New Intel Thunderbolt Advancements, New Devices From LaCie And PROMISE, At NAB Show

Dan S. in the Intel Newsroom reports that at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show this week in Las Vegas, Intel made some key announcements regarding Thunderbolt technology, the fastest data connection available in your personal computer.

Intel introduced the Intel DSL4510/4410 Thunderbolt controllers which add DisplayPort 1.2 capability when connecting to native DP displays, improve power management, and reduce platform BOM cost, and also previewed early prototype silicon of its next-generation Thunderbolt controller codenamed Falcon Ridge, which runs at 20Gbs, enabling 4K video file transfer and display simultaneously. Initial production is expected before the end of this year, with ramp in 2014.

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LaCie Debuts Largest Range of Thunderbolt Solutions Certified for Mac and PC at the NAB Show

LaCie has announced at the NAB Show in Las Vegas that it has the largest range of Thunderbolt solutions certified for use with Thunderbolt equipped Mac or PC. As the pre-eminent provider of Thunderbolt peripherals, LaCie is the only manufacturer to ensure five products in its Thunderbolt Series are compatible with Mac OS X and Windows 7 and 8 computers.

Intel’s Thunderbolt certification program is a thorough process put in place to ensure an optimal end user experience with both Mac and PC. As a result, LaCie ensures its Thunderbolt product family offers universal compatibility and delivers reliable performances up to 800MB/s for the most challenging media applications.

“Thunderbolt delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility and simplicity to personal computing,” says Jason Ziller, Intel’s Director of Thunderbolt Marketing and Planning. “We are pleased with LaCie’s support for Thunderbolt technology and ensuring end users have access to a variety of Thunderbolt solutions certified for connectivity on Mac and PC.”

The Thunderbolt market continues to grow with a variety of Thunderbolt-enabled Mac and PCs available now. LaCie guarantees creative professionals and power users have the fastest storage available with the flexibility to choose the solution that best fits their workflow whether it’s dependent on mobility, speed, capacity, or security.

LaCie continues to showcase its commitment to Thunderbolt technology and customers by delivering the largest range of certified Thunderbolt products for Mac and PC to date:

• LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series
• LaCie d2 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series
• LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series
• LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series
• LaCie eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series

Users looking to purchase a Thunderbolt enabled solution should check for certification and compatibility before purchasing. LaCie makes it simple by including this information on all packaging, web pages and on the Thunderbolt Technology web page at:

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LaCie invites NAB Show attendees to visit its booth (SL9327) to learn more about the company’s products and see its latest Thunderbolt solutions in action. Product managers will be on hand to showcase how Thunderbolt solutions shave hours off the video editing workflow on both Mac or PC.

Attendees can enter to win the LaCie Dream Thunderbolt Duo, which includes the Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series and 5big Thunderbolt Series, at the LaCie booth. Those not attending the show can enter to win the duo on LaCie’s Facebook page:

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PROMISE Technology Claims World’s Fastest Storage Solutions with Thunderbolt Technology on Windows at NAB 2013

Milpitas, CA based PROMISE Technology, Inc. has announced that it’s showcasing what it claims are the industry’s fastest storage solutions with Thunderbolt technology on Windows at NAB 2013 from April 8- 11 in Las Vegas at booth #SL9324. PROMISE was the first company to ship Thunderbolt enabled storage devices and has further asserted itself as a leader by developing the industrys widest line of storage solutions with Thunderbolt technology. At this years NAB Show, PROMISE is demonstrating its storage solutions which are Thunderbolt certified for PC by Intel Corporation, including the world’s first RAID storage solution to receive Thunderbolt certification for PC, the Pegasus R4/R6, in addition to the pocket-sized Pegasus J2.

The NAB show has become the stage for the latest innovations for professionals in the post-production, film, and broadcast industries. Pegasus and Thunderbolt are innovations which have become key players for the media and entertainment market by expanding what is possible for pros throughout the content lifecycle. With Thunderbolt certification for PC, creative professionals on PCs can now leverage the outstanding performance of Pegasus to produce broadcast-quality media, in addition to editing high definition video in uncompressed 10-bit or 4K resolutions in real time. This outstanding performance in both the Mac and Windows ecosystem, combined with its ease of use has positioned Pegasus as one of the leading line of storage solutions for rich media applications.

“PROMISE is very excited to showcase the Pegasus R4/R6 and the Pegasus J2 on Windows at the NAB Show 2013,” says James Lee, CEO, PROMISE Technology. “The incredible throughput and ease of use of Pegasus are helping creative professionals on both Mac and PC work much more efficiently and there is no better stage than the NAB Show to demonstrate how PROMISE’s storage solutions with Thunderbolt technology can accelerate and simplify even the most demanding digital media workflows.”

“Thunderbolt brings incredible performance, flexibility and simplicity to professionals in the media and entertainment industry,” saidys Jason Ziller, Intel’s director of Thunderbolt Marketing. “The Pegasus J2 and Pegasus R4/R6 help highlight what is possible for creative professionals, whether they are working on Mac or PC.”

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