A leader in universal docking solutions and tech accessories, Targus, has partnered with Synaptics Incorporated to launch the world’s first dock built with a biometric device- the USB-C Hybrid/Universal 4K Quad Dock with 100W PD and Fingerprint ID (DOCK720). This will be one of many products that will be showcased by Targus during CES 2022.
“As the workplace continues to move to remote and hybrid environments, today’s organizations demand greater flexibility, collaboration, and security than ever before to maximize employees’ productivity from any location,” said Andrew Corkill, vice president of global marketing & eCommerce, Targus. “Our DOCK720 is a game-changer for enterprises that require secure network connections from any location while enhancing and simplifying the user’s sign-in experience.”
“We are excited to partner with Targus to develop a docking solution with the most flexible display configurations available in any dock on the market,” said Saleel Aware, senior vice president and GM, PC and Peripherals at Synaptics. “Leveraging a combination of our DisplayLink universal graphics technology and our latest Cayenne VMM6210 video interface plus Prometheus FS7600 fingerprint sensor, this universal/hybrid dock with fingerprint authentication is uniquely designed to meet the requirements of the evolving workplace—whether users demand a single-display, two-display, or even up to four-display setups—with the added security capabilities of biometrics.”
The DOCK 720 supports up to a single 8k resolution or four 4K display monitors and also has a wide variety of ports and robust security due to the inclusion of fingerprint authentication. The SentryPoint biometrics technology developed by Synaptics comprises various security-related features such as encryption, Match-in-Sensor (MIS), anti-spoof technology, architecture, and more to provide industry-leading security.
Some of the features of the DOCK720 includes:
- A fingerprint sensor that is combined with the Match-in-Sensor technology.
- A hybrid design that is compatible with DisplayLink or DP Alt Mode
- Single 8K through VMM6210
- Two Dual 4K through HDMI or DisplayPort ports via DisplayLink
- Power Delivery of 100W
- Number of USB-A Ports=4 (1 Fast charging)
- Number of USB-C Ports= 1
- RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Port
- Combo Audio Jack
- Basic Lock Slot
- Compatibility with various OS like Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, Chrome OS
Along with DOCK720, Targus will also be showcasing DOCK710, which has a similar feature set as the DOCK720 like universal compatibility except for the biometrics capabilities that are required by large corporations.
Both the DOCK720 and DOCK710 are on sale right now on targus.com along with the participating retailers. DOCK720 retailers for $442.99 SRP meanwhile the DOCK710 retails for $372.99. Both of them will be backed by Targus’ three-year warranty.