Recommended Devices for use with ConnectPRO KVM Switch

Our engineers and technician have spent months testing a wide variety of models of docking stations, hubs, and adapters with our KVM switches. We've compiled a list of docking stations and adapters that we recommend for use with our DisplayPort KVM switches for the best results.

***Below are the suggested docking stations. The docking stations are classified based on how well the docking station can work with the ConnectPRO DisplayPort KVM switches.

Class A . (All Type-C and DP port are working, USB A ports are working  to connect to DP KVM switch)

  1. Dell D6000 – this one is a DisplayLink docking station, and can support up to 4k @ 60 Hz video settings.
  2. OWC Thunderbolt 4 Hub : part#:OWCTB4HUB5P
  3. OWC Thunderbolt 4 Dock : part#:OWCTB4DOCK
  4. Anker PowerExpand
  5. Plugable USB4 Hub (with USB-A 3.0 port)
  6. Alogic Thunderbolt 4 BLAZE hub (part number TB4H3TB)
  7. Alogic Thunderbolt 4 BLAZE Docking Station (part number:TB4D3TB)
  8. Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock
  9. Kensington SD5700T Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station
  10. Kensington SD5750T Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station for Microsoft Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop Studio (K37899NA)

Class B.  ( Only one DP port out of Multi-DP ports is working to connect to DP KVM switch), USB A ports are working

  1. Wavlink dual displayport thunderbolt 3 docking station (only 1 DP port can work), USB A to KVM switch also work.
  2. Universal docking station (model TB3CDK2DP) (only 1 DP port can work), USB A to KVM switch also work.
  3. CalDigit USB-C Pro dock  (only 1 DP port can work when connect to DP KVM switch), USB A to KVM switch also work.

Class C.  (Both DP ports are working to connect to DP KVM switch), But problem in USB A (some USB HID will not work).

  1. StarTech mini thunderbolt 3 docking station (model TB3DKM2DP), USB A not fully work
  2. CalDigit  mini thunderbolt 3 dock dual DP model, USB A not fully work.


***Below are the adapters and active converters we'd suggest for use with ConnectPRO DisplayPort KVM switches.

- USB-C/thunderbolt to DisplayPort adapters

1) Club 3D CAC-1557
2) Tripp Lite USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter 
3) CableCreation Bi-Directional DisplayPort to USB-C Cable

- USB 3.0 to DisplayPort Adapters

1) Cable Matters USB 3.0 to DisplayPort Adapter
2) StarTech USB 3.0 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter

- Active DisplayPort to HDMI Converters

1) Plugable Active DisplayPort to HDMI Converter

- Active HDMI to DisplayPort Converters

1) Cable Matters HDMI to DisplayPort Adapter
2) Tripp Lite Active HDMI to DisplayPort Converter


- Note of Monitors to avoid in using with Advanced KVM switches

***Below is a third party website that specifically test different brands and models of monitors, and compiled a list of monitors that have potential issue passing video EDID correctly, potentially causing video issues. The list also talks about why each monitor on the list would have potential video issues.  Please note the website doesn't list all of the monitors that may have potential video issues, the list will be updated periodically as more tests are being done.