IRVINE, CA — Sonnet Technologies (www.sonnettech.com) is debuting its DIT Station Rogue at this year’s NAB show. The compact, ultra-portable on-set data management and playback workstation features Sonnet's advanced Thunderbolt expansion, media ingest, and rugged storage products.
The Rogue integrates Sonnet's Echo Express Pro Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe Cards with a Red Rocket transcoding and playout card (or popular video I/O cards). These devices are connected to an enclosed 13-inch MacBook Pro platform, with full RAID storage provided by Sonnet's rugged and vibration-isolated Fusion F3 storage system. Also included is Sonnet's Echo ExpressCard Thunderbolt adapter to ingest files from SxS cards and readers for CompactFlash cards and Redmag 1.8-inch SSD drives.
Rogue also offers wireless connectivity, an iPad mount, and I/O interfaces housed in a military-grade case with custom ventilation. Users can receive footage directly from the camera and download it through three ready-connected, high-speed media readers built directly into the deck; perform data management tasks; view full-resolution playback; perform on-set image adjustment; and wirelessly deliver dailies via the onboard WiFi terminal right out of the case.
The Thunderbolt connection enables the workstation to achieve speeds well beyond that of a conventional laptop-based workflow, taking full advantage of both fast connectivity and portability.