Sonnet Technologies introduces new optical Thunderbolt cables

Thunderbolt cables are designed to connect computers and devices over longer distances in a wide variety of production environments.

The cables support both 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 and 10Gbps Thunderbolt connections. The fiber cables are thin, lightweight, and durable, with performance equivalent to copper Thunderbolt cables at distances of up to 60 meters.

The Sonnet Optical Thunderbolt Cables are ideal for use where a computer needs to be separated from other equipment without a loss in functionality or data-transfer speed. One example is when a computer and other peripherals must be remotely located in a secure equipment room, with the cable running out to a desktop with a Thunderbolt dock that supports a display, mouse, keyboard, and other peripheral devices. Another example might be an audio production workflow that requires a particularly quiet operating environment. The longer optical Thunderbolt cable allows devices with fans to be located in another room and out of earshot.

Available in 5.5-, 10-, 30-, and 60-meter lengths, Sonnet’s Optical Thunderbolt Cables provide dual-channel, bidirectional connectivity for 10Gbps Thunderbolt devices, or 20Gbps bidirectional support when used with a Thunderbolt 2 host and Thunderbolt 2 devices. The cables are hot-swappable, and each can carry both data and video.

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