MediaConvert is a media-conversion service enabling the transfer of any data stored on one type of media to another type of media. You can use the service to exchange data with mainframe computers, for magnetic tape migration and consolidation of data from older-style tape to the latest large-capacity tape. Data transfer and media conversion are operations requiring knowledge, experience, time and effort. We take the hassle out of doing it on your behalf.
Larger machines (mainframes or computers compatible with mainframes) mainly use ½-inch magnetic tape for data backup and data exchange. A special magnetic tape device is required to enable the data to be loaded into a PC. The character encoding used on larger machines (EBCDIC) also has to be converted to the encoding used on PCs (ASCII). It may also be necessary to convert Chinese character codes specific to a particular computer model to enable the text to be read on a PC. When converting to alternative media, data may also need to be processed into a format supported in MS Excel or MS Access. MediaConvert will handle all of these complex tasks for you.