is expected to be approved by the DVD Forum, within the near future after which drives, media, software and related products will be available by the end of 2005.
blank media production line at the Panasonic Disc Manufacturing Corporation of America in Torrance, California this week, RAMPRG's Jasionowski attributes the popularity of DVD-RAM
recorders to the unique technical and functional features of DVD-RAM
Now, users have the choice of employing either the Windows or UNIX/Linux operating systems--combined with DVD-RAM
functionality--to manage and manipulate data from video to music to simple text files.
Earlier this year, Hitachi and Toshiba, which also support the DVD-RAM
standard, unveiled their first products in the format.
TEAC Corporation, Toshiba Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) -- are dedicated to promoting the DVD-RAM
format and popularizing DVD-RAM
related products on an international basis.
Tokikazu Matsumoto, RAMPRG Chairman and Director of Panasonic AVC Networks Company (a division of Matsushita Electric Industrial) comments: "Recordable DVDs are rapidly gaining popularity, and DVD-RAM
is a recordable DVD format that provides superior features for both the AV and PC fields.
In addition to being able to read from and write to DVD-RAM
media, the libraries can read DVD-RAM
, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, and CD audio media.
With Freedom, all phone-based interactions can be recorded to DVD-RAM
or any network-attached storage media, for secure archiving and fast retrieval.
The new PX-750 series supports one of the features most requested by Plextor customers -- DVD-RAM
functionality," said Pete Schwartz, vice president of marketing and business development for Plextor.
Added Mun-Hwa Park, President and CEO of Hitachi-LG Data Storage, "As customers become more aware of the benefits of DVD-RAM
through the RAM Promotion Group initiative, I am confident that the DVD-RAM
format and products based on it will become more widely used around the globe.
But now I'm seeing DVD-RAM
drives that also write CDs; and there's supposed to be a drive coming out this Spring that writes both rewritable DVD-RAM
and write-once DVD-R.
The new MegaSTOR drive is the first Triple Format burner offered to the US retail marketplace able to write to DVD+/-R media at 16X speeds and DVD-RAM
media at 5X speeds.