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Sony, Panasonic announce long-term storage ‘Archival Disc’

Sony, Panasonic announce long-term storage ‘Archival Disc’

PanARMENIAN.Net - Sony and Panasonic announced that they have formulated ‘Archival Disc’, a new standard for professional-use, next-generation optical discs, with the objective of expanding the market for long-term digital data storage.

“Optical discs have excellent properties to protect themselves against the environment, such as dust-resistance and water-resistance, and can also withstand changes in temperature and humidity when stored. They also allow inter-generational compatibility between different formats, ensuring that data can continue to be read even as formats evolve. This makes them robust media for long-term storage of content. Recognizing that optical discs will need to accommodate much larger volumes of storage going forward, particularly given the anticipated future growth in the archive market, Sony and Panasonic have been engaged in the joint development of a standard for professional-use next-generation optical discs,” Sony said in a press release.

Both Sony and Panasonic aim to launch systems with a recording capacity of 300 GB per disc from summer 2015, onwards. In addition, both companies plan to leverage their respective technologies to further expand the recording capacity per disc to 500 GB and 1 TB.

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