What we do
“Unrecoverable” tape? We’re the tape recovery bureau the other recovery bureaux come to.
Our company offers London-based data conversion and recovery services, specialising in LTO Ultrium and other magnetic tape and cartridges, (eg DLT, SDLT, DAT/DDS, TK50, TK70, 3480/3490/3590/3592/TS11XX).
But we can migrate, duplicate, replicate, transcribe and copy virtually any data format.
Established in 1984, we have been providing the highest levels of service in data conversion, media recovery and tape duplication for the last 35 years.
We’re the conversion bureau most UK (and even some European and U.S.) bureaus sub-contract their difficult tape work to, specialising in challenging formats like VAX VMS (and OpenVMS) backup, AS/400 SAVLIB and SAVOBJ, corrupted .bkf files, variable-length packed decimal, and dates stored in proprietary binary structures. We’ve reverse-engineered literally dozens of obscure and difficult formats other bureaus have failed to crack.
Contact us for professional, impartial advice — no matter how large or small your project.
Please talk to us first- you’ll probably save a lot of time, aggravation and money
In 1984 A L Downloading Services started trading in the back of a shop on the Portobello Road in West London, beginning with a few diskettes. Within three years the company had become the largest conversion bureau in the country.
Advanced Downloading Ltd started trading in 1992, concentrating on difficult conversion tasks requiring reverse-engineering of data formats and bespoke programming. In June 2005 Advanced Downloading acquired A L Downloading’s conversion business, becoming the UK market leader in tape conversion, recovery, duplication and migration.