Magnetic Tape Replacement / Tape Drive Emulation

(For disk-based backup solutions, please see our DiskBased Backup Appliances page.

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We also offer Flash Disk based Magneto/Optical (MO) replacement plus the new LTO6 based archive appliance.

The Avax FlashTape Virtual Tape drive is a magnetic tape drive alternative – an electronic unit that appears to the host system as a legacy tape drive, but stores data to industry standard Compact Flash (CF) cards.

SPECIAL VERSIONS AVAILABLE FOR ROSEMOUNT AND HONEYWELL-MEASUREX SYSTEMS PLUS A NEW VERSION TO REPLACE VALITEK DRIVES RUNNING ON SIEMENS 840C CONTROLLER.

We also have a flash card based replacement for the STR812 tape drive used in Telecom systems such as the Northern Telecom Meridian / DMS series that use bulky QIC format tape cartridges, a custom RS422 interface and -48v power.

Many legacy tape drives are no longer manufactured and tape repair houses are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain spare parts.  Many process control systems or telecom switches rely on specific tape drives to store or input data.  Avax FlashTape drives can replace these drives with a reliable alternative with no moving parts.

Some applications are written to only operate with a specific type of tape drive, which creates a problem when the drive fails and cannot be repaired.

The Avax FlashTape is a small stand-alone unit that offers an easy alternative by providing tape drive emulation of a variety of legacy tape drives giving a plug & play option with the applications that require them.   Whether you need a DAT replacement, 8mm replacement, 1/4″ tape replacement or a 1/2″ reel-to-reel replacement, the FlashTape is ‘plug and play’!

For more information on Avax FlashTape units, please click here.

Click here for more information on our Pertec interface units