Ampex – Data Systems
Ampex Data Systems, a Silicon Valley company, has specialized in systems for acquiring, storing, analyzing, and securing various data types with cost-effective solutions since 1944. This in-depth understanding of how to manage nearly any data type began over 75 years ago in the Hollywood recording industry (12 Emmys, an Oscar, and a Grammy) and laid the groundwork for an unmatched ability for Ampex to provide data management solutions tailored to your type of data.
Low Cost Mission System Recording & Storage Solutions
Unmanned systems often require low-cost, attritable sub-systems commensurate with the role the platform plays in terms of mission operations and affordability.
The TuffCORD is purpose built for mission data recording to include giving customers the ability to record both compressed and uncompressed video in a single, rugged, network file server. Uncompressed HD-SDI video has become increasingly more desired for precision video analysis and real-time decision-making. With an HD-SDI interface and a market leading Delta Digital Video encoder (H.264 / H.265), the TuffCORD gives users the benefits of both uncompressed video (best quality for analysis) and compressed video
Built for tough environments, the TuffCORD is designed with the flexibility to meet a wide variety of operational needs. It can record all video types, be a network file server, a mission or flight test data recorder, and a mission data loader.
The Common Architecture Recorder (CAR) helps customers shift data acquisition and recording systems from a capital expense to an operating cost. CAR is scalable with the flexibility to add almost everything you might want, but not stuffed with the costly things you don’t need.
High Speed, High Capacity Data Management & Storage
The amount of onboard data that platforms collect, process, or store continues to increase. Ampex’s top-of-the-line data systems give you computing power at the speed of operations with the storage capacities you need for the most demanding missions.
The TRS-X was developed under a SBIR for an urgent need within the Intelligence Community of being able to collect large volumes of sensor network data over multiple channels, each at 100Gb/s.
The TuffServ® 640 Recorder / Server (TS 640) delivers one gigabyte of usable payload every second, for hours on end. Designed with a scalable architecture, the recorder / reproducer supports a range of applications, from vehicle and weapons testing to intelligence gathering.
Designed with a scalable architecture consistent with the AMPEX Common Compute Environment™, the TuffServ540 recorder / reproducer supports a wide range of applications. With its compact size, low weight, and I/O options, it can be used wherever it is needed.
The TuffServ® 480v2 airborne server is a rugged, general purpose computing platform packaged for airborne and mobile applications. It functions as a ruggedized computer, a file server, or as a recorder. It can also be configured as a network-attached block-storage device using the iSCSI protocol.
Download Stations & Rackmount Solutions
TuffServ Rackmount Solutions bring Ampex’s unrivaled experience with rugged, conduction-cooled airborne systems to the rackmount system sector. TRS address key issues encountered when attempting to take products designed for data center use into aerospace or rugged ground environments: cooling, removable storage, and management of internal cables in high-vibration environments.
To complement the rugged members of the TuffServ 480 family, Ampex offers the TS 481 Ground System. Intended for use in data center environments, the TS 481 system marries an industry-standard server with a receiver port for the Removable Storage Arrays used throughout the family.
TuffServ 641 is an integrated Linux-based system tailored for high-speed downloading of data from the Removable storage/Array (RSA) Memory Module from the TS 640 Rugged airborne NAS Server Recorder. The TS641 contains no local data storage but transfers data from the RSA Module out thru the 40GigE interface connector located on the backside of the chassis. A user software GUI is supplied with the system for easy command and control for download of the RSA data.
When you need a system to be rugged enough to deploy all over the world, and operate from, the Ampex TuffServ 485 fits the bill. Using the same circuit board set as used the back of a support vehicle by the TS 480 system, this rack mounted unit delivers behavior identical to its conduction-cooled siblings, but with the convenience of convection cooling and standard power supplies.
The TRS350 Ethernet Data Recorder is a high data rate, large capacity streaming network recording system. The TRS350 utilizes mature and field-proven recording technology from Ampex Data Systems to deliver consistent, reliable recording and playback of streaming IP telemetry data. The TRS350 is a software defined recorder that has been designed for Telemetry over IP (TMoIP), Voice over IP (VoIP) and Video over IP streaming data recording and reproduction applications.
Ampex Data Systems Corporation (ADSC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Information Systems. Inc and is headquartered in Hayward, California with a laboratory in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a subsidiary in Japan, Ampex Japan, Ltd. Our products are also offered in other major overseas markets through distributors.
Ampex is an industry leader in high-capacity, high-performance data storage systems capable of functioning in demanding environments on land, at sea, or in the air. ADSC products are principally used in applications to acquire, process, and store intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, mission system, and flight test data related to aerospace and maritime vehicles and their associated ground stations.