USB 3.0 Mini Docking Station
User Manual
Ver. 1.00
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Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction ......................................................3
1.1 Product Introduction ....................................................3
1.2 Features........................................................................3
1.3 System Requirements ..................................................4
1.4 Package Contents .........................................................4
1.5 Hardware Layout .........................................................4
Chapter 2: Getting Started .................................................5
2.1 Driver Installation ........................................................5
2.1.1 Installation for Windows.......................................5
2.1.2 Installation for Mac OS X.....................................7
2.2 Hardware Installation ..................................................8
2.3 Verifying the installation..............................................9
2.3.1 Verifying for Windows..........................................9
2.3.2 Verifying for Mac OS X......................................10
2.4 Display Configuration ...............................................12
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Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 Product Introduction
This USB 3.0 Mini Docking Station is designed to expand connectivity
to your Ultrabook™ or Hybrid tablet/laptop via single USB 3.0 port. It
features a single HDMI port, a USB 3.0 hub port and a Gigabit
Ethernet RJ45 port, all through a single USB 3.0 host connection.
1.2 Features

Easy Installation

An ideal solution for expanding the connectivity of Laptop,

Adds one display, one Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 port to your
Ultrabook and Macbook
USB 3.0 enabled system

Compatible with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and backwards compatible
with USB 2.0 specification
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High resolutions for display up to 2048 x 1152
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Network port offers wired Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
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1.3 System Requirements

Windows® XP 32-bit, Vista/7/8/8.1 (32/64 bit); Mac OS X 10.6
or above
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Available USB port (USB 3.0 recommended)
1.4 Package Contents
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1 x USB 3.0 Mini Docking Station
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1 x User Manual
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1 x Driver CD
1.5 Hardware Layout
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1. HDMI output port: Connect to a HDMI monitor
2. RJ45 port: Connect to the Ethernet network via a network cable
3. USB 3.0 downstream port: Connect USB peripheral device
4. Power jack: Connect to the optional power adapter
5. Power indicator: Lights up when the power is on
6. USB 3.0 upstream cable: Connect to the USB 3.0 port of the host
computer
Chapter 2: Getting Started
2.1 Driver Installation
Follow the procedures below to install the driver and then connect the
USB 3.0 Mini Docking Station to your system.
2.1.1 Installation for Windows
1.
Insert the provided CD into your disk drive. The CD-ROM will
start automatically. The following screen will show up and please
click “Install Driver”.
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*Note: Actual image may vary
Note: If the install program doesn’t run automatically, please
locate and double-click on the Autorun.exe file in the CD to
launch the install program.
2.
Please wait while Windows configures DisplayLink Core Softare.
Your screens may temporarily go black or flashing during this
process.
3.
When finished, the installation screen will disappear and you will
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return to your desktop.
Note: On some machines, you may need to reboot before you can use
USB 3.0 Mini Docking Station.
2.1.2 Installation for Mac OS X
1.
Insert the provided CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2.
Double-click the “U3 Dock” disc icon, double-click package file
“mac.dmg”, the following “U3 Dock” virtual disk will be
appeared on the Desktop of your Mac OS X system. Then double
click “Drivers” folder.
3.
Select “DisplayLink Software Installer” to begin installing the
DisplayLink Driver on your Mac.
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4.
Follow the instructions on screen to install the driver. After driver
installation is complete, you must restart your computer.
2.2 Hardware Installation
1.
(Optional): Plug the power adapter into the power jack of the USB
3.0 Mini Docking Station.
2.
Connect the USB 3.0 Mini Docking Station:
Connect the USB 3.0 Mini Docking Station to an available USB
3.0 on the host computer. Then a pop-up message will appear in
the notification area indicating the installation is complete.
* Actual strings depend on your operation system. This screen shot is
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from Windows 7 and might vary slightly for each operating system.
3.
Connecting Ethernet network device
• Connect an Ethernet cable to the RJ45 port on the USB 3.0
Mini Docking Station
• Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your network
hub, switch or router
4.
Connecting HDMI monitor
• Use a HDMI cable (not provided) to connect the HDMI port
to a monitor equipped with HDMI input jack
5.
Connecting USB 2.0/USB 3.0 device
Connect your USB device to the USB 3.0 port on the USB 3.0
Mini Docking Station. As long as one USB device is connected to
the port and the connection works properly.
2.3 Verifying the installation
2.3.1 Verifying for Windows
1.
Click on the “Device Manager” tab in the Windows Control
Panel.
Start > Control Panel > Device Manager
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2.
In the USB Display Adapters group, an item named Displaylink
USB 3.0 dock should be displayed.
Note: If there is a question or exclamation mark next to that item, then
the driver is not properly installed. Please delete the item, select the
Delete the driver software for this device option (if provided),
unplug the USB 3.0 Mini Docking Station from your computer and
then repeat the installation steps.
2.3.2 Verifying for Mac OS X
1.
Choose About this Mac from the Apple menu.
2.
Click on More Info…
3.
In the Contents sidebar select USB from the Hardware section.
4.
Scroll the list to reveal the USB 3.0 Mini Docking Station
information
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2.4 Display Configuration
When USB 3.0 Mini Docking Station is attached, an icon appears in
the taskbar. This gives you access to the DiaplayLink manager menu.
To use the DisplayLink Manager Menu
1.
2.
From the taskbar, click the DisplayLink icon
A menu appears with several options. These are shown and
described below.
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•
Screen Resolution: Click to select an available resolution. Note:
This function is disabled in mirror mode, as the resolution is
defined by the resolution of the primary monitor
•
Screen Rotation: Rotates the screen according to the desired
orientation
•
Extend to: Extends the screen according to the desired orientation
•
Extend: This is the default settings of the USB 3.0 Mini Docking
Station. This mode extends your desktop for easy viewing of
multiple windows. The window will move off the primary display
from the right side and enter the extended display from the left
side
•
Set as Main Monitor: Sets the extended screen as the main
screen
•
Mirror: Duplicates the primary monitor to the monitor which
connects with the USB 3.0 Mini Docking Station
•
•
Off: Turns off the USB 3.0 Mini Docking Station
Optimize for Video: Optimize the video quality when playing
back. Text may appear less clear when enabling
•
Fit to TV: Adjusts the size of the desktop on the TV. Note: This
function works only when one display is connected
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