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2019

Cable Matters introduces Active USB-C™ Cables with 4K Video, up to 10 Gbps Data, and Power Delivery

 

Southborough, Massachusetts, July 30, 2019

Cable Matters®, an industry-leading supplier of connectivity solutions, announced new additions to their line of custom-designed USB-C products. The Cable Matters Active USB-C Cable in a 10-foot length is available now and the Cable Matters Active USB-C Extension Cable in a 6-foot length will be available at the end of September. Both full-featured USB-C cables support 4K video, a data transfer rate up to 10 Gbps, and 60-watt power delivery.

The USB-C Cable that does MORE

Newer models of Mac® and Windows® notebooks have only a few USB-C or Thunderbolt™ 3 ports. Charging, data transfer and external video often require plugging and unplugging multiple cables and adapters for each function. The latest version of USB-C does more over a single USB-C cable. Now you can charge, transfer files and stream 4K video over the same cable.

Isn’t USB-C just USB-C?

USB-C cables can be full-featured, active or passive. The majority of USB-C cables can only offer limited data transfer up to 6 feet since they are passive. An active USB-C cable uses a signal booster to provide data transfer up to 10 Gbps over longer distances. Our full-featured active USB-C cable delivers video + charging + data transfer over a single cable.

Plug & Play to a 4K Display or USB-C Docking Station

Connect to an Ultrawide 4K monitor with an integrated USB-C hub or a USB-C docking station for video and data over a single cable. Power and charge a notebook up to 60 watts with pass-through power from the USB-C monitor or docking station.

Up to 10 Gbps @ 10 Feet

10 Gbps is the current maximum data transfer rate for USB-C cables. This is twice the speed of the previous version of USB-C cables. Now you can utilize all the capabilities of the USB-C port on your laptop with a single cable. The Cable Matters Active USB-C Cable comes in a convenient 10-foot length to free up space on your desktop. Switch to an active USB-C cable instead of using multiple dongles for each function.

Full-Featured Active USB-C

“Our Cable Matters Active USB-C Cables are among the first USB-C cables on the market that support 4K video, up to 10 Gbps data and 60-watt power delivery in a 10-foot length. We constantly push the boundaries of our USB-C offerings to provide the best connectivity solutions for our customers.”       - Jeff Jiang, President of Cable Matters

 

CONNECT MORE with Cable Matters

Shop for these active USB-C Cables at:              

Cable Matters Active USB-C Cable (available now)
Cable Matters Active USB-C Extension Cable (available end of September)

 

About Cable Matters

Cable Matters, with headquarters in Southborough, Massachusetts, offers a complete line of cables, adapters, docking stations and networking products for the home, office, and data center. We offer first-class quality products, backed by exceptional customer service, at an affordable price. Established in 2009, Cable Matters serves markets in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan.

Cable Matters® is a registered trademark of Cable Matters Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

Media Contact

Diane L. Morgan
Phone: 508-460-1560
Email: press@cablematters.com

 

Cable Matters introduces a Dual 4K Video USB-C™ Docking Station for the MacBook Pro®

-Does your MacBook Pro only have four ports?

 

Southborough, Massachusetts, June 6, 2019

Cable Matters®, an industry-leading supplier of connectivity solutions, announced a new addition to their line of custom-designed USB-C products. The Cable Matters Dual-Input USB-C Docking Station with Dual 4K Video & 80W Power Delivery provides a clever and economical solution for MacBook Pro users to connect two 4K monitors with HDMI®. Unlike other USB-C docking stations, this USB-C docking station uses two USB-C ports to support a second display with the MacBook Pro.

 

USB-C Dongle Dilemma

Notebook users face the challenge of connecting voice, data, and Ethernet networking to the latest Mac and Windows notebooks with only USB-C or Thunderbolt™ 3 ports. Bandwidth ranges from 40Gbps on a Thunderbolt 3 port to 10Gbps on a USB-C port. Notebook charging, data transfer and external video require plugging and unplugging multiple cables and adapters for each function. Organize your desktop and reduce stress on your USB-C ports with this Dual-Input USB-C Docking Station.

 

Plug & Play at Dual 4K

While other USB-C docking stations use video graphics drivers or other PC technology to support dual video, this Dual-Input USB-C Docking Station uses two USB-C ports to connect two 4K monitors. The MacBook Pro or MacBook Air® with Retina® display can mirror or extend to both displays without fear of losing compatibility with a macOS® software update.

 

Throttle Up or Down with a Dynamic Bandwidth Switch

A 4K/30Hz or 4K/60Hz switch adjusts the bandwidth to support different video resolution settings and data transfer rate speeds with the following options:

  1. Two 4K@60Hz displays with a data transfer rate limited to USB 2.0 (480Mbps) speed with 480Mbps Ethernet
  2. One 4K@30Hz + One 4K@60Hz display, full USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 data transfer speeds, and Gigabit Ethernet

Dual HDMI Video Display Examples:

  • 3840x2160@60Hz + 3840x2160@60Hz Displays (4K/60Hz Mode)
  • 3840x2160@30Hz + 3840x2160@60Hz Displays (4K/30Hz Mode)
  • 2560x1440@60Hz + 3840x2160@60Hz Displays (4K/30Hz Mode)
  • 1920x1200@60HZ + 3840x2160@60Hz Displays (4K/30Hz Mode)
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    Economical 12-Port Command Center

    Thunderbolt 3 docking stations can cost up to 50% more than this Dual-Input USB-C Docking Station while still requiring an adapter for the second display. This USB-C docking station maximizes your investment with support for a MacBook Pro and Windows® PC with Thunderbolt 3, a Google Pixelbook®, or another computer with only USB-C.

    Dual-Input USB-C Docking Station Functions:

  • Dual HDMI Video
  • 80-Watt Power Delivery
  • microSD and UHS-II SD Card Readers
  • Ethernet Networking
  • USB-A & USB-C Gen 2 Data & Charging
  • Audio In/Out
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    See the Future with USB-C

    “USB-C is becoming the standard connectivity port on smartphones, tablets and computers. Our Cable Matters design and engineering teams closely track industry developments to provide cost-effective solutions for video, data and power delivery over USB-C. This unique Dual-Input USB-C Docking Station offers an affordable option, especially for MacBook Pro owners.”        - Jeff Jiang, President of Cable Matters

     

    Connect with Confidence

    Shop this USB-C Docking Station at: https://www.cablematters.com/pp/201073

     

    About Cable Matters

    Cable Matters, with headquarters in Southborough, Massachusetts, offers a complete line of cables, adapters, docking stations and networking products for the home, office, and data center. We offer first-class quality products, backed by exceptional customer service, at an affordable price. Established in 2009, Cable Matters serves markets in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan.

     

    Cable Matters is a registered trademark or trademark of Cable Matters Inc. The terms HDMI, HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

     

    Contact press@cablematters.com for more information

    Why 8k Matters

    Cable Matters Launches High Speed Cable & Adapter Products for Connecting an 8K TV or Monitor

    - Are you ready for 8K video?

     

    Southborough, Massachusetts, May 6,2019

    Cable Matters®, an industry-leading supplier of connectivity solutions, announced new 8K additions to their line of ultra-high definition video cables and adapters.

    Does 8K Video Matter?

    8K OLED TVs are currently for sale. These sleek 55-inch to 98-inch displays, with a wide viewing angle up to 160°, require the clearest contrast and color depths on such a large screen. Even with 4K content upscaled by the TV, the picture can be distorted if the video information is not transmitted quickly and accurately.

    Bandwidth Bandwagon for Video Streaming& Gaming

    4K video streaming boxes and high-end gaming consoles push the bandwidth limit of cables to a 4K UHD TV or an ultrawide gaming monitor. 8K-rated video cables and adapters can accommodate the extreme bandwidth demands of today’s 4K video including 7.1 surround sound audio and HDR high dynamic range color depth support. Gamers can eliminate distortion and lag when connecting a video graphics card to a high refresh rate 144Hz gaming monitor.

    Reliable Connectivity at Any Speed

    “We focus on delivering connectivity solutions to support the latest innovations in consumer electronics. 8K video is the next step for streaming video, gaming and video editing.We offer 8K cabling solutions for home theater equipment, videographics cards and computers with USB-C.”      - Jeff Jiang, President of Cable Matters


    Ready for Today & Tomorrow

    Shop for these 8K video cables and adapters at www.cablematters.com.

  • DisplayPort 8K Cable (3, 6, 10 Feet)

  • USB-C to DisplayPort 8K Adapter

  • HDMI 8K Cable (6.6 Feet)

  • About Cable Matters

    Cable Matters, with headquarters in Southborough, Massachusetts, offers a complete line of cables,adapters, docking stations and networking products for the home,office, and data center. We offer first-class quality products, backed by exceptional customer service, at an affordable price. Established in 2009, Cable Matters serves markets in the U.S., Canada, UK, France,Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan.

    Cable Matters is a registered trademark or trademark of Cable Matters Inc. The terms HDMI, HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


    Contact press@cablematters.com for more information