OSS Introduces Thunderbolt2 Option Card for The CUBE Expansion Enclosures

  • The CUBE is certified with Thunderbolt2
  • 20Gb/s data path plus 20Gb/s data port bus
  • Adds 1-8 PCIe expansion slots to your Mac ProTM and AppleTM laptops

ESCONDIDO, California – August 5, 2014 – One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS), the leader in PCI Express (PCIe) expansion solutions introduces a Thunderbolt2 Option Card for its PCIe-based CUBE expansion enclosures. The Thunderbolt 2 Option Card allows Apple/Mac users to connect standard PCIe I/O cards enclosed in a certified chassis to their Mac Pro or Apple laptops connected by a Thunderbolt cable. Compared to Thunderbolt 1, Thunderbolt 2 doubles the speed of the data path to 20Gb/s and increases the bandwidth of the Display Port to 20 Gb/s. The Thunderbolt 2 Option Card installs in the CUBE chassis and converts the Thunderbolt bus from the computer to PCIe. The Thunderbolt 2 Option Card operates in The CUBE expansion products. It does not operate as a host device.

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.

“The CUBE provides a wide selection of connectivity options to support our customers’ needs,” said Steve Cooper, CEO. “The Thunderbolt2 Option Card provides another connectivity option making the CUBE enclosures an even higher performance expansion solution for Apple/Mac users. The CUBE enclosures are versatile enough to support either PCIe or Thunderbolt connectivity with interchangeable Option Cards, distinguishing the CUBE from other enclosures. Another distinguishing feature is the wide variety of slots in number and type. Now you can select just the right enclosure for your specific needs. The Thunderbolt 1 connectivity option supports PCIe boards that may not require more than 10Gb/s bandwidth to function well, providing a cost effective option. The Thunderbolt2 option supports boards that may operate better at the faster bandwidth.”

“Thunderbolt™ delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility and simplicity to personal computing.” said Jason Ziller, Intel’s director of Thunderbolt Marketing, “Products like The Cube expansion enclosures help highlight what Thunderbolt makes possible.”

The CUBE Thunderbolt 2 expansion enclosures range in price from $575 for a single-slot enclosure to $1,995 for the eight-slot version. All CUBE expansion enclosures are fully equipped and ready to install cards and plug into your Mac/Apple computer and are available immediately. A .5m cable is furnished with all CUBE enclosures.

Expansion Enclosures

Mobility is a huge advantage of expansion enclosures. The film industry, along with many others, uses laptops for downloading and transcoding operations in on-set or near-set environments. Some high-end digital cameras use software and specialized boards to accelerate the download and transcode time from the cameras. These boards along with Flash memory boards for fast storage can be installed in The CUBE to increase workflow. Software programmers often write code for FPGAs and other boards that can be easily installed in The CUBE and attached to a laptop or Workstation. Today you can have access to the exact specialty boards your job requires and be completely mobile with The CUBE desktop expansion enclosures.

About One Stop Systems
One Stop Systems innovated expansion technology with first-to-market PCIe expansion products. A core component of OSS business is providing compute modules to other manufacturers who use them in their products or private label them as their own products. In addition, OSS markets and sells these products through www.maxexpansion.com, an on-line web store that offers simplicity and convenience to the computer prosumer. OSS has a proven record of producing the highest quality products through superior engineering, ISO 9001:2008 quality-driven production, and responsive support before and after the sale. For more information, contact our sales department toll free at (877) 438-2724 and visit our web site at www.maxexpansion.com.

TM The CUBE is a trademark of One Stop Systems, Inc.
TM Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the US and other countries.
TM Mac Pro and Apple are trademarks of Apple Computers.

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