Once you've dug up and compiled over 5,000 years of history, how do you
create a one-of-a-kind multi-modal experience to showcase it? That was the
challenge presented to IBM by the Center for Documentation of Cultural and
Natural Heritage (CultNat) and the Egyptian Government. Three years later,
Eternal Egypt was born. Users can access this seamless experience at home
via Web site, in the Cairo museum via Digital Guide, or out and about Egypt
via cell phone. In partnership with CultNat, IBM was able to create a globally
accessible museum that ensures Egypt's unearthed treasures never get buried
How they became an on demand business
The Centers for IBM e-business Innovation designed the end-to-end solution, providing
user experience consulting, architectural design, brand development, software
customization, usability testing, and translation. In addition, e-business Hosting™Services serves the Web site worldwide, and IBM SurfaidTM Analytics measures
the traffic in real-time.
The heart of the Eternal Egypt project, CMS (Content Management System) is a
Web-based application built atop IBM WebSphere® Application Server and DB2© running
IBM Research's Pro/3000 Digital Imaging System provided high-resolution, invisibly
watermarked color images, which can be used to scan transparencies, reflective
art, or three-dimensional objects.
The Eternal Egypt Web site is served to its World Wide Web audience from a "farm" of
IBM xSeries™ servers located at the IBM Global Services, IBM Service Delivery
Center, Southbury, Connecticut. This infrastructure runs on a Linux platform
and has been designed to provide a secure, scalable, and flexible environment.
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