Networked with 40 Gbps

Longer TB3 cables – new possibilities

Starline offers a wide range of Thunderbolt 3 systems file. The extremely high speed and simple operation recommend these sophisticated solutions wherever individual workstations have a high data volume, such as at audio/video editing suites. They can be daisy chained together and even connect monitors in 4K. So nothing stands in the way of networking an entire agency, a media office or a practice at high speed.

The format is also compatible with the new 10 Gbps version of USB. Until now, Starline could only offer cables with a maximum length of two meters. In Areca’s new optical variants, the value-added distributor can now offer assembled lengths of 5, 10, 20, 30 and even 50 meters.

Optically networked via Thunderbolt3 cable from Areca

Long Thunderbolt3 cables - new possibilities
Quickly networked per Thunderbolt3 Cable: Storage systems from Areca

The expansion stages possible as a result are obvious: With the Thunderbolt central 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 would open up for work groups.

Moreover, they would not require any additional infrastructure such as switches and network sockets. A storage system could thus be moved to another room for reasons of volume. Other constellations are also conceivable. Starline, for example, also has Bridges in its portfolio with which the Thunderbolt protocol can also be implemented on SAS or Fibre Channel.

The prices for the TB3 cable from Areca

At Areca general importer Starline all variants of the Thunderbolt3 cable are available immediately. Prices range from 390 to 630 euros (5 to 50 metres).

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