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Sonnet

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 is headquartered in Irvine, California, the most dynamic concentration of technology and engineering south of Silicon Valley.

 

The company's portfolio of products includes:

Pro Storage

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'sQio™ 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 QioQio CF4, and Qio E3 offer versatile interface configurations through Thunderbolt, PCIe, or ExpressCard/34 connections.

Thunderbolt

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 10GbEand 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. 

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-Xcomputer 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.
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