I have two laptops I want to interchange between one dock. I would prefer to use USB-C connection on both.
Laptop “A” has what appears to be a USB 3.1Gen 1 type C with no alt video. I assume that will require the installation and use of DisplayLink.
Laptop “B” has Thunderbolt USB connector. I assume this device will supply video through USB without the need for DisplayLink software. It also charges the battery though the USB port but this feature is not necessary in this setup.
Currently I have only one monitor on HDMI but would like to have capacity to expand later to multiple monitors.
What, if any, products would work with both machines?
My apologies. I was mistaken about the UD-3900H supporting 60w(PD).
This device does not offer Power Delivery(PD)
All the other specs listed are correct.
To answer your question about DisplayLink, Our UD-3900H relies on DisplayLink technology for both video output ports on the device.
That being said, the DisplayLink software would need to be installed on both laptops for this dock to work properly on your system. The information you mentioned is true. Laptop “B” would have no issues using one of our Thunderbolt 3 docks, such as our TBT3-UDZ docking station, without DisplayLink software installed.
Am I correct that laptop “A,” the one with USB-C without ALT video, will require DisplayLink, and that laptop “B” with the Thunderbolt USB-C port should work without DisplayLink installed?