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Chipzilla releases Thunderbolt Share

by on16 May 2024

Screen and file sharing between PCs

Intel has unveiled the Thunderbolt Share software, which is crafted to provide a straightforward, swift, and effective method for sharing screen and files between two PCs.

According to Toms Hardware the software aims to maximise PC usage without overburdening WiFi or Ethernet networks.

It basically allows owners to link two computers via a wired connection, harnessing Thunderbolt's rapidity, minimal latency, and inherent security. It facilitates PC-to-PC connectivity, sharing screens, keyboards, mice, and storage. Additionally, the software supports folder synchronisation and simple drag-and-drop file transfers between computers.

Intel's Vice President and General Manager of Client Connectivity, Jason Ziller,  stated that this technology "fulfils our ambition to introduce pioneering solutions to the market and provide novel experiences for users to exploit their PCs fully." Intel has confirmed that Thunderbolt Share is compatible with Thunderbolt 4 or 5 PCs, docking stations, and monitors.

In a practical scenario, one could swiftly and effortlessly migrate data and files from an older PC to a newer one. This process minimises the steps and time required to operationalise the new PC.

Previously, one would need to transfer files to an external drive, disconnect it, transport it to the new computer, then connect and copy the files. Thunderbolt Share simplifies this by directly connecting two PCs with a Thunderbolt cable, facilitating file transfers via drag and drop.

Thunderbolt Share offers uncompressed screen sharing between two PCs, maintaining the original resolution of the source computer. It boasts low latency for a seamless, interactive experience encompassing the screen, keyboard, and mouse, with full HD screen mirroring at up to 60 frames per second (fps). While higher resolutions may yield lower fps, Ziller ensures the experience remains exceptional.

Intel guarantees that Thunderbolt Share's use will not compromise security and privacy. The software employs Intel VT-d-based data protection, respects User Access Control via Windows password-protected screens, and restricts certain operations to local access only.

The connection is also confined to the Thunderbolt Network to bolster security.


Last modified on 16 May 2024
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