MONTREAL — Matrox’s (www.matrox.com) MXO2 Dock, an accessory that allows users of the company’s MXO2 I/O devices and MacBook Pro or MacBook Air to easily create an ergonomic workspace for video editing and content creation, is now available worldwide. Using a single Thunderbolt cable, pros can connect an MXO2 I/O device plus add multiple peripherals, including a large HDMI display, a full-size keyboard, and a mouse. A gigabit Ethernet port provides connectivity to a wired network, enabling data transfers 18 times faster than Wi-Fi. One SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports are also provided.
According to the company, many MXO2 users enjoy the portability of MacBook Pro and MacBook Air for field work, but would prefer a more comfortable work environment. The MXO2 Dock increases productivity by adding screen real estate and brings much-needed expandability for USB 3.0 storage, control surfaces, optical drives, and other peripherals.
The Dock is priced at $349. MXO2 owners can replace their host adapter (PCI Express, ExpressCard/34 or Thunderbolt) with Matrox MXO2 Dock for use with Thunderbolt-enabled MacBooks, iMacs, or Mac Minis.