Company History

From Digital Music Control to Global Information Management - Milestones of ARTEC IT Solutions AG

1995 - Foundation of the Company

  • In 1995 the company was founded as "ARTEC Computer GmbH" by Jerry J. Artishdad.
  • ARTEC started as an exclusive supplier of MO technology (magneto-optical removable storage) in the medical field and laser memory products (WORM technology) in cooperation with Pioneer for Siemens Medical Solution and Philips Medical.
  • Soon the focus was put on software control systems and interfacing in the field of music with the development of Pro-Presenta for the management of music and data jukeboxes.
  • Advancement of jukebox technology for data storage with the creation of Alpha-Archive! and the development of the DRM7000 NAS module for controlling data jukeboxes.

From 2000 - Focus on Data Archiving

  • Cooperation with leading hardware manufacturers and technology partners, such as HP, IBM, Pioneer, and MSI, and further development and research in the field of data archiving, data administration and data security.
  • Introduction of the VSTOR® Suite for Storage & Networking as well as firegate with the ANA Automated Network Administrator®.
  • Introduction of EMA® (E-Mail Archive Appliance), the world's first plug & play appliance for legally compliant e-mail archiving.
  • Move to the new ARTEC company building in Karben (near Frankfurt am Main) and opening of the first international branch office in South Korea.
  • At the end of 2008, the company moved assets to the newly founded "ARTEC IT Solutions AG" and placed exclusive focus on the development and marketing of self-developed solutions.

From 2010 - Additional Modules for Global Information Management

  • The E-Mail Archive Appliance becomes the EMA Enterprise Managed Archive®.
  • Through continuous further development, the modules Mail to Archive®, Scan to Archive®, Print to Archive®, File to Archive® and Voice to Archive® can be used to store data from a wide variety of sources, sizes and formats (e-mails, printed and scanned documents as well as voice recordings).
  • Opening of the ARTEC branch office in the United States (Atlanta, Georgia).
  • Further focus on data security through the introduction of Trusted EMA®.
  • Extension of the product range with the models EMA® E15000 and EMA® E25000 for large companies and corporations.
  • Introduction of VSTOR® eDiscovery and VSTOR® Recovery to solve the challenges of BIG DATA.
  • Permanent expansion of the partner network and successive increase in the number of employees at all locations.
  • Introduction of federated search technology in local and global environments, as well as VSTOR® product line for global information management.

2015 - 20th Anniversary and Further Innovations

  • With the VSTOR® Vault product series, ARTEC launches its own enterprise storage solutions on the market and starts creating new, user-friendly IT forensic solutions with eDiscovery Services.
  • With SMART Link, the first module of the ARTEC SMART Integration Tools is created. Data from different applications and systems can be linked and made available across multiple sources so users never have to leave their primary application.

2016 - Focus on Modern and Secure Solutions

  • ARTEC's solutions are also available in the cloud. Maximum security is achieved through cloud solutions "Made in Germany".
  • The world is becoming more and more mobile and to meet customer demand, ARTEC launches the EMA® app, which allows easy access to all data on the go.
  • In order to connect locations and systems even more securely, firegate VPN was developed as a new, encrypted access solution for hosted data and applications.

2017 - Unreachable for Cyber Attacks

  • The year 2017 starts with the Partner Days and the presentation of new possibilities in the context of SMART Integration Tools with the ARTEC SDK and new APIs, which enable EMA® to be integrated into daily business or industry solutions.
  • In order to provide more data security, ARTEC presents various concepts against cyber attacks.
  • ARTEC's own, independently developed operating system AOS (ARTEC Operating System) started to be used as the base of all solutions. Furthermore, Mobile Device Management was created for better security and control mechanisms when using the EMA® app.
  • With the introduction of WAN Synchronization, latency problems are a thing of the past. It allows data to be transferred between two sites without delays.
  • SMART Station supports indexing of text in image files and email attachments, making scanned documents searchable.

2018 - The Technology Journey Continues

  • Development of the EMA® DeDup Server. With its help and the integrated in-memory database, e-mail duplicates can be reduced in Exchange Server environments with multiple EMAs, thus saving storage capacity.
  • ARTEC receives major orders from public high-security organizations in Germany.
  • ARTEC's product plate becomes more transparent and easier to understand. The modular core product EMA® stands for information management and data security, while VSTOR® is available as high-performance mass storage, and firegate VPN completes the portfolio with unique security mechanisms in the Trusted Computing area.
  • Today, ARTEC IT Solutions AG is a leading manufacturer of comprehensive information management solutions for collecting, using, storing, and archiving relevant company data in a legally compliant manner. Stay tuned to see which technologies ARTEC has in store for you in the future!