Optical Storage Technology Association Announces Availability of White Paper
Posted Jun 2, 2004

The Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) announces the online availability of a comprehensive reference guide, "Understanding Recordable & Rewritable DVD." The 49-page white paper, authored by industry expert Hugh Bennett and available free through OSTA's Web site at http://www.osta.org, answers basic questions about DVD recordable and rewritable technologies using simple language and an easy-to-follow format.

The new guide covers a wide range of both basic and technical information about recordable and rewritable DVD technology encompassing all five writable DVD formats (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM). The white paper also addresses the issues of DVD duplication, replication, and publishing, as well as disc labeling, handling, storage, and disposal. Additional chapters cover disc longevity, testing and verification, and disc construction and manufacturing.

A comprehensive appendix includes suggestions of additional print and online informational resources, as well as links to industry periodicals, trade shows, newsgroups, Web sites, industry associations, and manufacturers by product category.

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