ATTO Technology Introduces Thunderbolt(TM) 2 Technology-Enabled ThunderLink(TM) Desklink Devices

The Broadest Portfolio of Thunderbolt Technology-Enabled Storage and Network Connectivity Solutions

AMHERST, N.Y., April 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments announced today the newest extension of the Desklink Device family featuring the latest revolutionary I/O technology from Intel®, Thunderbolt 2. With transfer speeds at 20Gbps, ATTO Thunderbolt 2 ThunderLink Desklink Devices are ideal for the professional who needs reliable, accelerated access to external storage and networks for I/O demanding applications.

"We are excited to announce the first portable adapter that provides Thunderbolt 2 connectivity to 16Gb/s Fibre Channel storage and SANs," said Wayne Arvidson, Vice President of Marketing at ATTO Technology, Inc. "We've been pleased to work with Intel through the development of Thunderbolt 2 and look forward to offering customers the industry's first in what will be a comprehensive line of Thunderbolt 2 technology-enabled products."

As a leader in high-performance storage connectivity solutions, ATTO consistently delivers products that maximizes system reliability and uptime. Today's increasing demand for media-rich entertainment requires accelerated access to data for the most demanding high-performance applications. ATTO's ThunderLink Desklink Device enables reliable access to data intensive applications such as 2K, 4K and 3D stereoscopic film, multiple layers of complex, uncompressed real-time effects and high-definition (HD) video and audio editing. ATTO's exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) technology provides the fastest, most consistent time-to-data, delivering the best-in-industry aggregate bandwidth and predictable data transfers for high performance applications or mobile platform users.

ATTO's Thunderbolt 2 ThunderLink series includes:

•    ThunderLink FC 2162 Thunderbolt 2 to 16Gb Fibre Channel Desklink Device
•    ThunderLink NS 2102 Thunderbolt 2 to 10GbE (SFP+ LC optical) Desklink Device
•    ThunderLink NT 2102 Thunderbolt 2 to 10GBASE-T (RJ45 copper) Desklink Device

The versatility of ATTO Desklink Devices enable today's small form factor platforms to connect into high-performance storage and networks, including SAS, SATA, Fibre Channel or Ethernet infrastructures, and address the demands of rapidly evolving work environments by allowing access to enterprise-level data center networks. To ensure cross-compatibility, ATTO Thunderbolt 2 products have multiple operating system, port and driver options, enabling users to preserve their existing Thunderbolt investments and maintain compatibility with multiple platforms.

"Thunderbolt delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility and simplicity to personal computing," said Jason Ziller, Intel's director of Thunderbolt Marketing. "Products like ATTO's Thunderbolt 2 technology-enabled ThunderLink Desklink Devices help highlight what Thunderbolt makes possible."

A number of live demonstrations will be showcased at the ATTO Booth SL7613 at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada April 7 through April 10.

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About ATTO Technology, Inc.

In our 26th year, ATTO Technology, Inc. is a global leader of storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. ATTO provides a wide range of end-to-end solutions to help customers better store, manage and deliver their data. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance, ATTO manufactures host adapters, RAID adapters, network adapters, RAID storage controllers, Thunderbolt Technology-enabled Desklink Devices, bridges, switches and software. ATTO solutions are based on providing a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces including Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, 10GbE, FCoE and Thunderbolt. ATTO distributes its products worldwide through Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), systems integrators, VARs and authorized resellers.

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