New ExpressCard34 to Thunderbolt Adapter

Sonnet this week have announced they will be releasing the ECHO-E34, an ExpressCard34 to Thunderbolt adapter. If you are not familiar with the term, ExpressCard34 is an interface used to connect peripheral devices to computers. If you have seen an AJA Io Express, Matrox MXO 2, or even a Sony SxS card, then you have seen an ExpressCard34 connecting device.

Typically only seen on laptops, ExpressCard34 is a faster connection alternative compared to USB 2.0 or FireWire 800. Apple has removed the ExpressCard slot from the 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pros, but have added Thunderbolt to most of their new computers, so you will now be able to connect directly with these devices.