Avalon's Background and Experience in Disk Recording

About Avalon

In 2010, Avalon celebrated its 30th Anniversary as one of the recording industry’s most innovative providers of high performance data recorders for laboratory, mobile and platform applications. In that time, the company has developed an unrivalled reputation for staying ‘ahead of the game’ so far as the needs of the SIGINT and acoustic communities are concerned and has become the benchmark for data quality, reliability and long-term after-sales support.

Avalon was the first recorder manufacturer to recognize the benefits of disk recording and its AE7000 wideband analog and telecom recorders have been in operational service around the world since 1999. Since that time, the company has built steadily on that sound foundation with a sequence of industry 'firsts'.

1998 World's first 50 MHz SIGINT Disk Recorder (AE7000)
2000 AE7000 enhancements including 2 -ch x 25 MHz (14-bit) wideband recording, E1/E3 and OC3 communications recording
2001 Compact 12 MHz SIGINT Disk Recorder (AE8200) offered as convenient replacement for legacy S-VHS tape recorders
2002 Bandwidth of AE8200 extended to 25 MHz (AE8225)
2003 Built-in DSP-based IF/baseband conversion added (AE8200)
2004 Series 2 AE8250 introduced, extending bandwidth to 50 MHz for both baseband (video) and IF recording at all standard IFs up to 160 MHz
2006 Series 8400 introduced, extending baseband recording to 100 MHz and IF recording to 160 MHz at 80 MHz BW.
2007 AE8400 extended to provide single and four channel variants with flexible multi-mode (IF and baseband) operation and BW extended to 100 MHz.
2008

14-bit AE8250-MM60 introduced with 75 dBm input sensitivity and stat-of-the-art AGC.

2-channel AE8250DC introduced (2 ch. x 25 MHz IF and/or baseband).  Aimed at IF telemetry applications.

4-channel AE8250-12-4 introduced (4 ch. x 12.5 MHz baseband).  Aimed at baseband telemetry applications.

2012 2 channel AE9000 introduced (2 ch. x 100 MHz),  Aimed at wideband SIGINT applications.
2013 Launch planned for 1 GHz IF recorder with 500 MHz BW and full range of Avalon standard features.