Intel also showcases its newest technologies, and they gave us a special tour of the Thunderbolt section.
This is the LaCie Little Big Disk which features Thunderbolt 2, and is live streaming a 4K video directly from the external storage device. The video was seamless and very high quality.
Next up I got to see Lexar's modular card reader that works with Thunderbolt. It supports a wide variety of card reader inserts which are sold separately.
Each one of the modules attaches to the hub through USB 3.0, and the hub sends the data to the computer through Thunderbolt. Intel also showed off how fast you could transfer all the data off all the bays simultaneously, it took only seconds and they cleared all the cards. It was more than a few gigabytes.
Here we see three Thunderbolt capable devices; the important thing is that they are being networked over Thunderbolt, just as if it was a home Network.
Intel made sure to show off the recently announced Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD.
It features dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, USB 3.0, RJ-45 Ethernet, and audio ports.
The Thunderbolt ecosystem has encountered a vast expansion in the last year, as the amount of Thunderbolt devices has increased significantly. There are more affordable devices as well as many more high-end ones such as a 4K camera from Blackmagic.
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