SAMMA Systems adds enhancements to archive restoration products

The tape rating system measures the condition of aging tapes and adds support for digital tape formats.
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SAMMA Systems will introduce significant enhancements to its product range at NAB2008. The company will demonstrate a technology that will automatically rate the physical condition of tapes during the initial stage of the migration process. The rating system will be added to its SAMMA Eye software. It will automatically assign a rating to the tape’s condition as it travels through the SAMMA Systems Tape Cleaner. This new software allows the SAMMA Cleaner to provide a quantitative rating on the physical qualities of the tape, which can then become a basis for further action.

SAMMA Systems also is expanding its support of SDI signals as well as analog. With SAMMA’s products now supporting SDI inputs, D1, D2, D3, D5, IMX and DV, Betacam SX and Digital Betacam can now be migrated to multiple digital files such as JPEG2000, MPEG-2, H.264 and Windows Media in a single pass of the tape. The new addition also facilitates conversion of JPEG2000 files to MPEG-2 and Windows Media files for use in production and viewing applications.

For more information, visit www.sammasystems.com.