Since the company was started in 2002, The Piql has creatively challenged industry standards to come up with new and improved solutions. Their first product, Cinevator®, printed digital movies to analogue film 100 times faster than competitors, and has been used by film studios such as Warner Brothers, Walt Disney and Universal Studios.
When it comes to data storage, digital solutions often seem to win the day. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (2007) notes that Hollywood risks losing digital productions by way of a lack of long-term storage technologies. As experts in the field, The Piql knew film had unique longevity and security properties. They saw the potential benefits – for many industries – if those properties were maintained when they eventually converted analogue film into a digital storage medium. In conclusion: the concept “data-on-film” was founded.
Through the support of the EU and the Norwegian government, They have worked closely with leading technology partners, research institutions and preservation experts to develop our technology and services.