Sonnet Technologies 2013 NAB Show Preview

Date: 01/03/2013
2013 NAB Show Product Preview
Sonnet Technologies
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Sonnet Technologies at the 2013 NAB Show:
 
At the 2013 NAB Show, Sonnet will demonstrate its industry-leading PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) expansion solutions and storage systems for video, audio, and broadcast professionals. In addition to its current lineup of innovative Thunderbolt(TM)-ready systems, Sonnet will introduce significant new products to accelerate workflows for all sizes and types of on-location and studio productions as well as in postproduction. 
 
Echo(TM) Express Thunderbolt(TM) Expansion Family for PCI Express(R) Cards
Sonnet's award-winning Echo(TM) Express family of Thunderbolt(TM)-to-PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) expansion chassis enables the use of a wide variety of high-performance PCIe cards -- originally designed for use in desktop computers -- with any computer equipped with a Thunderbolt port. At the 2013 NAB Show, Sonnet will demonstrate several workflow solutions featuring pro cards from Avid(R), ATTO, Blackmagic Design, RED(R) Digital Cinema, RME(R), Universal Audio(TM), and Sonnet. The Echo Express Pro chassis supports two single-width, full-length x16 PCIe 2.0 cards, and now provides an auxiliary power connector and compatibility with Avid Pro Tools(R)|HDX PCIe cards. The Echo Express II supports two half-length (up to 7.25 inches long), full-height, single-width PCIe 2.0 x16 cards. Also featured is the Echo Express SE, a value-priced model that is light and compact, supporting a single half-length (up to 6.6 inches long), full-height, single-width PCIe 2.0 x8 card. All Echo Express systems enable the use of compatible professional video capture, audio interface, 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SAS and SATA HBA, and RAID controller cards with iMac(R), Mac(R) mini, MacBook Air(R), and MacBook Pro(R) computers. Plus, all Echo Express chassis feature dual Thunderbolt ports to support daisy-chaining of devices. 
 
xMac(TM) mini Server
Sonnet's award-winning xMac(TM) mini Server securely mounts a Mac(R) mini inside a specially designed 1U rackmount enclosure and connects two PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) 2.0 slots -- with a 100W power supply for installed cards -- to enable users to harness the power of full-size pro video capture and processing, digital audio interface, DSP accelerator, FireWire(R), and RAID controller cards. Temperature-controlled fans deliver strategic airflow to cool the enclosure. Two Thunderbolt(TM) ports -- one to connect the PCIe slots to the Mac mini and a second for daisy-chaining other Thunderbolt devices -- are integrated. Panel-mount HDMI(R), Gigabit Ethernet, and two USB 3.0 cables are included to connect the ports on the back of the Mac mini to ports on the back of the xMac mini Server for convenient external connection. 
 
 
Qio(TM) Family of Professional Media Readers 
Sonnet will feature its Qio(TM) line of desktop and portable professional, high-speed media readers. The original Qio is the industry's first device that supports all major HD video memory card formats in one compact high-performance device, reading from and writing to just about any memory card -- SxS, P2, CompactFlash(R), SDHC(TM) and SDXC(TM) -- at high speed. Sonnet will also highlight the Qio CF4 four-slot CompactFlash (CF) card reader, and the Qio E3 three-slot SxS card reader, both supporting concurrent file ingest from all slots. In addition, Sonnet will display the Qio MR, the industry's first compact mobile rack device for PCs to support all major HD video memory card formats. Sonnet will feature a new Thunderbolt(TM) interface option for the Qio, Qio CF4, and Qio E3 that enables the use of these products with any computer with a Thunderbolt port, including the iMac(R), Mac(R) mini, MacBook Air(R), and MacBook Pro(R) computers.
 
Tempo(TM) SSD and Tempo SSD Pro High-Performance 6Gb/s PCIe(R) 2.5-Inch SSD Cards
Sonnet's Tempo(TM) SSD and Tempo SSD Pro are PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) 2.0 SATA cards to which one or two solid-state drives (SSDs) are directly attached, with the assembly installing neatly into a PCIe slot without the need for cables or brackets. Unlike other PCIe SSD cards, the Tempo SSD Pro and Tempo SSD utilize widely available 2.5-inch SATA SSDs (sold separately), giving users great flexibility in selecting the SSD capacity and performance that best suit their needs and budget, as well as the option to upgrade easily. Both cards have been updated to support booting in Mac Pro(R) (Early 2008 and newer) computers. 
 
Presto(TM) 10GbE PCIe(R) Network Adapter Cards
Debuting at the 2013 NAB Show, Sonnet's Presto(TM) 10GbE 1-Port and Presto 10GbE Server 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) cards enable users to connect their computers and servers to high-speed infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard -- offering up to ten times the performance of Gigabit Ethernet. Both Presto 10GbE network adapters are low-profile x8 PCIe adapter cards that install easily into the PCIe slot of a computer or Thunderbolt(TM)-to-PCIe expansion chassis. The Presto 10GbE 1-Port card provides greatly enhanced performance for a wide variety of applications. The Presto 10GbE Server 2-Port card is suited for use in servers and in applications where redundancy is critical, supporting transparent failover to keep the user's computer connected in case a single cable is disconnected or one of the ports fail. Both cards are easily configured and optimized for use over Thunderbolt.
 
Fusion(TM) SATA Storage Systems
Sonnet will feature its Fusion(TM) RX1600 Vfibre(TM) and RX1600Fibre shared storage systems, and the Fusion DX800RAID Thunderbolt(TM) Edition direct-attached storage system. The Fusion RX1600 Vfibre and RX1600Fibre are 16-drive rackmount storage systems with enterprise-class features, available in configurations up to 48TB, and expandable to 384TB with the addition of expansion systems. The Fusion DX800RAID Thunderbolt Edition is the first complete 8-drive Thunderbolt storage solution, and delivers HD-optimized performance and proven data safety to users of iMac(R), Mac(R) mini, MacBook Air(R), and MacBook Pro(R) computers with Thunderbolt ports. 
 
Company Quote:
 
"At the 2013 NAB Show, we're looking forward to showcasing and introducing our newest innovations that take advantage of the lightning-fast I/O speed of Thunderbolt technology -- accelerating workflows for all sizes and types of on-location and studio productions as well as postproduction." -- Greg LaPorte, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Sonnet Technologies


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