October 27, 2017

Ampex Data Systems to open new location in Colorado Springs

Ampex Data Systems will open a new location in Colorado Springs and bring on 15-30 employees to start to support the company’s fast-paced growth in Industrial Control Systems Security and Advanced Machine Learning.

“We are very excited to open our newest Ampex Data Systems location in Colorado Springs,” said Jim Orahood, vice president and general manager of Ampex Data Systems, which is headquartered out of Hayward, Calif. “The high quality of the local community, talent and technology base is a great fit with our team and our vision to be a world-class provider of Machine Based Learning, Industrial Control System Cyber Security and Mission Assurance Avionics.”

The new site will have specific capabilities to replicate “blue” and “red” critical infrastructure ecosystems with hardware in the loop for training, modeling and simulation, as well as build hardware and software for rapid RDT&E, prototyping and TTP/tool development at low cost.

“Our unique contributions to the growing cyber and AI markets are rugged, highly distributed systems that apply Content Analytics and Infrastructure Security capabilities in real-time at the tactical endpoint,” added Orahood. “Our new site will grow our position as a member of the Colorado Springs business community and reflect our commitment to providing world-class support to U.S. DoD and military customers.”

Ampex is an innovative technology company working to solve the toughest challenges in cybersecurity, mission data acquisition, embedded computers, onboard machine learning and commercial flight test systems. For more than 70 years, Ampex has worked with partners around the world to bring proven performance and leading technologies to meet government and commercial customers’ application needs.

“We congratulate Ampex Data Systems and look forward to officially welcoming and supporting them at their new location in Colorado Springs,” said Dirk Draper, president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC. “As a hub for technology industries, Colorado Springs is an excellent match for Ampex. Our community offers the skilled workforce and accessibility to resources Ampex requires to continue its development of high-caliber products and services.”