ESCONDIDO, California- October 23, 2013 – One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS), the leader in PCI Express (PCIe) expansion solutions announced today that it has received Thunderbolt certification for its CUBE expansion enclosures and will begin shipping orders immediately. Expansion enclosures provide slots for application boards to laptops and Workstations that either don’t have slots or enough of the right kind of slots to support the boards. The CUBE enclosures support either 1, 2, 5 or 8 full-length add-in boards and the µCUBE enclosures support 1, 3, or 5 boards up to 9.5” long. An even smaller nanoCUBE supports one board up to 7.3” long. One Stop Systems provides these enclosures with a variety of PCIe connectivity packages and now with Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt connects The CUBE expansion enclosures to Apple laptops or MAC Workstations and PC products that support Thunderbolt. It makes data transfers to and from your computer at 10Gb/s and also contains a 10Gb/s data port bus. A Thunderbolt cable is furnished with all Thunderbolt-based CUBE products.
Mobility is a huge advantage of expansion enclosures. Small, light-weight, and whisper-quiet, The CUBE expansion enclosure can easily become mobile and carried along with a laptop. The film industry, along with many others, uses laptops or downloading and transcoding operations in on-set or near-set environments. High-end digital cameras use software and specialized boards to accelerate the download and transcode time from the cameras. These boards along with Flash memory boards for fast storage can be installed in The CUBE to reduce rendering time. Software programmers often write code for FPGA and other boards that can be easily installed in The CUBE and attached to a laptop or Workstation.
Today you can have access to the exact specialty boards your job requires and be completely mobile with The CUBE desktop expansion enclosures. This saves you having to lug around a bulky, noisy Workstation or rackmount enclosure. But more than that, it saves time and money by providing immediate access to high-end boards that reduce down-time without the investment in larger, more expensive computers. The CUBE products are also less expensive than other enclosures that are on the market today.
“Receiving Thunderbolt certification for The CUBE products allows us to reach markets with this exceptional product that has gained acclaim in the PC market using PCI Express connectivity,” said Steve Cooper, CEO.” Expansion enclosures are becoming more and more necessary in the Apple community as new products are released with fewer or no slots at all. Thunderbolt allows programmers, videographers and other professionals who use Apple products to access specialized boards with their systems. One Stop Systems has long dominated the expansion market with PCIe connectivity products and now adds Thunderbolt to its increasing offering. The CUBE expansion enclosures are exceptional in their light weight, quiet operation and low price while offering the expertise of the first company to bring PCIe expansion to the market.”
The CUBE family of expansion enclosures is available with a variety of options at a variety of prices. µCUBE3 (OSS-TB-ENCL-EXP-mCUBE3-5) with five PCIe x4 slots and Thunderbolt connectivity lists for USD$995. The CUBE with one PCIe x16 slot and Thunderbolt connectivity lists for USD$695 and with two x8 slots for USD$795 while the CUBE2 with five PCIe x4 slots and Thunderbolt connectivity lists for USD$1,095. All products are available immediately. Orders can be placed on www.maxexpansion.com.
“Thunderbolt™ delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility and simplicity to personal computing.” said Jason Ziller, Intel’s director of Thunderbolt Marketing, “Products like The Cube expansion enclosures help highlight what Thunderbolt makes possible.”
One Stop Systems innovated expansion technology with being first-to-market with many of the PCIe Express expansion products available today. OSS continues that trend by producing Thunderbolt-based products that add greater functionality and performance to current compute platforms. A core part of OSS business is providing compute modules to other manufacturers who use them in their products or private label them as their own products. In addition, OSS also markets and sells these products through www.maxexpansion.com, an on-line web store that offers simplicity and convenience to the computer expansion consumer. OSS has a proven record of producing the highest quality products through superior engineering, ISO 9001:2008 quality-driven production, and responsive support before and after the sale. For more information, contact our sales department toll free at (877) 438-2724 and visit our web site at www.maxexpansion.com.