OWC Digital (www.macsales.com) previewed a trio of products at this week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. These soon-to-be released products will take advantage of the new capabilities found in Thunderbolt 3 technology.
The Thunderbolt 3 Dock will be compatible with Mac OS X and Windows. Its litany of ports is designed for creative professionals seeking to unite a multitude of peripherals. Like the Thunderbolt 2 Dock, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock sports 12 ports — and they now include a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port for fast mobile device charging, a mini DisplayPort with support for a hi-res display up to 4K at 60Hz, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports.
With the introduction of Thunderbolt 3 technology, the new OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock can support two ultra hi-res 4K displays at 60Hz. What’s more, you can daisy-chain Thunderbolt products.
Concurrent with the Thunderbolt 3 Dock, OWC says the Envoy Pro EX will be one of the first external storage solutions to integrate Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. with data transfer rates of over 1 GB/s, the portable device houses a PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD.
The next generation in the OWC Mercury Helios lineup, the Mercury Helios 3 accommodates a double-width, half-length x16 PCIe card, Helios 3. It’s hot-pluggable, powers on and off with your computer, and is built for hi-res video ingest cards and other PCIe connectivity solutions. Built from an aluminum chassis with a dedicated cooling fan, the PCIe expansion chassis features two Thunderbolt 3 ports for optimal performance.
Pricing and availability of the three products haven’t yet been announced.