ATTO addressing throughput needs of 4K/8K editing
September 8, 2015

ATTO addressing throughput needs of 4K/8K editing

AMSTERDAM — ATTO Technology, Inc. ( is showcasing its extensive portfolio of connectivity solutions at the 2015 IBC show. IBC 2015 marks the official launch of ATTO’s FastFrame 40GbE Network Interface Cards. FastFrame 40GbE NICs combine near-line speed throughput with best-in-class latency to enable high-performance applications such as uncompressed 4K and 8K video editing. 

“We are seeing dramatic shifts in the media & entertainment industry as production becomes integrated with the rest of IT infrastructure,” says Tom Kolniak, director of products at ATTO Technology. “As the only storage and network connectivity company capable of delivering a complete high performance infrastructure from workgroup through enterprise, ATTO’s extensive product line will be featured in 16 workflow demonstrations by top manufacturers who use our technology to enable their solutions.”

ATTO is also releasing Xtend SAN V.4.0 at IBC. Xtend SAN V4.0 brings a major refresh to the product, ensuring optimal performance of block-based iSCSI transfers in OS X environments. In a live demonstration, ATTO is using a FastFrame 40GbE NIC in a Dell Precision T7910 workstation to stream uncompressed 4K footage from a Facilis Terrablock running DaVinci Resolve. When used in combination with ATTO’s FastFrame 10GbE offering, 40GbE NICs provide a comprehensive solution to integrate production workflow with a facility’s IT infrastructure. All FastFrame products are designed for the rigorous data transfer and reliability requirements of storage applications.

In relation to Thunderbolt products, ATTO is showcasing its full range of Thunderbolt 2 Desklink devices. Desklink devices provide creative professionals using mobile workbooks with sufficient performance for 4K environments as well as uncompromised access to SAS/SATA, Fibre Channel and Ethernet storage and network infrastructures. The mobile opportunities provided by Desklink additionally enable data migration from field to studio for both Mac and Windows platforms.

Other products on display include Celerity 16Gb/8Gb Fibre Channel and ExpressSAS 12Gb/6Gb SAS/SATA Host Bus Adapters (HBAs). Celerity HBAs are engineered to optimize data transfer using a combination of features such as ATTO’s MultiPath Director multipathing driver and Config Tool management and monitoring tool. ExpressSAS HBAs are optimized for low latency, high-bandwidth data transfers and provide a wide variety of port configurations and RAID levels. Both product lines include Advanced Data Streaming (ADS), a feature found in all ATTO HBAs that manages I/O latency for high-performance applications.