Drive replacement for STR812 for Telecom systems
The now obsolete STR812 streamer tape drive used in older Telecom systems such as the Northern Telecom Meridian / DMS series use bulky QIC format tape cartridges, a custom RS422 interface and -48v power.
Avax now offers a replacement unit that uses Flash Cards to replace the tape cartridges in a self-contained external unit that uses AC power instead of the -48V DC used by the existing drives. We connect it as a direct replacement on the original serial cable and connect AC. Once the Flash Card is formatted the Avax drive provides 100% emulation of the original drive- no hardware or software changes need on the host side
The Avax drive replaces the original tape drive and supports all the functions of the previous drive in a unit that has no moving parts whiles providing a more robust and reliable recording media.