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Corning Announces Availability of All-Optical Thunderbolt Cables to Asia

They are also up to 50% thinner and up to 80% lighter than comparable copper cables

August 21, 2015

Corning Incorporated announced its Thunderbolt optical cables are now available in cable lengths spanning 5.5, 10, 30 and 60 meters in select countries across Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

Thunderbolt optical cables by Corning are designed for high-bandwidth audio and video production equipment, digital photography, and high-performance computing applications over longer distances. They are also up to 50% thinner and up to 80% lighter than comparable copper cables.

With an electrically isolated noise-reducing design, optical cables by Corning are designed for connecting Thunderbolt-enabled devices, including: audiovisual equipment; direct attached storage (DAS), serial attached SCSI (SAS) and storage area network (SAN) storage devices; docking stations, expansion chassis and small Ethernet workgroup networks. Users can also “daisy-chain” up to six Thunderbolt devices at the same time and the cables are “hot swappable,” meaning they can be attached and removed without interruption to the system.

The first all-optical fiber cables for the Thunderbolt community, optical cables by Corning are enabled by Corning ClearCurve VSDN optical fiber. With a “zero-bend” radius, they can withstand bending, squeezing and tangling without damage or loss of function, making them suitable for routing through the harsh environment of a crowded workspace.

Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the US and other countries.

 

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