NAB: OWC Exhibiting Several Products

Including DEC, Thunderbolt 3 Dock, Envoy Pro EX with Thunderbolt 3, Mercury Helios 3, and ThunerBay 4 2017 edition
This is a Press Release edited by on 2017.04.18

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Other World Computing, Inc. (OWC) will exhibit a full line-up of new products at the NAB show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

The company continue his tradition of engineering and producing technological products that help users engage and create with limitless possibilities. The firm will showcase the newest product offerings and technology concepts in its product line, and in addition will preview upcoming products, and host guest speakers and editors throughout the show.

Some of the new and prototype products to be featured in the booth include:

The firm will be debuting the latest iteration of its DEC expansion concept for the 2016 MacBook Pro. It will attach completely flush to the bottom of the 2016 MacBook Pro and provide additional flash storage and connectivity. With the DEC, users will get an enhancement path for their 2016 MacBook Pro, keeping their system upgradeable for the long term in a clean and integrated fashion. On top of the core functional benefits, it also touts a sleek design. When installed, the DEC and 2016 MacBook Pro will be as thin as a 2012 MacBook Pro, allowing this advanced solution to retain the attractive lightweight design that users favor.

Patented solution offers range of features, including:

  • Up to 4TB of additional flash/SSD storage (for a maximum of 6TB, including factory capacity)

  • SD Card Slot/Multi-Media card slot

  • USB Type A Ports for standard USB cabled devices

  • GbE

  • Additional features are under development

Thunderbolt 3 Dock
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Thunderbolt 3 Dock
Compatible with Mac OS X and Windows, the dock's litany of ports provides a compelling solution for creative professionals seeking to unite a multitude of peripherals for ultimate connectivity. Like the Thunderbolt 2 Dock, the Thunderbolt 3 Dock offers convenience and flexibility with its 13 ports, including a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port for fast mobile device charging, a mini DisplayPort with support for a hi-res display up to 4K at 60Hz, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

With the introduction of Thunderbolt 3 technology, the Thunderbolt 3 Dock can support two ultra hi-res 4K displays at 60Hz, extensive daisy-chain connectivity and power delivery, creating a more streamlined workflow.

Envoy Pro EX with Thunderbolt 3

Envoy Pro EX with Thunderbolt 3
Concurrent with the Thunderbolt 3 Dock, the firm announce that the Envoy Pro EX will be one of the first external storage solutions to integrate Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, making the aesthetically sleek enclosure faster and more powerful than ever before. Elegant and portable, it leaps into next-generation performance with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and high-capacity PCIe 3.0 SSD. Firm's product design into the high-capacity, blazing-fast, professional performance realm with storage up to 2TB and data speeds up to 1GB/s.

Mercury Helios 3

Mercury Helios 3
Mercury Helios 3 is the new frontier for high-speed expansion cards, defying the current
limit of conventional Macs. Accommodating a double-width, half-length x16 PCIe card, it is hot-pluggable, powers on and off with a computer and is for hi-res video ingest cards and other PCIe connectivity solutions needed to ensure productivity. Built from a rugged aluminum chassis with a dedicated cooling fan, the PCIe expansion chassis features two Thunderbolt 3 ports for performance. It also features a mini DisplayPort to allow the support of up to a single 4K display or a second HD display as professional office needs expand.

ThunderBay 4

ThunderBay 4 (2017 edition)
ThunderBay 4 was launched in 2014 with four drive bays in the array and has expanded in functionality to cover differing drive types and sizes.

The 2017 edition will integrate functional benefits, including:

  • Drive bays fit both 2.5" and 3.5" drives, with no extra brackets needed

  • 500MB/s plus performance

  • Vibration and noise absorbing feet

  • No-jam front door

  • Coding to increase drive performance

  • Latest SoftRAID version (soon with SoftRAID easy set-up)