October 19, 2009, Redwood City, CA - Ampex Data Systems Corporation announced their selection to provide the DSRs480 solid-state airborne server system to General Atomics, Reconnaissance Systems Group, San Diego, CA representing the first sale of
this new product. "Higher performance, smaller size, and lighter weight, and all at a
lower cost," is the way that Business Development Manager John Hardy described
Ampex' s new airborne solid-state server system. "The TuffServ 480 system is specifically
designed to meet our customers ever growing data acquisition needs."
The TuffServ 480 system provides a ruggedized computer/server/recorder packaged in a fully
certified MIL-STD-810F package to the TSR community. The system provides three
times the performance in a package that is one-quarter the physical size of other airborne
servers. Utilizing the latest in hot-swappable solid state disk array technology, the
DSRs480 provides up to 2TB of scalable RAID storage and high-performance
processing. Designed and developed specifically for users engaged with high data rate,
multi-sensor data acquisition and playback operations, the TuffServ 480 system provides
unlimited RAID configurations and processing flexibility. Not limited to airborne
applications, the TuffServ 480 system has also been proposed for use in ground and maritime
military applications as well as harsh-environment commercial collection operations.
"The TuffServ 480 server adds a network centric system to our family of high-performance
data acquisition systems," said Lawrence Chiarella, President of Ampex Data Systems
Corporation. "The system provides a complete data storage, processing and distribution
solution for the TSR community utilizing the latest COTS technology with militarized
packaging. We are pleased to report on our selection by General Atomics and that we
will be shipping the first of these new systems later this year."
The TuffServ 480 will be marketed and sold as part of Ampex's TuffServ product line of
ruggedized high-performance server systems.
Ampex Data Systems Corporation, headquartered in Redwood City, California is a world leader in design, development and manufacture of airborne recording systems and storage solutions for rugged application. To learn more about Ampex, and the complete line of miniR™, TuffServ™, and other products for use with IRIG 106 Chapter 10 systems, NAS and SAN network appliances and solutions, and high-definition video offerings, please visit our website at www.ampex.com.