Sonnet Technologies today announced the Solo2.5G USB-C to 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (2.5GbE) adapter, a new low-cost addition to Sonnet’s comprehensive array of wired Ethernet network adapters. Featuring NBASE-T (multigigabit) Ethernet technology, the Solo2.5G adapter adds 2.5GbE and Gigabit (GbE) network connectivity to a broad array of computers and iPad tablets, enabling superfast data transfers over the existing Ethernet network cabling infrastructure found in most buildings today.
Measuring just 1.2 inches wide by 2.8 inches long by 0.6 inches tall, the Solo2.5G is a compact, fanless 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet adapter for Mac, Windows, Chromebook, and Linux computers and iPad tablets. Equipped with an RJ45 port plus link and activity LED indicators, the adapter supports 2.5GbE (aka 2.5GBASE-T) connectivity via common Cat 5e (or better) copper cabling at distances of up to 100 meters. The adapter’s 0.3-meter captive USB-C cable connects to a USB-C or Thunderbolt (Type-C) port on a computer or tablet and is bus-powered for convenient, energy-efficient, and portable operation.
The Sonnet Solo2.5G takes advantage of NBASE-T technology to offer users a simple and inexpensive solution for adding faster network connectivity to computers and iPad tablets equipped with USB-C and Thunderbolt (Type-C) ports.
When used with a 2.5Gb Ethernet-capable switch, network-attached storage (NAS) device, or Wi-Fi router, the Sonnet adapter can deliver performance at 250 per cent the speed of Gigabit Ethernet without a wiring upgrade, saving organizations the expense of upgrading older infrastructure. When needed, Solo2.5G also supports 1Gbps link speed.
The Solo2.5G USB-C to 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet adapter (part number SOLO-NBASE-T) is available now from Sonnet and soon from its worldwide distribution and reseller partners at the suggested retail price of US$24.99.