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Acer Universal USB 3.0 Docking Station User Manual

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Universal USB 3.0 Docking
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  • Page 1 Universal USB 3.0 Docking Station User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 © 2012. All Rights Reserved. Universal USB 3.0 Docking Station User’s Manual Original Issue: 07/2012 Model number: __________________________________ Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Before starting... Safety information Introduction Features Package contents System requirements Product overview Front view Rear view Connections Installing the driver Installing the driver under Windows 7 or Windows Vista Installing the driver under Windows XP Verifying the driver install Configuring your displays Menu options and settings Multi-monitor configuration Supported resolutions...
  • Page 4: Before Starting

    Before starting... Before connecting or using this product, please read through this User’s Manual. Note: The illustrations in this guide are only for reference. Your product may differ. Safety information • Keep this User’s Manual for future reference • Store the product in a warm, dry environment •...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction This docking station enables you to expand your notebook’s connectivity. It allows you to add extra USB peripherals, connect to a LAN, speakers and a microphone while occupying only one USB port on your computer. The docking station supports the USB 3.0 specification. The docking station also supports video output through a DVI or HDMI (optional) connection.
  • Page 6: Product Overview

    Product overview Front view Item Description Power indicator Lights when the power is on. USB indicator Lights when a USB device is plugged in. USB 3.0 ports Connect to USB devices Speaker jack Connects to speakers or earphones. Microphone jack Connects to a microphone.
  • Page 7: Rear View

    Rear view Item Description USB 2.0 ports Connect to USB devices. LAN (RJ-45) port Connects to a LAN. DVI connector Connects to a DVI display or projector. HDMI connector Connects to an HDMI display or projector. (optional) Type B USB 3.0 port Connects your docking station to your computer.
  • Page 8: Connections

    Connections The illustrations below show how various peripherals may be connected to your docking station. Router Monitor USB peripherals Power adapter Earphone Microphone...
  • Page 9: Installing The Driver

    Installing the driver Important: Make sure you have installed the appropriate driver from the supplied CD before connecting the docking station to your PC. Note: The screen captures below are for reference only and may differ from the dialog boxes you see. Installing the driver under Windows 7 or Windows Vista Insert the supplied CD into your computer’s optical disc drive.
  • Page 10 Read through the EULA and click I Accept to continue installing. The installation will proceed and may take a few minutes. During the installation, your screen may flash or temporarily go black. Plug your docking station into your computer once the driver is installed.
  • Page 11: Installing The Driver Under Windows Xp

    Installing the driver under Windows XP Insert the supplied CD into your computer’s optical disc drive. Read through the EULA and click I Accept to continue installing. The installation will proceed and may take a few minutes. During the installation, your screen may flash or temporarily go black. If you are prompted to restart your computer, please do so before plugging in the docking station.
  • Page 12: Configuring Your Displays

    If there is a yellow icon next to any item, the driver has not been installed correctly: In which case, you should remove the driver, unplug the docking station and reinstall the driver. Configuring your displays The supplied utility allows you to configure the display, screen rotation, resolution and physical arrangement.
  • Page 13: Menu Options And Settings

    Menu options and settings Option Description DisplayLink Manager Open Windows screen resolution settings. Check for updates Check to see if a new driver is available. USB 3.0 Video Dock/Dual Head Video Dock Screen Select an available resolution. resolution Note: This function is unavailable in mirror mode, as the resolution is defined as the resolution of the primary monitor.
  • Page 14: Multi-monitor Configuration

    Option Description Video Setup Open Windows screen resolution settings. Multi-monitor configuration You can connect an additional monitor to your computer through the DVI port and/or HDMI port (if available), in addition to an external monitor connected to your computer’s VGA port. The external monitor can be configured as the main display, to mirror the main display or for an extended Windows desktop.
  • Page 15: Supported Resolutions

    Supported resolutions Refresh rate: 16-bit Refresh rate: 32-bit Resolution color depth (MHz) color depth (MHz) 640 x 480 60 / 72 / 75 / 85 60 / 72 / 75 / 85 800 x 600 SVGA 56 / 60 / 72 / 75 / 85 56 / 60 / 72 / 75 / 85 1024 x 768 60 / 72 / 75 / 85...
  • Page 16: Uninstalling The Driver

    Uninstalling the driver If you need to uninstall the driver, go to the Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features and select DisplayLink Graphics. Click on Uninstall or change the program. Confirm that you wish to delete the driver. You may be asked to reboot your computer to complete the uninstall.
  • Page 17: Specifications

    Specifications Host interface USB 2.0/3.0 Connectors Video out HDMI (optional) DVI HDDE Host upstream link Type B USB Hub downstream link Type A USB Audio 3.5 mm stereo jack Network RJ-45 (Gigabit Ethernet) Power DC-in Video Maximum resolution 2048 x 1152 (HDMI and DVI) Color depth 16- and 32-bit Audio...
  • Page 18: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions How do I get the drivers I need? Go to www.acer.com and select your country/region. Click Support > Drivers & Downloads > Notebook > Travelmate and then your computer model. Select the operating system from the drop-down menu and click the Drivers tab.
  • Page 19 The LAN port (RJ-45) on the docking station does not work after I plugged in the docking station. This could be caused by following: The docking station power adapter is not plugged in properly. Please • make sure the power adapter is plugged in properly to the power outlet and the docking station.
  • Page 20 Playing back protected contents over a USB connection. • You may need to download additional CODECs for your viewing • program. • Your system may not have the encode/decode capabilities. Please check with the vendor to confirm the support and capabilities. I encounter slow performance and the image lags or freezes when playing videos on external displays.

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