It was important to Groninger AudioVisual to increase the storage capacity of their Archives and did so by installing Compactus® Dynamic Pro XTR mobile shelving. Special attention was given to the safe storage of their historic collection which existed in different media formats.

Groninger AudioVisual Archives (GAVA)
GAVA preserves and provides the (historic) audiovisual collection with as much information about the archive material, as an historical source or for use in art productions. The extensive collection contains many different media formats such as VCR, U-matic, Betamax, VHS, Video 2000, cassette tapes and so on.

The solution
To increase the storage capacity, the existing static racks were transformed into mobile shelving by mounting them on Compactus® Dynamic Pro XTR carriages. This maximised the storage capacity for GAVA. To provide the best protection for the historic media collection, the system includes ventilation control and an energy saving Stand-by mode. Thanks to the ‘Soft start – Soft stop’ system, all media remains safely in place.


  • Increased storage capacity
  • Safe storage of the historic collection
  • Ventilation control
  • ‘Soft start – Soft stop’ system