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Sonnet Now Shipping Cost-Effective Qio™ E3 SxS™ Reader
Device is Industry's First Dedicated Multi-Slot Professional SxS Media Reader
Sonnet’s Qio E3 provides users with the ability to transfer data concurrently from three SxS memory cards for Sony® XDCAM EX™ professional HD camcorders, thereby dramatically increasing efficiency. Users can copy files between any cards, attached storage, and the computer with aggregate bandwidth of up to 400 MB/sec, with an aggregate ingest speed for three SxS cards of 300 MB/s. Designed both for in-studio and on-location use, the E3 features a rugged, compact case with the same 15-cm (5.9-inches) by 16-cm (6.2-inches) footprint as the original Qio, but with a thinner profile.
Two eSATA connectors on the back of Qio E3 enable the user to connect two Sonnet Fusion™ F2QR or F3 portable 2-drive hardware RAID SATA storage systems, or other SATA storage. These fast SATA connections speed card ingest when SATA is not otherwise available on a laptop.
The Qio E3’s slots also support most PCI Express®-based Sonnet professional ExpressCard/34 adapter cards and most adapters from other manufacturers. Supported Sonnet cards range from CompactFlash™ and SDXC™ UHS-I card readers to FireWire® 800 adapters. The Qio E3 also supports ExpressCard adapters supplied with specialty devices such as the AJA® io Express.
“The Qio E3 is ideal for our customers who do not require the variety of slots included in the original Qio – giving them the multiple SxS slots they need in their workflow,” said Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. “The E3 is ideal for studios that utilize Sony XDCAM EX™ or ARRI ALEXA Digital Cameras – providing incredibly fast ingest speeds for increased efficiency.”
Compatible with Mac OS® X v10.6.8+ (including Lion®), Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista®, and Server 2008, the Qio E3 is now available at a suggested retail price of $599 with either an internal PCIe 2.0 interface card or an ExpressCard/34 interface card. More information on Qio E3 is available at www.sonnettech.com/product/qioe3.html.
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