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Sonnet Technologies at SIEL-SATIS-RADIO 2010

Fusion™ RX1600Fibre Video Editing Shared Storage System & Qio™ Professional Universal Media Reader/Writer

At SIEL-SATIS-RADIO 2010, Sonnet Technologies will showcase several exciting products that cater to the storage needs of A/V professionals in a wide variety of industries, from broadcast and post-production to corporate applications. Located in booth G22, Sonnet's offerings will include the Fusion™ RX1600Fibre video editing shared storage system, which offers increased speed and flexibility when compared to general-purpose shared storage systems. Also on display will be the Qio™ professional universal media reader/writer for multicamera workflow support, in addition to the recently announced Qio MR for desktop PC users and the cost-effective Qio E3.

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Fusion™ RX1600Fibre Video Editing Shared Storage System
Available in 16TB or 32TB configurations, the Fusion™ RX1600Fibre can provide direct, high-speed access to assets for up to four users without a dedicated server or an added Fibre switch. Employing a four-port 8Gb Fibre Channel interface, the Fusion RX1600Fibre offers speed and flexibility, delivering aggregate bandwidth up to 1000 MB/sec. read, and up to 100 percent more streams to multiple simultaneous users than general-purpose shared storage systems. Integrated SAS expanders enable RX1600 Expansion enclosures to be connected, while RAID 5 and RAID 6 formatting support, SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) 2.0 compliance, and enhanced S.M.A.R.T. data reporting offer increased reliability.

Qio™ Professional Universal Media Reader/Writer
Sonnet's Qio™ professional universal media reader/writer is a convenient, cost-effective alternative to stand-alone card readers. Featuring dual P2, SxS™, and CompactFlash® slots, it can transfer data from two cards concurrently, enabling users to offload files more quickly and efficiently. An included adapter handles SDXC™ cards. Qio moves files between any cards, attached drives, or host computer with aggregate bandwidth up to 200 MB/sec. For quick migration of data, Qio integrates a four-port eSATA controller based on Sonnet's Tempo™ SATA E4P SATA host controller card, allowing users to connect up to four eSATA drive enclosures for access to as many as 20 SATA drives.

Qio connects to its host computer through an included interface adapter (ExpressCard®/34 for notebooks, PCIe for desktops). The adapter extends the computer's PCIe bus outside the box, effectively adding expansion slots to the desktop. The reader/writer's SxS slots also support ExpressCard/34 adapter cards, including Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, USB, FireWire®, and more, while the P2 slots accept CardBus adapters. Qio effectively sextuples the number of expansion card slots available to notebook users, while desktop users may swap adapter cards without opening their computer case.

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• Qio™ MR — For desktop PC users, Sonnet's Qio™ MR provides all the capabilities and advantages of the original Qio that Mac® users have come to appreciate in an easy-to-install, Windows®-compatible package. The Sonnet Qio MR supports the industry's foremost HD video memory card formats with two slots for each and the ability to transfer data from all cards concurrently. Designed for in-studio use, the compact Qio MR takes up one standard 5.25-inch mobile rack in desktop and tower PC cases, and it uses one PCIe x1 slot.

• Qio™ E3 — For users who do not require the full feature set of the Qio™, Sonnet's cost-effective Qio E3 enables them to receive the functionality they need, without paying for the features they don't. The E3 is a 3-slot SxS™ reader that doubles as a 3-slot bus expansion system for ExpressCard®/34 adapters. Designed for both in-studio and on-location use, the E3 features a rugged, compact case with the same footprint as the original Qio, but with half the profile.

About Sonnet

Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leader in providing storage systems for professional users of Macintosh®, Windows®, and UNIX® systems in the film, video, and broadcast industries. Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market innovative solutions that enhance the performance and connectivity of Macintosh and industry-standard computers. The company's product line features a range of high-performance, cost-effective, and reliable desktop and rackmount RAID storage solutions ranging from four-drive units with quad interfaces, to eight- and 16-drive solutions with internal SAS expanders, to 16-drive Fibre Channel shared storage systems.

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