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Standard ECMA-246
8 mm Wide Magnetic Tape Cartridge for Information Interchange - Helical Scan Recording - AIT-1 Format

2nd edition (June 1998)

This Ecma Standard specifies the physical and magnetic characteristics of an 8 mm wide magnetic tape cartridge to enable physical interchange of such cartridges between drives. It also specifies the quality of the recorded signals, the recording method and the recorded format - called Advanced Intelligent Tape No. 1 (AIT-1) - thereby allowing data interchange between drives by means of such magnetic tape cartridges.

Information interchange between systems also requires, at a minimum, agreement between the interchange parties upon the interchange code(s) and the specifications of the structure and labelling of the information on the interchanged cartridge.

The following file can be freely downloaded:

File name Size (Bytes) Content
ECMA-246.pdf 2 760 117    Acrobat (r) PDF file

This Ecma publication is also approved as ISO/IEC 15780.

The previous replaced "historical" edition of this Ecma Standard is not available.


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