ATTO Technology Announces Mac OS X® driver Support for FastFrame™ 40GbE NICs

ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for nearly 30 years, today announced Mac OS X® driver support for its FastFrame™ 40GbE Network Interface Cards. General availability for ATTO’s 40GbE OS X driver is expected in Q3 2016.

ATTO will highlight the new OS X driver in an extended media workflow demonstration in its booth (SL8511) at the NAB trade show in Las Vegas, April 18-21. The live demo, which will feature ATTO’s FastFrame NQ42 40GbE NIC in a Thunderbolt™ expansion chassis connected to a Mac Mini workstation, will display how ATTO’s 40GbE solutions are Thunderbolt-ready in Mac environments. Unlike competing solutions, this ensures 40GbE support for currently shipping Mac platforms, including Mac Pro workstations, Mac Minis and Mac Pro laptops.

“ATTO’s decades-long relationship with Apple means that Mac users can benefit from the latest advances in high-performance network and storage access,” said Tim Klein, CEO of ATTO Technology. “With the addition of OS X support for ATTO FastFrame 40GbE NICs, post-production environments gain additional options to power high-bandwidth media workflows.”

“The larger files sizes of Ultra HD formats create new workflow requirements that go beyond what 10GbE can easily accommodate,” said Chris MacKarell, Head of Workflow, ARRIRental Group. “Given ATTO’s long history of support for media post-production applications and specifically for Mac OS X — the platform of choice for creative professionals — we are pleased that ATTO has prioritized 40GbE OS X support for its portfolio of Ethernet-based solutions.”

“We’re excited to be working with ATTO as they develop OS X drivers for their 40GbE products based on our Ethernet chipsets and technology,” said Asaf Wachtel, Senior Director of Business Development at Mellanox. “ATTO’s deep experience in providing OS X drivers for high-speed connectivity solutions, along with their ability to optimize products for digital video workflow environments, makes them the ideal partner to work with in providing 40GbE functionality for OS X.”

Available in single and dual-port versions with optional QSFP+s, FastFrame 40 NICs combine near-line speed throughput with best-in-class latency to enable high-performance applications such as uncompressed 4K and 8K video editing. Now with the addition of OS X support, they join ATTO’s extensive portfolio of network and storage connectivity products designed to address all aspects of media production and IT infrastructure.

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