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24.02.2020 08:20 Age: 134 Tag(e)

Cable innovation in Thunderbolt 3: Bridging up to 50 meters with 40 Gbps

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Starline has added the brand-new optical cables from partner Areca to its product range. This is nothing less than a small revolution in the SMB sector. With the inexpensive optical cables, an entire agency, media office or practice could be networked at high speed. Starline has also a great variety of products and solution in this segment.

Until now, Starline has only been able to offer its customers cables with a maximum length of two metres. In the new optical variants, the value-added distributor can now offer assembled lengths of 5, 10, 20, 30 and even 50 metres.


The possible expansion stages are obvious: With the Thunderbolt ARC-8050T3 SAN from Areca with its up to nine ports, for example, entire floors or open-plan offices can be supplied with 40 Gbps. With 24 drive drawers with a total capacity of up to 384 terabytes and the option to dock an additional 488 drives via JBODs, completely new fields of activity are opened up for workgroups.


In addition, they would not require any additional infrastructure such as switches and network sockets. A storage system could also be moved to another room for reasons of volume.


Other constellations are also conceivable. Starline, for example, also has bridges in its product range with which the Thunderbolt protocol can also be implemented on SAS or Fibre Channel.


Longer cables – new possibilities

Starline offers a wide range of Thunderbolt 3 systems. The extremely high speed and simple operation recommend these sophisticated solutions wherever individual workstations have a high data volume, such as audio/video editing suites. They can be daisy-chained in series and even connect monitors in 4K. The format is also compatible with the new 10 Gbit/s USB version.



Prices and Downloads:
At Areca general importer Starline all cable variants are available immediately. Prices range from 390 to 630 euros (5 to 50 metres). You can download high-resolution images here.

About Starline Computer GmbH:
Starline Computer has more than 35 years of professional experience with data storage systems - having been in the storage and server business since 1982. We are one of the first companies to completely dedicate ourselves to storage and server solutions. This guarantees our partners a maximum of competence.
Starline provides complete virtualization and storage solutions such as SAN, RAID, NAS, IP storage, servers, tape libraries and autoloaders, RAID controllers, FC switches, backup software, HBAs and more.