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Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of Thunderbolt™-to-PCIe® card expansion systems; pro media readers; and storage, network, and other interface cards for pro users in the audio, video, and broadcast industries. Sonnet's Thunderbolt expansion products enable the use of pro audio I/O and DSP cards, pro video capture and transcoding cards, network and storage interface cards, and other high-performance PCIe cards with Thunderbolt technology-enabled computers. For nearly 30 years Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac®, Windows®, and other industry-standard computers. More information is available at www.sonnettech.com.

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Sonnet Announces eGFX Breakaway Box 650 Performance Bundles Promotion
Sonnet Announces eGFX Breakaway Box 650 Performance Bundles PromotionSonnet Technologies today announced eGFX Breakaway™ Box 650 + AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 9100 and eGFX Breakaway Box 650 + Radeon Pro WX 8200 Performance Bundles. Until Sept. 30, customers may purchase Sonnet's award-winning eGFX Breakaway Box 650 Thunderbolt 3 to eGPU PCIe card expansion chassis together with either of the AMD Radeon Pro WX workstation graphics cards at special discounted prices.
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Sonnet Full-Featured 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Card for Under $100
Sonnet Full-Featured 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Card for Under $100
Solo10G™ PCIe® Card Offers 10GBASE-T Connectivity; Mac®, Windows®, and Linux® Compatibility; and NBASE-T™ Support
(Irvine, CA--June 6, 2018) Sonnet Technologies today announced the Solo10G™ PCIe® Card, the latest product in the company's expanding line of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) solutions. The Solo10G card adds lightning-fast 10GbE network connectivity to any Mac®, Windows®, or Linux® computer with PCI Express® (PCIe) slots, and to Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt™ ports when the card is installed in a Thunderbolt to PCI Express card expansion chassis.
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Digital Innovator Peter McCabe Leverages Sonnet's Thunderbolt-to-PCIe Card Expansion for Workflows
Digital Innovator Peter McCabe Leverages Sonnet's Thunderbolt-to-PCIe Card Expansion for Workflows
Echo™ Express III-D Bridges Gap Between Mac® and PC-Based Workflows for a Wide Range of Still Photography, Video, and Audio Projects
Renowned photographer, sound mixer, and music producer Peter McCabe has chosen Sonnet Technologies' Echo™ Express III-D Thunderbolt™-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion chassis to provide Thunderbolt connectivity to PCIe cards that can support both Mac®- and PC-based workflows. The Echo Express III-D supports virtually every aspect of McCabe's business, housing up to three professional video capture, audio interface, storage, or other types of PCIe cards and connecting them to any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port.
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Sonnet Launches Powerful New macOS Compatible Thunderbolt 3 External Graphics (eGPU) Solution
Sonnet Launches Powerful New macOS Compatible Thunderbolt 3 External Graphics (eGPU) Solution
eGFX Breakaway™ Box 650 the Only eGPU Chassis Recommended by Apple® and Qualified by AMD to Support All Graphics Cards Compatible with macOS High Sierra
Sonnet Technologies today announced the eGFX Breakaway™ Box 650, the latest and most capable model in the company's series of Thunderbolt™ 3 to PCI Express® (PCIe®) eGPU expansion chassis for professional graphics and gaming applications. The Breakaway Box 650 is designed and qualified specifically for large, power-hungry video graphics processing unit (GPU) cards, including the AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 64 and overclocked NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10 series-based cards. The AMD-approved Breakaway Box 650 is equipped with a 650-watt power supply, which provides ample power for GPU cards with high transient peak power requirements.
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Sonnet Expands Distribution Resources in France
Sonnet Expands Distribution Resources in France
New Com Line Partnership Builds on Sonnet's Current Relationship With Platinum to Keep Pace With Burgeoning French Market
In support of expanding business opportunities in France, Sonnet Technologies has forged a new partnership with ComLine to distribute the company's full line of products in the country. The new ComLine agreement joins Sonnet's highly successful partnership with Platinum, which has represented Sonnet in France since 2005.
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Blonde Robot to Distribute Sonnet Product Family Throughout Southeast Asia
Blonde Robot to Distribute Sonnet Product Family Throughout Southeast AsiaSonnet Technologies today announced a new partnership with Blonde Robot, a leading distributor of professional video equipment and solutions serving customers in Southeast Asia. The new agreement makes Blonde Robot the exclusive distributor of the full Sonnet Technologies product family in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.
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Sonnet's 1TB Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive Now Shipping
Sonnet's 1TB Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive Now Shipping
Bus-Powered, Pocket-Size Portable Storage Device Delivers Data Transfers up to 2600 MB/s, Mac® and Windows® Compatible
Sonnet Technologies today announced that the new 1TB version of its popular Fusion™ Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe® Flash Drive is now shipping. A rugged, pocket-size solid-state drive (SSD) storage device with a Thunderbolt 3 interface, the Mac®- and Windows®-compatible drive is equipped with 1TB of NVMe flash storage and leverages the 40Gbps bandwidth of Thunderbolt 3 to deliver data transfer speeds up to 2600 MB/s.
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Sonnet 2018 NAB Show Preview April 7 – 12 Booth SL10224
Sonnet 2018 NAB Show Preview April 7 – 12 Booth SL10224
Sonnet Technologies to show new Thunderbolt™ 3 External Graphics Solutions
(February 12, 2018) At the 2018 NAB Show, Sonnet will showcase its new eGFX Breakaway™ Box 650, a Thunderbolt™ 3 to eGPU PCI Express® (PCIe®) card expansion system designed and qualified specifically for large, power-hungry video graphics processing unit (GPU) cards, including the AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 64, Radeon Pro WX 9100, 9100 SSG and overclocked NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10 series-based cards.
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Sonnet BVE 2018 Show Preview Feb. 27–March 1 Sonnet Technologies Exhibiting With Holdan Ltd Stand G30
At BVE 2018, Sonnet will showcase its new eGFX Breakaway™ Box 650, a Thunderbolt™ 3 to eGPU PCI Express® (PCIe®) card expansion system designed and qualified specifically for large, power-hungry video graphics processing unit (GPU) cards, including the AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 64 and overclocked NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10 series-based cards. The 650 model enables the use of all GPU cards that support connecting to a computer over Thunderbolt — such as AMD Radeon R9, RX, RX Vega, and Pro WX models and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 9 and 10 series, Titan X and Xp, and Quadro® models — with Thunderbolt 3-equipped computers, providing GPU support for computationally intensive applications and games. (Lists of supported computers and GPU cards are available at www.sonnettech.com/product/egfx-breakaway-box.html). Mac®- and Windows®-compatible, the new Sonnet system is the coolest and quietest eGFX box on the market, with a built-in, variable-speed, temperature-controlled fan that quietly and effectively cools the installed card.
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Sonnet Launches Highly Portable External GPU Devices for Accelerating Ultrabook Computer Graphics
Sonnet Launches Highly Portable External GPU Devices for Accelerating Ultrabook Computer Graphics
All-New eGFX Breakaway™ Puck Features Radeon™ RX 560 or RX 570 GPU, Four Video Ports, Thunderbolt 3 Interface; Enables Multi-display Configurations for Notebooks With Limited External Display Capabilities
Sonnet Technologies today introduced an all-new paradigm in Thunderbolt™ connected external GPU (eGPU) devices with the eGFX Breakaway™ Puck, an extremely portable, high-performance, all-in-one eGPU for Thunderbolt 3 computers that delivers accelerated graphics, and provides multidisplay connectivity leveraging AMD's Eyefinity™ technology. With a Puck connected, a user's computer can deliver dramatically accelerated frame rates in popular graphics-intensive games, and boosted GPU acceleration for pro video applications anytime and anywhere it is needed.
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Sonnet Launches SF3 Series: CFast 2.0 Pro Card Reader, First to Enable Ingest Via Thunderbolt 3
Sonnet Launches SF3 Series:  CFast 2.0 Pro Card Reader, First to Enable Ingest Via Thunderbolt 3
Dual Card Slots Enable Concurrent Data Transfers up to 1,000 MB/s, Eclipsing USB 3.0 Reader Ingest Speeds
Sonnet Technologies today announced the launch of its new SF3™ Series — CFast™ 2.0 Pro Card Reader, the first in a new family of professional media readers that feature a 40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 interface. The Sonnet reader employs dual card slots to take advantage of the tremendous bandwidth Thunderbolt 3 offers. Sonnet's CFast 2.0 Pro Reader, the industry's first card reader with Thunderbolt 3, can ingest files simultaneously from two cards at concurrent data transfer speeds up to 1,000 MB/s — more than double the average ingest speed of USB 3.0 card readers.
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Sonnet's Echo Express III-D and Echo Express III-R Now Available With Thunderbolt
Sonnet's Echo Express III-D and Echo Express III-R Now Available With Thunderbolt
Both Desktop and Rackmount Versions of Three-Slot Expansion Chassis Now Provide 2750 MB/s of PCI Express® Bandwidth via Thunderbolt 3 Interface
Sonnet Technologies today announced that its Echo™ Express III-D (desktop) and Echo Express III-R (rackmount) Thunderbolt™-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) three-slot expansion chassis are now shipping with full support for Thunderbolt 3. With the new interface, both systems enable users of Mac® computers equipped with 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, such as the new MacBook Pro®, to take advantage of Thunderbolt 3's 2750 MB/s of PCI Express bandwidth to support more fully even the most demanding, highest-performance adapter cards.
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Sonnet CABSAT 2017 Show Preview
Sonnet CABSAT 2017 Show Preview
Sonnet Technologies Exhibiting With MediaCast Network in Stand C2-10, March 21-23
At CABSAT 2017 Sonnet will showcase new Thunderbolt™ 3 editions of its Echo™ Express SEL and Echo Express SE I Thunderbolt-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion systems, which are both now shipping. The compact and lightweight SEL and SE I chassis harness Thunderbolt 3 to enable data transfers up to 2,750 MB/s for both Mac® and Windows® computers, supporting a wide variety of high-performance PCIe cards. Differing only in size, the single-slot SEL and SE I systems are ideal for use in situations in which users only need to connect a single PCIe card. With the new interface, both systems enable users of computers equipped with 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, such as the new MacBook Pro®, to take advantage of Thunderbolt 3's 2,750 MB/s of PCI Express bandwidth to support the most demanding, highest-performance adapter cards.
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Sonnet Announces Mac and Windows Compatible Dual-Port 10 GbE Thunderbolt 3 Adapters
Sonnet Announces Mac and Windows Compatible Dual-Port 10 GbE Thunderbolt 3 Adapters
Sonnet's Twin 10G™ and Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 Editions Add Lightning-Fast 10GbE Network Connectivity to Any Computer With a Thunderbolt 3 Port
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Twin 10G™ Thunderbolt™ 3 Edition Thunderbolt 3 to Dual-Port 10GBASE-T 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapter, and the Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 Edition Thunderbolt 3 to Dual-Port SFP+ 10GbE adapter. Both are cost-effective solutions for adding lightning-fast 10GbE network connectivity to any Mac® or Windows® computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port, and they enable users to easily connect their computers via copper or optical cables to high-speed network infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard. Their performance, compact size, easy setup, and quiet operation make these Sonnet adapters suitable for use in a variety of workflows and environments.
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Sonnet Launches Thunderbolt 3-to-PCI Express Card Expansion Systems for Mac and Windows
Sonnet Launches Thunderbolt 3-to-PCI Express Card Expansion Systems for Mac and Windows
Single-slot Echo™ Express SEL and Echo Express SE I Chassis Now Enable Up to 2750 MB/s Data Transfers for Computers With Thunderbolt 3
Sonnet Technologies today officially launched its first Thunderbolt™ 3-to-PCIe® card expansion systems, the Echo™ Express SEL — Thunderbolt 3 Edition and the Echo Express SE I — Thunderbolt 3 Edition. Like the other members of the award-winning Echo Express family, the SEL and SE I enable the use of a wide variety of high-performance PCI Express® (PCIe) cards with computers equipped with Thunderbolt ports.
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Sonnet Announces Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) PCI Express Adapter Cards
Sonnet Announces Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) PCI Express Adapter Cards
Sonnet's Presto™ 10GbE SFP+ and Presto 10GbE 10GBASE-T Add 10GbE Network Connectivity to Computers With PCIe® Slots, Offer Unprecedented Price-to-Performance Value for Mac® Users
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Presto™ 10GbE SFP+ Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express® 2.0 card and the Presto™ 10GbE 10GBASE-T Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express 3.0 card, cost-effective solutions for adding lightning-fast 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) network connectivity to Mac Pro® towers, Windows® PCs, Linux® servers, and computers with Thunderbolt™ ports via Thunderbolt-to-PCIe® expansion systems. These Sonnet adapter cards make it easy for users to connect their computers via optical or copper cables to high-speed network infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard.
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Sonnet Announces Dual-Port SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
Sonnet Announces Dual-Port SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
Sonnet's Twin 10G SFP+ Adds Lightning-Fast 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connectivity to Any Computer With a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt Port
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt™ 2 to Dual-Port SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapter, a cost-effective solution for adding lightning-fast 10GbE network connectivity to any Mac® with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports, or any Windows® PC with a Thunderbolt 2 port. Featuring 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology, the Twin 10G SFP+ makes it easy for users to connect their computers to high-speed network infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard, which offers up to 10 times the performance of Gigabit Ethernet, the common wired network connection included with many computers today. Its performance, compact size, easy setup, and quiet operation make this Sonnet adapter suitable for use in a variety of workflows and environments.
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Sonnet Technologies IBC2016 Show Preview
Sonnet Technologies will at IBC2016 presenting their NEW: Fusion™ Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe® Flash Drive. This rugged, pocket-sized solid-state drive (SSD) storage device is capable of transferring data at speeds of over 2,100 MB/s, and is equipped with 512GB of flash storage. The Fusion™ flash drive is an ultra-fast alternative to portable SATA-based hard disk drives, SSD storage devices, and USB thumb drives. The new Fusion flash drive connects to any Windows® computer with a Thunderbolt™ 3 port via a user-replaceable captive 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable. Measuring a compact 2.8 inches wide by 4.1 inches deep by 1.25 inches tall, the Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe® Flash Drive features a fanless aluminum enclosure that enables silent operation. The device is bus-powered and so requires no power adapter.
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Sonnet Donates State-of-the-Art Expansion Systems to John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
Sonnet Donates State-of-the-Art Expansion Systems to John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
Unique Traveling Studio Gives Students Hands-On Experience With Latest Technology and Encourages Them to Create Music and Media
Sonnet Technologies today announced that it has made a significant donation of its Thunderbolt™ 2 expansion systems to the nonprofit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a mobile pro audio, video, and broadcast studio that provides hands-on experience for students of all ages.
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Renowned Visual Arts University Relies on Sonnet to Support New Mac Pro®-Based Virtual Environment
Sonnet RackMac™ Pro Rackmount Enclosure and Twin 10G 10 Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt™ 2 Adapter Securely Hold Mac Pro® Cylinders and Connect Them to 10Gb Network
The Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne , a top-ranked visual communication, art, and design university in Switzerland, has installed Sonnet's RackMac™ Pro rackmount enclosures and Twin 10G Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt™ 2 adapters to support its new Mac Pro®-based virtual environment.
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Sonnet xMac Pro Server Installed in Be4Post's New DIT Station
Visit Sonnet Technologies at the 2016 NAB Show, Booth SL10824
Sonnet Technologies today announced that Be4Post, a French provider of high-performance mobile stations for film and television production, has chosen Sonnet's xMac™ Pro Server to drive its all-new digital imaging technician (DIT) stations. The xMac Pro Server provides a secure, 4U rackmount enclosure for a Mac Pro® computer and Thunderbolt™ 2-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) Card expansion for both Be4Post DIT station models — the X4-Wheel and the D4-Wheel.
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Sonnet Technologies 2016 NAB Show Product Preview
At this year's NAB Show, Sonnet Technologies will showcase its first products featuring Thunderbolt 3, highlighting the technology's performance capabilities with the new Fusion™ Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe® Flash Drive. This rugged, pocket-sized solid-state drive (SSD) storage device is capable of transferring data at speeds of over 2,000 MB/s, and is equipped with 512GB of flash storage. The Fusion flash drive is an ultra-fast alternative to portable SATA-based hard disk drives, SSD storage devices, and USB thumb drives. The new Fusion flash drive connects to any Windows® computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port via an attached 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable. Measuring a compact 2.8 inches wide by 4.1 inches deep by 1.25 inches tall, the Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive features a fanless aluminum enclosure that enables silent operation. The device is bus-powered and so requires no power adapter.
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Sonnet Now Shipping World's Fastest Bus-Powered, Pocketable Storage Device
Ultra-High-Performance PCI Express® SSD-Equipped Fusion™ PCIe® Flash Drive Supports Data Transfers up to 1,350 MB/s Over Thunderbolt™ 2
Sonnet today announced that its new Fusion™ PCIe® Flash Drive, a rugged, pocket-size solid-state drive (SSD) storage device, is now shipping and available for purchase. The newest member of Sonnet's growing family of Thunderbolt™ 2 products, the Fusion is an ultra-fast alternative to portable SATA-based hard disk drives and SSD storage products. The device connects to a compatible Mac® or Windows® computer, or at the end of a Thunderbolt device daisy chain, via an attached 0.5-meter Thunderbolt cable.
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Sonnet Announces Avid-Qualified DX Thunderbolt Adapter
Sonnet Technologies today announced the availability of the Sonnet DX Thunderbolt™ Adapter for Avid® Media Composer® Mojo® DX and Avid Nitris® DX. Formerly built by Sonnet and offered by Avid, the DX Thunderbolt Adapter is now marketed exclusively by Sonnet to users of Avid's Mojo DX digital video capture, editing, monitoring, and output system and Nitris DX high-performance SD and HD broadcast news editing system. With the DX Thunderbolt Adapter, media professionals can leverage these popular Avid solutions with Avid editing software on any Avid-qualified, Thunderbolt-equipped computer.
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Sonnet Announces New Fusion PCIe Flash Drive
Visit Sonnet Technologies at the 2015 NAB Show, Booth SL10824
Sonnet today announced the Fusion™ PCIe® Flash Drive, a rugged, pocket-size solid-state drive (SSD) storage device with 256GB or 512GB storage capacity — and the newest member of Sonnet's growing family of Thunderbolt™ 2 technology products. The Sonnet flash drive serves as an ultra-fast alternative to USB thumb drives and portable SATA-based hard disk drive and SSD storage products, and it connects to a compatible Mac® or Windows® computer, or at the end of a Thunderbolt device daisy chain, via an attached 0.5-meter Thunderbolt cable.
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Sonnet Expands Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Expansion Chassis Product Line, Adds New Single-Slot Model
Compact Echo™ Express SE I Supports Nearly Every Thunderbolt-Compatible PCI Express® Card
Sonnet today announced the Echo™ Express SE I, the latest addition to the award-winning Echo Express line of Thunderbolt™ 2-to-PCIe® expansion systems. Like the other members of the Echo Express family, the SE I enables the use of a wide variety of high-performance PCI Express® cards — originally designed for use in desktop computers — with any Mac® or Windows® computer with a Thunderbolt port. The new single-slot model supports nearly every Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card on the market, including double-width cards (PCIe card plus daughter card).
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Sonnet Introduces USB 3.0 + eSATA Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 + Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt Adapters
Devices Leverage Thunderbolt Technology to Provide Easy, Cost-Effective Connectivity for USB 3.0 Devices Plus eSATA Storage or Wired Networks
Sonnet today announced the launch of its new USB 3.0 + eSATA Thunderbolt™ Adapter for easy connectivity to USB 3.0 devices and eSATA storage, and USB 3.0 + Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt Adapter for easy connectivity to USB 3.0 devices and Gigabit Ethernet wired networking. Both devices leverage Thunderbolt technology to provide an inexpensive connectivity alternative for Mac® and Windows® PC users.
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Sonnet Introduces New Family of Optical Thunderbolt Cables
Fiber Optic Cables Span Longer Distances Without Loss of Performance
Sonnet Technologies today introduced a new line of optical Thunderbolt™ cables designed to connect computers and devices over longer distances in a wide variety of production environments. With support for both 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 and 10Gbps Thunderbolt connections, the Sonnet Optical Thunderbolt Cables are thin, lightweight, and durable, with performance equivalent to copper Thunderbolt cables at distances of up to 60 meters.
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Sonnet Introduces Fusion R400 RAID USB 3.0 Rackmount Storage System
Low-Cost, Four-Bay 1U Storage System Uses 3.5-Inch SATA Drives, Is Versatile and Easy to Configure With RAID 5
Sonnet Technologies today introduced the Fusion™ R400 RAID USB 3.0, a four-bay, hardware RAID 5, rackmount storage system with a USB 3.0 interface. The Fusion R400 RAID USB 3.0 integrates a high-performance RAID controller for maximum drive configuration versatility and critical data protection, and its USB 3.0 interface provides single-cable-to-host connectivity and wide compatibility. Its compact size makes this Sonnet storage solution perfect for use in a wide range of popular mobile racks, carts, rack cases, and server rooms as well.
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OneRepublic FOH Engineer Solves Live Recording Challenge With Sonnet Fusion F3 RAID Storage System
System's High Capacity and Its Rugged and Vibration-Proof Design Enable Recording of 112 Tracks at 96kHz for Future Re-use and Virtual Sound Checks
Sonnet Technologies today announced that its rugged and portable Fusion™ F3 two-drive RAID storage system is enabling a live recording workflow for OneRepublic's current "Native" tour. With the ability to store up to 6TB of content on dual shock-isolated hard drives, the Fusion F3 reliably captures more than 100 tracks of audio from the band's nightly performances, recorded at 96kHz resolution.
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Sonnet and Archiware Join Forces to Demonstrate Advanced Thunderbolt™ Connectivity for Video Archiving
At IBC2014, Sonnet Technologies will partner with Archiware GmbH to demonstrate an advanced video postproduction editing system connecting a remotely-located, rack-mounted Mac Pro® computer with attached storage expansion and LTO tape drive for archiving of video files, via optical Thunderbolt™ cable to a Thunderbolt dock with attached keyboard, mouse, and monitor. The demo at IBC2014 will feature Sonnet's xMac™ Pro Server Thunderbolt 2-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for the latest generation of the Mac Pro, Archiware's P5 long-term archiving software, and the Sonnet Echo™ 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock.
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Sonnet Announces Dual-Port 10GBase-T Thunderbolt™ 2 Adapter
Sonnet's Twin 10G Adds Lightning-Fast 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connectivity to Any Computer With a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt Port
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Twin 10G Thunderbolt™ 2 to Dual-Port Copper 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) Adapter, a near-plug-and-play solution for adding lightning-fast 10GbE network connectivity to any computer with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports. Featuring 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology, the Twin 10G enables users to connect to high-speed infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard — offering up to 10 times the performance of Gigabit Ethernet, the common wired network connection included with most computers today. Support for Wake-on-LAN and other advanced features make this Sonnet adapter suitable for use in a variety of workflows and environments.
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Music Mix Mobile Streamlines On-Location Audio Recording Workflows With Sonnet's Echo™ Express III-R and xMac™ mini Server
Compact and Portable Thunderbolt™-to-PCIe® Card Expansion Systems Join Array of Sonnet Equipment Enabling Mobile Audio Producer to Work at Maximum Efficiency
Music Mix Mobile (M3), an Emmy® and Grammy® Award-winning provider of mobile audio facilities for high-profile live entertainment events and broadcasts, has deployed Sonnet Technologies' Echo™ Express III-R and xMac™ mini Server Thunderbolt™-to-PCIe® 2.0 expansion systems in its mobile production units and portable flight pack systems. Joining a broad array of Sonnet expansion and storage solutions in use since M3's founding in 2008, the Echo Express III-R and xMac mini Server chassis offer highly reliable and scalable, yet cost-effective, means of extending and streamlining M3's on-location audio recording workflows.
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Sonnet Announces Modular Rackmount Enclosure for Latest Mac Pro® Computers
Sonnet Announces Modular Rackmount Enclosure for Latest Mac Pro® Computers
Sonnet's RackMac™ Pro Provides Secure Mounting for One or Two Mac Pro Computers in a Space-Efficient Rackmount Enclosure
Sonnet today announced its RackMac™ Pro rackmount solution for the new Mac Pro® computer. Ideal for use in IT equipment racks and transportable rack applications, as well as in offices and classrooms, the unit supports the installation of one or two new Mac Pro computers mounted side by side in a 4U rack space and offers features for ease of operation.
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Sonnet Now Shipping Award-Winning New xMac™ Pro Server
Sonnet Now Shipping Award-Winning New xMac™ Pro Server
New 4U Rackmount Enclosure Securely Houses the Latest Mac Pro®, Connects Three PCIe® Expansion Cards Via Thunderbolt™ 2, and Provides 5.25-Inch Mobile Rack Expansion
Sonnet is now shipping its new xMac™ Pro Server with a Thunderbolt™ 2-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for the latest generation of Mac Pro® computers. The xMac Pro Server securely mounts the computer horizontally inside a specially designed 4U modular enclosure, connects three PCIe 2.0 slots via Thunderbolt 2 technology, and provides space to install additional equipment in two 5.25-inch mobile rack bays. Unveiled at the 2014 NAB Show, the xMac Pro Server has already garnered industry awards.
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Sonnet Technologies IBC2014 Product Preview
"At IBC2014, Sonnet Technologies will demonstrate why our company is rapidly becoming known as the industry leader in Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion solutions for a broad and diverse range of audio-video, broadcast, and postproduction professionals. With solutions such as our Echo Express products, the all-new RackMac Pro, the xMac Pro Server, and the xMac mini Server, we're looking forward to showing attendees how they can get maximum power, speed, and expandability from their Thunderbolt-equipped computers."
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Expansion Kit Bundles Now Available for Sonnet's Echo™ Express III-R and xMac™ Pro Server Rackmount Thunderbolt™ 2-to-PCIe® Expansion Systems
Five New Preconfigured Modules for Sonnet's Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit Deliver Popular Storage Expansion and Media Ingest Options
Sonnet Technologies today announced five new Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits for the Echo™ Express III-R, a 2U rackmount Thunderbolt™ 2-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion system, and for the recently announced xMac™ Pro Server Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for new Mac Pro® computers. Those expansion systems were designed to accommodate additional equipment within their enclosures, and the Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits take advantage of that feature by offering users a simple way to add two 5.25-inch mobile rack devices to their equipment rack without taking up any more space.
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Sonnet Introduces Fusion™ QR RAID 5 SATA Storage System With Quad Interface
Newest Member of Sonnet's Award-Winning Fusion Family Offers Highly Affordable Four-Drive RAID 5 Storage in a Lightweight and Portable Package
Sonnet Technologies today announced the launch of the Fusion™ QR, a compact and portable four-drive RAID 5 SATA storage system. The Fusion QR replaces the company's Fusion D400QR5, which also offered reliable and affordable RAID 5 storage. Like the legacy system, the Fusion QR integrates a high-performance RAID 5 controller for maximum versatility, critical data protection, and added value, and offers a flexible quad interface that includes eSATA, dual FireWire 800, and USB 3.0.
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Renowned FOH Engineers Launch New Business Venture for On-Location Digital Audio Enabled by Apple® Mac® mini and Sonnet's Innovative Expansion Systems
Sonnet's Echo™ Express III-R and xMac™ mini Server Enable Diablo Digital Inc. Founders Madix and Price to Offer Musical Acts of All Sizes Affordable, All-in-One Systems for On-Location, Live Audio Recording and Mixing
Sonnet Technologies today announced that well-known front-of-house (FOH) engineers Brad Madix and Greg Price have standardized on Sonnet's Echo™ Express III and xMac™ mini Server Thunderbolt™-to-PCIe® 2.0 expansion systems for their new business venture, Diablo Digital Inc. Madix and Price are using the Sonnet systems in combination with the Apple® Mac® mini to create highly powerful, portable, scalable, and yet very affordable rackmount solutions for on-location audio recording workflows.
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Sonnet Announces Rackmount Enclosure With Thunderbolt™ 2-to-PCIe® Expansion System for New Mac Pro®
Sonnet Announces Rackmount Enclosure With Thunderbolt™ 2-to-PCIe® Expansion System for New Mac Pro®
Sonnet's xMac™ Pro Server Securely Houses the Latest Mac Pro, Connects Three PCIe Expansion Cards Via Thunderbolt 2, and Provides 5.25-Inch Mobile Rack Expansion — All in a 4U Enclosure
At the 2014 NAB show in booth SL10824, Sonnet Technologies will unveil the xMac™ Pro Server Thunderbolt™ 2-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for new Mac Pro® computers. Similar in concept to Sonnet's award-winning xMac mini Server for Mac® mini computers, the xMac Pro Server securely mounts the Mac Pro horizontally inside a specially designed modular enclosure that connects three PCIe 2.0 slots to the computer via Thunderbolt 2 technology, and provides space to install additional equipment in two 5.25-inch mobile rack bays.
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2014 NAB Show Preview Sonnet Technologies Booth SL10824
Sonnet Technologies at the 2014 NAB Show:
At this year's NAB Show, Sonnet Technologies will highlight the newest innovations in its award-winning Echo™ Express family of PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion products. The versatile Echo Express systems facilitate mobile and on-location workflows by enabling any Mac® computer equipped with Thunderbolt™ 2 or Thunderbolt ports to interface with a wide variety of high-performance PCIe cards originally designed only for use in desktop computers. Sonnet will also feature the latest generation of its xMac™ mini Server, which securely mounts a Mac mini inside a specially designed 1U rackmount enclosure and connects two PCIe 2.0 slots via a Thunderbolt port.
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Sonnet Now Shipping Echo™ Express III-D, III-R, and SE II Expansion Chassis With Thunderbolt™ 2 Technology
World's First PCIe® Card Expansion Systems With Thunderbolt 2
Sonnet Technologies has announced that its Echo™ Express III-D (desktop), Echo Express III-R (rackmount), and Echo Express SE II (desktop) Thunderbolt™-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) card expansion chassis are the first devices of their kind to ship with 20 Gb/sec Thunderbolt 2 interfaces. These models, which began shipping this week, are the newest members of Sonnet's award-winning Echo Express family of expansion products that enable any Mac® computer equipped with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports to interface with a wide variety of high-performance PCIe cards originally designed only for use in desktop computers.
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Sonnet Announces Echo™ Express SE II Two-Slot Thunderbolt™-to-PCIe® Expansion Chassis and Upcoming Support for Thunderbolt 2
Two-Slot Chassis Will Ship With Certificate For Free Upgrade to Thunderbolt 2 Technology
Sonnet today announced the Echo™ Express SE II, the replacement for the highly successful Echo Express II Thunderbolt™-to-PCIe® expansion chassis. The new model adds enhanced capabilities and sells at a lower price, and also includes a coupon for a free upgrade to exchange to Thunderbolt 2 when it becomes available this fall. The new two-slot Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe expansion chassis enables the use of a wide variety of high-performance PCI Express® (PCIe) cards — originally designed for use in desktop computers — with any Mac® computer with a Thunderbolt port. Accommodating cards up to 7.75 inches long, the Echo Express SE II supports nearly every Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card on the market, including double-width cards (PCIe card plus daughter card).
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Sonnet Releases Enhanced xMac™ mini Server
Award-Winning Thunderbolt™-to-PCIe® Expansion System and 1U Rack Enclosure for Mac® mini Adds Features for Pro Audio and Video Applications
Sonnet today introduced a significant upgrade of its popular xMac™ mini Server, a Thunderbolt™-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion system and 1U rackmount enclosure for a Mac® mini with a Thunderbolt port. The xMac mini Server accommodates one full-length, full-height PCIe card and one half-length, half-height (low-profile) card. The updated xMac mini Server now supports a double-width PCIe card's daughter card and includes BNC connector mounting holes on the enclosure's rear panel. In addition, the length of the xMac mini Server is now just 15.8 inches, making it ideal for deployment in a wider range of popular mobile racks, carts, and rack bags.
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Sonnet Announces Echo™ Express III-D/Echo Express III-R Three-Slot Thunderbolt™-to-PCIe® Expansion Chassis
Three-Slot Chassis Available as Desktop Model or 2U Rackmount Model With Optional Kit to Mount Two Mobile Rack Accessories Inside
Sonnet today announced the Echo™ Express III-D desktop and Echo Express III-R rackmount Thunderbolt™-to-PCI Express® Expansion Chassis, the newest members of the company's award-winning Echo family of Thunderbolt expansion chassis for PCIe® cards. Featuring three PCIe slots, a 300W power supply, and 75W auxiliary power connector, both new Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion chassis enable the use of a wide variety of high-performance PCI Express cards — originally designed for use in desktop computers — with any Mac® computer with a Thunderbolt port. These Sonnet products support every Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card available.
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Sonnet Announces Fully Featured Thunderbolt™ Dock
Echo™ 15 Thunderbolt Dock Includes Four USB 3.0 Ports, Four SATA Ports, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire® 800, Pass-Through Thunderbolt Port, Optical Disc Drive, and 2.5/3.5-Inch Internal Drive Bay
Sonnet today announced the Echo™ 15 Thunderbolt™ Dock, a fully featured docking station for Mac® and Windows® computers with Thunderbolt ports. Sonnet's latest Thunderbolt technology product features 15 ports: four USB 3.0, one Gigabit Ethernet, one FireWire® 800, one headphone, one microphone, one speaker, one audio in, one pass-through Thunderbolt (for either another Thunderbolt device or an external display), two eSATA, and two internal SATA (one port for included optical disc drive and one 6 Gb/s port for a user-installable 2.5-inch SSD or 3.5-inch hard drive). In addition, the Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock includes an 8x DVD±RW drive, or optionally, a Blu-ray™ BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW drive with Blu-ray player software for OS X®.
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DIT Station Unveils New and Improved Version of Portable On-Set Data/Playback Workstation
DIT Station Rogue4 Features Improved Performance and Versatile PCIe® Storage and I/O Integration via Sonnet Thunderbolt™ Solutions
DIT Station today introduced the DIT Station Rogue4, the newest version of the company's ultra-portable and compact on-set data management and playback workstation. The Rogue4 is faster than ever before, with Sonnet Technologies' built-in Thunderbolt™ expansion, media ingest, and storage solutions offering performance up to 900 MB/s. Sonnet and DIT Station will demonstrate the DIT Station Rogue4 in the Sonnet Technologies booth SL10924 at the 2013 NAB Show.
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Sonnet Expands xMac™ mini Server Lineup; New Model Supports Two Half-Length, Full-Height PCI Express® Cards
xMac mini Server 2H is Sonnet's Second Thunderbolt™-to-PCIe® Expansion System and 1U Rack Enclosure for Mac® mini With Thunderbolt Port
Sonnet today introduced the xMac™ mini Server 2H, a second model of the company's xMac mini Server Thunderbolt-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion system and 1U rackmount enclosure for a Mac® mini with a Thunderbolt™ port. The new xMac mini Server 2H enables the use of two half-length, full-height PCIe cards, allowing users to select from and install the majority of Thunderbolt-compatible cards into either slot. The original xMac mini Server accommodates one full-length, full-height PCIe card and one half-length, half-height (low-profile) card.
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Sonnet Announces New Thunderbolt™ Interface Option for Award-Winning Qio™ Professional Media Readers
Qio™, Qio CF4, Qio E3 Available With Included Thunderbolt™ Interface and Thunderbolt Cable
Sonnet Technologies today announced the launch of its Qio™, Qio CF4, and Qio E3 professional media readers with a Thunderbolt™ interface option. Sonnet's Qio professional media readers are high-speed, cost-effective alternatives to conventional card readers for videographers, studios, and photographers alike. 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 at high speed from almost any memory card including SxS, P2, CompactFlash®, SDHC™, and SDXC™. The Qio CF4 is a four-slot CompactFlash card reader, and the Qio E3 is a three-slot SxS card reader. All Qio models support concurrent file ingest from all slots to increase efficiency dramatically by reducing ingest times.
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