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Kensington Introduces SD4700P Universal USB-C and USB 3.0 Docking Station

Protect your investment with the ideal docking station for evolving mixed-computer environments

Kensington understands that no business wants to be tied to USB 3.0 technology as it is being replaced by faster and better protocols, while at the same time recognizing that it isn’t practical for an organization to incur the expense and loss of productivity to replace every legacy device with one that supports USB-C. So we are pleased to announce the release of the SD4700P Universal USB-C and USB 3.0 Docking Station (K38240, SRP $219.99), which gives organizations full support for both USB-C and USB 3.0 devices from laptops using both Windows and macOS.

“At Kensington, we value the trust that consumers and organizations have placed in us since we introduced the first Universal Docking Station. As technologies improve, we are committed to providing our customers with new solutions that leverage the latest enhancements to boost productivity and performance,” says Fred Wu, Global Product Manager Kensington. “The Universal USB-C and USB 3.0 Docking Station is a great example of that because it protects an organization’s investment in existing technology by supporting USB 3.0, while offering complete access to the latest USB-C technology.”

Simple and Secure

With Simple Set-up, deploying a universal dock has never been easier. It enables a user to simply connect the Docking Station to the USB port on their laptop, and then they can quickly transfer audio, video, data and power (supported USB-C devices with power deliver function only), keeping their workspace clean and clutter-free. Since it has been fully tested to support a variety of Windows and macOS laptops, the Docking Stations easily accommodate roaming computer environments and flexible workspaces where multiple laptop users with different requirements need to share a single docking station.

With Zero Footprint Mounting organizations have the option to attach the dock to the back of any VESA-compatible external monitor display to keep the workspace clean and clutter free.

Powerful Connectivity

The Docking Station connects to the single USB-C or USB 3.0 port on a laptop and gives the connected user access to:

  • DisplayPort++/HDMI to provide flexible video connections with support up to 2560x1600 for a single monitor or 2048x1152 for dual monitors using DisplayLink.
  • 6 USB Ports extend the productivity capabilities of today’s thin laptops via one USB-C port, and five USB 3.0 ports, one of which is a 2.1A fast-charging port to power up a tablet or smartphone.
  • 135W Power Supply Adapter to provide ample power for the Universal Docking Station and up to 60W of power for devices connected using Power Delivery (PD) USB-C.
  • Combo 3.5mm Headphone and Microphone Jack lets users easily connect their favorite headset.
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port provides a secure and reliable 1Gb wired networking connection between computers for faster downloads from corporate intranet or internet.

Protecting your Investment

The SD4700P Universal USB-C and USB 3.0 Docking Station extends the life of your docking solution investment by providing the ideal dock for evolving computer environments.

Kensington has exhaustively tested the docking station with new and existing laptop models from the world’s most popular manufactures, including HP, Dell, Lenovo and Apple, to ensure an easy and painless setup process. It has been fully tested for compatibility with Windows 7 and 10, and macOS 10.13 and later. The Docking Station provides a single simple solution for environments with a mix of laptop platforms and supported protocols.

The Docking Station includes a Kensington Security Slot that can be used to connect a Kensington cable to secure the device and protect your technology investment from potential thieves.

From Kensington, the Trusted Professionals’ Choice

For over 35 years, Kensington has been The Professionals’ Choice for desktop productivity solutions. Committed to delivering stable solutions that help IT managers extend the life of their technology investments, Kensington’s docks offer the latest technology with cross-compatibility options.

The SD4700P Universal USB-C and USB 3.0 Docking Station joins the comprehensive suite of connectivity and productivity products that Kensington offers for USB 3.0 and USB-C laptops, which includes video adapters to connect to external displays and USB hubs to give users access to USB devices like external keyboards, mice, and storage devices. As more manufacturers leverage the power of USB-C technology, Kensington will be there to support our customers to make sure they have access to the devices and peripherals they need.


Tweet this: Meet the SD4700P another game changing Universal Docking Station from @Kensington that has power delivery and is USB-C and USB 3.0 compatible #UniversalDocking

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About Kensington

Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for more than 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.

Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions.