Delve into our background: Browse through a selection of our projects based on our skills and see some of the innovative software, applications and web services we have created for and with our clients. We develop for many platforms and work with Windows, UNIX, Linux and OS X servers.
CRV Multimedia DB Brochure
CRV Multimedia DB
CRV maintains a comprehensive database of herd records including many photos. The Bright Side of Life (BSL) was therefore asked to develop the Digital Photo Archive (DPA), an image database. Based on BSL’s standard Asset Management software (FRS), the DPA is now a multimedia DB (MMB), a unique database containing thousands of dairy and breeding stock images, as well as hundreds of videos…
NIOD WWII Image Bank Brochure
NIOD World War II Image Bank
The Netherlands Institute of War Documentation manages one of the largest collections of wartime images in the world. Their World War II Image Bank website gives access to a selection from their unique digital archive. The success of the website encouraged over 30 other institutes to participate in the creation of a joint database. These include world-famous institutes such as the Anne Frank Foundation, and the Dutch Resistance Museum. Their image collections can be managed using our FRS software. Selections made from their collections are available online. Visitors to the public website can search through the published images, and can order their own copies using the integrated e-commerce features.
FD News and Image Archive Brochure
FD News and Image Archive
The Financieele Dagblad (FD) is the Dutch equivalent of the Financial Times. They focus on financial and economic news, background information and analyses. They also own a radio station (BNR). This provides up-to-the-minute financial news around the clock. FD editors make frequent use of the thousands of financial reports and news items that arrive each day from press bureaus. Their photo editors are responsible for commissioning and selecting the best possible images, also using press bureaus, and in-house resources. These images are used in print, and on the FD website. Keeping up-to-date with this constant stream of content is their number one priority. BSL was asked to develop an editorial system that could support their editors, and to archive the articles, images and broadcasts produced each day. The result – the FD’s News and Image Archive (NIA).
ING Image Bank
The ING Group, an international financial organization, was searching for a solution to efficiently manage all its digital material, including brochures, graphics, images, and house style information. BSL was therefore asked to design and develop the ING Image Bank, a custom-made system based on BSL’s FRS software. The ING Image Bank manages tens of thousands of multimedia assets, including house style information and complete brochures, as well as images. The ING not only used this database to manage their assets, but also use the system to deliver collections of design information and images to their design partners, and publishers.