Sonnet - Echo Express SE II Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Expansion Chassis (Two slots, Half Length)

The Echo Express SE II Thunderbolt 2 Expansion Chassis for PCIe Cards from Sonnet enables you to connect two high-performance, professional pro video capture and processing, DSP accelerator, FireWire, RAID controller, Gigabit Ethernet, eSATA, or any other PCIe card to any Mac with a Thunderbolt 2 port.

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RRP (inc GST) $930.00

Our Price (inc GST) $864.90

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Overview

Sonnet's Echo Express SE II enables you to connect two high-performance, professional pro video capture and processing, digital audio interface, DSP accelerator, FireWire, RAID controller, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, eSATA, and other PCIe cards to any Mac® with a Thunderbolt port. Accommodating cards up to 7.75 inches long, this compact Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion chassis supports nearly every Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card on the market, including double-width (PCIe card + daughter card) cards. Measuring just 6.5 inches wide by 4.6 inches tall by 11 inches long, the Echo Express SE II takes up little space wherever you work, be it in the studio, on location, at your desk, or in the edit suite. Like all Echo Express chassis, the SE II has two Thunderbolt 2 ports that support daisy chaining of up to six devices to a single port on your computer.

Key Features

Provides PCIe Card Expansion—Use high-performance PCIe card with Thunderbolt-equipped computers

Thunderbolt 2 Interface—Maximum performance with computers with 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology, backward compatible with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology

Upgradeable—When available, upgrade to 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Technology with a replacement Thunderbolt interface card

Two PCIe Slots—Support two half-length+ (up to 7.75 inches long), full-height, single-width cards (plus one daughter card)

Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports—Daisy chain up to six devices to a single port on the host computer

Temperature-Controlled, Fan—Automatically operates slowly and quietly with cooler cards, provides better cooling for hot cards

Energy Saver Mode—Powers on/off automatically with the computer

Sufficient Power—80W power supply handles any combination of cards

Aluminum Housing—Portable protection for any environment

AVID Qualified for Media Composer/Symphony

Thunderbolt Cable & ThunderLok Included—Includes Thunderbolt cable and ThunderLok Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure cable from accidental disconnections

Two PCIe 2.0 Slots Plus Space for a Daughter Card

The Echo Express SE II's PCIe 2.0 slots support two half-length+, full-height, single-width PCIe cards, or one single-width card plus one double-width card. Double-width? Some specialty cards, such as RME's HDSPe MADI FX card, Blackmagic Design's DeckLink 4K Extreme, and the Lynx AES16e 50, include a daughter card that mates with and provides additional external connections to the main card. The daughter card occupies the adjacent PCIe card space without filling a slot. The Echo Express SE II accommodates a daughter card's installation without wasting a slot.

Cool Design Outside and In

The Echo Express SE II's aluminum outer shell securely protects the cards inside and helps transfer heat away from them. The large and quiet, temperature-controlled fan automatically speeds up and slows down smoothly as needed, so there's no guesswork in deciding which switch position to select. The enclosure is ventilated front and back to facilitate airflow over the cards.

Thunderbolt Cable and ThunderLok™ Included

Sonnet includes a Thunderbolt cable to connect the Echo Express SE II to your computer, and a ThunderLok Thunderbolt connector retainer clip(3) to secure the cable to the Echo chassis. Thunderbolt connectors are held in place by friction, which works well in situations where equipment remains undisturbed while operating. But when there’s a chance of movement nearby, there’s a chance the Thunderbolt cable can be unintentionally unplugged, possibly leading to loss of your work or data. Sonnet’s ThunderLok prevents accidental cable disconnections from the Echo chassis, and is easy to install and use—just slide it over one end of the cable, and then plug in the connector and secure it to the chassis by turning a thumbscrew. Because of its unique design, ThunderLok does not attach to the connector, but remains on the cable so it won’t get lost when not in use.

Product Information

Item Code: SON00051
Manufacturer Product Code: ECHO-EXP-SE2
Weight (kg): 2.0000
Warranty: No

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Overview

Sonnet's Echo Express SE II enables you to connect two high-performance, professional pro video capture and processing, digital audio interface, DSP accelerator, FireWire, RAID controller, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, eSATA, and other PCIe cards to any Mac® with a Thunderbolt port. Accommodating cards up to 7.75 inches long, this compact Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion chassis supports nearly every Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card on the market, including double-width (PCIe card + daughter card) cards. Measuring just 6.5 inches wide by 4.6 inches tall by 11 inches long, the Echo Express SE II takes up little space wherever you work, be it in the studio, on location, at your desk, or in the edit suite. Like all Echo Express chassis, the SE II has two Thunderbolt 2 ports that support daisy chaining of up to six devices to a single port on your computer.

Key Features

Provides PCIe Card Expansion—Use high-performance PCIe card with Thunderbolt-equipped computers

Thunderbolt 2 Interface—Maximum performance with computers with 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology, backward compatible with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology

Upgradeable—When available, upgrade to 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Technology with a replacement Thunderbolt interface card

Two PCIe Slots—Support two half-length+ (up to 7.75 inches long), full-height, single-width cards (plus one daughter card)

Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports—Daisy chain up to six devices to a single port on the host computer

Temperature-Controlled, Fan—Automatically operates slowly and quietly with cooler cards, provides better cooling for hot cards

Energy Saver Mode—Powers on/off automatically with the computer

Sufficient Power—80W power supply handles any combination of cards

Aluminum Housing—Portable protection for any environment

AVID Qualified for Media Composer/Symphony

Thunderbolt Cable & ThunderLok Included—Includes Thunderbolt cable and ThunderLok Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure cable from accidental disconnections

Two PCIe 2.0 Slots Plus Space for a Daughter Card

The Echo Express SE II's PCIe 2.0 slots support two half-length+, full-height, single-width PCIe cards, or one single-width card plus one double-width card. Double-width? Some specialty cards, such as RME's HDSPe MADI FX card, Blackmagic Design's DeckLink 4K Extreme, and the Lynx AES16e 50, include a daughter card that mates with and provides additional external connections to the main card. The daughter card occupies the adjacent PCIe card space without filling a slot. The Echo Express SE II accommodates a daughter card's installation without wasting a slot.

Cool Design Outside and In

The Echo Express SE II's aluminum outer shell securely protects the cards inside and helps transfer heat away from them. The large and quiet, temperature-controlled fan automatically speeds up and slows down smoothly as needed, so there's no guesswork in deciding which switch position to select. The enclosure is ventilated front and back to facilitate airflow over the cards.

Thunderbolt Cable and ThunderLok™ Included

Sonnet includes a Thunderbolt cable to connect the Echo Express SE II to your computer, and a ThunderLok Thunderbolt connector retainer clip(3) to secure the cable to the Echo chassis. Thunderbolt connectors are held in place by friction, which works well in situations where equipment remains undisturbed while operating. But when there’s a chance of movement nearby, there’s a chance the Thunderbolt cable can be unintentionally unplugged, possibly leading to loss of your work or data. Sonnet’s ThunderLok prevents accidental cable disconnections from the Echo chassis, and is easy to install and use—just slide it over one end of the cable, and then plug in the connector and secure it to the chassis by turning a thumbscrew. Because of its unique design, ThunderLok does not attach to the connector, but remains on the cable so it won’t get lost when not in use.

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