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Sonnet Announces Sonata SD PCI Graphics CardDesigned specifically to drive a second (or third) display. (May 27, 2004)
Sonnet Technologies, the worldwide leader in upgrade cards for Apple Macintosh computers, announces the new Sonata SD PCI graphics card. The Sonata SD is designed specifically to drive a second (or third) display; and is compatible with virtually all Macintosh and Mac-compatible computers with PCI slots, and almost every analog monitor.
Connecting an additional display gives creative professionals and hobbyists additional desktop space that can be used to hold palettes and tool bars moved off of project windows while keeping them conveniently accessible. With Mac and standard VGA ports, and on-board intelligence supporting both PC and Mac legacy displays, almost any "retired" VGA monitor can be connected and working in just minutes. The Sonata SD is the only universal solution for G5s, PowerCenters, and dozens of models in between.
While the Sonata SD works flawlessly with most Mac operating systems, it offers a unique Screen Doubler feature for users of System 7.5.3 through Mac OS 9.2.2. This is a panning mode feature that provides a virtual desktop up to four times larger than the display connected to the Sonata SD card. Accessing this additional desktop workspace is as simple as moving the mouse cursor to the edge of the display no clicking or dragging necessary. With this feature, even a small display can be used to manage a large number of pallets, tool bars, and windows.
The Sonata SD supports System 7.5.3 through Mac OS 9.2.2, and Mac OS X Version 10.1.5 and higher
Compatible Macintosh models include:
- Power Macintosh Series 4400, 5400, 5500, 6500, 7200, 7215, 7220, 7300, 7500, 7600, 8200, 8500, 8515, 8600, 9500, 9500/180MP, 9515, 9600
- Macintosh Server G3, G4
- Power Macintosh G3 All-in-one, Blue & White, Desktop, Minitower
- Power Mac G4 (all models except Cube)
- Power Mac G5
- Xserve G5
- Performa Series 54xx, 6360, 6400, 6410, 6420
- Workgroup Server 7250, 7350, 8550, 9650
- Daystar Genesis and Millennium Series
- Mactell XB-Pro
- Power Computing PowerBase Desktop and Tower, PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro Desktop and Minitower, PowerCurve, PowerTower, PowerTower Pro, PowerWave
- StarMax 3000, 3000 Minitower, 4000, 4000 Minitower, 5000, 5500
- Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh
- UMAX C500, C600, C600X, J700, S900
Pricing and Availability
Sonata SD will be shipping in early June, with estimated retail pricing of USD $99.95.
For more information about the Sonata SD, please refer to the Sonnet website at:
About Sonnet Technologies, Inc.
Sonnet Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is the worldwide leader in processor upgrade cards, ATA disk controller cards, and other enhancement products for Apple Macintosh computers. After Apple Computer, Inc., Sonnet is the largest producer of PowerPC processor-based products in the computer industry. Founded in 1986, Sonnet offers processor upgrades for most Macintosh models. To locate an authorized reseller or purchase product, visit the Sonnet Technologies web site at http://www.sonnettech.com, or call the company at 1-949-587-3500.
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