Data Recording and Processing System Introduced for Rugged Applications

By Mike Ball / 31 Oct 2018
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Ampex nano-R data recording system

Ampex Data Systems has announced the launch of the nano-R, a data recording and processing system designed for rugged aerospace environments such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

“The innovative nano-R Recording System confirms Ampex’s commitment to supporting rugged applications within the aerospace community,” said Jim Orahood, Vice President and General Manager. “Additionally, the nano-R Recording System offers the best value on the market, further developing Ampex’s excellence at the edge.”

The complete nano-R Recording System consists of three components: nano-R Intelligent Storage Elements (ISEs), which are rugged, removable modules that take the place of traditional removable memory bricks; the nano-R Deck, into which ISEs are inserted; and the nano-R Controller, a detachable touchscreen handset.

The system’s core, the nano-R ISE, provides the intelligence to encode, format, store, stream, and share up to two channels of HD video while acting as a file server. Additionally, it utilizes state-of-the-art encoding technology from Ampex’s sister company, Delta Digital Video, to produce MISB-compliant video streams that can be recorded and/or streamed over a network.

The nano-R Deck contains the system’s power supply, the USB to network interface and an embedded switch, the video conversion logic, and slots for one or more nano-R ISE modules. The final component is the nano-R Controller, a detachable touch-screen handset that can run Windows 10 or Android, and provides a convenient mechanism to monitor and control the system. Additional display and control options are available for the nano-R system to interface with existing installations.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact