When a DockPort-enabled DisplayPort source-such as a computer or tablet-is connected with a DockPort-enabled DisplayPort sink-such as a display monitor or docking station-A/V plus USB data and power will be transferred over a common cable through a single connector. If either the source or sink device is not a DockPort-enabled, then source and sink will recognize only the DisplayPort A/V data stream.
DockPort is the first royalty-free industry standard that combines these three essential interface functions into a single connector. Several vendors demonstrate DockPort-enabled DisplayPort systems at Computex Taiwan.
VESA is developing a compliance test protocol to certify systems that meet the DockPort standard. Systems that satisfy this test protocol will be permitted to display VESA's new DockPort logo on their packaging.