Targus NOTEBOOK DOCKING station with video User Manual

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Table of Contents

 

Introduction ..........................................

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System Requirements ..........................

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Installing the Device and Drivers ..........

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Connecting New Devices .....................

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Video Menu Options ...........................

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Global Suspend Mode ........................

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Targus Always On ..............................

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Using USB Devices That Require More

Power .................................................

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Product Limitations .............................

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Troubleshooting .................................

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Technical Support ..............................

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Product Registration ...........................

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Warranty .............................................

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Regulatory Compliance ......................

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TARGUS UNIVERSAL NOTEBOOK DOCKING STATION WITH VIDEO

Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase of the Targus Universal Notebook Docking Station with Video. This portable expansion module allows you to connect through a single USB connection up to 4 USB devices, monitor, network (Ethernet/LAN) connection, speakers, microphone and a serial device.

The docking station also offers Targus Always On technology, Targus Power Port providing twice the USB spec for high power devices, and USB ports that are widely spaced for larger adapters.Targus Always On provides power to the USB ports even when the notebook isshut-down,disconnected from the docking station or inhibernate/stand-bymode. This allows USB devices that charge via the USB port to keep charging under any circumstance.

Features

Heat dissipation by natural convection:

Place the back edge of your laptop on the rubber pads of the Docking Station. Most laptops dissipate heat through the bottom and the more air that’s allowed to flow under

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the bottom, the better chance that heat will dissipate by natural convection.

Comfort

The raised platform provides a more comfortable position for hands and increased airflow for better cooling.

The Docking Station provides the following ports:

15-pinVGA (Supports 1280 x 1024 at 16 bit color)

Two 3.5 mm Audio: (1) stereo out and

(1) microphone in

RS232 serial

RJ-45Ethernet 10/100

Two USB 2.0 (White)

Two USB Power Ports (Black) - Providing up to 1Amp

Package Contents

In addition to this user guide, the package contains:

Targus UniverDocking Station with Video

High-speedUSB 2.0 upstream cable

Driver software CD

AC power adapter (Required)

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NOTE: WHEN CONNECTED TO A USB

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System Requirements

Hardware

PC with an Intel® Pentium® processor or equivalent

CD-ROMdrive

USB version 2.0 port

AC power source (AC adapter required)

VERSION 1.1 PORT ON YOUR COMPUTER, THEDOCKINGSTATIONS PERFORMANCE LEVEL WILL BE LESS THAN OPTIMAL AND THE VIDEO PORT WILL NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY. FOR BEST RESULTS, CONNECT IT TO AUSB VERSION2.0 PORT.

Operating System

Windows® 2000 - Service Pack 2 or greater

Windows® XP - Service Pack 1 or greater

NOTE: TO DOWNLOAD THE LATEST SERVICE PACKS, PLEASE VISIT YOUR COMPUTER MANUFACTURERS WEBSITE ORMICROSOFTS DOWNLOAD CENTER:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh%3BENUS%3Bsp

Installing the Device and

Drivers

To use the Targus Docking Station, you must first install the driver onto your computer. Connect the docking

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station to your computer and Windows plug-and-playwill install the hardware drivers for each port.

WARNING: YOU MUST INSTALL THEDOCKINGSTATION SOFTWAREBEFORE

CONNECTING IT TO YOUR COMPUTER. OTHERWISE, THEDOCKINGSTATION WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY.

Installing the Docking Station Driver

Installing the docking station driver enables your operating system to recognize the docking station and its ports once it’s connected.

1Turn on your computer.

2Insert the driver software CD into your computer’s CDROM drive.

If setup does not begin automatically, click Start, Run, and enterD:\Setup.exe (whereD: is the path of your CDROM drive) and then clickOK.

3Follow any on-screeninstructions to complete the installation.

4Click Finish and restart your computer when prompted.

Connecting the Docking Station to Your Computer

After installing the docking station software, you are ready to connect the docking station to your computer. To do this:

1Connect the supplied AC power adapter to the AC power jack on the docking station.

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2Connect one end of the USB cable to the docking station and the other end into an available USB 2.0 port on your computer.

WARNINGS: THE DOCKING STATION WILL NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY WITHOUT THEAC ADAPTER PLUGGED INTO ANAC OUTLET.

DO NOT CONNECT ANY DEVICES TO THE DOCKING STATION UNTIL THE INSTALLATION IS COMPLETED.

Installing the Default Device Drivers

Once you connect the docking station to your computer, the default drivers begin installing for each of the ports.

Some hardware devices may prompt you to install the drivers.

To install the drivers:

1 Select Install the software automatically (Recommended)and click Next.

The Found New Hardware Wizardprogram begins installing the hardware drivers.

The Completing the Found New Hardware Wizardscreen appears.

2Click Finish and repeat as needed for each device.

3Restart your computer.

LED Status Indicator Lights

Once all device drivers are installed, the USB LED status indicator lights on the back of the docking station glow and you can connect devices to the docking station.

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Green Tx light illuminates when connected to a network and the yellow Rx light flashes when data is transmitting to or from the network.

NOTE: THE DOCKING STATION SUPPORTS HOT SWAPPING OF THE NETWORK CABLE.

USB lights will glow when the docking station is connected to your computer.

Always On LED glows green when button is depressed.

Laptop Support

 

 

 

 

 

Laptop Support Pad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pad

Serial

VGA

USB Ports

 

 

 

 

AC Adapter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio Audio

 

 

 

 

 

Always On

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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USB to PC

 

 

Connection

Docking Station ports

Connecting New Devices

To avoid possible damage when connecting a new device, do not force the cable connector into the port on the docking station. If the cable connector does not attach smoothly, turn the connector over and try attaching it again.

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Connecting a Serial Mouse

To connect a serial mouse, attach the cable connector to the serial port on the docking station.

Connecting and Configuring a Serial

Modem

To connect a serial modem:

1Attach the cable connector to the serial port on the docking station.

2Install the modem software driver according to the instructions that come with the device.

3When prompted to select the port, choose the Serial USB (COMx), wherex is the COM port number assigned by your operating system.

Connecting a PDA

1Attach the cable connector to the serial port on the docking station.

2Verify that the COM port setting, in either your HotSync® or ActiveSync® software, matches the setting on the docking station.

To verify the COM port setting on the docking station, refer to “Verifying Devices are Installed” on page 15.

To verify the COM port setting on your PDA, refer to the documentation that came with it.

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Connecting to a Local Area Network

To connect an ethernet cable with RJ-45connect, attach the cable connector to the ethernet/network port on the docking station. Additional procedures to connect to an actual network depend on the type of network you are using. Contact your network administrator for detailed instructions.

Connecting a USB Device

To connect a USB device, plug it into a USB port on the docking station and follow the additional instructions provided with the device.

All four USB ports meet USB hi-speedrequirements by providing 480Mbpsthrough-putand 500mA of power. However, the two black USB ports have two unique features.See “Targus Always On” on page 13 for more details.

The white USB ports are high-speedports that provide standard 500mA of power. The black USB power ports arehigh-speedports that provide up to 1Amp.

Connecting and Configuring an

Audio Device

1Plug your headphones or speakers into the green 3.5mm Audio Out port on the docking station.

2To connect a microphone, plug it into the mono Audio In port.

3To enable your headphones or speakers, you must first choose USB Audio in the Properties Settings.

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