1U 19″ Rack Mountable Thunderbolt 3 to Managed-USB3.0 Hub

Order code: TS16-RM-TB3-USB3

40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 upstream and 5Gbps USB3.0 downstream. Universal 12W charging on every port and full port control via our API or LiveViewer App.

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Compatible with any USB device regardless of manufacturer.
Intelligent, universal 12W Charging available on each of the 16 USB3.0 5Gbps SuperSpeed ports to ensure devices are charged quickly and stay charged.
3 Status LEDs per port which can be programmed via our API.

40Gbps Dual Thunderbolt 3 Type-C connections ensure that data is transferred in the fastest way possible between 16x USB devices and a host computer. Thunderbolt 3 is the fastest host interface currently available and enables a single Thunderbolt 3 host computer to provide faster communication with large numbers of USB devices without the bottleneck. Do more in less time.

40Gbps upstream connection to the host computer (Mac/Windows/Linux). Up to 5Gbps downstream connections to each of the 16 USB3.0 ports. Each downstream port can be controlled via our API or LiveViewer App for complete control over port function and power.
The API provides essential features for integration into your current automation scripts for SQA, Reverse logistics and more.

***Pre-release information. Shipping in Q3 2018***

 19″ 1U Thunderbolt 3 to USB3 Bridge


  • Compatible with Appium and Selenium for the highest-speed possible, multiple real-device application testing.
  • Mobile software QA (SQA) and Test Automation systems.
  • Reverse Logistics companies which require faster processes.
  • Incredibly high-speed iOS and Android device restore and imaging.
  • High-speed mobile device content transfer.
  • Reverse-logistics charge/erase/restore stations.
  • VR and multi-camera high-speed Video Capture.
  • Mobile device staging / provisioning.
  • Applications where data transfer speed to multiple USB devices is important.

Benefits & Features:

  • Detachable 19″ Rack flanges and pop-up desktop feet for use on either. desktop or in a 19″ rack.
  • Works with Apple Configurator.
  • Fully Apple/Intel Certified Thunderbolt 3 over USB Type-C.
  • Full 5Gbps bandwidth to each USB device.
  • 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 host interface over USB Type-C cable.
  • High-current (2.4Amp / 12W) charging for mobile devices.
  • Supports SDP, CDP, DCP, BC1.x, SE1, Apple, Samsung, ACA-x, YD/T-1591, RIM, custom etc.
  • Application Programming Interface (API) for control and monitoring of ports. Available for Mac / Windows / Linux (x86/Arm).
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for chaining multiple TS16-RM-TB3-USB3 products or Thunderbolt peripherals.
  • Compatible with Apple Configurator, iTunes and most MDM software packages as well as Mobile Heartbeat and Ground Control.
  • Live Viewer App for port monitoring and control via GUI.
  • The internal architecture of the TS16-RM-TB3-USB3 is such that it has at least 4 times more USB endpoints than a typical host computer. This is a clear benefit for applications which suffer from endpoint limitations when using standard USB hub architectures.
  • 48x User-programmable front-panel LEDs.
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK with full certification documents available on request.
  • 2 Year RTB warranty.

General description:

ThunderSync3 (order code: TS16-RM-TB3-USB3) is a very high speed data transfer and charging product designed to allow 16 USB2.0 or USB3.0 devices to connect to a Thunderbolt 3 host computer without the bottleneck experienced when using traditional USB hubs.

ThunderSync3 lets you transfer data between a host computer and multiple USB devices many times quicker than using a traditional USB host computer. In applications such as SQA or Reverse Logistics, this massive increase in data transfer speed equates to shorter process times, reduced costs, and better use of IT infrastructure.

ThunderSync3 offers up to 5Gbps data rate to each of the 16 USB devices and transfers this data over Thunderbolt 3 at 40Gbps to the host computer.

“In essence, ThunderSync3 massively reduces the bottleneck which you would normally experience if using off the shelf USB hubs for the same purpose. You can image/restore/erase/communicate with more mobile devices in less time.”

With an internal 320W power supply, and each port offering 2.4A (12W), you have the power to fast-charge your USB devices too. ThunderSync3 offers universal charging and its device charging profiles can be updated should new charging profiles appear on the market or if we add new features. Updating the firmware is quick (and free of charge) and we supply our FW Updater App for this purpose.

Internally, ThunderSync3 contains an Intel and Apple, Thunderbolt 3 Certified, custom design which provides a robust interface between large numbers of USB devices and the Thunderbolt 3 interface. We utilise a number of programmable components and microcontrollers in order to get the very best from the various internal interfaces within ThunderSync3 which ensures robust, high speed data transfer for the most demanding and mission-critical applications in SQA, Reverse Logistics, Aerospace industries and more.

“If using USB2.0 devices such as the majority of Apple and Android cellphones, you can image/restore/erase/communicate with 32 of them (using 2 ThunderSync3’s) without a bandwidth bottleneck. With a standard USB hub, you would would likely experience a 32x slowdown!”

ThunderSync16 supports our application programming interface (API) which allows you to automate, monitor and control each port programatically. With the API you can monitor current consumption of each individual port, total connection time, charging time, control the 48x front panel LEDs, turn power on/off to individual ports, emulate different charging profiles, read USB VID/PID and much more.

The API is available as a free download and is updated regularly and well documented.

We also supply our Live Viewer App which allows you to monitor and control ports using a graphical user interface.

The API consists of a service module or daemon that is loaded on the host computer. The service module is accessed via JSON-RPC calls over a TCP/IP socket. Cambrionix provides sample Python code complete with the necessary JSON library code to be able to make the necessary calls for controlling Cambrionix products that are connected to the host computer.

It is of course possible to access the API from any programming environment that has support for making JSON-RPC calls over a TCP/IP socket.

To use ThunderSync3, simply connect to a Thunderbolt 3 enabled host and connect your USB devices and they will be seen by whatever software your host is using. Or, if you are a more advanced user, download our API for full control. If you need more than 16x downstream ports, simply daisy-chain another ThunderSync3 via the built-in additional Thunderbolt 3 port.

ThunderSync3 (order code: TS16-RM-TB3-USB3) is available without an MOQ and volume discounts are available at 50+ units.

Distributor and Reseller minimum order quantities apply, please contact enquiries@cambrionix.com for details.

 Technical specifications:

Product Safety:

  • Independently safety tested by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) under file #E346549
  • CE Tested and marked.
  • CB Certificate.
  • FCC Part 15 Tested and marked.
  • RoHS Compliant.
  • Thunderbolt 3 certification from Intel and Apple.
  • China CCC certification (pending).
  • Japanese PSE certification (pending).
  • ThunderSync3 offers ESD protection, over-voltage protection, over-current protection and over-temperature protection and complies with the latest EN60950 safety requirements for ITE.

Operating Ratings:

  • Operating ambient temperature: 0 to 35 Degrees Celsius.
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing.
  • PSU AC Input: 100-240V / 3.5A Max / 47-63Hz.
  • DC Output: 5.2V / 2.4A per USB port.

Packaging Information:

  • Approx Unit Size: 48.2cm x 27cm x 4.2cm (19″ x 10.5″ x 1.75″)
  • Approx Unit Weight (excl power cord): 3.7kg (approximately 5kg boxed weight including accessories)
  • Whats in the box: TS16-RM-TB3-USB3 / Country specific power cord (1m) / Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C Cable (0.5m) / User Guide