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's Qio™ family of 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.
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 chassis for PCIe cards to full rackmount server enclosures. Echo™ Express Thunderbolt adapters enable the use of ExpressCard®/34 adapters and ingest of SxS media with Thunderbolt technology-equipped computers. Echo Express Pro, Echo Express II, Echo Express, and Echo Express SE Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis provide the means of using professional PCIe cards with any Thunderbolt-equipped Mac. 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 innovative xMac™ mini Server, a Thunderbolt rackmount expansion chassis, transforms 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.
Awards Sonnet has been recognized over the years for our outstanding product solutions for the Mac market and audio, video, and media broadcasting industries.