The team at Universal Audio have just announced that they are now shipping the Thunderbolt 3 Option Card for Apollo rackmount interfaces worldwide. The card, that was first announced at Winter NAMM 2018, is compatible with the new Intel Thunderbolt 3 technology on the latest Mac and Windows computers.
Here's what Universal Audio have to say:
“We’re really excited to provide integrated Thunderbolt 3 connectivity across our Apollo rackmount product line,” says Universal Audio CEO and Founder, Bill Putnam, Jr. “We’ve worked hand-in-hand with Intel to create rock-solid Thunderbolt 3 connectivity on Mac and Windows for Apollo that enables customers to get the most out of their audio workstation environment.”
The card is user-installable so there is no need for a trip to a service centre or dealer. The card easily slides into the expansion bay of Apollo 8, Apollo 8p, and Apollo 16 MkII audio interfaces and is secured with 2 screws. Bus power is provided to all downstream Thunderbolt 3 peripherals, allowing music producers to connect devices to the two ports in series with Apollo interfaces, including additional Apollo or Arrow interfaces, UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt devices, hard drives, monitor displays, and more.
The Thunderbolt 3 Option Card is now shipping in stores worldwide at $499 MSRP.
You can check out the rest of the Universal Audio NAMM 2018 news in our video from the show floor below.