Verbatim introduces 50GB dual layer Blu-ray media


Mumbai: Verbatim Corporation has produced 2X speed 50GB Dual Layer Verbatim (DL) Blu-Ray Recordable (BD-R) and Blu-Ray Rewriteable (BD-RE) media. The same will be available for Indian market next month. Verbatim India has already launched Blu-Ray recordable disc of 25 GB.

Known worldwide for its premier dual-layer technologies since the launch of the world’s first Double Layer DVD media under its own brand, Verbatim has continued to develop and refine its technologies. By leveraging its Double Layer technologies and expertise, Verbatim now provides high-quality Blu- Ray Disc Double Layer media.

With the ability to store up to 50GB or about 4 hours of HD-quality video on a single disc without having to flip or change the disc, the new media offers distinct advantages for professional video production, business storage; backup, archiving, radio and television broadcast storage, education, banking, healthcare, and government applications.

The highly innovative recording layers used for Verbatim/MKM BD-R and BD-RE DL media have exceptionally wide power margins. This makes Verbatim/MKM BD-R/RE DL media the best choice for critical applications because it ensures quality recording on the entire disc surface, regardless of drive power fluctuations or smudges on the disc surface. Developed with a high potential for writing at a higher speed, Verbatim/MKM is preparing to launch 4X BD-R both single and dual media in 2007.

Verbatim/MKM’s complete line of BD media includes a proprietary super-hard coating developed by MKM. This protective coating is a key technology for BD disc production since the BD data layer is close to the surface of the disc and is not protected by a plastic substrate like DVD media. The new hard coat protects the BD data layer from scratches and fingerprints without warping the disc, and allows the usage of the media in a bare disc form, without a cartridge.

Verbatim/MKM BD media is produced to the highest quality standards at Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Company’s optical disc manufacturing facility in Mizushima, Japan. The Mizushima factory is known for its expertise in producing 30GB Ultra Density Optical (UDO) discs. The UDO media, which is also based on blue laser technology, is widely used in mission-critical optical libraries for legal, financial, healthcare and government applications.

Verbatim and MKM are contributing members of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA).