Ad: new digital magnetic tape transport (Jan, 1956)
new digital magnetic tape transport
the AMPEX FR200 for digital handling provides new performance standards, new convenience features and an unmatched excellence of design
NEW EASE OF TAPE CHANGE…
The time saving feature of single loop threading is provided by a lever which moves the idlers into a straight line. This arrangement eliminates chance of faulty threading by unskilled personnel.
NEW MACHINE-TO-MACHINE TAPE COMPATIBILITY…
All Ampex FR200 Tape Transports are manufactured to exact standards that permit tapes recorded on one to be reproduced on any other. Ampex-to-Ampex compatibility is guaranteed â€” and at no extra cost.
NEW PLUG-IN HEADS TO MATCH OTHER TAPE TRANSPORTS…
The Ampex FR200 uses self aligning plug-in head assemblies. These can be furnished to match other digital or analog tape recorders to permit tape interchange. A second head stack for monitoring or “off-tape” parity checking can also be added if desired.
HIGH-SPEED START AND STOP…
On the Ampex FR200 the tape attains full speed or full stop within less than 5 milliseconds to provide high information storage density. A remote control provision is provided, as well as pushbuttons on the topplate.
NEW STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE…
The FR200 brings to digital applications the reliability, durability and adherence to specification that have made Ampex Tape Recorders the most widely used in instrumentation.
NEW LOW PRICES BEGINNING AT $2675
The base price of $2675 is for a complete FR207-TB tape transport, with 7-track head, for %-inch tape operating at 30 ips tape speed. Prices will be quoted on machines with other tape speeds, multiple speeds, other tape widths and other heads.
FULL SPECIFICATIONS ON THE FR200 and description of
its features and accessories are given in descriptive literature.
For your copy, write Dept. 0-2539
DISTRICT OFFICES: New York; Chicago; Atlanta; Dayton; Redwood City; Silver Spring, Maryland (Washington D.C. Area) DISTRIBUTORS: Radio Shack, Boston; Bing Crosby Enterprises, Los Angeles; Southwestern Engineering & Equipment, Dallas
and Houston; Ampex-American in Canada.