What is DOTS?

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DOTS (Digital Optical Technology System) is a digital storage media that is:

archival for no less than 100 years
non-magnetic
chemically inert
immune from electromagnetic fields including electromagnetic pulse (EMP)
able to be stored in normal office environments or extremes ranging from 15º to 150º F
Because there are no demanding climate control requirements, DOTS is a low-cost, environmentally-friendly way to truly archive data long term.

DOTS is a true visual “eye-readable” method of storing digital files. With sufficient magnification, one can actually see the digital information. Our “Rosetta Leader™” specification calls for microfiche-scale human readable text at the beginning of each tape with instructions on how the data is encoded and instructions on how to actually construct a reader. Because the information is visible, as long as cameras and imaging devices are available, the information will always be recoverable.

No other storage medium is stable for 100+ years under conditions of benign neglect. It ensures legal, cultural, and historical data are preserved with accuracy and authenticity.
Competing technologies (magnetic tape, hard drives) require a complex and expensive system of data migration within five years, as, beyond this, there is an unacceptably high probability of data loss due to catastrophic media and/or data degradation or outright failure.

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