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Universal USB 3.0 Docking
Station
User’s Manual
© 2012. All Rights Reserved.
Universal USB 3.0 Docking Station User’s Manual
Original Issue: 07/2012
Model number: __________________________________
Serial number: ___________________________________
Date of purchase: ________________________________
Place of purchase: ________________________________
Safety information
Introduction
Features
Package contents
System requirements
Product overview
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Front view
Rear view
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Connections
Installing the driver
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Installing the driver under Windows 7 or Windows Vista
Installing the driver under Windows XP
Verifying the driver install
Configuring your displays
Menu options and settings
Multi-monitor configuration
Supported resolutions
Uninstalling the driver
Regulatory compliance
Specifications
Frequently asked questions
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Contents
Before starting...
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Before starting...
Before connecting or using this product, please read through this User’s
Manual.
Note: The illustrations in this guide are only for reference. Your
product may differ.
Safety information
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Keep this User’s Manual for future reference
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Store the product in a warm, dry environment
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Refer to an authorized technician if the product:
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Has been exposed to moisture.
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Has been dropped or damaged in any way.
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Shows obvious signs of breakage.
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Is not working well and you can’t fix it by following the advice in
the User’s Manual.
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This docking station enables you to expand your notebook’s connectivity.
It allows you to add extra USB peripherals, connect to a LAN, speakers and
a microphone while occupying only one USB port on your computer. The
docking station supports the USB 3.0 specification.
The docking station also supports video output through a DVI or HDMI
(optional) connection. The extra display device can be configured to mirror
your primary screen or extend the Windows desktop.
The docking station is ergonomically designed with most peripherals
plugged in from the rear, and two USB ports and the audio jacks on the
front. It also features an industry-standard security lock.
Features
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USB 2 and USB 3.0 compliance.
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External display resolution up to 2048 x 1152 resolution.
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Stereo audio output.
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Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.
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HDMI® 1.3 compliant.
Package contents
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Docking station
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USB 3.0 cable
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Power adapter
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CD containing the User’s Manual and drivers
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Quick Guide
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DVI-to-VGA adapter (only for selected models)
System requirements
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PC with dual-core CPU at 2.0 GHz or higher.
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1 GB of RAM
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USB 3.0 port
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30 MB of available disk space
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Microsoft® Windows® XP 32-bit, Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 (32- or
64-bit)
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Introduction
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Product overview
Front view
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Item
Description
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Power indicator
Lights when the power is on.
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USB indicator
Lights when a USB device is plugged in.
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USB 3.0 ports
Connect to USB devices
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Speaker jack
Connects to speakers or earphones.
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Microphone jack
Connects to a microphone.
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Rear view
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Item
Description
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USB 2.0 ports
Connect to USB devices.
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LAN (RJ-45) port
Connects to a LAN.
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DVI connector
Connects to a DVI display or projector.
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HDMI connector
(optional)
Connects to an HDMI display or projector.
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Type B USB 3.0 port
Connects your docking station to your computer.
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Power jack
Connects to the power adapter. The mini
docking station always needs external power to
operate, it is not USB-powered.
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Connections
The illustrations below show how various peripherals may be connected to
your docking station.
Router
Monitor
USB peripherals
PC
Power adapter
Earphone
Microphone
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Important: Make sure you have installed the appropriate driver from
the supplied CD before connecting the docking station to your PC.
Note: The screen captures below are for reference only and may
differ from the dialog boxes you see.
Installing the driver under Windows 7 or
Windows Vista
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Insert the supplied CD into your computer’s optical disc drive.
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Click Run Setup.exe to start the installation.
Note: If autorun is disabled on your computer, use the file browser to
open your optical drive and double-click Setup.exe to start the
installation.
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Enter the administrator password and click Yes if the User Account
Control dialog box appears.
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Installing the driver
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Read through the EULA and click I Accept to continue installing.
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The installation will proceed and may take a few minutes. During the
installation, your screen may flash or temporarily go black.
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Plug your docking station into your computer once the driver is
installed. Your system will display a message in the icon tray informing
you that the docking station is ready to be used.
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Insert the supplied CD into your computer’s optical disc drive.
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Read through the EULA and click I Accept to continue installing.
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The installation will proceed and may take a few minutes. During the
installation, your screen may flash or temporarily go black.
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If you are prompted to restart your computer, please do so before
plugging in the docking station.
Verifying the driver install
You can verify that the driver is correctly installed from the Control Panel >
Device Manager.
In the Device Manager, you should see a DisplayLink device listed.
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Installing the driver under Windows XP
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If there is a yellow icon next to any item, the driver has not been installed
correctly: In which case, you should remove the driver, unplug the docking
station and reinstall the driver.
Configuring your displays
The supplied utility allows you to configure the display, screen rotation,
resolution and physical arrangement.
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Click the utility icon in the icon tray.
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Select the item you wish to change from the menu that appears.
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Option
Description
DisplayLink Manager
Open Windows screen resolution settings.
Check for updates
Check to see if a new driver is available.
USB 3.0 Video Dock/Dual Head Video Dock
Screen
resolution
Select an available resolution.
Screen rotation
Set the screen rotation as needed.
Extend to
Extend the screen to the desired display.
Set as Main
Monitor
Set the selected display as the main monitor.
Notebook
Monitor Off
Set the external display as the main display and turn
off the notebook’s screen.
Note: This function is unavailable in mirror mode, as
the resolution is defined as the resolution of the
primary monitor.
Note: This function works only when an external
display is connected, and will only appear when the
utility is installed on a notebook computer.
Mirror
Set the external display to duplicate the main display.
Off
Turn the external display off.
Optimize for
Video
Optimize display for video playback.
Fit to TV
Adjust the size of Windows desktop on the external
display.
Note: Text may be slightly blurred when this option is
enabled.
Note: This function works only when an external
monitor is connected, and in extended mode. If this
option is selected while in Mirror mode, the external
monitor will change to Extended mode.
Audio Setup
Open the Windows audio settings page.
Note: This function only works on some computers.
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Menu options and settings
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Option
Description
Video Setup
Open Windows screen resolution settings.
Multi-monitor configuration
You can connect an additional monitor to your computer through the DVI
port and/or HDMI port (if available), in addition to an external monitor
connected to your computer’s VGA port.
The external monitor can be configured as the main display, to mirror the
main display or for an extended Windows desktop. To configure the
displays, right-click on the Windows desktop and select Screen resolution
(Windows 7), Personalize > Display Settings (Windows Vista), or
Properties > Settings (Windows XP) and adjust the settings as required.
Alternatively, if your computer is running Windows 7, you can press the
Windows key <
>and <P> to configure the displays.
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Resolution
Refresh rate: 16-bit
color depth (MHz)
Refresh rate: 32-bit
color depth (MHz)
640 x 480
VGA
60 / 72 / 75 / 85
60 / 72 / 75 / 85
800 x 600
SVGA
56 / 60 / 72 / 75 / 85
56 / 60 / 72 / 75 / 85
1024 x 768
XGA
60 / 72 / 75 / 85
60 / 72 / 75 / 85
1280 x 720
720p
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1280 x 768
WXGA+
60 / 75 / 85
60 / 75 / 85
1280 x 800
WXGA
60
60
1280 x 1024
SXGA
60 / 75 / 85
60 / 75
1366 x 768
WXGA+
60
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1400 x 1050
SXGA+
60 / 75 / 85
60 / 75 / 85
1600 x 1200
UXGA
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1680 x 1050
WSXGA+
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1920 x 1080
1080p
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1920 x1200
WUXGA
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2048 x 1152
QXGA
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Important: Interlaced and reduced blanking modes are not supported.
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Supported resolutions
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Uninstalling the driver
If you need to uninstall the driver, go to the Control Panel > Programs >
Programs and Features and select DisplayLink Graphics. Click on
Uninstall or change the program.
Confirm that you wish to delete the driver.
You may be asked to reboot your computer to complete the uninstall.
Regulatory compliance
FCC conditions
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with Part 15 Class B
of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference.
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This device must accept any interference received and include
interference that may cause undesired operation.
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This equipment is in compliance with the requirements of the following
regulations: EN 55 022: CLASS B
WEEE
For users in the European Union: According to the WEEE
(Waste electrical and electronic equipment) Directive, do
not dispose of this product as household waste or
commercial waste. Waste electrical and electronic
equipment should be appropriately collected and
recycled as required by practices established for your
country. For information on recycling of this product,
please contact your local authorities, your household
waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased
the product.
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Host interface
Connectors
USB 2.0/3.0
Video out
HDMI (optional)
DVI HDDE
Video
Host upstream link
Type B USB
Hub downstream link
Type A USB
Audio
3.5 mm stereo jack
Network
RJ-45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Power
DC-in
Maximum resolution
2048 x 1152 (HDMI and DVI)
Color depth
16- and 32-bit
Audio
Power
Stereo (2.1 channels)
Mode
Self-powered
Adapter
Input: AC 100 - 240 V
Output: DC 5 V, 5 A
Consumption
Operating: 14.43 W
Standby: 1.95 W
Dimensions
195 x 77 x 38 mm (without
stand)
Weight
365 g
Environment
Compliance
Operating temp
10 - 40 degrees C
Storage temp
-10 to 80 degrees C
CE, FCC
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Specifications
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Frequently asked questions
How do I get the drivers I need?
Go to www.acer.com and select your country/region. Click Support >
Drivers & Downloads > Notebook > Travelmate and then your computer
model. Select the operating system from the drop-down menu and click the
Drivers tab.
Download and open the USB docking station driver file.
Once the file you’ve downloaded is open, extract the folder to your
computer and double-click autorun.exe to start the installation process.
My connected devices are not functioning.
This could be caused by the following:
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The docking station power adapter is not plugged in properly. Please
make sure the power adapter is plugged in properly to the power outlet
and the docking station.
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The drivers are not correctly installed. To resolve this issue, please
make sure you have the correct device drivers and that the docking
station driver is correctly installed.
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A power surge may have disabled the connected port. To recover the
port functionality, turn off the docking station then reconnect the power
after a few minutes.
My external display does not work after I plugged in the
docking station.
This could be caused by following:
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The docking station power adapter is not plugged in properly. Please
make sure the power adapter is plugged in properly to the power outlet
and the docking station.
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The display cable (VGA/DVI/HDMI) is not correctly connected. Ensure
the cable is correctly connected.
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The display settings may be incorrect. Make sure the display mode is
set to Extended.
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The drivers are not correctly installed. Please install the driver from the
Driver CD and reboot your system before reconnecting your external
display.
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This could be caused by following:
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The docking station power adapter is not plugged in properly. Please
make sure the power adapter is plugged in properly to the power outlet
and the docking station.
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The LAN cable is not correctly connected. Please ensure the LAN (RJ45) cable is plugged in properly.
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The drivers are not correctly installed. Please install the driver from the
Driver CD and reboot your system before reconnecting your LAN
cable.
What graphics interface that USB docking station support?
The provided docking station driver includes a software-based graphics
driver. Not all hardware acceleration methods are available to applications.
The table below provides more support information.
Interface
Windows XP
Windows Vista / Windows 7*
DirectX 10
No
Yes, if supported by the primary graphics card.
DirectX 9
No
Yes, but full screen mode is not available. It
displays only in window mode.
DirectX VA
No
Yes, if supported by the primary graphics card.
Direct 3D
No
Yes, but not available when the docking station
is set as the primary display.
DirectDraw
Yes
Yes
OpenGL
No
Yes, but full screen mode is not available. It
displays only in window mode.
GDI+
No
Yes, but full screen mode is not available. It
displays only in window mode.
* With Windows Aero enabled.
The screen is blank when playing protected content.
Many factors may cause this issue, such as:
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The LAN port (RJ-45) on the docking station does not work
after I plugged in the docking station.
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Playing back protected contents over a USB connection.
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You may need to download additional CODECs for your viewing
program.
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Your system may not have the encode/decode capabilities. Please
check with the vendor to confirm the support and capabilities.
I encounter slow performance and the image lags or freezes
when playing videos on external displays.
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The CPU may be overloaded. Reduce the screen resolution or close
unnecessary programs.
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Ensure you have not set the display resolution too high. For details of
the supported display resolutions, please refer to "Supported
resolutions" on page 12.
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