According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Docking Station Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026,” the global docking station market size grew at a CAGR of 5.21% during 2015-2020. A docking station, also known as a universal port replicator, is an electronic device that allows portable computers to connect with common peripherals. It consists of numerous slots for mobile phone charging, storage devices, and other peripheral devices, such as printers and monitors. It can be used to convert a laptop into a desktop computer when required while eliminating the need for supplementary adapters and units. Docking stations are widely utilized to enable the use of other devices, such as smartphones and hard drives, in commercial or residential settings without the requirement of additional cables.
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Global Docking Station Market Trends:
The global market is primarily driven by the increasing utilization of portable devices for personal and commercial purposes. Several corporate organizations are also employing docking stations in workspaces to save office space by making them clutter-free. This is further supported by the rapid digitization across the corporate sector and the escalating number of devices required by employees. Furthermore, the rising trend of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and travel stations for rotating employees are expected to facilitate the uptake of these stations. These devices offer multi-functional properties to users, such as audio input and output and ethernet connectivity, while minimizing the challenges associated with connectivity and multiple cables, which is contributing to their widespread adoption. Apart from this, technological advancements have led to the development of innovative product variants with multiple connectivity and high-speed data transfer capabilities that are extensively gaining preference among end users. Key players, such as Dell Technologies, Inc., are now integrating docking systems with the WiGig technology to offer unparalleled convenience and seamless connectivity, thereby serving as an ideal solution for classrooms or meeting rooms. On account of these factors, the market is expected to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years (2021-2026).
- Based on the type, the market has been segmented into laptops, smartphones and tablets, hard drives, and other docking stations.
- On the basis of technology, the market has been bifurcated into wired and wireless docks.
- The market has been categorized based on the application into commercial and residential segments.
- On the basis of the distribution channel, the market has been classified into offline and online.
- Region-wise, the market has been divided into North America (the United States and Canada), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia and others), Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, Spain and others), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and others), and Middle East and Africa.
- The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined, with some of the key players being Acco Brands Corporation, Acer Inc., Apple Inc., AsusTek Computer Inc.., Dell Technologies Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Hp Inc., International Business Machines Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sony Corporation, StarTech.com Ltd., Targus International LLC and Toshiba Corporation.
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