Verbatim demonstrates advanced DVD technology

Data storage provider, Verbatim, which designs, develops and produces DVDs within all formats including +R, -R, +RW,-RW and RAM), CD-R and CD-RW, is demonstrating its new Advanced AZO+ technology at Gitex.

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By  Vijaya Cherian Published  September 25, 2005

Data storage provider, Verbatim, which designs, develops and produces DVDs within all formats including +R, -R, +RW,-RW and RAM), CD-R and CD-RW, is demonstrating its new Advanced AZO+ technology at Gitex. This technology eliminates the speed limits for data storage on DVD+R and DVD-R. It can reach high recording speeds of 16x and is compatible with previous generations of DVD recorders and burners. “This technology offers excellent thermal and optical properties with enhanced laser sensitivity during high-speed recording,” says Olivier Lemaire, general manager, Verbatim. “Reliability is also improved. The control of heat interference between record marks reduces deterioration and minimises jitter for better recording performance. The new Verbatim DVD+R Double Layer and Dual Layer provides enhanced storage capacity: up to four hours of DVD quality in video (nearly eight hours in VHS quality), 8.5 G/bytes of data or more than 120 hours of MP3 audio files on a single side, while remaining compatible with most current DVD and DVD-ROM drives. “The development of DVD+R DL 8x marks a significant advance,” says Lemaire. “They have the highest speed on the market for DVD DL burning. An 8.5 G/bytes disk can be fully burnt in less than 15 minutes, which is 66% faster than the first generation of DVD+R. Discs can also be burnt at lower speed to allow compatibility with previous generations of DVD+R DL 2.4 x burners.” The finalised certification means that the new compatible Dual Layer burners can fully burn a Verbatim DVD-R Dual Layer disc in close to 25 minutes. Verbatim and its parent company, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (MKM), were among the first to confirm the technical feasibility of 4x speed recording of a Dual Layer DVD-R. Verbatim also has plans to launch new DVD formats (Blu-ray and HD DVD) towards the end of the year when compatible burners and recorders will be available. The Verbatim Blu-ray will have 25G/bytes (single layer) and 50G/bytes (double layer) with the HD DVD available in 16 G/bytes at first. High-capacity discs will also be useful for extended computer data storage applications.

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