Thee DocKtor defines “Truly Universal” in the video at Targus Universal Docking Stations Training Series | Part 1.
Many companies are following Targus’ lead by claiming to have “Truly Universal” Docking Stations, but their docking stations are not what Targus defines as “Truly Universal”.
At Targus, a Truly Universal Docking Station has all the built-in functions and performs:
Other companies often confuse by using phrases the words “truly universal” or even “hybrid” to mean the dock can connect to a USB-C or USB-A host; however, they do not support power on USB-C, or to the various levels, or at all using a Type-A host. They have no built-in legacy power support.
Contact your Targus Representative to learn more about the original “Truly Universal” docking stations and to help you select the best docking station for your needs.