StarTech.com Releases New Line of Thunderbolt™ Cables Including the Longest Length Model Available in the IT Channel

Thunderbolt cables allow high-bandwidth, 10Gbps data transfer for Thunderbolt equipped devices

Lockbourne, OH - May 15, 2012 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts has announced the launch of a new Thunderbolt™ cables product line, with a wide variety of lengths including .5m (1.6ft), 1m (3.3ft), 2m (6.6ft), and the first 3m (9.9ft) Thunderbolt cable available in the channel. Each of the cables are constructed using the active components required to support the full, high-bandwidth capability of the Thunderbolt interface: 10Gbps (bi-directional), for inter-connecting devices such as Thunderbolt-equipped external RAID enclosures and other applications such as daisy chaining Thunderbolt devices.

“We are excited to include Thunderbolt cables in our comprehensive line-up of connectivity parts. Thunderbolt technology is supported by all current Apple computers, as well as some models from Acer, Asus and Lenovo, and we’re expecting the interface to be available on an increasing number of computers in the weeks and months to come” said Keith Rodrigues, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com’s Cables product line.

“Thunderbolt peripherals don't typically ship with cables included, so the range in lengths we’ve made available offer the customer the flexibility to choose the length that best suits them - shorter cables, such as the .5m and 1m lengths for daisy chaining, and longer cables such as the 2m and 3m lengths, which are suited for more convenient placement of peripherals.” said Rodrigues.

Some of the features of the new Thunderbolt cables include:

  • Support for dual-channel, simultaneous bi-directional data and video transfers up to 10 Gbps per channel
  • Supports Power-over-cable, for bus-powered devices
  • Dual Protocol support (PCI Express and DisplayPort®)
  • Durable cable construction, with high quality Thunderbolt connectors

StarTech.com Thunderbolt cables will be available for purchase from technology resellers including CDW, Amazon.com, Newegg.com, Tiger Direct and PC Connection. The cables will also be distributed by Ingram Micro® and SYNNEX Corporation. MSRP for these products are as follows:

TBOLTMM1M : 1m Thunderbolt Cable - M/M $48.99 (USD) in the United States, $48.99 (CAN) in Canada
TBOLTMM2M : 2m Thunderbolt Cable - M/M $48.99 (USD) in the United States, $48.99 (CAN) in Canada
TBOLTMM3M : 3m Thunderbolt Cable - M/M $89.99 (USD) in the United States, $89.99 (CAN) in Canada
TBOLTMM50CM : .5m Thunderbolt Cable - M/M $48.99 (USD) in the United States, $48.99 (CAN) in Canada

For more information about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.

About StarTech.com

StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 Registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

*Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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