Ahrensburg, 23. November 2020 – If you frequently have to commute between the office and your home office in these challenging times, ideally all you need to do is to clamp your business notebook under your arm and your mobile-office is ready for use almost anywhere. Ready for use anywhere and immediately? And as quickly and conveniently as possible? Not really – the portable computer has to be connected to a printer, keyboard, mouse and other monitors first. So first of all, unplug the cables from your home PC under your desk and then – if at all possible – connect it to your notebook. Unfortunately, users of current devices will often quickly reach the limits of their capabilities, as newer models in particular usually only have a universal interface such as USB Type-C® or Thunderbolt™ 3 connection. The new entry-level DockingStation from ICY BOX is specially designed for stationary use and, not least due to its excellent price/performance ratio, facilitates a smooth transition between several workplaces.
The DockingStation is connected to the host computer conveniently via the supplied USB 3.0 cable and the user immediately has access to eleven additional ports (4x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, Gigabit LAN, 2x HDMI®, headphones & microphone). Thanks to the adapter which is also included in the scope of delivery, the user can even choose between Type-A or Type-C®! The built-in DisplayLink™ chipset (DL-3900) enables the operation of up to two external monitors with Full HD (1080p) or 2K resolutions up to max. 2x 1920x1080@60Hz or a display with WQHD resolution with max. 2.560x1.440@50Hz. This, of course, independent of the operating system under Windows®, macOS®, Ubuntu Linux, Android and Chrome OS®.
At the next video meeting, the IB-DK2251AC with its fast and secure Gigabit LAN RJ45 interface ensures smooth and fluid video images and the microphone and headphone jack for connecting a headset or a microphone and headphones will ensure excellent communication.
A total of six additional USB ports can be used to connect additional devices such as a printer, webcam, keyboard, external storage media and a mouse to the mobile computer. One of the two USB 3.0 interfaces additionally supports the BC1.2 standard for fast charging of smartphones or tablets with up to 2.1 A.
And it's not only home cinema lovers who will enjoy HDCP 2.0 support, playback of protected content for easy streaming, Blu-ray etc. (under Windows®) and 5.1 surround sound supported via HDMI®.
The IB-DK2251AC is made of a robust material mix of high-quality plastic (PC, ABS) and metal. It can be used both vertically and horizontally. Vertically, with the help of its stable stand, it saves space for a tidy workplace and horizontally, it can be used as a notebook base for a better ergonomic workspace as well – so no matter what you decide – it will definitely help creating a more productive workplace.
Key features of the ICY BOX IB-DK2251AC:
- Two video interfaces (2x High Speed HDMI®)
- Supports 2x 2k@60 Hz resolutions or 1x WQHD 2.560x1.440@50Hz (1440p)
- Dual monitor function – two monitors can be used simultaneously in expansion mode (Windows®, macOS®, Ubuntu Linux, Android and Chrome OS®)
- Two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, data transfer rates up to 5 Gbit/s
- Four USB 2.0 Type-A interfaces, data transfer rates up to 480 Mbit/s
- 1x microphone 3.5 mm jack,1x earphone 3.5 mm jack
- Gigabit LAN RJ45 interface supports 10/100/1000 Mbit/s bandwidths
The DockingStation is available now at a price of €109,- (RRP) both online and locally from well-stocked retailers.
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