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Ampex Data Systems Corporation has an extensive and noteworthy history of enduring innovation and influential products. For over 65 Years, Ampex has been the world leader in Magnetic Recording and Data / Information Storage. Here are some of our noteworthy achievements....



  • 2008
Grammy Award Ampex receives a Grammy award for technical achievement honoring its achievements in audio recording technology and products.
 
  • 2005
Emmy Award Ampex receives its 12th Emmy award for its invention of slow-motion color recording and playback. Also honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards are the members of the engineering team that created the videotape recorder when they worked for Ampex -- Charles Andersen, Ray Dolby, Shelby Henderson and Fred Pfost, and the late Charles Ginsburg and Alex Maxey.
 
  • 1999
DST 712 library system Ampex introduces scalability to the DST 712 library system, allowing multiple DST 712 cabinets to be connected via a simple cartridge pass through mechanism. Multiple libraries can be configured for almost unlimited capacity.
 
  • 1998
Fox Television Network Fox Television Network becomes the first network to store its primetime television programs as data files on DST media and library systems.
 
  • 1996
alt Ampex introduces the new double density DST data storage product line, offering the highest capacity data storage system in the industry. The DST 812 robotic library can now store 12.8 terabytes of data, the entire Library of Congress, in 21 square feet of floor space.
 
  • 1995
DIS 160i dual port data/instrumentation recorders Ampex introduces the DIS™ 120i and DIS 160i dual port, data/instrumentation recorders, making it possible for the first time to capture real time instrumentation data and then utilize the same recorder to process the data in a computer environment through its second port using SCSI-2 protocol.
 
  • 1994
Monitor Award Ampex wins a Monitor Award for outstanding technical achievement from the International Teleproduction Society for the DCT 700d Digital Tape Drive.
 
  • 1992
alt Ampex introduces DST, high-performance computer mass storage products able to store half the Library of Congress in 21 square feet of floor space.
 
  • 1992
alt Ampex introduces DCT, the first digital component post production system using image compression technology to produce unsurpassed quality images. The system includes the finest videotape recorder ever made, The DCT 1700d.
 
  • 1990
Emmy Award Ampex wins an Emmy for its ACR 225 Commercial Spot Player.
 
  • 1989
Emmy Award Ampex wins an Emmy for its development of D-2 video recording technology.
 
  • 1988
Ampex D-2 Ampex introduces D-2, the first composite digital video recording format.
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  • 1987
Monitor Award Ampex receives a Monitor Award for outstanding technical achievement from the International Teleproduction Society for the Zeus™ Advanced Video Processor.
 
  • 1986
Emmy AwardEmmy Award Ampex wins two Emmy awards: one for its Zeus™ Advanced Video Processor, and another for the VPR-3 Videotape Recorder.
 
  • 1984
Monitor AwardEmmy Award Ampex receives a Monitor Award for outstanding technical achievement from the International Teleproduction Society for the VPR-5, the first helical scan portable VTR. The VPR-5 also wins an Emmy.
 
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