Gemtrac and Multimedia Storage

The unique and most remarkable aspect of Gemtrac’s design is the dramatic reduction in floor space compared to conventional open tape racks. Gemtrac is a high density, quick access storage system that makes the most efficient use of your floor space. Eliminating the wasted aisles required by open rack storage, Gemtrac can help recover up to 70% of the space currently consumed by your tape library. This increased storage efficiency can provide space for more tapes or other equipment. Since this is expensive space that can run up to $200 or more per square foot, your organization can reduce costs.

Gemtrac also boosts productivity by condensing your library into a more compact area, reducing travel times between mounts. In fact, the Gemtrac High Density Tape Library puts up to 6,400 data cartridges within arm’s reach. A Gemtrac unit consists of two opposing cabinets linked by a series of overhead tracks. Each cabinet holds five pull-out drawers that open into a center aisle. Without taking a step, a tape librarian can stand in the center aisle and immediately reach any of Gemtrac’s ten drawers.

Each Gemtrac unit consists of two large cabinets facing each other, each with pull-out vertical drawers that share common overhead tracks. Units ship pre-assembled, facilitating a quick and simple installation process. Units may even be double or triple stacked to utilize vertical space.

Save space and time in these applications:

  • 3480/90/90E/3590 data cartridge storage cabinets
  • 9840 and 3570-magstar cartridge storage cabinets
  • DLT cartridge storage cabinets
  • LTO ultrium data tapes storage cabinets
  • 4MM and 8MM media tape storage cabinets
  • Video cartridge storage
  • CD storage cabinets
  • DVD storage cabinets
  • 3.5″ and 5.25″ Magneto Optical Drives storage cabinets



2 Cabinet Heights

Gemtrac cabinets come in 2 heights, 81 and 90 inches.

2 Drawer Widths

Gemtrac drawers are available in 2 drawer widths, 5.5 and 7 inches.

Adjustable Shelves

There are 2 styles of adjustable shelves. Standard shelves are level with a small front lip to hold media in place. Recessed shelves have no lip and are designed with a slight back angle to keep the media in place. Both adjust vertically in 1/2 inch increments.

Slide-n-Lock Bookend

Used in bulk filing applications, the bookend supports the media on the shelf preventing tip-over when the drawer is opened.

Adjustable Backstop

For easy viewing and retrieval, the Adjustable Backstop allows smaller media to be positioned to the front of the shelf.

Discrete Slot Media Racks

When an exact location is required, Discrete Slot Media Racks (Wire Racks) can be ordered for your specific media format. Media is fully supported and each slot is held open for accurate refiling.

Media Formats


Audio/Video (Bulk Filing)

Gemtrac is the high density filing solution for large collections of all audio and video tape and disc formats.


Data Media (Discrete Slots)

Gemtrac is ideally suited to manage large collections of LTO, DLT and other data media formats.


Micrographics (Dedicated Drawers)

Gemtrac has long been the standard high density filing/storage solution for 16mm and 35mm Roll Film.


Optional Gang Lock

For an added level of security, Gemtrac cabinets may be specified to include optional gang locks with common keying to secure all drawers.