8K Today - Thunderbolt

8K Today - Thunderbolt

The Challenge: 8K Workflows

With portable 6K and 8K digital cinema cameras now becoming available from companies like RED, field production can generate staggering amounts of data—all of which needs to be catalogued and archived on-site before being transferred to the studio for editing and finishing. But the mobile computers used for this purpose have traditionally provided limited performance, along with connectivity options that fail to meet the bandwidth needs of the Ultra High Definition formats now in use by media professionals. Additionally, there is a need to connect mobile computers to high-performance networks and storage to facilitate extended, collaborative workflows.

The Solution: ATTO Thunderbolt™ Technology-enabled Desklink Devices

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ATTO's Thunderbolt Technology-enabled ThunderLink™ Desklink Devices bring high throughput (20 Gb/s) and versatility to creative professionals who need access to external storage and networks for I/O demanding applications, including 8K/4K Ultra High-definition video workflows. They also provide access to LTO tape storage devices for data migration between field and studio. With Desklink devices, a single Thunderbolt cable can provide connectivity to 10Gb Ethernet, 16 Gb Fibre Channel, 6Gb SAS, Firewire, USB and DisplayPort, as well as extend connections to other Thunderbolt Technology-enabled devices.

ATTO ThunderStream™ Desklink Devices add RAID technology, creating a robust RAID controller for professional and prosumer storage applications. ThunderStream devices protect critical data in the event of a drive failure and provide class-leading performance with an easy to use GUI.

Key Features

  • ThunderLink and Thunderstream Thunderbolt Technology-enabled Desklink Devices connect laptops, all-in-ones and mobile workstations to high performance storage and networks including 16Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gb Ethernet, and 12Gb SAS/SATA
  • Up to 20 Gb/s performance for reliable data streaming
  • View, edit, store and offload footage
  • Ingest, transcode, and backup hours of daily content to multiple tapes simultaneously
  • Advanced Data Streaming Technology (ADS™) provides for controlled latency and acceleration of data designed to deliver multiple streams of video concurrently without dropping frames.

Desklink devices let Thunderbolt Technology-enabled platforms access the full portfolio of ATTO solutions, maximizing the benefits for each technology. Visit us at SMPTE 2015 to learn how ATTO Desklink devices enable 8K workflows on the go.

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