- New Thunderbolt™2 Option Card available
- Reinforced frame
- New black color
ESCONDIDO, California – October 22, 2014 – One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS), the leader in PCI Express (PCIe) expansion solutions, introduces the newly enhanced CUBE desktop expansion enclosures. Since first introduced at Macworld in March The CUBE expansion enclosure has proven to be a popular choice for Mac and PC users alike who need to add expansion to their PC or Mac Workstation. The new CUBE includes a Thunderbolt 2 Option, also announced earlier this year. In addition, the frame has been reinforced in the larger mCUBE3, CUBE2 and CUBE3 models to better support the internal power supplies. The new CUBE enclosures also sport a new all-black color that further enhances their cosmetic compatibility to the new Mac Pro.
The CUBE expansion enclosures support one to eight PCIe cards, offering the widest variety of slots, power, and connectivity packages available on the market today. These enclosures are Thunderbolt-ready to plug into the new Mac Pro, providing access to pro audio, video capture and processing and general IO cards as well as numerous storage devices. Lightweight and easy to use, they make ideal companions to Apple laptops for many applications including on-set or near-set video applications, speeding up workflow. The CUBE enclosures are also priced lower than most competitive products.
This light weight, whisper-quiet appliance offers tremendous performance gains to a laptop or workstation by simply attaching to a computer through a Thunderbolt or PCIe high-speed connection. The versatile CUBE offers a variety of sizes to accommodate a number of PCIe cards to create the desired system. The CUBE is especially ideal for noise-sensitive environments and can be used with both Mac and PC systems with comparable efficiency.
The CUBE family includes The new picoCUBE, nanoCUBE, µCUBE, µCUBE2, and µCUBE3 supporting PCIe short cards and The CUBE, CUBE2, and CUBE3 supporting full-length PCIe cards. The most compact of the family, the nanoCUBE supports one short card up to 7.3” long. The µCUBE, µCUBE2, and the µCUBE3 all support up to 1, 3, and 5 short cards respectively up to 9.5” long. In addition, the µCUBE is offered in a window version designed especially for board vendors that want to show their boards in operation.
The CUBE, CUBE2, and CUBE3 enclosures support up to 2, 5, and 8 full length PCIe cards respectively. The CUBE enclosures are especially useful for adding GPUs to your system. All are equipped with additional power cables for GPUs and sufficient power and cooling for the most demanding cards.
“OSS leads the market in producing PCIe rackmount expansion products like the 1U, 2U, and 3U enclosures, supporting up to sixteen GPUs in 3U rack space,” says Steve Cooper, CEO. “Now we have taken our expertise in designing and manufacturing these products and created a new line of desktop expansion enclosures. These enclosures are designed specifically for applications that require lightweight and whisper-quiet systems that can easily and economically increase the functionality and performance of laptops and workstations, saving the user from having to purchase new computing systems that provide more slots. The variety of sizes, slot counts, power supplies, cooling, and connectivity options make The CUBE enclosures truly first-of-the-kind expansion systems. You can easily install the card of your choice in The CUBE and create a custom appliance for any application task. Install a Flash memory card in the CUBE to create the ideal laptop companion for multimedia designers or any user that needs mobility and additional fast storage. The added advantage of using either Thunderbolt or PCIe connectivity allows the user a choice of high speed connections. Some applications may require the high speed connection of PCI Express, providing up to 128Gb/s data transfers with a PCIe x16 connection. Other applications may require the Display Port option that a Thunderbolt connection provides. Either way The CUBE is simple, reliable, and cost-effective.”
The CUBE expansion enclosures are available in a variety of configurations and prices from $450 for the CUBE with Thunderbolt or PCIe connections. All products are available immediately on www.maxexpansion.com.
About One Stop Systems
One Stop Systems pioneered standards-based PCIe expansion products starting in 2005. OSS continues its pioneering tradition by producing High Performance Computing Appliances targeting advanced technologies in any market with high-performance, high-density requirements. OSS provides flexible platforms for high-density, next generation storage, GPU accelerated computing and professional audio and video applications. OSS also customizes our products to make them fit our customers' precise requirements. Custom and semi-custom products have long been OSS' core capability. OSS has a proven record of producing the highest quality products through superior engineering, ISO9001-2008 quality-driven production, and responsive pre- and post-sales support. For more information, contact our sales department toll free at (877) 438-2724.