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       LTO Mission Statement

"To promote open linear tape solutions by facilitating technology development, enforcing ongoing compliance verification standards, and supporting the LTO and Ultrium brands through marketing activities. To attain these goals through the creation of a self-perpetuating organization of licensees."

       LTO Program Interactive Presentation


Click here for an interactive presentation that shows how LTO-6 technology can help address IT issues!

LTO Technology


The Ultrium format is the "high capacity" implementation of LTO technology. Learn how data is read and written in the Ultrium format.

About LTO Technology

Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology was developed jointly by HP, IBM and Quantum to provide a clear and viable choice in an increasingly complex array of tape storage options.

LTO Ultrium technology is an "open format" technology, which means that users will have multiple sources of product and media. The "open" nature of LTO technology also provides a means of enabling compatibility between different vendors' offerings.

The Ultrium format is the "high capacity" implementation of LTO technology. Go to Ultrium technology primer
and click the icons to see how data is read and written in the Ultrium format.

LTO Roadmap


The Ultrium roadmap provides a clearly defined eight-generation development path for scalability and growth.


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