We’re excited to launch a new powerhouse into our docking station lineup, the Plugable Thunderbolt and USB-C Docking Station (TBT3-UDC1). The Plugable TBT3-UDC1 dock is built upon the latest Intel Titan Ridge chipset, casting a wider net of compatibility with both Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C laptops that are on the market today, while still delivering powerful performance.
A Dock For Both Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C
Let’s face it—Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C compatibility can be confusing, especially when they share the same connector. With previous Thunderbolt 3 docking stations, they had to be used exclusively with computers that supported Thunderbolt 3. Now, with the Plugable TBT3-UDC1, you can simplify your environment without the need to worry about whether your laptop hosts support Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C. When connected to a Thunderbolt 3 system, you can leverage that massive 40Gbps bandwidth for up to 2 4K DisplayPort monitors, push heavy I/O to multiple 10Gbps USB devices, and charge your laptop up to 60W, all through a single included 80cm Thunderbolt 3 cable. And when connected to a compatible USB-C system that isn’t Thunderbolt-enabled, you can still setup a productivity powerhouse (with some reduced display and USB bandwidth capabilities).
That means this dock is perfect for those offices or households with multiples users and computers. Whether it be a MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3, or your newer Surface laptops with USB-C, this dock is designed with host flexibility, able to provide functionality* to both types of Windows or macOS hosts without the need for additional drivers or adapters. It even works with the newest iPad Pro models with USB-C, though please note ipadOS currently supports a single monitor.