JULY 18--Boulder Instruments (Longmont, CO; www.boulderinstruments.com) announced that its StreamStor real-time storage system has exceeded 1.6 Tbytes of total storage capacity. The StreamStor PCI-816 is now scalable for sustained recording at 20 Mbytes/s for 1365 min up to 100 Mbytes/s for 273 min.
"StreamStor is designed to take advantage of ongoing improvements in disk-drive capacities. Recent announcements of 100-Gbyte IDE drives by companies such as Maxtor provide a sizable 25% increase in StreamStor's overall storage capacity. For many of our scientific and military customers this provides precious additional minutes or hours of sustained digital recording and/or playback," said Tom Skrobacz, vice president of business development. "Applications such as aerial surveillance, radar recording, HDTV recording, imaging, and machine vision will benefit from these extended durations. Additional storage translates into extended uptime--reducing costs for customers using leading-edge data-acquisition equipment with our StreamStor products."
Earlier this year, Boulder Instruments announced the development of its next-generation recorder under contract with MIT Haystack Observatory. The new products, expected to be available during the fourth quarter, will exceed 1 Gbit/s sustained data rates on a single PCI board--creating even more demand for the higher-capacity disk drives now available.
Boulder Instruments designs and manufactures real-time disk-based recording systems for scientific, military, and commercial applications. Its current products can record and play back hours of digital data at speeds in increments of 100 Mbytes/s.