24 1300 88 22 44 cos.net.au April, 2018 INN VATE INSPIRATION FOR THE MODERN OFFICE MARCH 2018 INN VATE INSPIRATION FOR THE MODERN OFFICE MARCH 2018 INN VATE One cable to connect them all Consider how many different mobile devices you’ve had in the past 10 years. Don’t attempt to count, we’re confident it’s a lot. Now consider how many different types of USB connector cables you’ve accrued. Chances are very few of them fit your current devices. Until recently there have been an inconvenient and diverse range of connectors. USB-A, USB-B, USB Micro-B, Micro-USB, Mini-USB each designed in differing shapes and sizes to fit their corresponding device port. There was no quick way of identifying the right cable for any of your multiple devices. So you embarked on a tedious process of elimination, causing your brain to megahertz in the process, until you found the one that fit just right (if the USB was a flash drive, then also the right way round). The struggle was real and surely there was a simpler way? A port that was universal to all devices perhaps? The struggle is over, the simpler way has arrived. USB-C is the latest, new and improved USB standard. Designed to establish a single, standard format across all devices and spare your sanity in the process. USB-C is set to become the universal port found on all devices. Every cable will be the same so that it fits any of your devices, first time, every time. The plug & play nature of USB-C eliminates the need for a separate software driver. IT administrators no longer need to deploy drivers to every user in their deployment base. This greatly reduces setup time for each workstation, as well as the ongoing support time for the software driver of the docking stations. With a slim, oval-shaped connector USB-C is smaller and more compact than previous USB versions. It’s also symmetrical and reversible. It has no up or down orientation, eliminating the frustration caused when cables won’t plug in. It connects to both hosts and devices and is designed to be future proof. The improvements continue with an all-in-one power, data and video connection that reduces port and cable clutter. A single USB-C connection can support video up to 4K (Ultra HD) resolution, audio, and up to 100W of power delivery, while improving the USB data bandwidth up to 10Gbps, which is two times faster than USB 3.0, or 20 times faster than USB 2.0. Flexible and made for a multitude of purposes Since USB-C is an industry standard, it can be implemented universally across different PC brands and operating systems. A single docking station can be used for every laptop, rather than being forced to use OEM-specific options, or splitting docking stations between Windows and Mac OS users. Using only one cable allows the user to connect to a wide range of peripherals, while keeping the laptop charged if it’s designed for Power Delivery. USB-C is unlike any of its predecessors. It’s revolutionary for businesses, increasing productivity and convenience. This is not innovation for innovation sake, this new universal USB standard offers immeasurable value. USB-C Breakthrough A universal cable standard, designed to connect with all devices. Why it Matters One size fits all, to minimise time wasted fiddling and searching for the cable that fits.