Since the launch of the Ephoto Dam software in 2007, our teams have supported many players in the tourism industry with optimized management of their digital media (photos and videos) to showcase their destinations.
To facilitate the implementation of their resources and advertising tools, as well as support the various people in achieving their objectives, the Ephoto Dam solution offers a broad range of standard features. At the same time, thanks to its modular architecture, the solution is able to adapt to the needs of all.
The Canton of Vaud is Switzerland’s largest French-speaking region. In general, the Vaud Tourism Office (OTV) is tasked with supporting innovation, sustainable development, and continuous improvement in the quality of tourism offerings. The OTV’s main mission is to create and coordinate initiatives to promote tourism in Vaud canton, supporting destinations, offerings, and infrastructure.
The OTV uses Ephoto Dam to bring together several local tourism offices: Lausanne Tourisme, OT Diablerets – Alpes Vaudoises, and OT d’Yverdon-les-Bains Région. The Swiss tourism offices function almost like large tour operators, bringing together, sharing, and publishing their digital media in order to promote them.
As such, specialized (and general) media publications, travel guides, journalists, and companies are all both providers and users of images.
Each tourism office gets the benefit of dedicated collections and groups, which work like mini photo libraries within the larger photo library. They also get a customized login page with an account request form, usage policies, and, of course, an attractive design for users logging in.
The Vaud Tourism Office can also take advantage of a customized, responsive drop space to increasingly streamline the acquisition and delivery of images from their geographically distant photographers. What’s more, our teams created data processing scripts for the Alpes Vaudoises tourism office. These scripts copy over the indexing of media in several batches.
The project began in 2013 and its scope continues to expand, with new tourism offices added (Yverdon in 2016).