TuffServ Recorder/Server-X (TRS-X)

Collect Multiple 100 Gb/s Streams

  • Supports 100 Gb/s Ethernet
  • Virtually Unlimited Storage/Capacity
  • QSFP Optical Interfaces
  • Multiple Expansion sites for additional I/O
  • Standards Based: Industry Standard Architectures and commodity SSDs
  • Internal Architecture provides 64GB/s bandwidth per RST
  • Built for Rugged, MIL-STD-810H environments

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. This is highly desirable for mobile, semi-mobile, and fixed EW/ISR environments. Designed with scalable architecture, the TRS-X supports a range of applications within the ground, sea, and air domains.

Designed for Speed

Uncompromising performance, unmatched expandability: the TRS-X delivers up to 100 Gb/s of data collection per channel, and two channels per chassis. One TRS-X system can collect multiple channels of 100GbE network data by ganging together processing chassis and storage capacity.

Designed for Capacity

Writing data at 100 Gb/s requires vast amounts of storage: a two-channel system collects up to 90 TB per hour while a 4-channel system collects twice that. The TRS-X has a high capacity, high-speed Removable Storage Tray (RST) that can handle two 100GbE channels and that comfortably supports over 180TB of storage, which may be daisy-chained to secondary RSTs for additional capacity. Four-channel systems will need to have dual chassis and dual RSTs (each of which supports daisy-chaining) due to the rate and amount of storage required.

Designed For Growth

Everything in the TRS-X has been designed to provide a flexible platform for current and future requirements. A standard dual channel TRS-X system comes with a 2U server chassis and one 1U RST. You can scale up to more channels by adding additional processing and storage (RST) subsystems.

Designed For Use

The TRS-X is a truly open system, running mainstream COTS software (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), including the Ampex TuffServ recording application (ACCE). This architecture delivers a solution that is accessible to third-party developers so that application-specific software can be added to the system by integrators and/or end users.
Information assurance and cyber threat prevention strategies are available on the TuffServ platform, facilitating its acceptance in critical or sensitive environments.


For more rugged applications (such as for use in pods or similar space-constrained environments), the TRS-X offers a direct migration path to a TuffServ device supporting the same hardware and software interfaces and using the same modularity.