Gaia Data Release 2 and DAPCOM

On 25 April 2018 at 12:00 CEST, the second Gaia data release (Gaia DR2) was published. This is a major milestone in astronomy, leading to the largest and most precise multi-dimensional map of our Galaxy: it provides positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars (also providing distances, proper motions and colours for 80% of these), […]

DAPCOM on TV (La 2, “Tinc una idea”)

DAPCOM appeared yesterday on the TV program “Tinc una idea” (“I’ve got an idea”) of La 2 (around minute 21:55), in catalan. Watch it online

New FAPEC stage for tabulated text data compression

DAPCOM is about to release a new version of the FAPEC data compression software. Among its exciting new features we can find a new stage for tabulated text data, such as point clouds or CSV files. We have done some tests which reveal that FAPEC achieves the best compression ratios at a very low computing […]

Spire satellite

Spire Global uses FAPEC technology

During the past few months, DAPCOM has worked with Spire to adapt its FAPEC data compression technology to their Radio Occultation (RO) satellite data. Our software engineers and data compression experts have crafted a data compression software tool to be deployed in Spire’s payloads on-orbit, achieving a remarkably high compression ratio on RO data. DAPCOM […]

FastQ Genome Compression

After a intensive R&D program and in collaboration with the Distributed Multimedia Applications Group from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, DAPCOM has presented a data compression prototype for genomic data, specifically for FastQ files. It reaches 3.5 compression ratios at very high speed (more than 130MB/s), enabling the use of the technology in near real-time or […]