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AMPEX TuffServ data systems

The amount of onboard data that platforms collect, process, or store continues to increase. Ampex’s top-of-the-line data systems give you computing power at the speed of operations with the storage capacities you need for the most demanding missions.

Ampex's TuffServ line has low SWaP solutions for over 100TB of storage at 1900MB/s, and smaller units for more specialised usage. This includes the TS-480v2, a balance between size and computing power that's hit the sweet spot for reconnaissance systems sold out of the US. the TS-640, similarly, is ideal for a wide range of applications; from vehicle and weapons testing to intelligence gathering. The recorder/servers are designed for speed, capacity, growth, control, and ease of us - all features that are appreciated by the end users.

Additionally, Ampex Data Systems is one of the few first companies to seek Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-3 accreditation. Ampex has submitted their TuffServ Security Encryption Module (TSEM) to the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) for certification under the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-3 standards. The TSEM is a cryptographic module that provides secure Data At Rest (DAR) encryption for our hardware solutions. Ampex is one of the few, if not the only, supplier of fully rugged systems with a certification in process.

Once the TSEM is certified by NIST, Ampex plans to submit a fully compliant Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) solution to the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) for certification. The CSfC program is a partnership between NIST and the National Security Agency (NSA) that enables commercial products to be used in classified government networks and systems. CSfC, a successor to NSA Type 1, is quickly gaining popularity due to the flexibility it offers with a dual encryption layer approach and because it reduces dependency on the NSA. By submitting a CSfC solution for certification, Ampex is demonstrating its commitment to providing the highest level of security and protection for its customers' sensitive data.

With this, Ampex will have a complete and secure solution for recording and storing massive amounts of data in small, efficient form factors. Ampex is positioning itself as a leader in providing secure encryption solutions.


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