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Sonnet Now Shipping Avid® Pro Tools|HDX-Compatible Echo™ Express Pro Thunderbolt™ Expansion Chassis
Thunderbolt™-to-PCIe® Solution Updated to Support Two Pro Tools|HDX PCIe Cards; Brings Pro Audio Production Capabilities to Any Mac® With Thunderbolt Port
Today's ultra-light notebooks, mini, and all-in-one desktop computers now have tremendous processing power, close to that found in full-size desktop computers such as the Mac Pro. Although their portability and compactness are highly desirable, these smaller computers lack expansion slots to install specialty cards, designed for use in desktop computers, to connect various audio and video inputs. Sonnet's Echo Express Pro solves this problem by connecting two PCIe expansion slots to any computer with a Thunderbolt port to enable the use of compatible PCI Express expansion cards.
"The Echo Express Pro has transformed the workflows of large numbers of working pros in the audio and video industries," said Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. "With this Thunderbolt expansion chassis updated to support auxiliary power requirements, and the availability of our custom power cable kit for the Pro Tools|HDX PCIe card, Pro Tool users will gain the ability to travel light and work in places and ways never before possible."
The Echo Express Pro—part number ECHO-EXP2F—which supports Pro Tools|HDX cards, will be available Jan. 30, at a suggested retail price of $799 through Sonnet, and later through Sonnet resellers.
The Pro Tools|HDX PCIe power adapter cable for Echo Express Pro—part number TCB-HDX—will be available Jan. 30, at a suggested retail price of $29.95 through Sonnet, and later through Sonnet resellers.
Attendees of the 2013 NAAM Show can see the Echo Express Pro with the AVID Pro Tools|HDX PCIe card at Sonnet's booth 7620.
More information about the Echo Express Pro and the Pro Tools|HDX PCIe power adapter cable kit for Echo Express Pro is available at http://www.sonnettech.com/product/echoexpresschassis.html.
More information on Sonnet and its other products is available at www.sonnettech.com.
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