World's First Thunderbolt Docking Stations Now Available
Matrox DS1 Brings Unprecedented Convenience and Connectivity to MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Users
Montreal, Canada — Dec. 13, 2012 — Matrox today announced worldwide availability of the Matrox® DS1™ series of Thunderbolt docking stations that brings all the productivity benefits of a desktop computer to MacBook® Pro and MacBook Air users. From a single Thunderbolt™ connection, users can add multiple peripherals including either a large DVI or an HDMI® display, a full-size keyboard, and a mouse. A gigabit Ethernet port provides connectivity to a wired corporate network, enabling data transfers 18 times faster than Wi-Fi™. One SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, conveniently located on the front of the unit, plus two USB 2.0 ports, a microphone input, and a speaker/headphone output are also provided. With its solid aluminum construction and space-saving design, Matrox DS1 is ideal for use in student residences, corporate environments, and home offices. Two versions are offered, one for use with DVI monitors and another for use with HDMI displays.
"MacBook Pro and MacBook Air users can now come and go without disconnecting and re-connecting all their peripherals, tame the cables cluttering their desks, and save wear-and-tear on their computers," said Charles Amyot, product manager at Matrox. "One Thunderbolt connection to Matrox DS1 does it all!"
Price and availability
Priced at $249 US not including local taxes and delivery, Matrox DS1/DVI and Matrox DS1/HDMI are now available in the Americas through a network of authorized dealers. Worldwide availability is scheduled for early January 2013.
Matrox is a world leader in graphics, imaging, and video technology providing an extensive array of real-world relevant OEM and end-user solutions to businesses and individuals across a diverse range of professional markets, including media and entertainment, finance, digital signage, medical imaging, manufacturing, factory automation, security, government, and enterprise computing.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, the privately owned company operates on a global scale with representation and offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information visit www.matrox.com.
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Matrox is a registered trademark and Matrox DS1 is a trademark of Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd.