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Thursday, May 29, 2008

"Swiss Picture Bank Guarantees Long-Term Preservation of Your Photos" (press release)

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[from Swiss Picture Bank press release]

Tribeca Labs today announced the release of Swiss Picture Bank - the first permanent, guaranteed online archive for digital photos designed to keep pictures safe, organized and accessible for generations to come. Swiss Picture Bank is the only online savings account for your pictures backed by a 30-year or 30x your money back guarantee.

Swiss Picture Bank is different from other "storage" sites, because:
• Your pictures are safe - guaranteed.
• You pay once per picture - there are no recurring fees.
• You choose from a range of long term security plans, beginning at only 3 cents per picture for 30 years.
• Your account is hosted in data centers operated by Swisscom IT Services - together with its subsidiary Comit, the leading provider of IT infrastructure to Swiss banks.
• You protect your memories and the environment at the same time - Swiss Picture Bank will preserve your photos for decades using "green" storage powered by energy supplies that are 98% carbon free.

Click here ( to listen to a podcast from Mike Bevans, partner at Tribeca Labs as he discusses the Swiss Picture Bank online photo archive.
More about Swiss Picture Bank

Swiss Picture Bank ( is the first service designed to keep your pictures safe, organized and accessible for generations to come. When you upload photos to Swiss Picture Bank, you're doing more than storing them on the web. Every photo is encrypted, secured on redundant servers in data centers throughout Switzerland and backed by the Picture Guarantee Foundation (PGF), a not-for-profit Swiss foundation established to independently ensure the long-term continuity of pictures.

"The long-term preservation of electronic data is perhaps the single greatest problem of the information age that remains unsolved," says James Graham, partner at Tribeca Labs, Swiss Picture Bank's parent company. "Our irreplaceable memories are no longer prints that can be stored in a shoebox; they are computer files that can be lost in a second. That's why we partnered with the data professionals at Swisscom to create Swiss Picture Bank - to give consumers an online savings account that will protect their most treasured memories against everything from accidental deletion to hardware failure to natural disasters."

Photobot Guardian - Peace of Mind Automatically.

With Photobot Guardian, Swiss Picture Bank's free photo-archiving software available to every user, every photo is automatically copied to your account for you. "In the same way our Photobot software revolutionized digital picture correction by completely automating the process," explains Graham, "Photobot Guardian brings our fully-automatic, Zero-Click™ philosophy to securing your pictures. Simply install the free Photobot Guardian software on your computer and select the folders you want monitored. Whenever the program finds a new image, Photobot Guardian sends a copy to your Swiss Picture Bank account so that all your pictures will be safe for you, your children and your children's children to enjoy."

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