A docking station, also known as a port replicator, is an external device designed for laptops.
1. What is a docking station?
The docking station (Docking Station) is mainly used to expand the digital equipment of the notebook computer function. The docking station generally has multiple interfaces, which can be used to connect more external devices, such as U disk, large-screen monitor, keyboard, mouse, scanner, etc. equipment.
It can solve the problem that the ports of the notebook computer itself are not enough. Using the docking station allows users to enjoy the same convenience and comfort as a desktop computer in the office, and it can also take advantage of the portability of mobile office. Of course, the docking station can also expand the interfaces of desktop computers and servers.
With the rapid development of science and technology, the body of mainstream notebook computers is getting thinner and lighter. In order to save the space occupied by the body, many interfaces are discarded. Of course, the interface with larger volume will be discarded first, such as VGA Interface, such as RJ45 network cable interface and so on. In order to meet both the thin and light body and meet the daily office needs, docking stations and related devices have gradually developed.
3. What interfaces does the docking station support?
The current mainstream docking stations support interfaces: USB-A, USB-C, Micro/SD, HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort, 3.5mm headphone jack, RJ45 network cable interface, etc.
4. The function of the docking station
The biggest function of the docking station is port expansion. These large number of ports enable the notebook computer to connect more peripherals at the same time, improve the performance of the entire notebook computer, and help improve work efficiency.
5. Advantages of docking station
－Small size and portable
- Compatibility is very good, suitable for most notebook computers and PCI devices
- There is no attenuation in the transmission speed, which is suitable for occasions with a large amount of data communication
-Because it is an all-aluminum casing, the heat dissipation performance is very good
- Easy to install and use