DAX Archiving Solutions creates digital archive for the President of Egypt
This month, Egypt's largest digital archive will be opened officially by the chairman of the technical committee of the President's Office of the Arabic Republic of Egypt. This digital archive was created by DAX Archiving Solutions, a Dutch company specialized in creating solutions for digital archiving.
The digital archive was especially created for President Mubarak's Office and contains the complete history of the Presidential Office. The archive contains some two million documents, 30,000 hours of video, 10,000 hours of audio and 50,000 pictures. Before digitizing, this archive consisted of several kilometers of shelf space.
The purpose of this project is to have all content of the main events of Egypt's recent history, related to the Presidential Office, available in digital format. The now realized new digital library enables a highly efficient searching and retrieval process for the Presidential Office staff, in both English and Arabic.
For this project a complete new 'palace' was built near President Mubarak's residence in Cairo. The total configuration consists of 50 workstations for document scanning, audio/video encoding and database indexing. All the data is transmitted over a fiber network to a central server and finally stored on a 100 TeraBytes digital archive, which is replicated on a remote site for disaster recovery. — (menareport.com)
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