The MXO2 Dock is an accessory that is designed to allow users of Matrox MXO2 I/O devices and MacBook Pro or MacBook Air to easily create an ergonomic workspace for video editing and content creation.
From a single Thunderbolt connection, users can add multiple peripherals including a large HDMI display, a full-size keyboard and a mouse. A gigabit Ethernet port provides connectivity to a wired network, enabling data transfers 18 times faster than Wi-Fi, the company says. One SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports are also provided.
“MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are powerful enough for many Matrox MXO2 users but they can be uncomfortable to use all day in the edit suite,” said Wayne Andrews, product manager at Matrox. “The new Matrox MXO2 Dock increases productivity by adding screen real estate and brings much-needed expandability for USB 3.0 storage, control surfaces, optical drives, and other peripherals.”
In related news, Matox plans to offer a free software upgrade to its MX02 product, which includes support for Media Composer and Symphony versions 6.03 and 6.5, Adobe Creative Suite 6.0.2, and Final Cut 10.
The software upgrade and the €300 MXO2 Dock are both expected to be available almost immediately. – Carolyn Giardina