'RAM-Compatible' Logo and Compatibility Working Group Established
Posted Aug 1, 2003

The Recordable DVD Council (RDVDC) announced a number of measures it is taking to further speed the expansion of the recordable DVD market.  Among these moves, the RDVDC has created a new "RAM Compatible" logo to designate products capable of recording and playing back -- or just playing back -- video images on DVD-RAM discs in the Video Recording Format.

It also announced the establishment of the Compatibility Working Group
to ensure interoperability of products using RDVDC-supported recordable DVD formats (DVD-RAM, DVD-R and DVD-RW).  With a growing number of companies manufacturing recordable DVD products, the RDVDC established the Compatibility Working Group to support newcomers to this market.  The group also looks to encourage the development of new products, further ensuring the compatibility of recordable DVD products.

The group has set up three Sub-Working Groups that cover the following
    1.  Tools and testers for development of discs and devices
    2.  Compatibility between various discs and apparatus
    3.  Applications

Established in April 2001, the Recordable DVD Council has grown to 94
corporate members (56 in Japan, l7 in Asia, 17 in North America and 4
in Europe) as of July 31, 2003.  The organization is dedicated to
expanding the market for the recordable DVD products that comply with the recordable DVD formats (DVD-RAM, DVD-R and DVD-RW) specified by the DVD Forum.