Sonnet Technologies – Overview
Over 25 Years of Hi-Tech Industry Experience
Sonnet Technologies, Inc. is a world-leading computer hardware upgrade company with a comprehensive line of pro storage systems and media readers, Thunderbolt™ technology PCIe expansion solutions, and performance extending computer cards for professional users in the film, video and broadcast industries. With over 25 years in the hi-tech industry, Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market numerous innovative solutions that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac® and Windows® computers.
Sonnet’s Fusion™ line of pro storage systems comprise of portable, desktop, and rackmount solutions. The mobile two and four-drive portable units feature ruggedized drive enclosures designed for any worflow environment. High-performance and cost-effective desktop attached storage with advanced RAID controllers provide up to eight drives with excellent expandability and RAID reliability. For high-end workflow sharing, rackmount 16-drive/16-port/8Gb Fibre Channel shared storage systems offer great flexibility and mass storage.
Pro Media Readers
With the need for high-speed ingest of media cards for varying Mac and PC workflows, Sonnet’s Qio™ family of pro media readers feature an eSATA host controller and the capability to read/write SxS™, P2, CF, SDHC™, SDXC™ media or simulatenously ingest multiple CompactFlash® or SxS cards via a cost-effective, high-speed multi-slot interface. The Qio, Qio CF4, and Qio E3 offer versatile interface configurations through Thunderbolt, PCIe, or ExpressCard/34 connections.
Working closely with Apple® and Intel® in the development and certification of Thunderbolt technology products, Sonnet has developed innovative solutions ranging from Thunderbolt adapters and docks to expansion chassis for PCIe cards and full rackmount server enclosures:
Adapters and Docks
Echo™ ExpressCard Thunderbolt adapter enables the use of ExpressCard®/34 adapters and ingest of SxS media with Thunderbolt technology-equipped computers. Echo Express SE 10GbE and Echo Express SE eSATA Pro 4-Port Thunderbolt adapters allow 10GigE or eSATA 6 Gb/s connections over Thunderbolt. Sonnet’s Echo 15 and Echo 15 Pro+ Thunderbolt docks include four USB 3.0 ports, four SATA ports, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire® 800, pass-through Thunderbolt ports, optical DVD or Blu-ray drives, and 2.5/3.5-inch internal drive bays.
World’s First Thunderbolt 2 Expansion Chassis for PCIe Cards
Echo Express III-D and III-R, and Echo Express SE II Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis feature the latest Thunderbolt 2 technology and provide the means of using professional PCIe cards with any Thunderbolt-equipped Mac.
Rackmount Expansion Enclosures for Mac mini
Sonnet’s innovative xMac™ mini Servers, Thunderbolt rackmount expansion chassis, transform a Mac mini into a Enterprise class rackmount server with PCIe 2.0 expansion slots.
Performance Extending Computer Cards
For desktop and notebook users, Sonnet’s diverse range of ExpressCard, PCIe, and PCI/PCI-X computer cards extend the capabilities of these machines with such enhancements as 6Gb/s SATA, FireWire® 800 & 400, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, WiFi 802.11g, Ethernet, and media card readers.
Simple to install PCIe, PCI/PCI-X desktop and ExpressCard/34 notebook computer cards featuring: 6Gb/s SATA III, SATA II, FireWire 400 & 800, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, WiFi 802.11g, Ethernet, and media card readers.
Rackmount Enclosures, Brackets, Adapters & Accessories
Accessories to make your Mac life more simple: 1U rackmount enclosures for Mac mini; computer mounting brackets for Mac Pro/Mac mini; adapters and mini hubs to connect FireWire 400/800 and USB 3 devices; and SATA cables.
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