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Sonnet Now Shipping Qio™ MR Pro Media Reader for PCs, Industry's First Device to Support All Major HD Video Memory Cards
In Addition, All Qio Models Now Windows®-Compatible
The Sonnet Qio MR supports the industry’s foremost HD video memory card formats, including Sony® SxS™, CompactFlash®, Panasonic P2, and SDXC™ (with included SDXC adapter), and the ability to transfer data from all cards concurrently. Connecting through the computer’s PCI Express® bus, Qio MR reads files from any combination of cards with aggregate bandwidth up to 200 MB/sec., much faster than USB 2.0 or FireWire® adapters are capable of delivering. Designed for in-studio use, the compact Qio MR takes up one standard 5.25-inch drive bay in desktop and tower PC cases, and its included low-profile interface adapter card uses one PCIe x1 slot.
“For Windows desktop PC users, Qio MR provides the capabilities and advantages of the original Qio desktop reader that users have come to appreciate, in an easy-to-install model that mounts in an expansion bay of the PC,” said Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. “Studios utilizing multiple cameras and card formats will immediately benefit from a more efficient workflow, using this product instead of multiple devices to read the various cards. With a PCIe interface for speedy data transfers, ingest speeds are faster and efficiency is dramatically improved.”
Compatible with Windows 7, Vista®, and Server® 2008 R2, and Server 2008, Qio MR is available now at a suggested retail price of $999. More information on Qio MR is available at www.sonnettech.com/product/qiomr.html.
Compatible with Windows 7, Vista®, and Server® 2008 R2, Server 2008 and Mac OSX, the original (desktop) Qio is available now at a suggested retail price of $999. More information on Qio is available at www.sonnettech.com/product/qio.html
Owners of the original Qio may now download at no charge a firmware updater to enable the use of their previously Mac-only pro media reader with a Windows computer, too. Along with the link to software, more information on PC compatibility is available at www.sonnettech.com/product/qio.html.
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