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Cable Matters Unveils Line of Designed for Surface USB-C® Accessories

Cable Matters’ Designed for Surface accessories are certified for Surface compatibility through a partnership with Microsoft.

 

Southborough, Massachusetts, August 17, 2022  

Cable Matters®, an industry-leading connectivity solutions supplier, today launched two USB4® cables in its new Designed for Surface product line. This milestone represents a partnership between Cable Matters and Microsoft to expand the connectivity capabilities of USB-C®-based Microsoft Surface devices.

The Cable Matters USB4® 20Gbps Cable and USB4® 40Gbps Cable Designed for Surface are now available on the Cable Matters web store. These cables bring the latest USB4 connectivity to a wide range of Surface products. USB4 offers a simplified speed nomenclature, performance guarantees, and compatibility with Thunderbolt™ 3 and Thunderbolt™ 4 standards.

Additional products are planned, including a USB-C® to USB-A adapter, USB-C to micro-B cable, 2.5G Ethernet network adapter, USB-C to UHD video cable supporting the 8K resolution as specified in HDMI® 2.1, USB-C to DisplayPort™ 1.4 cable, USB-C to DVI video adapter, and a USB4 multiport hub. These products will launch later in 2022.

Each entry in the Designed for Surface product line is carefully created, tested, and certified for compatibility with all USB-C Surface devices. Cable Matters works closely with Microsoft to design and test each product to match Surface performance demands.

“Cable Matters’ Designed for Surface accessories leverage the full technical capabilities of each USB-C Surface device,” said Cable Matters President and CEO Jeff Jiang. “These connectivity products enhance and expand the capabilities of Microsoft Surface devices.”

Cable Matters is a partner in Microsoft’s Designed for Surface program. Microsoft tests and approves each product that carries the Designed for Surface badge for full compatibility with its Surface devices.

We are excited to have Cable Matters on board as a trusted Designed for Surface partner,” says Patrick Mendenall, Director of Designed for Surface. “Their certified products will allow Surface users to connect a variety of monitors and accessories to their devices in a reliable way.”

For more information about Cable Matters’ Designed for the Surface product line, including a full listing of all products, click here.

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. Cable Matters offers 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, Mexico, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Australia, and Japan.

 

Cable Matters® is a registered trademark of Cable Matters Inc.  USB4®, USB Type-C® and USB-C® are trademarks of USB Implementers Forum. Thunderbolt™ is a trademark of Intel Corporation. The terms HDMI, HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc.  DisplayPort™ and the DisplayPort™ logo are trademarks owned by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) in the United States and other countries. ©/TM/® 2022 Microsoft. Microsoft, the Microsoft logo, Microsoft Surface, Surface, and the Microsoft Surface logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

Media Contact:

Sarah White

Phone: 508-460-1560

Email: press@cablematters.com

 

 


Cable Matters Unveils Active USB4™ Cable with 40Gbps Bandwidth Support

Long active cable, perfect for docking stations and monitors, will launch in Q2 2022

 

Southborough, Massachusetts, January 5, 2022

In an appearance at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, Cable Matters®, an industry-leading connectivity solutions supplier, today unveiled one of the first active 3-meter USB4™ cables with full 40Gbps support.  

The Cable Matters USB4™ Active Cable comes in a 3m / 9.8ft length. The cable features an active signal repeater to preserve the full 40Gbps USB4 signal across the cable to overcome the limitations of traditional copper cables.

USB4 is the newest and most advanced USB version, offering bandwidth capabilities of up to 40Gbps over the versatile USB-C connector. The high bandwidth demands of USB4 limit traditional passive copper cables to a typical length of 1m / 3.3ft. The active cable engineered by Cable Matters triples the effective length of the cable.

The Cable Matters USB4 Active Cable is fully compatible with Thunderbolt™ 4 and Thunderbolt 3 devices and backward compatible with USB-C. The cable brings high-performance 40Gbps connectivity to USB4 and Thunderbolt adapters, docking stations, flash drives, and monitors.

This innovative cable fills a missing link in the market for long high bandwidth USB4 cables for docking stations and monitors. In the past, docking station and USB-C monitor users had to keep their devices close to their computers due to short cable lengths. The Cable Matters USB4 Active Cable enables power users to route their docking station away from their workstation or conceal equipment under their desk or in a drawer. It is also ideal for USB-C and Thunderbolt monitors, offering up to 8K 60Hz or 4K 144Hz video support.

“This active USB4 cable with Thunderbolt 4 support is the perfect companion cable for a docking station, and brings unparalleled flexibility to both USB-C and Thunderbolt devices,” said Cable Matters President and CEO Jeff Jiang.

Product demos are available throughout CES at the Cable Matters booth, located at LVCC Central Hall 15973. The cable will be released in Q2 2022 on Amazon and CableMatters.com.

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. Cable Matters offers 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, Mexico, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, and Japan.

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

USB4™, USB Type-C® and USB-C® are trademarks of USB Implementers Forum. Thunderbolt™ is a trademark of Intel Corporation.

 

Media Contact:

Sarah White

Phone: 508-460-1560

Email: press@cablematters.com

 

 


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