PCI Express Expansion System from Sonnettech utilizing Thunderbolt Technology
Sonnet’s Echo™ Express PCIe 2.0 Expansion Chassis with Thunderbolt™ Ports enable you to connect high-performance PCI Express® 2.0 adapter cards to any computer with a Thunderbolt port.
Initial Products to Include Storage Systems, PCI Express Expansion Chassis, Gigabit Ethernet, and FireWire 800 Adapters
Sonnet Technologies announced its first products with Thunderbolt technology at the 2011 NAB Show. Developed by Intel and brought to market with technical collaboration from Apple, Thunderbolt technology supports high-performance data services and high-resolution displays through a single, compact port. Based on PCI Express and DisplayPort technologies, Thunderbolt provides support for two channels on the same connector with 10 Gbps of throughput per channel in both directions.
"We are excited to offer products with the revolutionary Thunderbolt I/O technology," said Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. "Sonnet's product design philosophy has always been 'simply fast,' and Thunderbolt technology will enable us to deliver several additional high-performance products that are simple to connect and use — and fast."