Echo Express III-R PCIe Thunderbolt 2 Expansion Chassis – Rackmount – Three slots

RRP Price (inc gst): $2,239.00


Warranty:  1  Year

Three Slots, No Compromises
Sonnet’s Echo Express III enables you to connect three compatible full-size professional video capture, audio interface, and other special-purpose cards to your iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro with a Thunderbolt port. The Echo Express III integrates a universal 300W power supply and includes a 75W auxiliary power connector for cards that require supplementary power. Even with all that power, the III is enviro-friendly; it automatically powers on/off when the connected computer powers on/off or sleeps. The use of larger, slower-spinning fans in the Echo Express III makes it the quietest Echo chassis yet. Two Thunderbolt ports support daisy chaining of up to six devices to a single port on your computer.

Built for Speed
20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology-equipped computers are here. The original 10Gbps Thunderbolt interface provided breakthrough bandwidth for external expansion, more than sufficient to support the maximum performance of most PCIe cards. However, some high bandwidth cards such as the RED ROCKETs, 16Gb Fibre Channel, multi-port 10Gigabit Ethernet cards, or the use of other bandwidth-hungry cards require more than 10Gbps. Thunderbolt 2 removes this barrier by providing more bandwidth for demanding applications. The Echo Express III-D’s Thunderbolt 2 interface takes full advantage of this increased bandwidth to ensure optimum performance from installed cards when the chassis is connected to a Thunderbolt 2-equipped computer. Need to connect to a computer equipped with 10Gbps Thunderbolt? No problem, the Echo Express III-D is fully compatible with earlier generation Thunderbolt computers as well.

Desktop or Rackmount
The Echo Express III is available in two versions, the IIID (desktop) and IIIR (rackmount), to suit your workflow needs. The IIID’s form factor makes it easy to transport. The IIIR mounts in a rack space 2U tall, and is just 15.75″ deep, making it perfect for use in a wide range of popular mobile racks, carts, rack-bags, and server rooms as well. The IIIR even saves space for other equipment—with the optional Echo Express IIIR Mobile Rack Kit, you can install one or two mobile rack devices in the IIIR’s rack enclosure.

Smart Design Inside and Out
Constructed of rugged extruded aluminum, the outer shell of the Echo Express III helps transfer heat away from installed PCIe cards and securely protects them inside. To keeps things as compact as possible, universal power supplies are integrated inside the chassis so there’re no dangling power bricks. Echo Express III includes an integrated 300W universal power supply with a 75W auxiliary power connectorand power harness cable. The top cover slides off for quick access to the PCIe slots and installation of cards. Ventilated front and back panels plus quiet, temperature-controlled fans (with no switches or jumpers to configure) automatically help keep even the very hottest cards cool; when not needed, the fans slow down so you can work without as much noise in the background. Echo Express products are enviro-friendly, automatically powering on and off with your computer.

  • Connect Professional PCIe Cards—Use high-performance PCIe card with Thunderbolt-equipped computers
  • Thunderbolt 2 Interface—Maximum performance with computers with Thunderbolt 2 technology, backward compatible with host computers and other devices equipped with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology.
  • Three PCIe Slots—Support thee full-lenght, full-height, single-width cards, or one double-width card plus one single-width card
  • Desktop or Rackmount—Available as desktop model or 2U rackmount model with space for optional mobile rack device mounting kit
  • Optional Mobile Rack Kit—Optional Echo Express III-R Mobile Rack Kit supports installation of two single=height mobile rack peripherals or one double=height peripheral
  • Temperature-Controlled, Variable-Speed Fans—Large, temperature-controlled fans automatically operate slower and quieter with cooler cards, providing better cooling for hot cards
  • Integrated Universal Power Supply—Built-in 300W power supply with 75W auxiliary power connector
  • Rugged Aluminum Housing—Portable protection for any environment