Memnon’s management remains focussed on next-generation integrated archiving solutions, with a vision on a business model of integrated, sustainable and intelligent archive management outsourcing and commercialisation. The Company initiated and is participating in several large scale projects, showing a long term vision and focussing on the different stages in the value chain and their further integration, including the interoperability of the diverse formats and standards in this very fast changing industry.
These projects are for a large part financed by European or national institutions.
MEMORIES (EU – project coordinator) – project value of EUR 2.5 million
The project focuses on the sound media chain and has the objective of :
- improving the acquisition processes : experimenting and enhancing sound detection (as used in the Film la Môme to separate the voice from the original orchestration) and text transcription;
- improving the retrieval processes by developing an original search system to help the user to better structure the results;
- defining an “Open eXchange Format” based on standards allowing for theoretical compatibility with “any system”.
The project is realised in collaboration with Unesco, RSR, Technion, Pubgene, Norsk Lydinstitutt ...
MAVES (IRSIB – project leader) – project value of EUR 0.3 million
This project focuses on the interoperability between different systems/devices. Its objective is to develop a tool insuring that any conversion or transformation while exporting or importing an object into another system will be successful.
MIDAS (IRSIB – project leader) – project value of EUR 1.8 million
This project aims at adding the last missing brick for a fully interoperable system for data archival/exploitation : the security and authentication layers. The first actual implementation aimed at by the project is the setup of an archiving and consultation system for legal documents, providing a satisfying solution for authentic document digital representation (a patent request has been applied by Memnon on this point) and also solution for the continuity of the authentication process.
MEDIAMAP (CELTIC) – project value of EUR 6.5 million
Mediamap is a project on the launching stage where Memnon is involved next to RTBF, VRT, Belgavox, etc. Its objective is to allow the processing of a package of data from one source to another.
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