ATTO Technology Demonstrates Thunderbolt Technology for Audio/Video Environments
September 13, 2011

ATTO Technology Demonstrates Thunderbolt Technology for Audio/Video Environments

Amherst, NY - ATTO Technology Inc., a provider of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced its support for Intel's Thunderbolt technology.

Prosumer and professional storage providers offering storage for demanding postproduction and broadcast applications that require managed latency and data protection while maintaining stream counts can explore Thunderbolt connectivity solutions at ATTO's stand at IBC 2011.

For years, typical eSATA, USB 2.0, and FireWire interface performance has maxed out at approximately 200 MB/s. Combining ATTO innovation with Thunderbolt technology gives prosumer and professional editors the ability to achieve performance levels up to 1000 MB/s of bandwidth.
"Thunderbolt is an exciting proposition," said Timothy J. Klein, president and CEO at ATTO Technology Inc. "It offers up to 10Gb performance to platforms that traditionally have not had access to this level of bandwidth, including laptops. We are committed to ensuring that RAID and storage connectivity products are available to providers that need them."

ATTO FastStream 3800 series RAID Storage Controllers provide Thunderbolt technology to SAS/SATA HHD or SSD drives. Ideally suited to be embedded into four to eight drive enclosures, the FastStream RAID Storage Controller enables high-performance with managed latency, while providing JBOD or RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10 protection.

ATTO's Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) latency management technology provides smooth data streaming to maintain the highest consistent performance, while DriveAssure keeps drives running longer, offers full performance during drive rebuilds, and immediate access to storage while initializing a RAID set.

ATTO ThunderBridge 1800 series Thunderbolt technology products use ATTO's intelligent Bridging Architecture to enable basic, cost-sensitive plug-and-play connectivity products with low overhead to SAS/SATA HHD, SSD, or Tape drives. When embedded in 1-, 2-, or 4-drive enclosures, the ThunderBridge enables high-speed connectivity to these devices without the need for user intervention.