Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies – where employees use their personal devices for work – are reported to save companies an average of USD 350 per employee annually1 and the BYOD market is expected to reach USD 367 billion by 20222.
With BYOD policies in shared and agile workspaces, as well as hoteling and hot-desking, today’s work environments need to meet the demands of the people who use them. And their devices. They need to be able to connect to monitors, printers, chargers, keyboards and more, no matter what type of device they’re connecting.
Studies show hybrid docks are increasingly being sought over proprietary ones due to the wide range of ‘standards’ used in consumer devices. Kensington docking stations enable flexible work options for any standard in any work environment, helping to save on BYOD policy operational costs.
1. Cisco Systems, Inc. 2016 Annual Report 2. Source: Global Market Insights, Inc.
These environments provide office-like settings and amenities on a temporary basis to remote workers who need a physical office. Hybrid docking allows these workers to connect whatever devices they decide to use.
Hoteling removes permanently assigned seating from the office. Instead, employees reserve a workspace prior to coming into work. These workspaces need to offer full functionality to whomever reserves them, which makes hybrid docking the perfect solution.
Similar to hoteling, employees are encouraged to sit in the available spaces, but there’s no reservation system. Like hoteling, these workspaces need to offer full functionality to whomever reserves them.
Here, workspaces focus on bringing groups together to collaborate based on activities or business objectives instead of working from a fixed location for all tasks. Hybrid docking makes perfect sense for these environments because each workspace needs to accommodate various people and their devices.
Thunderbolt 3™ and USB-C Hybrid Docking Stations
SD5550T Thunderbolt™ 3 and USB-C Dual 4K Hybrid Docking Station - 135W adapter – Win/Mac
USB-C and USB-A Hybrid Docking Stations
SD4900P USB-C and USB 3.0 10Gbps Triple 4K Hybrid Dock - 135W adapter - DP & HDMI – Win/Mac/Chrome
SD4750P USB-C & USB 3.0 Dual 4K Docking Station w/ 135W adapter - DP & HDMI – Win/Mac
SD4700P USB-C & USB 3.0 5Gbps Dual 2K Docking Station w/ 135W adapter - DP & HDMI – Win/Mac
Hybrid Docking Solution Overview
Why Kensington for hybrid docking?
Save valuable resources and desk space and support flexible, modern, productive working with docking solutions that support Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C laptops, as well as USB-C and legacy USB 3.0 laptops.