Apple Australia has sold 14 RAID storage systems and five Xserves to the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

Apple has also signed contracts with other federal government organisations including the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australian Federal Police and a number of state government and education departments, including Swinburne University.

The system cost the ASC "under $1 million" Australian dollars. It will be used for a digital video repository to consolidate access to sports video material. It will provide 42 terabytes of storage.

According to a report in The Age, the facility will enable improved performance analysis of athletes; allow collaborative access and the sharing of corporate digital video information; provide much greater storage capacity and ensure greater protection of video data.

The ASC has not disclosed details of the other shortlisted vendors.