ATTO Technology at NAB 2014 – Powering the World’s Content from Creation to Delivery

High-performance storage and connectivity solutions to be displayed, including all new Thunderbolt™ 2 technology-enabled Thunderlink™ Desklink Device

Apr 04, 2014

Amherst, NY (April 2, 2014) – ATTO Technology, Inc. is showcasing its extensive line of storage and network connectivity solutions in workflow demonstrations at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, Nevada April 7 through April 10. Matching this year's NAB theme "From Broadcasting to Broader-casting®," ATTO will show exactly how their products power the world's content from creation to delivery.

Located in the South Hall, Lower Level, at Booth SL7613 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, ATTO will highlight their latest line of 16Gb/s Fibre Channel end-to-end solutions, including the Celerity™ Gen 5 powered Host Bus Adapters (HBAs), FastStream™ RAID Storage Controllers, and FibreConnect™ Switches. Also among the innovations on display will be the all new Thunderbolt™ 2 technology-enabled Thunderlink™ Desklink Devices and ExpressSAS® 12Gb SAS/SATA HBA. In addition, ATTO will exhibit their FastFrame™ line of Network Interface Cards (NICs) and Converged Network Adapters (CNAs).

"For over 25 years, ATTO has been the leader in powering every facet of high-performance audio and video workflows," said Wayne Arvidson, vice president of marketing and channels at ATTO Technology, Inc. "We are proud to display our latest advances in our booth, but a true testament of ATTO's industry leadership can be seen in over 70 booths throughout the show floor. These presentations, coupled with our extensive partner network, are a perfect example of why content creators in the Media and Entertainment industry consistently rely on ATTO to produce high-performance solutions."

Thunderbolt 2 is the newest extension of the Desklink Device family featuring the latest revolutionary I/O technology from Intel®. With transfer speeds at 20G/bs, ATTO's Thunderbolt 2 Thunderlink Desklink Devices are ideal for the creative professional who needs access to external storage and networks for I/O demanding applications, including 2K, 4K, 3D stereoscopic and high-definition video post-production workflows. To ensure cross-compatibility, ATTO Thunderbolt 2 products have multiple operating system, port and driver options, enabling users to preserve their existing Thunderbolt investments and maintain compatibility with multiple platforms. ThunderLink® Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 Desklink Devices act as an external Thunderbolt to Fibre Channel, SAS or 10GbE adapter, connecting all-in-one systems and mobile computing platforms to 16Gb or 8Gb Fibre Channel SANs, storage devices and Ethernet networks. Thunderlink is an ideal solution for users looking for uncompromised access to storage, whether they are in the studio or out on location.

ATTO's 16Gb Gen 5 powered line of Fibre Channel-enabled products, provide the ideal end-to-end solution for managing data from workgroup specific to enterprise level environments. Gen 5 Fibre Channel SANs are the purpose-built, data center-proven network infrastructures for storage, delivering unmatched reliability, simplicity, and performance. ATTO's Gen 5 powered Fibre Channel solutions unleash the full potential of high-performance computing, high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures, and next-generation storage connectivity.

The ATTO FastStream SC 9000, is the only Fibre Channel RAID controller that allows digital media professionals to easily create their own fully-scalable 16Gb SAN storage solution. System builders have the ability to embed the FastStream into an ATX form factor storage server to create a license-free and surprisingly affordable high capacity storage array. With numerous scalable options, FastStream supports up to 512TB of RAID protected shared storage using HDD or SSD Drive technology. FastStream storage controllers are engineered for demanding real-time applications which require managed latency for high-volume collaborative workflows, and include ATTO's exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) and DriveAssure™ technologies to ensure peak performance and reliability, while maximizing system uptime.

ATTO's FibreConnect 1600 series of 16Gb Fibre Channel switches are engineered to deliver smooth and reliable data transfer over a SAN for mission critical applications, such as video streaming and virtualized environments. When combined with the Celerity 16Gb Fibre Channel HBAs, FibreConnect switches provide complete SAN connectivity with high-bandwidth, low latency and the lowest power consumption in the industry.

The ATTO Celerity 16Gb Gen 5 powered HBA's, including the industry's first quad channel card, deliver the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available in the market, as well as reliable and scalable connectivity with twice the maximum throughput of previous solutions. They address the needs of workflows including capture, edit, content management and distribution with extremely fast, efficient and reliable data transfers. ATTO's exclusive ADS technology manages latency in real-time environments for the smoothest data streaming and best-in-industry data transfers, while MultiPath Director™ allows not just servers, but Mac, Windows and Linux workstations direct connection to enterprise class storage, providing failover and load balancing capabilities across multiple paths of storage.

The ATTO booth will also feature ExpressSAS® host and RAID adapters. Optimized for extremely low latency and high-bandwidth data transfer, the wide variety of port configurations and RAID levels offer flexibility and reliability for the most demanding applications, including 2K, 4K, 3D stereoscopic and high-definition video post-production workflows. The newest addition to the ExpressSAS® family, the 12Gb SAS/SATA HBA, provides users with the fastest storage connectivity for video and film production. The new 12Gb SAS offers 8 or 16 port configurations, allowing up to 1,200 MB/s per port to enhance the performance of streaming media applications, plus enables scalability for next generation platforms and infrastructures.

As the exclusive connectivity provider, ATTO is a proud participant in the Adobe® Anywhere solution. With Adobe Anywhere's collaborative workflow platform, editors, visual effects artists, and other video professionals can use local or remote networks to simultaneously access, stream and edit remotely stored files. ATTO's exclusive ADS technology enables latency in the most demanding real-time environments, resulting in accelerated application performance and enhanced transaction processing.

"We encourage all show attendees to stop by our booth to see how ATTO's significant role in the market is pushing the evolution of media content from creation to delivery," added Arvidson. "Look for our solutions powering in our partners' booths to experience first-hand why ATTO is the premier choice for storage connectivity solutions in the media and entertainment industry."

For a complete list of ATTO's NAB partners stop by ATTO's booth in the South Hall, SL7613, or visit, and follow them on Twitter @ATTOTechnology for updates throughout the show.

To browse ATTO Technology's entire portfolio of connectivity solutions, please visit

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