cable
• Driver software CD
• AC power adapter
System Requirements
Hardware
• PC with an Intel® Pentium® processor or equivalent
• CD-ROM drive
• USB version 2.0 port
• AC power source (AC adapter required)
NOTE: WHEN
CONNECTED TO A
USB
VERSION
1.1
PORT ON YOUR
COMPUTER, THE DOCKING STATION’S PERFORMANCE LEVEL WILL BE LESS THAN
OPTIMAL. FOR BEST RESULTS, CONNECT IT TO A USB VERSION 2.0 PORT.
Operating System
• Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or
• Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or
• Windows VistaTM Service Pack 1
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Installing the Device and
Drivers
To use the Targus docking station, you must first install
the driver onto your computer.
WARNING: YOU
BEFORE CONNECTING THE
OTHERWISE, THE DOCKING STATION
MUST INSTALL THE SOFTWARE
DOCKING STATION TO YOUR COMPUTER.
WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY.
After installing your software, connect the docking station
to your computer and Windows plug-and-play will install
the hardware drivers for each port.
Installing the Docking Station Driver
Installing the docking station driver enables your
operating system to recognize it and its ports once it’s
connected.
1 Turn on your computer.
2 Insert the driver software CD into your computer’s
CD-ROM drive.
If setup does not begin automatically, click Start, Run,
and enter D:\ACP45_setup.exe (where D: is the path of
your CD-ROM drive) and then click OK.
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3 The Installation Wizard window of the docking station
will pop up. Click Next to proceed.
4 The Information window will pop up. Click Next to
proceed. In order to install the driver files properly,
you must restart your system before plugging in
the docking station.
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5 Choose Yes, I want to restart my computer now.
Click Finish and restart your computer when
prompted.
Connecting the Docking Station to
Your Computer
After installing the docking station software, you are
ready to connect the docking station to your computer. To
do this:
1 Connect the supplied AC power adapter to the AC
power jack on the docking station.
2 Connect one end of the USB cable to the docking
station and the other end into an available USB 2.0
port on your computer.
WARNING: THE DOCKING STATION WILL NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY WITHOUT
THE AC ADAPTER PLUGGED INTO AN AC OUTLET.
DO
NOT CONNECT ANY DEVICES TO THE DOCKING STATION UNTIL THE
INSTALLATION IS COMPLETED.
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Installing the Default Device Drivers
Once you connect the docking station to your computer,
the default drivers begin installing for each of the ports
automatically.
NOTE: PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST SERVICE PACKS INSTALLED.
Some hardware devices may prompt you to install the
drivers.
To install the drivers:
1 Select
Install
the
software
(Recommended) and click Next.
automatically
The Found New Hardware Wizard program begins
installing the hardware drivers.
The Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard
screen appears.
2 Click Finish and repeat as needed for each device.
3 Restart your computer.
LED Status Indicator Lights
Once all device drivers are installed, the USB LED status
indicator lights on the back of the docking station glow
when you connect devices to the docking station.
• Green Tx light illuminates when connected to a
network and the yellow Rx light flashes when data is
transmitting to or from the network.
NOTE: THE
DOCKING STATION SUPPORTS HOT SWAPPING OF THE NETWORK
CABLE.
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Laptop Support Pad
Serial
S/PDIF
Network
Audio In Audio Out
PS/2
Parallel
Audio In
Audio Out
High-Speed USB 2.0
Always-On with
Extra Power
High-Speed
USB 2.0 Port
Cable
Lock Slot
Docking Station ports
“Easy Access”
High-Speed
USB 2.0 Port
Targus DEFCON
CL, PA410U
(not included)
Docking Station Left-Side View
AC Adapter
USB to PC
Connection
Cable Lock Slot
Docking Station Right-Side View
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Connecting New Devices
To avoid possible damage when connecting a new
device, do not force the cable connector into the port on
the docking station. If the cable connector does not
attach smoothly, turn the connector over and try attaching
it again.
Connecting
Keyboard
a
Serial
Mouse
/
To connect a serial mouse or keyboard, attach the cable
connector to the serial port on the docking station.
Connecting
Keyboard
a
PS/2
Mouse
/
To connect a PS/2 mouse or keyboard, attach the cable
connector to the PS/2 port on the docking station.
Connecting and Configuring a Serial
Modem
To connect a serial modem:
1 Attach the cable connector to the serial port on the
docking station.
2 Install the modem software driver according to the
instructions that come with the device.
3 When prompted to select the port, choose the Serial
USB (COMx), where x is the COM port number
assigned by your operating system.
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Connecting a Parallel Printer
To connect a parallel printer:
1 Attach the cable connector to the parallel port on the
docking station.
2 Go to Start button of your Window OS, and click on
Printers and Faxes. Add your printer driver by
following the instructions of the Add Printer Wizard.
Connecting a PDA
1 Attach the cable connector to the serial port on the
docking station.
2 Verify that the COM port setting, in either your
HotSync® or ActiveSync® software, matches the
setting on the docking station.
To verify the COM port setting on the docking station,
refer to “Verifying Devices are Installed” on page 18.
To verify the COM port setting on your PDA, refer to
the documentation that came with it.
Connecting to a Local Area Network
To connect an Ethernet cable with an RJ-45 connector,
attach the cable connector to the Ethernet/network port
on the docking station. Additional procedures to connect
to an actual network depend on the type of network you
are using. Contact your network administrator for detailed
instructions.
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Connecting a USB Device
To connect a USB device, plug it into a USB port on the
docking station and follow the additional instructions
provided with the device.
All four USB ports meet USB High-speed requirements
by providing 480Mbps and 500mA of power. However,
the two USB ports on the right side denoted by this
symbol
have two unique features - Always On and
High Power. See “Targus Always On” on page 17 for
more details, and “Using USB Devices That Require
More Power” on page 17.
The other USB ports (one on the side and the other on
the back next to the Ethernet port) are ports that provide
the standard 500 mA of power.
Connecting and
Audio Device
Configuring
an
1 Plug your headphones or speakers into the green
3.5mm Audio Out port on the docking station.
2 To connect a microphone, plug it into the mono Audio
In port.
3 To enable your headphones or speakers, you must
first choose USB PnP Sound Device in the Properties
Settings.
For Windows 2000, click Start, Settings, Control Panel,
and then open the Sounds and Multimedia folder.
Select the Audio tab. Under Sound Playback, change
Preferred Device to USB PnP Sound Device from the
drop down list.
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Click Apply, then click OK.
For Windows XP, go to the Control Panel and choose
Sound and Audio. Select the Audio tab. Under Sound
Playback, change Preferred Device to USB PnP
Sound Device from the drop down list.
Click Apply, then click OK.
For Windows Vista, go to the Control Panel and choose
Hardware and Sound. Select Sound. Under the
Playback tab, select Digital Output of the USB PnP
Sound Device.
Click Set Default.
4 Make sure the volume is not set to MUTE.
NOTE: AUDIO
DEVICES WILL NOT WORK SIMULTANEOUSLY ON THE PORT
STATION AND THE HOST COMPUTER.
CAUTION: ALL AUDIO OR MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS MUST BE TERMINATED
BEFORE SWITCHING BETWEEN THE PORT STATION AUDIO OUTPUT AND THE
HOST COMPUTER AUDIO OUTPUT.
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Installing and Configuring a S/PDIF
(Sony/ Philips Digital Interface)
Device
1 In order to enable S/PDIF, you have to turn it on. This
can be done by opening the USB 3D Sound
Configuration applet located in your system tray (click
on the USB icon to open up the Configuration
Screen).
2 Click on the button next to the S/PDIF Output text to
enable S/PDIF.
3 Set the Audio Output from the Tray.
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4 Plug your optical cable (not included) into the
S/PDIF-Out port of docking station on one end, and
the S/PDIF-In port of Digital Decoder or Speaker on
the other end.
Home Theatre
Universal Docking Station
Digital Decoder
ZOOM IN
A/V Receiver
Universal Docking Station
Optical Cable (Not included)
5 Connect your Digital Decoder or Speaker to the Home
Theater System.
Global Suspend Mode
When your computer is in suspend mode, the docking
station also enters suspend mode to avoid power
consumption. When your computer wakes up, the
docking station wakes up automatically.
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Targus Always On
The two USB ports that provide up to 1 Amp of power will
continue providing power even when the laptop is
powered down or disconnected from the docking station.
This allows you to charge any USB device you connect to
these ports without powering your laptop.
Using USB Devices That
Require More Power
Some devices, which use large amounts of power, such
as printers and optical drives, should be plugged into the
High Power USB Ports. These ports will provide up to
1000 mA of power - double the power of a standard USB
ports.
Product Limitations
Some devices may halt temporarily when a high data
transfer is occurring. For example, your mouse may
respond slowly while a graphic print job is printing or
while you are experiencing heavy network traffic.
We recommend the following guidelines:
• Do not transfer data to or from multiple high-speed
devices, such as a digital camera or scanner, at the
same time.
• If speed degradation does occur, close other programs
that use a USB device to improve device performance.
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Troubleshooting
Device Not Working
• Make sure that the device is fully inserted into the
correct port on the docking station.
• Plug the device into a different port on the docking
station. If it still doesn’t work, test the device by
connecting it directly to your computer.
• Verify that you ran the Setup or Install program for the
device.
• Make sure that the device appears in Device Manager.
For more information refer to “Verifying Devices are
Installed” on page 18.
• Disconnect all devices from the docking station and
reconnect them, one at a time. Check that each device
works before plugging in the next one.
• Each USB port is equipped with over-current
protection. Should a USB device draw more current
than the USB port can supply, the port will shut down.
To re-enable the port, unplug the device and go to
Device Manager or to the message in the system tray
and choose the Reset option. You can then plug the
device back into the USB port. If a shut down reoccurs,
check the power requirements of the device.
Verifying Devices are Installed
You can view the devices installed on the docking station
from the Device Manager window in System Properties.
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Right-click My Computer, Properties, then click the
Hardware tab, and then the Device Manager button.
From the Device Manager window, expand the following:
• Human Interface Devices - displays keyboards and
pointing devices: mice, trackballs, and joysticks
• Keyboards — displays PS/2 keyboards
• Mice and Other Pointing Devices - displays PS/2
mouse
• Network Adapters — displays ASIX AX88772A USB
2.0 fast Ethernet Adapter
• Ports (COM & LPT) — Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm
Port (COM X)
• Sound, Video and Game Controllers — displays
USB PnP Sound Device
• Universal Serial Bus controllers — displays the other
devices installed for the docking station and generic
hub
Verifying
a
Connection
Serial
Modem
When attaching a modem to the serial (RS232) port,
verify that the port assigned to your modem is Serial USB
(COMx), where x is the number of the COM port.
If the operating system does not detect automatically that
your modem is assigned to Serial USB (COMx), run the
Hardware Wizard again and choose Select from the list
instead of Autodetect. Then, select use Prolific Device
from Page as the COM port.
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Error Message on Your PDA
If the error message “Connection Not Established”
appears on your PDA, check that the COM port setting in
either your HotSync or ActiveSync software matches the
setting on the docking station. See “Verifying Devices
are Installed” on page 18 to verify the COM port setting
on the docking station.
Some older versions of the Palm® Desktop software are
not compatible with the USB to Serial conversion. Please
contact your PDA vendor for software updates.
Technical Support
For technical questions, please visit:
US
Internet:
www.targus.com/support.asp
Australia
Internet:
www.targus.com/au
Email:
infoaust@targus.com
Telephone:
1800-641-645
New Zealand
Telephone:
0800-633-222
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Product Registration
Targus recommends that you register your Targus
accessory shortly after purchasing it. To register your
Targus accessory, go to:
http://www.targus.com/registration.asp
You will need to provide your full name, email address,
country of residence and product information.
Warranty
Targus warrants this product to be free from defects in
materials and workmanship for one year. If your Targus
accessory is found to be defective within that time, we will
promptly repair or replace it. This warranty does not
cover accidental damage, wear and tear, or
consequential or incidental loss. Under no conditions is
Targus liable for loss of, or damage to a computer; nor
loss of, or damage to, programs, records, or data; nor any
consequential or incidental damages, even if Targus has
been informed of their possibility. This warranty does not
affect your statutory rights.
Regulatory Compliance
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
This device must accept any interference received,
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including interference
operation.
that
may
cause
undesired
FCC Statement
Tested to Comply
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits of a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide
reasonable
protection
against
harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna;
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver;
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected;
• Consult the dealer or experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
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Changes or modifications not authorized by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate this product.
Palm and HotSync are a registered trademarks of Palm, Inc. Microsoft, Windows,
Windows Vista and ActiveSync are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All trademarks and
registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
Features and specifications subject to change without notice. © 2008, Targus Group
International, Inc. and Targus, Inc, Anaheim, CA 92806 USA.
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Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
© 2008 Targus Group International, Inc. and Targus, Inc, Anaheim, CA 92806 USA.
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