Magma Showcases New Mac Pro® Rackmount Kit with Thunderbolt™ PCIe Expansion at 137th AES Convention

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Magma offers a rack-mount solution for the new Apple Mac Pro® and Thunderbolt PCIe expansion products.

Magma, a manufacturer of computer expansion products for servers, desktops and portable platforms, will showcase their new Mac Pro® Rackmount Kit with ExpressBox 3T expansion at the 137th Audio Engineers Society Convention (AES) in Los Angeles. Magma's Mac Pro Rackmount Kit is the ideal solution for audio, post production and broadcast facilities who are now migrating to the new Apple Mac Pro and need access to PCIe cards. Magma's new Mac Pro Rackmount Kit product provides an easy solution for rack-mounting the Mac Pro and providing an easy access space for Magma’s ExpressBox 3T - Thunderbolt™ PCIe expansion chassis.

The Mac Pro Rackmount Kit can be installed as a 3U or 4U solution and includes a horizontal mounting bracket for the cylinder Mac Pro. Additionally, there is space to store a Magma ExpressBox 3T, giving users 3 PCIe slots in a separate enclosure for attaching a variety of PCIe cards including audio, video capture, networking, and SSD storage over a Thunderbolt 2 connection. Keeping the new Mac Pro separate from the PCIe expansion chassis provides easy and quick access to cables, ports, and cards. Users can quickly disconnect their ExpressBox 3T and take their valuable PCIe cards with them on the go.

“The thinking behind Magma’s newest Thunderbolt solution is simple,” said Magma president, Timothy Miller. “Give creative professionals maximum access and flexibility to their hardware. Our new Mac Pro Rackmount Kit delivers on both of those principles and makes for an incredibly easy user experience.”

The Magma Mac Pro Rackmount Kit is available for purchase bundled with Magma's popular ExpressBox 3T, or it can be purchased separately and used with other Magma expansion products.

The Mac Pro Rackmount Kit is constructed from high-strength galvanized steal and provides secure locking brackets for the cylinder Mac Pro, a pull out tray for easy access, and cable ties for cable management. The ExpressBox 3T expansion chassis offers Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, 3 full-length PCIe slots, and multiple cooling options, all in a sleek aluminum case.

Magma will have the Mac Pro Rackmount Kit on display with ExpressBox 3T in the Avid Partners Pavilion at the 137th AES from October 9th through 12th with product experts on hand to answer questions. Magma currently features a line of expansion computing products that have been Avid approved for Pro Tools applications. Magma will be unveiling release dates through their website.

About Magma    

Magma develops and manufactures expansion computing solutions using Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI), Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe), and Thunderbolt Systems for servers, desktops and portable computing platforms. Magma’s line of products includes enclosed and non-enclosed solutions ranging from single slot expansion products to fault-tolerant, Reliable Available Serviceable (RAS) systems specifically designed for mission critical environments.

Magma products are platform independent and are used in a variety of industries including audio and video production, test and measurement, medical imaging, surveillance, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, data acquisition, and high-performance computing. Magma’s team of experienced engineers has been developing expansion and connectivity solutions since 1987 and holds more than a dozen technology patents, making them a pioneer and leader in the market space. All Magma products are designed and assembled in the United States. For more information about Magma visit http://www.magma.com.

Mac Pro is a trademark of Apple Inc.

Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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