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Fujifilm Touts Tape Monitoring Service

Fujifilm has added more flesh to the bones of its strategy for monitoring tapes in transit, adapting technology for finding stolen cars to its Tape Tracker service.

The vendor first demonstrated the technology at last year's SC07 show, touting the ability to track tapes via GPS.

"We're talking about an add-on to your security policy where your tapes don't leave the building without a Tape Tracker," says Dan Greenberg, new product manager at Fujifilm's recording media division. "This gives the chief security officer and the data center manager peace of mind that their tapes are being protected as they move outside of their environment."

Now generally available, Fujifilm is selling the Tape Tracker service through its resellers, priced at around $150 a month, and the company has revealed more details of its core technology.

The solution's hardware component, which was developed by Fujifilm and cargo tracking specialist SC-Integrity is essentially a tape cartridge with the tape removed and replaced with a GPS receiver and cellular transmitter. This fits into a carrying case alongside other 'real' cartridges and can be tracked by users via a Web application called Fujifind.

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