A Happy Thunderbolt New Year | HomeKit Australia

A Happy Thunderbolt New Year

Welcome to 2022.

We look forward to offering new and innovative products throughout the year.

To kick off the new year though, let's take a look at how Thunderbolt kicked off.

Thunderbolt was created by Intel working with Apple.

The real innovation was that Thunderbolt, for the first time, combined PCIe, DisplayPort, and power as an all-in-one standard, allowing fast data transfers, fast display support and charging - all available in a single cable.

Before Intel released Thunderbolt 4 as the world’s premium interface protocol, there existed a general acceptance in the market of varieties of the USB protocol.

Today's dominant USB-C was the result of a combined effort from multiple computer and peripheral manufacturers. Co-ordinated by Intel, the USB-C connector went from a 2013 concept to a 2014 specification rolled out across almost all technology devices.

The USB-C connector was based around the existing USB 2.0 Micro-B connector but included the reversibility of Apple’s Lighting connector. The new standard was driven by the decreasing thickness of laptop computers and the physical real estate occupied by USB Type-A connectors.

In a real breakthrough, Thunderbolt enabled a high speed protocol that could not just deliver power, but also dynamically adjust the data and video bandwidth.

And NO, the Thunderbolt logo nor Thunderbolt products do not promote the Aussie rock band AC/DC.

At HomeKit Australia, we love the Thunderbolt interface and take real satisfaction in making new performance Thunderbolt products available to you.

HomeKit Australia is 100% Australian owned and operated and we use every Thunderbolt product we sell, ourselves ..... thanks for stopping by our Thunderbolt online store.