With portable 6K and 8K digital cinema cameras now becoming more readily available, field production can generate staggering amounts of data—all of which needs to be archived on-site before being transferred to the studio for editing and finishing. But the mobile computers used for this purpose have traditionally provided limited performance, along with connectivity options that fail to meet the bandwidth needs of the Ultra High-definition formats now in use by media professionals. Additionally, there is a need to connect mobile computers to high-performance networks and storage to facilitate extended, collaborative workflows.
ATTO’s Thunderbolt technology-enabled ThunderLink™ and ThunderStream™ Desklink Devices provide access to LTO tape storage devices for data migration between field and studio. They also bring high throughput (20 Gbps) and versatility to creative professionals who need access to external storage and networks for I/O demanding applications, including 8K/4K Ultra High-definition video workflows. With Desklink devices, a single Thunderbolt cable can provide connectivity to 10Gb Ethernet, 16 Gb Fibre Channel, 6Gb SAS, and DisplayPort, as well as high-end external GPUs.