LTO stands for Linear Tape Open, and was initially developed nearly 20 years ago as an “open” format technology that allows manufacturing by any vendor that wishes to license the technology. It records any digital files onto half-inch magnetic tapes, stored in square single reel cartridges. The capacity started at 100GB and has increased by a factor of two nearly every generation; the most recent LTO-8 cartridges store 12TB of uncompressed data.
We can backup from any digital or analogue format (all sizes of film, all types of tape: VHS, SVHS, Digibeta, HDCAM, HDCAM SR etc) and we can restore from any legacy or current LTO format.
Long Term Storage on 35mm Film
The world is generating copious amounts of data which include multiple elements of sound, graphics, video, animation, simulation or a combination of the above. In addition to meeting legal and compliance requirements, this data needs to be transferred to digital archive systems and permanently preserved - film is technology agnostic, lasts 500+ years (in aggressive light testing) and has no migration cost.
We have developed a true migration-free, secure and easily retrievable cost-effective preservation solution, by recording digital data on to 35mm black and white film.
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