Information Systems – Unrecorded Magnetic Tape and Cartridge for Information Interchange – l/2 inch (12.65 mm), Serial Serpentine, 22-Track, 6 667 ftpi (262 ftpmm) and 48-Track, 10 000 ftpi (394 ftpmm)
|Publication Date:||1 January 2017|
This standard provides the requirements for a tape cartridge to be used for information interchange among information-processi
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This standard defines the requirements and supporting test methods necessary to ensure information interchange at acceptable performance levels. It is distinct from a specification in that it delineates a minimum of restrictions consistent with compatibility in interchange transactions.
The performance levels contained in this standard represent the minimum acceptable levels of performance for interchange purposes. They, therefore, represent the performance levels that the interchange items should meet or surpass during their useful life and thus define end-of-life criteria for interchange purposes.The performance levels in this standard are not intended to be employed as substitutes for purchase specifications.
Wherever feasible, quantitative performance levels that shall be met or exceeded to comply with this standard are given. In all cases, including those in which quantitative limits for requirements falling within the scope of this standard are not stated but left to agreement between the interchange parties, standard test methods and measurement procedures shall be used to determine such limits.
The original dimensions and quantities for all numeric values in this standard are in U.S. Customary engineering units (similar to British Imperial units) and centimeter-gram-seco
Except as indicated above, the interchange parties complying with the applicable standards should be able to achieve compatibility without the need for additional exchange of technical information.