Iran Software & Hardware Co. (NOSA)

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Iran Software & Hardware Company
Industry Information Technology
Computer software
Founded Tehran, Iran (1988)
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Area served
Middle East
Key people
Ahmad Mohammad Zadeh
(Chief Executive Officer)

Mehrdad Momeni
(Chief Software Architect)
Bahram Najafi
(Chief Technology Officer)
Products RFID Solutions
Gift XP
NOSA Portal
Simorgh Portal
NOSA Viewer
NOSA Books
Number of employees
~100 (2010)

Iran Software & Hardware Co. (NOSA) (Persian: شرکت نرم‌افزار و سخت‌افزار ایران (نوسا)‏‎‎) is an independently owned development and consulting corporation, which provides software applications and support to businesses of all sizes located in Iran. Since its founding in 1988, NOSA has engaged in the development and distribution of a range of integrated business software, library systems and related products designed to meet the needs of public, private and not-for-profit organizations in the region.


Iran Software & Hardware Company's digital information management package for companies and libraries. Simorgh is an n-tier program based on .NET framework. Simorgh uses three databases in order to effectively store information. the first server is an indigenous Database Management System built by NOSA that can efficiently support right to left and left to right text functionality and search options while storing document and book information. Second server is an SQL repository of all digital media files and documents with in document search engine. Simorgh's third server is also based on SQL and stores user and system information.[1]

Simorgh is used in hundreds of libraries and companies around Iran,[2] including Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting corporation's 52 countrywide databases which are all now using a single server solution and online client accesses.[3] Simorgh can link libraries and data sources to provide unified access through one portal. Simorgh can be used as a repository of digital documents and provide them to clients. The latest version of Simorgh incorporates radio-frequency identification, and was covered by news agencies including the Iranian News channel, the Iranian Technology news[4][dead link] |date=November 2008 | publisher=Iranian Technology News Agency}}</ref> and the Iranian Students News Agency.[5]

NOSA Books[edit]

With arising needs of scholars to use digital sources for research and the desire of publishers and libraries to safely share such copyrighted sources online, NOSA created NOSA Books. This Project uses an artificial intelligent cloud computing server called Brain Center to match available metadata and document information across all of Simorgh's network of 100+ libraries and intelligently match them with reference libraries such as Library of Congress, National Library of Medicine and National Library of Iran.[6]

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  1. ^ Tayabeh Shahmirzadi, Sirous Davoodzadeh (2007). "Consolidation of Library Softwares for Creation of Non-Farsi Union Catalog Case Study: Union Catalog of Agricultural Publications". Journal of Information Sciences and Technology. 22 (4). 
  2. ^ Ahmad Mohammad Zadeh (January 11, 2010). IRIB news on advances in Iran's information technology structure (National News Channel). Tehran, Iran: Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. 
  3. ^ IRIB's Central Documents Archive on Simorgh (IRIB National Channel 1). Tehran, Iran: Islamic Republic of Iran's Broadcasting. April 2010. 
  4. ^ {{cite news | url= | title=معرفي کتابخانه ديجيتال نوسا و مديريت منابع الکترونيک | accessdate=2017-11-08 |
  5. ^ "پژوهشگران ايراني موفق به تهيه و راه‌اندازي نرم افزار كتابخانه ديجيتال فارسي شدند". Iranian Students News Agency. November 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ Afshin Mousavi Chelak, Fereydoon Azadeh (2010). "The development of union catalogues in Iran: the need for a web based catalogue". Interlending & Document Supply. 38 (2): 118–125. doi:10.1108/02641611011047196. 

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