Breece Hill was struggling to compete in the tape automation space, and Maxoptix offered magneto-optic storage
Because the silicon memory is limited to, say, 1 MB the subtracted (2,7) code words are stored on one of the three magneto-optic storage
when the silicon memory is full.
This type of system uses a magneto-optic storage
medium, which is used like a magnetic hard disk but stores many more video images.