INA will showcase Saphir, its optical reading solution for analogue disc records, at the IASA and JTS conferences in Hilversum in the Netherlands from 09/30 to 10/04
INA's Research and Innovation team offers you to scan your damaged discs thanks to the SAPHIR optical scanner, developed to extract the signals from the most deteriorated discs. The operation will take place at the INA booth, set up at the annual conference of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) and the Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) in Hilversum, Netherlands.
From the 1930s to the mid-1950s, almost all radio station sound was stored on engraved audio discs. Some media of invaluable historical value are now unreadable with the usual means of reading and it is impossible to mechanically restore the surface of the disc.
Our process makes it possible to read these discs optically, without stylus, and without contact. Saphir is an innovative solution for the optical reading of audio discs, based on the reflectivity of the groove walls. Developed by INA, it allows the sound signal to be read by photographing the surface of the disc.