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2019

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. All rights reserved. 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. These new products support HDMI® 2.1 and DisplayPort™ 1.4 for 8K video resolution.

    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.

    Performance Comparison: 8K technology provides the needed bandwidth for high-end 4K video applications

     Max Video Rating              Video Standard                Bandwidth Capacity

      •         4K                                HDMI 2.0                           18Gbs
      •         8K                                HDMI 2.1                           48Gbps
      •         4K                            DisplayPort 1.2                       18Gbps
      •         8K                            DisplayPort 1.4                    32.4Gbps

      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 1.4 Cable (3, 6, 10 Feet)

    • USB-C to DisplayPort 1.4 Adapter

    • HDMI 2.1 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® Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

      Contact press@cablematters.com for more information