OWC unveils Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet adapter

July 20, 2020
OWS says the new adapter maximizes the performance small office and home office networks.

OWC, a provider of Mac and PC docking systems and performance upgrade kits, announced the availability of its Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter, which enables speeds over 900MB/s so users can transfer a 50GB file in under a minute, perform video editing, and livestream gaming sessions.

Connecting the OWC Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter to a Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac or PC dramatically speeds workflow file transfers. Via the adapter, users can access 10GBASE-T Ethernet networks or network attached storage (NAS) devices to transfer large multimedia files at over 900MB/s. Geared for improving project efficiency and workgroup collaboration with the quickest network connection available, the OWC adapter is also backward compatible with other Ethernet standards including 5GBASE-T, 2.5GBASE-T, 1000BASE-T, and 100BASE-Tx.

Optimized for improving project efficiency by enabling bottleneck-free workgroup collaboration, OWS says its Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter keeps teams aligned and project budgets in check, as it gives multiple workstations the maximum data capacity for sharing and editing creative content requiring large volumes of data, such as video, animation, and graphics. Editing can take place directly from files on a shared RAID storage device without the inefficiencies of downloading files to individual workstations.

OWS says the new adapter maximizes the performance small office and home office networks. Without having to incur the extra expense of a full 10Gb Ethernet network while maintain optimum performance, creative professionals in SMBs or home offices are connecting to a 2.5-5Gb/s equipped router or switch. Unfortunately, these pros are often limited to Gigabit Ethernet (1Gb/s) speed by their computers. By simply adding the OWC Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter to their PC, photographers, videographers, musicians, and other creative pros can now enjoy greater signal reliability, stability, and security with up to 5x faster speeds on 2.5-5Gb/s networks, and up to 10x faster speed on 1Gb/s Ethernet networks.

The new adapter dramatically increases performance and ROI for existing networks. Leveraging an ideal combination of affordability and performance, OWC notes that mmost wired LANs installed over the past two decades utilize Cat 5e or Cat 6 copper cabling. Those set-ups are limited to a maximum 1Gb/s speed. With built-in 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T technology (formerly NBASE-T), the OWC Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter can deliver up to 5Gb/s speed over existing cabling, resulting in up to a 500% performance increase and maximum infrastructure ROI.

The OWC Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter can stream high volumes of high-quality data in real-time to multiple destinations with very low latency over existing network cabling, including time-sensitive data such as audio and video media streams requiring Audio Video Bridging (IEEE 802.1Qav; AVB) ready-gear.

Further, the adapter's Wake-on-LAN support can easily wake a hibernated Windows or sleeping Mac computer for remote system management, program use, and stored file access. Instead of having an "always on" system wasting energy and money, users can keep a work or home computer in a low-power state of readiness that's accessible anytime, anywhere.

For use with any Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac or Windows computer, the new adapter is capable of up to 100-meter cable distances with Cat 6a media for 10G, Cat 6 for 5G, and Cat 5e for 2.5G transmission. Connecting to networks via the included Thunderbolt 3 cable, the adapter's ventilated, aluminum heatsink housing maximizes heat dissipating airflow.

The Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter is available now at www.MacSales.com with an MSRP of $149.00.

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