Taiyo Yuden announced today that a new DVD±R recording technology called "AutoStrategy" developed, that used from the new Plextor PX-716A.
The following text comes from Japanese translation so there might be errors:
"...AUTOSTRATEGY is the technology which applies laser light to a disk, discriminates the characteristic of a disk, and can write in on the optimal conditions for every disk. Compared with the system which specifies a disk by the conventional media ID, the influence of the characteristic variation at the time of disk manufacture is reduced, and the optimal writing can be performed. Moreover, it writes in also about the disk with which Media ID are not registered, and it is said that conditions can be optimized.
When optical energy is specifically added to a disk by laser, the heat distribution of a record side is analyzed in an instant. Based on the result, a laser output and irradiation time are controlled the optimal and it is said by forming a precise pit that write-in grace is raised.
Since crude media are written in and it becomes discriminable in front by adopting AUTOSTRATEGY technology, it is said that the trouble "writing is not made" and "it is unreproducible although written in" is mitigable. In the company, it is supposed that activity which is considering as a chance that the drive which adopted this technology in a few days will be commercialized, will cooperate with a drive maker from now on, and makes AUTOSTRATEGY an industry standard is performed..."
More information found at Plextor USA website:".... A technology that determines the standard deviation of any blank disc and automatically optimizes the write strategy for unknown media, enabling high-quality disc recording. AUTOSTRATEGY technology is the culmination of five years of research and development by Taiyo Yuden, a leading Japanese supplier of quality CD and DVD recording media.
?Plextor constantly develops and introduces features that differentiate our DVD and CD drives from competitive products,? said Howard Wing, vice president of sales and marketing for Plextor. ?The combination of Taiyo Yuden AUTOSTRATEGY technology and Plextor?s proven expertise of high-quality disc recording has yielded outstanding results. We have successfully demonstrated that the PX-716 with AUTOSTRATEGY is capable of providing high-quality writing over a broad spectrum of media. This remarkable feature will appeal to anyone who purchases unbranded media to save money, but has been disappointed by low-quality recordings in the past.?..."