Atech Flash Technology, a manufacturer of digital storage solutions aimed at professionals, has launched a new premium line of products under the 'Blackjet' brand, starting with the VX-1C CFast 2.0 card reader.

The new model plugs into desktop or laptop computers via a USB 3.1 Gen 2 connection, allowing for a 1,000 MB/s bandwidth and data transfer from even very fast cards at maximum speed. And thanks to that connector, the Blackjet VX-1C is compatible with current Mac and Windows Thunderbolt 3 machines.

The unit features a metal enclosure for durability and a number of vent holes for improved heat dissipation. Thanks to its support for fast transfer rates, the Blackjet VX-1C looks like a particularly interesting option for videographers. It is shipping now and retails at $100.

More information is available on the Atech Flash website.

Press Release

BLACKJET VX-1C: USB 3.1 GEN 2 CFAST 2.0 MEDIA READER

Fremont, CA – February 28, 2018 - Atech Flash Technology (AFT) manufacturers of industrial and professional media card readers and storage solutions will be launching their new premium line of products under the Blackjet brand. Their latest CFast 2.0 media reader named the Blackjet™ VX-1C.

Blackjet VX-1C utilizes the larger bandwidth 1,000 MB/s of USB 3.1 Gen 2, which allows you to ingest, edit and archive your creative content from your media cards at their maximum speeds. Blackjet VX-1C utilizes the USB-C interface which allows it to be compatible with existing Mac® and Windows® Thunderbolt™ 3 computers.

Pricing and Availability

The Blackjet VX-1C will have a suggested MSRP of $99 USD and is currently shipping.

Key Features

  • Media Reader for CFast 2.0 media cards

  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 provides speeds up to 10Gbps

  • Reversible USB Type-C connector makes connections
    much easier and quicker

  • Ingest footage with speeds up to 525 MB/s*

  • Rugged metal enclosure to ensure durability and longevity

  • Vent holes to increase heat dissipation

  • Compatible with Thunderbolt™ 3