Verbatim Ramps Up DVD-R Media Production

Verbatim will begin shipping high-volume quantities of their DataLifePlus 4.7GB DVD-Recordable (DVD-R) General Use media this month. While DVD-RAM drives have been available for some time, media for the drives has always been expensive or difficult to come by. Verbatim hopes to eliminate that problem with increased production of the high capacity media. According to Verbatim:

Verbatim Corporation today announced the company will begin shipping DataLifePlus 4.7GB DVD-Recordable (DVD-R) General Use media in volume this month and will be demonstrating the media at NAB, Booth #S4826 in Las Vegas April 23-26. To ensure exceptional reliability and durability, the new media incorporates revolutionary recording layer technologies that were developed by Verbatim and its parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. Verbatim further enhances the value of its 4.7GB DVD-R discs with a lifetime warranty.

The media supports the DVD-R for general use drives from Pioneer and the new DVD/CD drives offered with Apple and Compaq computers. Verbatimis new 4.7GB DVD-R discs will also be compatible with other DVD-R general drives which will be announced shortly. Key applications range from photo, audio and video storage to expanded data storage.

Fully compliant with the DVD-R General specifications established by the DVD Forum, a single-sided 4.7GB disc provides the same capacity as seven CDs. Up to 2 hours of high-quality video can be stored on a single side. But what makes the Verbatim DVD-R media so desirable is its compatibility--it can be played back on the leading DVD-ROM drives and DVD-Video players.

The mediais write-once format and 100-year data life make it ideal for organizations that store and archive critical information such as financial data, legal files, government records and medical images that must not be altered or overwritten. With its high capacity and broad compatibility, Verbatim DVD-R for general use media is also ideal for consumers that want to share their videos with family members as well as businesses that want an easy, cost-effective solution for limited distribution of training and marketing videos or multimedia presentations.

The Verbatim 4.7GB DVD-R disks are available for US$18. You can find more information at the Verbatim Web site.