AMPEX Launches Network File Server Recorder for ‘Attritable’ Applications

December 25, 2019 Tiera Oliver

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.

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Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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