Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Sonnet Unveils USB-C® To Dual 4K 60Hz HDMI® Adapter

News Image
Sonnet Technologies has announced the USB-C® to Dual 4K 60Hz HDMI® Adapter, a new addition to the company's line of dual-display adapters for Apple® M series and Intel® Mac® computers and Windows® and Chromebook™ computers.

The adapter incorporates a captive cable with a USB-C connector that connects to a compatible computer's USB or Thunderbolt™ port for bus-powered operation.

The Sonnet USB-C to Dual 4K 60Hz HDMI Adapter enables users to connect two 4K @ 60Hz HDMI displays to a single port on their computers. This adapter is ideal for use with productivity software such as Microsoft® Office, enabling users to work more efficiently by expanding their computer's workspace — whether by opening multiple applications on their own screens, editing code or viewing spreadsheets in detail on a large display, or mirroring their computer's display on a larger monitor. They can also connect a computer to a big-screen TV for browsing the web and watching videos on YouTube and other content at a distance. The Sonnet adapter also includes a USB-C power passthrough port for connecting a laptop computer's charging cable, and passing up to 90 watts of power to the computer for operation and charging.

Apple M1/M2 series MacBook Air®, M1/M2 13-inch and M3 14-inch MacBook Pro® computers with two Thunderbolt/USB4® ports deliver great performance but limit the number of peripherals — displays included — that can be connected. Ultrathin Windows and Chromebook laptop computers with two Thunderbolt 4 or USB4 ports may be similarly restricted. With one port often used for charging the computer, only one port remains open for plugging in another device. More importantly, these computers natively support only a single external display. Sonnet's USB-C to Dual 4K 60Hz HDMI Adapter overcomes the computers' limitations to enable users to connect a computer's USB-C charging cable and two 4K 60Hz displays at once through a single port on their computer, thereby freeing the other port for connecting an additional peripheral device.

Many dual-display adapters are either incompatible with M series Mac computers, only support lower-resolution displays, or support just one display at a 60Hz refresh rate (the other limited to 30Hz). The Sonnet USB-C to Dual 4K 60Hz HDMI Adapter supports two 4K — or lower-resolution — displays, operates off power from the host computer's USB or Thunderbolt port, and is fully compatible with M series and Intel Mac computers, and PCs running Windows® 11 or 10 or ChromeOS™ build R51 or later. Also, most dual-display adapters lack a USB-C power passthrough port.

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

PlayBox Neo Displays Range Of Products At BroadcastAsia 2022
PlayBox Neo has reported a successful Broadcast Asia 2022 where the company exhibited the latest additions to its range of television playout products
Sonnet Unveils The Echo™ 13 Triple 4K Display Dock
Sonnet Technologies announced the Echo™ 13 Triple 4K Display Dock, the latest offering in the company's popular Echo family of docking stations. The D
Sonnet Announces DisplayLink™ Dual DisplayPort™ Adapter
Sonnet Technologies has announced the DisplayLink™ Dual DisplayPort™ Adapter for M1 Macs and the DisplayLink Dual HDMI® Adapter for M1 Macs, new addit
Sonnet Launches xMac™ Mini Server Thunderbolt™ 3 Edition
Sonnet Technologies has launched the xMac™ mini Server Thunderbolt™ 3 Edition, the updated version of its award-winning Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expan
FingerWorks™ Telestrators To Unveil New Computer Vision Software
FingerWorks™ Telestrators is to unveil its new FingerWorks Computer Vision software at NAB 2023 (North Hall, Booth N1810). This new software solution
Sonnet Introduces USB 3.0 + eSATA Thunderbolt Adapter
Sonnet has announced the launch of its new USB 3.0 + eSATA Thunderbolt Adapter for easy connectivity to USB 3.0 devices and eSATA storage, and USB 3.0
Sonnet Unveils Echo™ 5 Thunderbolt® 4 Hub
Sonnet Technologies has announced the Echo™ 5 Thunderbolt® 4 Hub, the latest offering in the company's Echo family of Thunderbolt expansion products.
Sonnet Technologies Launches First Products With Thunderbolt Technology
Sonnet Technologies has announced its first products with Thunderbolt technology at NAB. Developed by Intel and brought to market with technical colla
Gefen Adapter Gives HD Video Access Through USB Port
New from Gefen for IBC is a USB to DVI Graphics Adapter that offers a convenient way to connect additional high definition, digital video displays to
Gefen launch new conversion solutions
Gefen's powerful analogue-in, digital-out VGA to ADC and VGA to DVI Conversion Boxes provide solutions for those who want to connect a legacy computer
4K OK? Understanding UltraHD... (Pt 2)
"The latest workstations and professional laptops are now up to the task of 4K content creation and NLE developers are all beginning to support native
Sony And FIFA To Collaborate On A Range Of 4K Initiatives
Sony and FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) have announced they will collaborate on a range of 4K initiatives at the 2014 FIFA W
BroadcastAsia2014: 4K To Transform Onscreen Viewing
HD (high definition) viewing will soon be a technology of the past, as a result of the proliferation of 4K coming Asia's way. 4K, also commonly known
AJA Launches New Mini-Converters at NAB 2013
AJA Video Systems has unveiled its new Hi5-4K and ROI Mini-Converters at NAB. AJA’s Hi5-4K Mini-Converter provides a monitoring connection from profes
Telestream To Unveil Vantage Cloud Port At NAB
Telestream® is to unveil its Vantage Cloud Port, a new approach to media processing workflows whether in the cloud, on premises or both at NAB 2019 on