(Rushden, UK) - 5 June, 2012 - Belkin today announced new upgrades to its upcoming Thunderbolt Express Dock, as well as a new Thunderbolt cable for Mac users. Belkin’s new Thunderbolt offerings will be on display at the Intel Exhibition Showcase, Booth M410, at Computex, June 5–9, 2012.
The Thunderbolt Express Dock is a first-of-its-kind docking solution for Mac users that enables instant access to up to nine desktop peripherals with one cable, and provides an easy transition from a desktop workstation to a mobile device. Upgrades to the latest version of the dock include the addition of three USB 3.0 ports, instead of USB 2.0 ports, as well as an eSata port.
Both the dock and Belkin’s new one-meter Thunderbolt cable take advantage of Thunderbolt’s 10 gigabits-per-second, bidirectional speeds, and enable users to transfer full HD movies in 30 seconds and view online content a Gigabit Ethernet speeds. They also allow for daisy-chaining of up to six additional Thunderbolt enabled products and support high-resolution displays. “As more hardware companies announce plans to incorporate Intel’s Thunderbolt technology into their products, we aim to create quality accessories that take advantage of Thunderbolt’s blazing fast speeds and other benefits,” said Martin Avila, general manager of Belkin’s core business unit. “Over the past few months, we have really listed to our end users and created a one-meter cable and refined the dock to make it an even better desktop solution, which we believe will make Belkin a go-to provider for Thunderbolt accessories when they launch in the summer and autumn.”
“Thunderbolt delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility, and simplicity to personal computing,” said Jason Ziller, Intel’s director of Thunderbolt marketing. “Products like Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock and cable help highlight what Thunderbolt makes possible.”
Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock – $399.99/£tbc
- Instant access to up to 9 desktop devices with one cable
- Cable-clutter-free design for a cleaner workstation
- 3 USB 3.0 ports
- 1 FireWire 800 port
- 1 Gigabit Ethernet port
- 1 eSata port
- 1 3.5mm-out port
- 1 3.5mm-in port
- 2 Thunderbolt ports (1 upstream, 1 downstream for daisy-chaining up to 6 additional Thunderbolt devices)
Belkin Thunderbolt™ Cable (F2CD031-1M) – $44.99/£tbc
- Convenient 3ft/1m length
- Video/Data transfer rates of up to 10Gbps bi-directionally
- Dual channel design
- Provides up to 10 Watts of power
- Daisy-chaining capabilities of up to six devices
Availability The Belkin Thunderbolt Cable will be available in July 2012 at select retailers worldwide. The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock will be available worldwide in Q1 2013 Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the US and other countries.
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