USB-C to USB-C with display signal.
USB-C to USB-C adapter that adds video signal on the USB-C cable. Optionally it would be nice to add a USB-PD charging port on the adapter. Making all USB-C devices more equal.
This is an frustrating issue with flex offices and BYOD. We can fix it by using USB-C displays or docks, but not all devices have display output on USB-C. A solution like this would basically fix every laptop to become compatible with any USB-C display/hub/dock.
This is what DisplayLink technology allows you to do: adding display over USB-C or USB-A without needing the machine to have native DisplayPort output over USB-C.
USB-PD requires dedicated circuitry on the laptop and in the dock/adapter, which isn’t possible to retrofit. However, vendors like Targus have a solution where the dock can provide power over USB-C or proprietary laptop connector.
If I misunderstood your suggestion, please do not hesitate to comment.
Daniel van der Garde commented
Hello Alban, thanks for the response.
These are the issues to solve:
1) Connect a USB-C display. Using USB-C as the display connector, not HDMI/VGA/DP. Currently I can't find a single DisplayLink product that allows me to connect a USB-C monitor.
2) USB 3.0 support on that USB-C display cable to leverage any USB in onsite the monitor. (Wacom has a product called the linkbox, that combined displayport and USB 2.0 to a USB-C cable, besides the mess you kind of want to go for USB 3.0+)
3) Power delivery support to the host device, that has two parts. Some USB-C monitors have power delivery, so it's nice to support that. And some devices have just oneUSB-C port that is also used for charging. (Like phones and some notebooks) So to be still able to charge a passthrough would be nice.
So wrapping it all up the most important part is to be able to connect a USB-C display to any device. The extras just make the product more complete.
Do you know if there is something remotely close to this already available?