Kensington Docking Station Unlocks the Full Potential of Premium Laptops

Kensington, a worldwide leader of desktop computing and mobility solutions for IT, business, and home office professionals, today announced the launch of the SD5800T Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 Quad Video Docking Station. The powerful plug-and-play docking station supports up to four 4K monitors, delivers data transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps, provides up to 100 W of power delivery, and features 16 connectivity ports enabling users to release the potential of their premium laptops.

Providing a true plug-and-play experience with no drivers or downloads required, the SD5800T is one of the first Thunderbolt 4 docks capable of supporting Quad 4K displays, and is compatible with Windows and macOS, as well as Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, USB4, and USB-C devices. Ideal for graphic designers, video editors, and animators, the 16-in-1 design includes built-in UHS-II SD and Micro SD card readers for the efficient transfer of files at ultra-fast speeds.

Features and Benefits of the SD5800T Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 Quad Video Docking Station

  • Universal Compatibility – Optimized to work with different devices and operating systems, the SD5800T is compatible with Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, USB4, and USB-C devices running Windows (10 or later) or macOS (11 or later).
  • Maximize Visual Productivity – SD5800T supports up to four external displays via two HDMI and two DisplayPort (DP) ports, providing options to accommodate different setups. The dock supports quad 4K @ 60 Hz or single 8K @ 60 Hz with DSC enabled on Windows laptops, and dual 6K @ 60 Hz on MacBook models with M1 Pro, M1 Max, M2 Pro, M2 Max, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chipsets.
  • Fast Data Transfer – Next-level Thunderbolt experience transfers data, video, and audio at speeds up to 40 Gbps, and blocks peripheral devices from unauthorized access to system memory using Intel VT-d DMA protection.
  • Productive 16-in-1 Design – SD5800T incorporates 16 connectivity ports including: HDMI (2), DisplayPort (2), Thunderbolt host, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 (3), USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (2), USB-A 2.0, combo audio jack, SD and Micro SD card readers (2), and 2.5 Gbps Ethernet.
  • Up to 100 W Power Delivery – Ideal for devices that require higher power, the SD5800T delivers up to 100 W (98 W certified) of Power Delivery to compatible laptops while powering connected accessories.
  • Space-saving Design – The SD5800T offers a zero-footprint mounting option enabling users to mount the dock out of the way to maximize desktop space and provide a tidier workspace. Integrated lock slots enable users to protect the dock from theft with a Kensington cable lock (sold separately).
  • Customizable Performance – Free Kensington DockWorks software provides features such as Wi-Fi auto-switch, MAC address ID pass-through and reset, and device connection monitoring, to deliver the best connection, performance, and security from the SD5800T.

“While today’s premium laptops are designed to meet the advanced computing needs of professionals, including support for multiple monitors and ultra-fast data transfer speeds, the docking station has been the bottleneck for leveraging the full capabilities of these machines in a desktop environment,” explained Lisa Schuiteboer Shuler, Manager of Product Marketing, Global Marketing at Kensington. “The SD5800T enables users to truly unlock the full potential of the laptop with the ability to instantly connect up to four external monitors, transfer data at ultra-fast speeds, and connect to a wide variety of accessories and devices, through a single Thunderbolt or USB4 port.”

The Kensington SD5800T Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 Quad Video Docking Station (K32856NA) is covered by a three-year limited warranty and professional support, and is available now in North America through Amazon.

[Editor’s note: The SD5800T has an MSRP of US$379.99]

Source: Kensington

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