Dimension Designs Backup and Storage Solution for Swedish National Archive of Recorded Sound and Moving Images

BROMMA, Sweden, Sept. 27, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The IT integrator, Dimension (Stockholm:DMSN) (Other OTC:DMSNF), has received an order from the Swedish National Archive of Recorded Sound and Moving Images for a data storage solution for archival material and backup for existing systems. The order also includes technical services.

The archive is Sweden's national repository for recordings and moving images. Its collections consist of radio and television broadcasts, films, videos, records and CD's, and multimedia dating back to the first Swedish gramophone recording from 1899. The archive's goal is to eventually collect, preserve and make available Sweden's entire production of recorded sound and moving images.

"We are now trying to digitize our older archival material and are in need of a larger, more flexible archival system," said Sven Allerstrand, Director General of the Swedish National Archive of Recorded Sound and Moving Images. "Together with Dimension, we have devised a solution that we feel will suit us well."

The data storage solution will initially have a capacity of 4.5 terabytes that can easily be expanded. Dimension has assumed turnkey responsibility for everything from project management, migration of existing data and delivery inspections to training. Final delivery is scheduled for late autumn of this year. As part of the first stage, approximately 1,250 hours of past sound and image material will be added to the system.

"Our solution for the National Archive is a good example of how Dimension, as an integrator, can take on turnkey responsibility and create a custom-designed system," said Sven Uthorn, Dimension's Managing Director. "Dimension has been involved since the preliminary study and has been able to analyze existing systems and identify future requirements."

Technically, the solution is based on SAN technology (Storage Area Network). The main components include robotics and routers from ADIC, servers from Sun Microsystems and HP/Compaq, disk storage systems from Hitachi Data Systems, switches from Brocade, and software for backups and HSM (Hierarchical Storage Management) from Veritas.

Find out more about the Archive of Recorded Sound and Moving Images online at www.ljudochbildarkivet.se

For further information, please contact:

Sven Uthorn, Managing Director, Dimension AB, phone +46 8 5058 3000, 
e-mail sven.uthorn@dimension.se

Sven Allerstrand, Director General, Swedish National Archive of Recorded 
Sound and Moving Images, phone +46 8 783 37 00, direct +46 8 783 37 10, 
e-mail sven.allerstrand@ljudochbildarkivet.se

About Dimension

Dimension is an integrator of business-critical IT infrastructure. Its core business is the design, integration and commissioning of advanced server, data storage and security solutions. An important part of its customer offering is services, such as analysis, project management, support, operations and maintenance. Dimension's offering is based on its market-leading competence and experience in IT infrastructure as well as long-term cooperations with leading system suppliers. Customers are primarily in telecommunications, banking & finance, media, manufacturing industry and the public sector. The Group has over 300 employees and is active in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania. The head office is located in Bromma, Stockholm. The Dimension share is listed on the Stockholm Exchange's O-list.

This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net

The following files are available for download: