Thunderbolt and Apple Connectivity in the Workplace
Exploring the Benefits, Use Cases & Trends for Thunderbolt in Flex and Hybrid Work Environments
The move to hybrid and flex enterprise environments has increased Apple device usage in enterprises throughout the U.S. According to Computer World, a 2021 survey showed a 63% increase in usage of Apple devices in the workplace.
During our recent Tech Talk webinar, Barry Miller, director of product marketing at Hyper, explored the latest considerations for USB Type-C and Thunderbolt connectivity. You can now watch this informative session on demand for these valuable insights.
Here are the key takeaways from the session:
What is Thunderbolt?
In a nutshell, Thunderbolt can be defined as “one port/cable to rule them all.” It’s the port to end all ports. It supports data, video, and power with a single port/cable (PCIe, DisplayPort, and USB signaling via a single cable/port).
Thunderbolt 3 or 4 offers a multitude of benefits. It delivers four times the speed of USB 3.2 Gen 2, making it ideal for transferring large files, as well as provides ultra-compatibility with plenty of connections including DisplayPort, PCIe, and USB 4. It’s also backward compatible with previous versions of Thunderbolt and USB Type-C.
Thunderbolt for Mac/PC
Thunderbolt supports and connects to a variety of Mac and Windows laptops. In fact, Thunderbolt 3 or 4 is found on 90 percent of 11th-generation Core business-class laptops. Thunderbolt 4 is required on Intel Evo and Intel vPro-based laptops, which makes finding Thunderbolt computer ports easier than ever.
The benefits at a glance of Thunderbolt docking include efficient port expansion, ability to connect up to two 4K60Hz displays, as well as Thunderbolt devices, and its wide compatibility. The Thunderbolt docking users in the office include content creators, engineers, mechanical designers, and developers, and productivity users.
Thunderbolt is a truly universal port that connects your PC to any dock, display, and data device while charging your laptop, all through one port. Compared to other USB Type-C ports, Thunderbolt ports offer top-of-the-line simplicity, reliability, and performance for immersive creation, gaming, and productivity.