First look at Thunderbolt peripherals on the horizon
Peripherals exploiting Intel's new high-speed Thunderbolt connection have started to emerge
By Steven Borden-Weill | Network World US | Published: 16:00, 09 August 2011
Intel's new Thunderbolt I/O technology, which boasts up to 10Gbps connectivity between host machines like Apple MacBook Pros and peripherals, such as storage devices, has started to make its way into commercial products.
The technology, designed to provide better support for audio and video than earlier interconnect technologies, was first announced in 2009. In addition to Apple, which helped Intel develop Thunderbolt, Sony and other computer makers are expected to support the speedy interconnect.
This family of media composers is getting an update that gives users the option to employ the Thunderbolt connection. The devices provide broadcast quality video and audio capture, monitoring, output and H.264 encoding for use with editing and content creation applications.