TDK Launches Professional Disc (PD-RE23CN
Posted May 3, 2005

TDK Corporation has announced that it has reached a licensing agreement with Sony for TDK to begin manufacturing and distributing TDK Professional Disc (PD-RE23CN) media, rewritable optical discs that provide compatibility with Sony's Professional Disc System (XDCAM).

The TDK Professional Disc, which uses a blue-violet laser with a short wavelength for recording and playback, boasts a capacity of 23.3GB - approximately five times that of DVD media - as well as a rapid transfer rate of 72Mbps.

Main Features of Professional Disc PD-RE23CN include:
1. 23.3GB capacity provided by blue-violet laser recording, with high-speed 72Mbps transfer rate.

2. Durabis Pro technology achieves a durable recording surface with resistance to dust and scratching.

3. Spin coating yields a smooth cover layer, for stabilized recording and playback.

4. Stable characteristics even after 10,000 overwrites.

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