ATTO Technology and Harris Corporation Sign OEM Agreement to Integrate ATTO 4-Gigabit Fibre Channel Storage Solution with Harris® NEXIO XS™ Server System

Jan 09, 2007

MACWORLD, San Francisco, CA – January 9, 2007 — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that its Celerity FC-42XS, a high-performance 4-Gb Fibre Channel host adapter, will be integrated into the NEXIO XS™ server product line from Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company. The integration creates an intelligent, 4-Gb 800MB/sec., integrated disk storage solution positioned for the most demanding video transmission and editing workflows in the broadcast market.

The Celerity FC-42XS is a 4-Gb dual-channel Fibre Channel host adapter offering up to 800 MB/sec. performance, per channel, in full-duplex mode. With the highest available Fibre Channel throughput, and backward compatibility, Celerity FC-42XS supports the most intensive data applications, including digital content creation, tape streaming and backup, rich content delivery and complex databases. With ATTO's unique Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology, Celerity FC-42XS enables NEXIO™ users to achieve enhanced I/O performance. With a combination of features that provides controlled acceleration of large and small blocks of data, ADS provides faster, smoother and more efficient transfer of data for streaming applications.

NEXIO XS™ is a video server system purpose-built to provide a foundation for any media facility. It is the backbone of a streamlined infrastructure, ready to store, edit, produce, process, distribute and manage any kind of content. NEXIO XS™ NX3600HDX is a SD/HD server platform that connects to the NEXIO™ shared storage SAN (Storage Area Network), providing up to six baseband channels per chassis; dual-port, redundant, 4-Gb Fibre Channel interface; and USB, FireWire™ and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Also operating on the NEXIO shared storage SAN is the VelocityNX™ SD/HD editing system, a high-end promotions/craft editing tool for busy broadcast television environments.

“By bundling the ATTO Celerity 4-Gb host adapter with the NEXIO shared storage SAN solution, users will get enhanced data throughput and a very friendly user interface that is critical for high bandwidth environments," notes Ed Tierney, director of marketing for ATTO."The 4-Gb Celerity FC-42XS Fibre Channel host adapter allowed Harris to bring a reliable 4-Gb solution to the broadcast market.”

"We chose to work with ATTO because of its experience and success in delivering high performance, storage connectivity solutions that are optimized for the specific needs of media content creators and broadcasters," said Hilton Creve, systems engineering manager at Harris Broadcast Communications Division. "By integrating ATTO host adapters, we're able to provide NEXIO XS servers that can deliver the bandwidth required to store, edit, produce, process, distribute and manage the content demands of television broadcasters and entertainment companies with growing standard- and high-definition environments. Our NEXIO NX3600HDX server and VelocityNX™ editing system have already realized substantial performance gains by incorporating the ATTO Celerity FC-42XS host adapters.”

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