Software Preservation Society (United Kingdom)

About The Software Preservation Society: SPS, or Softpres, formerly the Classic Amiga Preservation Society (CAPS), is a privately funded association of art collectors and computer enthusiasts striving for the preservation of computer art, namely computer games.

Unlike games from the 1970s (delivered on solid state ROM-modules) and games from and after the mid-1990s (delivered on optical media like CD-ROMs and DVDs which are supposed to last for decades), computer games from the 1980s and early 1990s were delivered on magnetic media like tapes or floppy disks and are now on the brink of extinction.

Founded by computer expert and preservation pioneer István Fábián in 2001, SPS already has digitally archived about 4.000 games produced for the Commodore C64, Amiga, Atari ST, IBM PC, CPC and Spectrum to name just a few.

SPS is working closely with other associations like museums and libraries around the globe to preserve the early years of gaming history. The technology and tools developed by SPS are unparalleled when it comes to forensic inspection of floppy disks.

softpres.org

KryoFlux was founded in 2010 by members of SPS as a privately held company to sell and distribute SPS technology developed over the last decade.

Its key products are KryoFlux – High Resolution Flux Sampler for USB and CTA, the Softpres Analyser for long term storage of data ingested from floppy media, regardless of copy protection.

It will inspect data ingested and verify integrity and authenticity of assets acquired.

kryoflux.com