AMPEX Launches Network File Server Recorder for ?Attritable? Applications

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

December 25, 2019

News

AMPEX Launches Network File Server Recorder for ?Attritable? Applications

Ampex Data Systems' Common Architecture Recorder shifts ruggedized data acquisition and storage from a capital expense to an operating cost.

Ampex Data Systems, an American electronics company, announced their solution for data acquisition, recording, and network attached storage (NAS) with the new Common Architecture Recorder (CAR). The CAR shifts ruggedized data acquisition and storage from a capital expense to an operating cost and is, according to the company, ideal for 'attritable' systems like unmanned aerial or ground vehicle applications.

The CAR weighs 2 pounds with a volume of 62 cubic inches, and up to 2 TB of storage. The CAR uses a non-proprietary, modular, extensible, Linux-based open architecture, providing the flexibility to add third-party applications without exclusionary constraints. Its 2 miniPCIe sites enable data options to include video with H.264 encoding, MIL-STD 1553, Gigabit Ethernet (fiber and dual copper), and others upon request. The CAR's USB Type C interface provides direct download to the embedded storage and carries a 5Gb/s USB 3.1 link with Power Delivery (USB-PD3). The USB-PD3 allows the CAR to automatically switch roles and function as either standard USB storage or as the host computer.

For more information, please visit: https://www.ampex.com/

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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