Products / LSlot interfaces / Lynx LT-TB3 (Thunderbolt 3) for Hilo and Aurora(n)
Lynx Studio Technology created the LT-TB3 Thunderbolt 3 LSlot interface for its Aurora(n) and Hilo converters. The LT-TB3 is a two-port Thunderbolt 3 expansion card that supports daisy-chaining Aurora(n) and Hilo converters for up to six total certified Thunderbolt devices plus a display on both Apple and Windows computers.
The LT-TB3 LSlot card can be installed into any existing Hilo or Aurora(n) with an easy and free firmware update. In addition, Lynx is making Thunderbolt 3 equipped Aurora(n) and Hilo models available at the same time. These models are:
Hilo-TB3 in Black and Silver
• Available for Aurora(n) and Hilo
• Supports connection of up to 6 other Thunderbolt devices total plus a display
• Compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2 devices (with customer supplied adapter)
• Supports up to 40Gbps data speed
• Integrates seamlessly with Aurora(n) and Hilo
The LT-TB3 is the latest in a series of LSlot connectivity cards available for the acclaimed Aurora(n) and Hilo A/D and D/A converter interfaces. The LT-TB3 allows the Aurora(n) and Hilo to have direct connectivity to Thunderbolt 3TM equipped devices without the need of Thunderbolt adapters. Other LSlot modules available include Dante, USB and ProTools|HD versions. Lynx’s continual LSlot module development ensures the Aurora(n) and Hilo will continue to be compatible with the future high performance connectivity standards for both PC and Mac.
“From its inception, the upgradeable LSlot feature was designed for both the Aurora and Hilo so that owners would not need to replace their entire interface each time a new or improved connection standard hits the market. It can be quite expensive and disconcerting for the customer. Regularly delivering new modules as well as firmware updates allows us to keep up with market demands for features and capabilities.” Stated Bob Bauman, Co-Owner and Chief Hardware Engineer. “We could simply release new interface models with added capabilities every six months, or continue to add value with our current platform. We believe our customers would rather just download a free firmware update or easily add a new module to get a slew of new features and capabilities than entirely replace their interfaces.”
“Thunderbolt 3 can support up to a 40Gbps bi-directional data rate and was primarily designed to handle the bandwidth demands of 4K video.” explained Lynx Co-Founder and Chief Software Engineer David Hoatson. “Even with Thunderbolt 1 there was plenty of extra bandwidth for the demands of multiple channels of audio even at the highest sample rates. With Thunderbolt 3 there’s even less strain on the data flow and much more bandwidth than we would ever need for multi-channel audio. And with the new Thunderbolt 3 computing devices our customers won’t need any Thunderbolt adapters.”