After a couple of major software vendors revealed that they weren’t quite ready for their customers to move to OS X Mavericks, it’s reassuring to know that ATTO, at least, were prepared.
The storage and connectivity giants have been big supporters of Thunderbolt since the off, so we’re not surprised that they’re up on the latest Apple developments – the two companies have been cosy for 25 years now. They’ve already released drivers for their HBAs, NICs, CNAs, bridges, switches and Desklink devices – although Avid have reported that “the drivers that are installed with OS 10.9 for the ATTO H380 and H680 are not compatible with the Avid VideoRaid SR and will corrupt the data on the storage array,” so you’ll want to hold off if you’re a VideoSR user.
The Desklink range, however, is ready to connect your Mac Pro to Fibre Channel, SAS/SATA and 10GbE networks as soon as you are, and will let you edit up to four simultaneous streams of HD or 2K video.
“As an innovator in Thunderbolt technology and leader in the Apple market, ATTO is well prepared for the release of the Apple OS X Mavericks and the new Mac Pro,” said Wayne Arvidson, Vice President of Marketing at ATTO Technology. “Like ATTO, Apple has reaffirmed their commitment to the high-performance professional market by supporting the next generation of Thunderbolt technology and we are excited to continue our long standing relationship with Apple by providing products that offer users premium performance and maximum usability.”
So excited, in fact, that they’re holding two webinars to explain how their kit can help you make the most of your new Mac Pro. They’re on 30th October at 9am and 2pm EST (which we think translates to 2pm and 7pm UK time once the clocks go back, but you should feel free to double-check our maths). You can register here for the early session or register here for the later one.