Node Pro

Brea, CA - December 12, 2017 / ‐‐ Akitio has released a new larger version of their popular Node Lite PCIe Box. The Node Pro is large enough to handle full-length PCIe cards and the built-in 500Watt power supply is powerful enough to power most PCIe cards currently on the market. The Node Pro was designed to be a companion for professional cards such as the Red Rocket X and other high-end cards.

The Node Pro connects to a computer via Thunderbolt 3 and instantly upgrades a regular laptop or a mini PC and makes it possible to do things that would normally require a high-end workstation. The Node Pro was designed with professional video editors, colorists and other creative professionals in mind and allows users to connect virtually any PCIe card to their current Thunderbolt 3 system. The Node Pro also features two Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy chaining additional Thunderbolt or USB 3 Type-C devices as well as a dedicated DisplayPort for connecting an additional monitor. Both of the Thunderbolt 3 ports are capable of providing up to 60Watts of power (according to the USB-C power delivery spec), that can charge the host computer and/or supply power to the downstream devices. The addition of a pop-out handle on the top of the unit makes the Node Pro extremely portable. The easy-open, tool-less design makes it extremely simple and convenient to open the box and install/replace the PCIe cards.

“The Node Pro was designed primarily for professionals that need to add additional functionality to their current systems and we believe that the Node Pro will definitely help improve the productivity of these creative professionals”, said Richard Wright, VP of Sales & Marketing for Akitio. “We believe that users want flexibility and the added functionality that the Node Pro provides.”

Akitio Node Pro Features

  • Thunderbolt™ 3 for lightning fast transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps
  • 1 PCIe (x16) slot supporting full-length, full-height, double-width cards
  • Spacious enclosure large enough for water cooled cards
  • 4 lane PCI Express 3.0 compliant interface
  • 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy chaining up to 6 additional Thunderbolt or USB 3 Type-C devices
  • 1 DisplayPort for connecting an additional monitor
  • Removable back panel for double-width cards
  • Power Delivery (PD) of 60Watts in both Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Built-in 500W SFX power supply

Pricing and Availability

The Akitio Node Pro will be available in December 2017 for $359.99. For more information on the entire lineup of Akitio Thunderbolt 3 products please visit Akitio.com

About Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gb/s, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power.

About Akitio

Established in 1992, Akitio is an international company specializing in the design, development and manufacturing of premium, high-quality external computer storage products and accessories with an emphasis on Thunderbolt technology. Akitio is a leading Thunderbolt developer and currently have some of the fastest and highest capacity Thunderbolt products on the market. Akitio US Headquarters are located in Orange County, California.

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