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Has been developed by Troika as a highly efficient Rode and Superfile creation and manipulation tool. Especially designed around the use of high capacity media, tape libraries, and robotic devices, Maxim runs on PCs running Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP and Vista, as well as Linux and Solaris workstations. Tape drives are accessed via standard SCSI adaptors (including adaptec/LSI/Qlogic), and with no practical block size limitation Maxim can drive high capacity tape drives at close to maximum speed. Maxim is implemented as a collection of command line tools written in object oriented C++, and presents a user friendly graphical user interface (GUI). Tape generation is controlled by XML files, which can be used to populate a client's database.



Used to create a Rode formatted tape from either Tap (Tif) or SEGY files on disk.

Using the Maxim GUI, an XML file is generated which contains a list of data to be outputted (which can either be a Rode file per original tape or per line/directory.

Full Robotic library support and density selection functions.


Used to create a list file detailing the TOC/Metadata from a Rode formatted tape.


Used to read a tape containing one or more Rode images, and to transfer each image to disk as an individual Rode or Tap (Tif) file.


Used to copy the contents of an RP66/Rode formatted tape to another tape, and to change the VSN number of the second tape.



Used to create a tape containing one or more Superfiles from tape images on disk. The tape images to be written to tape are specified in an XML file. Each Superfile on tape is separated by a DEOF (Double End of Filemark).


Used to read a tape containing one or more Superfiles and to write each Superfile to disk as a Rode or Tap (tif) image. A Superfile can contain tape data in any format e.g. SEG-D, and is terminated by two consecutive file marks.


Used to perform a bit to bit copy of one tape to another. The copy process terminates when two consecutive file marks are read.


Used to perform a bit to bit comparison of the contents of two tapes. The comparison process terminates when two consecutive file marks are read, or a miscomparison is encountered.


  • Multiple Platforms Supported
  • Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista ,Linux
  • High capacity drive connectivity
  • Standard SCSI tape devices
  • Library and robotic support
  • Transfer at near theoretical maximum speed
  • Portable C++ object oriented code
  • Graphical User Interface to generate XML files
  • Listing of data/media transfer
  • Superfile – native data on tape without encapsulation
  • RODE – Full support for multiple tape images
  • Compatible with other RODE implementations, e.g. Petrovision