TOLIS Group Partnership Brings Archival to Thunderbolt

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Las Vegas, NV, April 16, 2012 — TOLIS Group™ today announces, and is demonstrating at the NAB Show, bundled solutions that utilize the new Thunderbolt™ interface to greatly expand support of LTO tape connectivity. Broadcast, Film, and Music Industries can now enjoy greater flexibility in their ability to archive their creative assets.

With the increased performance and storage capacities provided by today's Apple® Mac® laptops, iMacs®, and Mac Mini systems, users have been replacing larger Mac Pro® desktop systems for day to day editing and field operations. Until now, the process of archiving digital assets to LTO tape was restricted to the studio using larger, more costly systems. The new Thunderbolt-based bundles from TOLIS Group allow full compatibility with today's high performance, high capacity tape technologies to laptop and all-in-one Apple systems.

"TOLIS Group has been providing critical data backup and archival for over 27 years and supporting the Apple creative space with backup and restore solutions for over 10 years. Being able to extend that support fully to the Thunderbolt-enabled Apple laptop, iMac, and Mac Mini platforms means that all levels of creative users have a complete solution for both backup and restore as well as archival of their digital workflow, regardless of the system that they use, "said Greg LaPorte, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Sonnet Technologies, Inc. "Sonnet is pleased to partner with TOLIS Group to provide our new Echo Express Thunderbolt to PCIe chassis to enable this new solution. Mixing BRU PE's reliability and ease of use, Thunderbolt's ease of connectivity, and TOLIS Group's providing a single source for all of the required components and support makes the new BRU PE Thunderbolt bundles a great solution for the production world."

TOLIS Group's President and CTO, Tim Jones continued to say, "We are very excited by the expansion options that the Sonnet Technologies Echo Express™ Thunderbolt solutions provide for our support of the creative market space. Sonnet's introduction of the Echo Express chassis, combined with the ATTO Technology ExpressSAS controllers allow us to bring high performance and flexible archival and backup solutions to platforms other than the venerable Mac Pro systems. Options are now available so backup and archival operations to tape can now occur as easily for a Mac Book Pro user on location as are performed in the studio with a dedicated Mac Pro system."

The Thunderbolt-enabled solutions include all currently available SAS LTO-4 and LTO-5 standalone, rack, and automation solutions and include the new BRU Producer's Edition 3.0 software, necessary cables, media, and support.

TOLIS Group's extent of BRU PE bundles meet the needs of content producers of all size and deliver: single-sourced and integrated components, performance and flexibility, and a single point of contact to manage all facets of the bundle components.

About Sonnet Technologies, Inc.

Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leader in providing storage systems, media readers, and Thunderbolt™ technology PCIe expansion products for professional users of Macintosh®, Windows®, and UNIX® systems in the film, video, and broadcast industries. The company's product line features a range of high-performance, cost-effective, and reliable desktop and rackmount RAID storage solutions ranging from two- and four-drive portable units, to eight- and 16-drive desktop-attached storage with advanced RAID controllers, to 16-drive, 16-port, 8Gb Fibre Channel shared storage systems that are expandable to 384TB. Celebrating 25 years in business, Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market numerous innovative solutions that enhance the performance and connectivity of Macintosh, Windows, and other industry-standard computers. More information is available at Echo and Fusion are trademarks of Sonnet Technologies, Inc.

About ATTO Technology, Inc.

ATTO Technology, Inc. is a global leader of storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. ATTO Technology 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 Technology manufactures host adapters, RAID adapters, network adapters, RAID storage controllers, Thunderbolt-enabled Desklink™ devices, bridges, switches and software. ATTO Technology 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 Technology distributes its products worldwide through Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), systems integrators, VARs and authorized distributors. Contact ATTO Technology, Inc. world headquarters, at: 155 CrossPoint Parkway, Amherst, New York 14068; Phone: (716) 691-1999; Fax: (716) 691-9353; Website: All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

About TOLIS Group, Inc.

TOLIS Group is dedicated to provided leading edge native Unix, Linux and Apple Mac OS X data backup, archival and restore software, tape drives and automation, and backup appliance solutions that deliver unparalleled reliability and excellent value to organizations and OEMs. The service marks of "Backup You Can Trust" and "BRU...Because it's the Restore That Matters" guide every aspect of TOLIS Group's business. Contact TOLIS Group at PH: 1-480-505-0488, E-mail: , or View the specialized BRU Producer's Edition solution on the Web at:

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