A Brief History of Cristie Data

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At Cristie we've been providing data solutions for our customer for over 40 years!

Here are some highlights...



Cristie Electronics Ltd is founded. We begin manufacturing data logging solutions for high tech manufacturing systems.

CD248 Basic Logger



Begin selling the CS5 digital cassette backup and storage system. We sell over 1,000 in the first 2 years.

Cristie CS7 Digital Cassette Backup And Storage System



Cristie launches its computer peripherals business. We becomes the first UK business with a hard disk and floppy disk upgrade kits for the new IBM PC.

Cristie Easydisc Floppy Disk Drive



Cristie launches its first tape streamer, specifically for the expanding PC market. The TS1000 pictured below was able to backup 20 megabytes of data.

Cristie Data TS1000 Tape Streamer



We lead the UK market with TS4000 and TS5000 parallel port connected tape backup systems.

Cristie TS4000 Tape Backup System


90s Floppy Disk Drive Sales

We had great success with our external Floppy disk drives, the Copydisk series, ideal when there were so many different formats available at that time. During the mid-1990s we sold over 250,000 Floppy disk drives!

Cristie Copydisc Series



If you fancy taking a stroll back in time click on the image below and have a look at one of our newsletters from the summer of 1994. A place in time where 'Love Is All Around' by Wet Wet Wet dominated the charts, the Mosaic Netscape 0.9 web browser was launched, and, a time where there were just 67 mobile phones per 1,000 people in the UK!


1994 Cristie News


Re-launched and re-branded as Cristie Data Products, business focus shifts to software development and providing data storage solutions as a value added reseller.

Cristie Old Logo



De-merger of IT Reseller and Software development business to create Cristie Data Ltd and Cristie Software Ltd.

Cristie Data And Software Logos


2012 - Present Day

Recent Cristie Data Success


Cristie Data expands product offering to include Managed Services alongside its growing solution design business.

Successfully implemented data storage, backup and archiving solutions for organisations such as the University of Bristol, ITV, Greater London Authority, Brightsource and many more (click here to see the case studies).

We've also expanded our product portfolio by launching Cloud and Data Centre Services that offer secure UK cloud infrastructure for our customers.


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