The company Corning has developed an accessory that is intended for users of the Mac, requiring a very long cord to connect their devices. New optical cables Thunderbolt will be presented together with a new generation of protective glass Gorilla Glass 3 at CES 2013.
Details on Thunderbolt cables will shine in a separate announcement, scheduled for Monday, but some data they already have. Cords provide two-channel bi-directional data transfer rates up to 10 Gbit / s. The company used to have optical fiber Corning ClearCurve VSDN, the merits of which include high flexibility and light weight. Optical cables favorably with conventional conductors larger maximum length.
Apple Thunderbolt standard cords are strong restrictions by the specifications, their length is only 2 meters. Corning has found a way to get around this and suggested cable lengths of 10, 20 and 30 meters. They can be connected in a chain up to 6 devices to the port Thunderbolt. Accessories will get to the shops in the first quarter of 2013 and their price information yet. Corning is also working on similar cables to interface USB 3.0.
High-speed data interface Thunderbolt is the standard in notebook and desktop computers Apple. Gradually, this standard is used in the motherboard and ultrabooks on Windows.