But there's a twist. Before the data is encrypted, it's split into two interlaced data channels and each channel is encrypted using separate keys, before the signal is re-combined and saved to tape.
So what does this do to the encryption? According to Rob Gretton, the company's sales director, it pushes the encryption security to new levels.
And I think he's right. It's been suspected that a number of government agencies have processing power available to them that can crack Triple DES in a few hours using sheer grunt power.
With a twin channel Triple DES system, the grunt power required is pushed to a new order of magnitude. I doubt even the NSA has its grubby paws on such technology - yet.
Now into its second iteration, the Paranoia 2 tape drive system is claimed to be unique in the marketplace, something I'm inclined to agree with - interesting stuff...