Entering the Chromebook ecosystem, Plugable, the docking stations and peripherals, has partnered with Google with the launch of its first-ever Works With Chromebook docking station. Plugable’s new UD-MSTHDC transforms USB-C Chromebooks and Windows laptops into a fully functional workspace by adding two displays, Ethernet, several USB ports, and more.
The UD-MSTHDC can upgrade a laptop to a workstation featuring space for two extended displays (HDMI, DisplayPort, or a mix of both) and up to 4K 60Hz resolution. Additionally, the UD-MSTHDC offers 60W host charging, gigabit Ethernet, combination audio port, 4x USB 5Gbps ports, 2x USB 10Gbps ports, and 1x USB-C 10Gbps port.
The Works With Chromebook program ensures that devices have been validated to work with current and future ChromeOS devices. This means the product has to meet certain criteria and features to make sure it fits well with other ChromeOS devices. The UD-MSTHDC is a Google reference design manufactured specifically for Plugable. It has been rigorously tested by Google, making it one of the few docks on the market with the official Works With Chromebook certification.
As a WWCB-certified dock, users will get added benefits like automatic secure firmware updates while the dock is connected to a Chromebook, so employees can always enjoy the latest compatibility improvements and features. The dock also provides flexible HDMI or DisplayPort connectivity options for versatility with the majority of monitors in enterprise and remote working environments
Many organizations have mixed device fleets that span platforms, so while this docking station has been designed for ChromeOS, it’s also compatible with Windows devices.
The docking station provides full functionality to Windows 11 and Windows 10, systems with support for VESA DisplayPort Alternate Mode over USB-C. Laptops with Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, or USB4 ports also support VESA DisplayPort Alternate Mode on those same ports. The dock can also be used on Macs, however due to lack of MST functionality in macOS, the dock only allows for one additional extended display. The second display will be mirrored.
The WWCB Docking Station, UD-MSTHDC, is available now on Amazon for $199 with a $15 off coupon.
Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, Plugable Technologies is one of the world’s best-known brands for USB devices. With a focus on better products, better information, and better support, Plugable’s range of universal products are tested to fit any desk environment with guaranteed compatibility. And should you ever have a question, their US-based support team consists of the very engineers who design the devices.
To learn more about Plugable, visit plugable.com.
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