Category: H-WARE Published on Sunday, 09 December 2012 Written by Adriene Hurst
Matrox DS1 Thunderbolt Boosts MacBook Connections
|From a single Thunderbolt connection, users can add multiple peripherals including either a large DVI or HDMI display, full-size keyboard and mouse, printer, scanner, storage, smart phone, optical drive, camera, flash drive and other peripherals. Audio input and output connections support microphones, speakers and headsets. For full-size displays, Matrox DS1/DVI works with DVI displays and the DS1/HDMI with HDMI displays with embedded audio.|
|The gigabit Ethernet port also opens connectivity to a wired network, enabling data transfers substantially faster than Wi-Fi. Matrox DS1 works as the last device in a Thunderbolt chain. By positioning Thunderbolt storage with pass-through between the laptop and the DS1 you can remove the laptop only, or the laptop plus storage, with a single disconnection. Handling connections through the one Thunderbird cable allows you to come and go without disconnecting and re-connecting all devices each time.|
|One SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, located at the front of the unit, plus two USB 2.0 ports, a microphone input, and a speaker/headphone output are also provided. With its solid aluminium construction and space-saving design, Matrox DS1 is ideal for office, school workstation, or home use.
Matrox DS1/DVI and Matrox DS1/HDMI will be available in Australia and New Zealand from mid December 2012 Priced at AU$369 inc GST. www.matrox.com/video www.newmagic.com.au