The Recordable DVD Council, a coalition of DVD technology developers and users, has announced a worldwide program to promote the standardization of DVD recording formats. The 66 member coalition is pushing for uniformity among the three DVD Forum-specified standards, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, and DVD-RW. According to the Council:
The Recordable DVD Council, a 66-member coalition of leading DVD technology developers and users, announced that it will launch a worldwide program to promote recordable DVD products complying with recording standards approved by the DVD Forum. In a prepared statement the Councilis chairman, Bon-Guk Koo, senior corporate advisor of Samsung Electronics, said, iThe main work of the Recordable DVD Council will be to encourage widespread acceptance of the three DVD Forum-specified standards, DVD-RAM, DVD-R and DVD-RW.i
The chairman noted, iIn the digital network era, products adopting recordable DVD formats, including both audio-video and PC-based devices, such as DVD recorders, DVD drives for PC use, recordable media and its applications, are expected to become very important business categories.i He added, iThe Council will make its chief targets industry outreach at major trade shows, information exchanges among Council members and discussions aimed at expanding the recordable DVD market. The worldwide program will feature the launch of a Council web site, the recruiting of new members from all over the world and the opening of representative offices outside Japan in the near future.i
You can find more information about the Recordable DVD Council at the coalitionis Web site.