Promise Technology, one of the world’s leading developers of storage systems and technologies, has announced today that the first demonstration of the next generation Pegasus2 series of external storage sub-systems with Thunderbolt 2 interface technology. At the Intel Developer Forum the company demonstrates one of the world’s first Thunderbolt 2 devices. The company positions systems featuring Thunderbolt 2 for 4K video transfers.
“Promise was the first company to ship Thunderbolt storage solutions in response to the insatiable demand for bandwidth by our customers in the media and entertainment market who are creating brilliant rich media content. With the industry now poised for the widespread adoption of 4K video, the Pegasus2 series with Thunderbolt 2 technology will revolutionize how video creators are managing 4K workflows in addition to delivering unprecedented performance to artists and enthusiasts who love to create captivating content,” said James Lee, chief executive officer of Promise Technology.
Thunderbolt 2 combines the two previously independent 10Gb/s channels into one 20Gb/s bi-directional channel that supports data transfer and display of 4K (3840*2160) resolution simultaneous thanks to DisplayPort 1.2 support.
The Pegasus2 series is the first RAID 5 solution with Thunderbolt 2 technology, delivering portable RAID systems for offsite shoots and enabling quick and safe backups of terabytes of data in minutes. The Pegasus2 model on display at IDF 2013 maximizes the available line rate of Thunderbolt 2 to provide 20Gb/s transfer speeds to accelerate and simplify 4K workflows, and maximizes capacity while offering industry-leading RAID protection. Additionally, Promise will exhibit SANLink2 – aThunderbolt 2 to 8G Fibre Channel bridge – which provides connectivity to Promise VTrak storage and Promise VTrak A-Class shared SAN solution, enabling 4K environments.
“By doubling the bandwidth to 20Gbps, Thunderbolt 2 is crucial for professionals and enthusiasts. The Promise Pegasus2 Series maximizes how Thunderbolt 2 delivers performance that creates new possibilities for anyone working with 4K video, rich media content or data-intensive tasks,” said Jason Ziller, marketing director for Thunderbolt at Intel.