Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced the availability of its Thunderbolt™ Optical Cables by Corning online through Best Buy (www.bestbuy.com) in four lengths, spanning 5.5, 10, 30 and 60 meters.
The first all-optical fiber cables for the Thunderbolt community, Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning enable users to manage the demands of high-bandwidth audio and video production equipment, digital photography and high-performance computing applications over longer distances. The electrically isolated, noise-reducing cables are up to 50 percent thinner and up to 80 percent lighter than comparable copper cables, with substantially increased strength and flexibility.
“We created Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning to give consumers and professionals a way to connect computers and devices at incredible speeds and over longer distances,” said Bernhard Deutsch, vice president, product line management, Optical Connectivity Solutions for Corning Optical Communications. “BestBuy.com’s tech-savvy customers will appreciate how thin and light the cables are, while knowing Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning are tough enough to endure bending, squeezing, and tangling.”
Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning have successfully undergone a rigorous certification process to provide users with an optimal experience. The cables enable connectivity between self-powered devices at 10 Gb/s bi-directional, dual channel with Thunderbolt or 20 Gb/s bi-directional, when used with a Thunderbolt 2 host and Thunderbolt 2 devices.
Additionally, the cables are hot swappable and feature an ultra-slim, “zero-bend” radius that allows users to easily route the cables.
Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning can be purchased here through BestBuy.com.
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About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.