Ultra-Dock

Using Your Smartphone or Tablet as a Desktop PC with the Diamond DS3900V2 Ultra-Dock

Believe it or not, there are times when you stumble across something on your smartphone or tablet and wish you could see that content on a desktop monitor. I know, because it happens to me all the time. Rather than taking the time to turn on your computer, logging in, then opening a browser and searching for that content, wouldn’t it be much easier just to connect your device to a monitor? This week, we’ll quickly go over how you can be using your Android smartphone or tablet as a desktop PC with the Diamond DS3900V2 Ultra-Dock.

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The Diamond DS3900V2 is a dual-video USB 3.0/2.0 docking station enabling an Android 5.x device to have access to a large screen display with a maximum resolution of 2048 ×1152. Instantly transform your Android device into your desktop workstation. Now you can use Microsoft Office, Google docs or any other productivity app on a desktop monitor with a keyboard and mouse.

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First, you will need a USB OTG cable, to connect the USB DisplayLink dock cable (USB Type A) to the Android device. Then connect the other end to the DS3900V2. All USB 2.0 and 3.0 devices are supported. Keep in mind, if the device is USB bus powered, you may have to attach it to an externally powered USB hub first, as the Android device might not be able to provide enough power. You’ll also need to download the Android Displaylink drivers from the Google play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.displaylink.desktop.

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So if you’re looking for a convenient way to integrate your Android mobile device with your desktop duties without the actual use of a desktop PC, then the DS3900V2 would be a great choice. And of course this is just part of the capabilities of the Diamond DS3900V2 Ultra-Dock. You can read more about it here in a previous blog. If you would like more information on how to order the Diamond DS3900V2, or any of the other innovative multimedia devices available, just visit: www.diamondmm.com.

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