Industry News

Advances In Archival Optical Disc Storage

U.S. researchers from Case Western University in Cleveland reported that they are developing new technology that will improve upon the current optical disc. The improved disc would allegedly be so storage dense that only five to ten of the discs would be needed to hold the whole print collection stored in the Library of Congress. […]

Pioneer BDR-PR1M Archival Blu-ray Writer

Pioneer has two new Blu-ray disc writers in line for release for professional applications. The target market for the disc writers are businesses, libraries, and museums; the goal, to provide a way to transfer and store critical data on archival Blu-ray discs. There are a number of Blu-ray duplicators that can make many copies of […]

Turn Your DVD and Blu-ray Media Into UltraViolet Digital Copies

UltraViolet, the cloud-based licensing system backed by some of the biggest Hollywood film studios, has always been looking to realize the virtualization of its consumers’ DVD and Blu-ray media collections. The service has already partnered with Wal-Mart to make this process easier for consumers. More recently and in relation to this UltraViolet development, Rovi Corporation […]

Blu-ray Discs Still Growing – Sales Increase 13%

Despite the popularity of online content streaming giants, like Netflix, and potential upstarters, like UltraViolet, some consumers still prefer physical discs to digital content when it comes to enjoying movies and television series. The preference is substantiated by the fact that Blu-ray disc sales from the first half of the year increased 13% compared to […]

One-Red Unveils Lower Patent Licenses for DVD and CD

Effective July 1, 2012, electronic giants Sony, LG, Pioneer and Philips will jointly oversee the licensing processes of optical disc and optical disk players through One-Red. This joint venture by the companies will be useful for the optical storage brand owners and manufactures as they can now use CD-ROM and CD-Audio technologies as well as […]