Sonnet Technologies today announced the Twin 10G Thunderbolt 3 Edition Thunderbolt 3 to Dual-Port 10GBASE-T 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapter and the Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 Edition Thunderbolt 3 to Dual-Port SFP+ 10GbE adapter.
Both provide 10GbE network connectivity to any Mac or Windows computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port, and they enable users to easily connect their computers via copper or optical cables to high-speed network infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard.
The Twin 10G Thunderbolt 3 adapter is equipped with two RJ45 ports, enabling users to connect their computers to a switch or other 10GbE interface via inexpensive Cat6 or Cat6A copper cabling at distances up to 55 or 100 meters, respectively.
The Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 adapter is equipped with two SFP+ sockets, allowing users to select either short-range (up to 300 meters) or long-range (up to 10 kilometers) SFP+ transceivers (sold separately), and connect their computers to a switch or other 10GbE interface via LC fiber optic cables (sold separately) at long distances. Users may also select cost-effective Twinax direct-attach copper cables for connections up to 10 meters.
The Twin 10G Thunderbolt 3 Edition (part number TWIN10GC-TB3) and Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 Edition (part number TWIN10GC-SFP-TB3) are available now for $669 USD each. Short-range 10GBASE-SR SFP+ transceivers (part number G10E-SFP-SR) and long-range 10BASE-LR SFP+ transceivers (part number G10E-SFP-LR) are available for $69 and $149 each, respectively.