Video & Imagery
Ampex still delivers compressed video capture and storage, but uncompressed video provides for future video analysis technologies like machine learning / AI
HIGH SPEED & HIGH CAPACITY
The highest quality video requires high-speed systems and high capacity storage. Ampex’s combination of speed and capacity in unmatched.
COST, PERFORMANCE, & SIZE
Ampex can put the industry’s best performing technology in the smallest packages at the lowest price.
The TuffCORD is purpose built for mission data recording to and offers 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 (downlink/uplink and ease of management).
As the fastest, rugged network file server in the industry, the TS-640 is optimized for quick access to the video and imagery it stores during operations (1.9 gigabytes per second), making it ideal for onboard processing and analysis. For extremely fast downloading, the TS-640’s removable memory modules are coupled with the TS-641 Mission Download Station for customers needing video and image files quickly after a mission. The TS-640 is also ideal for long duration missions requiring multiple channels of recording with its storage capacity now over 100 terabytes and up to 4, 10 gigabit Ethernet interfaces.
The TuffServ 540 (TS-540) provides video data management and storage in the smallest, most powerful system on the market. Ampex has taken the technology in our fastest system, the TS-640, and scaled it to 105 cubic inches (2.9”H x 4.25”W x 8.5”D). Its small size enables the F-18 fighter aircraft program to use it for video transforming of cockpit displays during flight tests and the Dream Chaser® Spaceplane to use it for video processing as part of cargo missions to the International Space Station.
When it comes to video and imagery, the TuffServ 480v2 is similar to the TS-640 in terms of capability but is more affordable for customers who require slightly less speed and capacity. The TS-480v2 does boast an updated processor, making it more powerful in some ways than its older sibling.
The TuffServ 282 comes standard with two removable storage modules (RSM), enabling users to record video in the larger RSM while using the compact RSM for uploading configuration, mission planning, or other data. The U.S. Navy’s E-2 Hawkeye is equipped with two TS-282s.
The miniRv2 is the ultimate video recording and storage device in terms of video data acquisition and modularity. As many as 8 video I/O modules or “slices” can be added to the minirRv2’s base unit for multiple video inputs of varying types in a single system. This includes DVI, HD-SDI, RGB, LVDS, and SD among others. Modules are added to, or removed from, the external side of the miniRv2’s base unit. There is no need to crack open the “guts” of the system. The video I/O modules can also be mixed with non-video modules for acquiring other signals like 1553, ARINC 429, or PCM. The miniRv2 includes storage via its integrated network file server. The NFS capabilities make the MiniRv2 capable of traditional flight test recording; IRIG 106 Chapter 10 format as well as network centric topologies.
The AMux 700 has been a staple in the flight test video acquisition sector for years and is also well-suited for mission system video signal acquisition. Its modularity enables as many as 8 video I/O modules or “slices” to be added to the AMux for multiple video inputs of varying types to include DVI, HD-SDI, RGB, LVDS, and SD among others. The I/O modules are added to, or removed from, the external side of the AMux 700. There is no need to crack open the “guts” of the system. The video I/O modules can also be mixed with non-video modules for acquiring other signals like 1553, ARINC 429, or PCM. When added to an Ampex network file server, the combined system makes for a perfect pairing of data acquisition and storage for any mission system.
The AMux 1000 is the ultimate in video signal acquisition modularity. As many as 8 video I/O modules or “slices” can be added to the AMux for multiple video inputs, of varying types, so the signals can be sent to the user’s preferred storage device. Video signal types include DVI, HD-SDI, RGB, LVDS, and SD among others. Modules are added to, or removed from, the external side of the AMux 1000. There is no need to crack open the “guts” of the system. The video I/O modules can also be mixed with non-video modules for acquiring other signals like 1553, ARINC 429, or PCM. When added to an Ampex network file server, the combined system is capable of traditional flight test recording via the IRIG 106 Chapter 10 format as well as network centric topologies (iNET, IENA, and DAR capable).
The TRS350 Ethernet Data Recorder is available in a standard 2U 19 inch rack mount unit. The unit provides two 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces configurable as optical plus two 1Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (1000Base-T), as well as expansion capability for 40-GigE, 100-GigE and even WiFi networking.
The Common Architecture recorder (CAR) is perfect for recording compressed video in low-cost, attritable systems like some unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned ground systems. Designed to be slightly less rugged and much less costly, the CAR can reliably record two channels of video for a major system and can be affordably replaced as an operating expense as required.