At NAB 2014 this week Intel has been demonstrating its latest version of its Thunderbolt 2 technology, with a bandwidth increase up to 20Gbps from the previous version.
Pushing the Thunderbolt 2 connection technology even further, Intel has now unveiled its new Thunderbolt 2 Networking solution. Intel Thunderbolt 2 Networking a new way to directly connect computers together whether they be a Mac or a PC with a standard Thunderbolt cable.
Thunderbolt Networking, allows the systems connected by the Thunderbolt cable to emulate an Ethernet connection environment, providing 10GbE throughput between the two computers, allowing content creators and media professionals that work with 4K video a new way to network systems together with quick transfer of files and workflows. Intel explains :
“The first demo incorporates an HP ZBook 15” showing Adobe Premier with a Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K and Production Camera 4K, daisy-chained with an LG Thunderbolt 2 monitor, a LaCie Little Big Disk 2, and a Promise Pegasus2 M4 storage device. The second demo uses a Mac Pro showing Final Cut Pro editing, with content served from a LaCie Little Big Disk 2 for incredibly fast data storage and backup.”
Other Thunderbolt 2 storage devices and peripherals that are being showcased at the 2014 NAB show include offerings from AkiTio, ATTO, Cubix, G-Technology (HGST), HighPoint, Magma, mLogic, Maxx Digital, OWC, Sonnet, and others. As well as LaCie who has also unveiled their new range of 6TB HDD storage solutions.
For more information on the new Thunderbolt Networking jump over to the Intel press release website for details.
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