Introducing our new piqlReader

After months of planning, work and client testing our new piqlReaders are ready.

Compact, sleek and ergonomically designed, these new piqlReaders offer incredible benefits.

With significantly faster read-back speed than its predecessor and simple operation, our clients can have the convenience of their own piqlReader, providing instant onsite access to offline data.

This new level of access complements our full suite of services now including digital transformation, archival optimisation, online access and traditional Piql services.

This new generation of readers offers functionality, simplicity and elegance, designed in collaboration with Eggs Design, and built by our friends at Trondrud Engineering.

The first new piqlReaders are currently undergoing user testing in 10 regions, with over 65 piloting clients.

A core deliverable in our EU sponsored Piql-GO project, this marks a significant milestone for us growing to meet the needs of the market.

The Vatican Library was also represented on Svalbard today. They are digitizing their important collection of historical manuscripts. The manuscript of Dante Alighieri’s “La Divina Comedia”, one of the most significant pieces of literature, is now safely stored in the Arctic World Archive. The National Museum of Brazil and Italian Alinari, the world’s oldest company within photography, were also among the cultural institutions that deposited data.

The Arctic World Archive was inaugurated in March 2017 to offer secure long-term storage of irreplaceable digital memories. The archive is managed by Norwegian company Piql, which has developed technology that writes data as QR codes to high-resolution film with a longevity of 500 years. The film can be stored 300 meters inside a nuclear-safe mountain on Svalbard, which is declared a demilitarized zone in an international treaty.

Located far away from instabilities in the rest of the world, we believe the Arctic World Archive is the safest place on the planet for storing irreplaceable information. We are honored to be trusted with protecting national treasures for various countries

Founder and Managing Director of Piql, Rune Bjerkestrand
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