(Compton, CA) – October 10, 2006 – Consumers can now find high-performing docking stations for their laptops with Belkin’s new Notebook Expansion Dock. As the first available in the consumer market, the Dock connects through your notebook’s ExpressCard port, quadrupling your available bandwidth so you can run high-quality video–from DVDs, for example–without affecting bandwidth to your other USB 2.0 devices. The Notebook Expansion Dock will be shipping in North America in late November, with launches in Asia, Europe, and Australia to follow shortly.
The Dock’s unique vertical design minimizes the amount of space taken up on your desk. At the same time, the design uses convection to minimize heat buildup from the Dock’s GPU and provides additional safety by preventing people from putting their laptop battery on top of the docking station.
The Notebook Expansion Dock is the first docking station to feature ExpressCard technology, which connects at 2.0Gbps to provide unparalleled graphics quality and flawless video reproduction at a superior 1600×1200 resolution in 32-bit color. The Dock provides an additional built-in USB lane as well.
The Notebook Expansion Dock also gives you the convenience of a one-plug connection between your laptop and your accessories.
Notebook Expansion Dock (F5U265) – $199.99
Features slim, vertical, compact footprint that saves desk space and conveniently manages all your cables
Minimizes heat buildup from internal graphics-processing unit
Works seamlessly with Windows Vista and XP operating systems, as well as with most DVD-player software
Offers unparalleled expandability for at-home use:
High-resolution, DVD-quality video output through VGA or DVI ports
5.1 surround-sound support through optical or 3.5mm outputs
Five (5) USB 2.0 ports, including 2 top-load USB ports for easy access by thumb drives
10/100Mbps Ethernet access for instant connection to multiple external devices
Compatibility with all notebooks equipped with an ExpressCard port
Compatibility with Windows Vista and XP
“Previously, there weren’t high-performing docking stations available for consumer laptops,” says Jamie Elgie, Sr. Product Manager.”But, with our Notebook Expansion Dock, you have a universal option that gives you performance similar to the ones offered only to the enterprise market.”
“It’s also an ideal solution for homes that have multiple laptops,” continues Mr. Elgie. “You can use just one Notebook Expansion Dock for multiple laptops.”
About Belkin Corporation
Belkin offers a diverse product mix that provides people with seamless electronics integration in their homes, cars, and on the go. Founded in California in 1983, Belkin is a privately held company and the recognized leader in connectivity solutions, in addition to accessories for iPod devices, computers, and more. We provide extensive solutions for networking, home theater–with our PureAV line of cables, power, and digital wireless accessories–and many more categories. You can view and purchase them at www.belkin.com, as well as through a network of major distributors, resellers, and superstores.
Belkin’s phenomenal growth has led to our expanding global presence. In addition to corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, we now have offices throughout Europe–in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany, among others–and in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, Shanghai, and our regional headquarters in Hong Kong.