Leading test equipment provider DaTARIUS announced that the complete set of driveCubes is now available for its flagship DaTABANK.
The design and mechanics for these driveCubes have been on the market for the past three years and have been consistently proven to be reliable and effective.
All driveCubes utilize the DaTAVIEW user interface, enabling one DaTABANK to test DVD, BD and HD DVD simultaneously, whether it be pre-recorded, blank and recorded discs, or pre-recorded and blank stampers. Uniquely, stamper-adapted drives can play regular discs even for the BD format.
The driveCubes can be inserted into any DaTABANK system and will be recognized automatically for 'Play and Go' functionality. Operation can begin immediately, whatever the format ? DVD, BD, or HD DVD.
Measurements of stamper layers 0 and 1 can be easily linked in DaTAVIEW so that the measurements are combined, and the same can be done for a stamper and its replicas.
"The format-agnostic design of the DaTABANK and the flexibility of the DaTAVIEW user interface makes it easy for producers, even if they produce hybrid formats such as the HD DVD/DVD combo," says Thomas Hackl, CCO of the DaTARIUS Group. "Measurement sequences can be set up so that all layers must be measured (DVD layer, then HD DVD layer); measurement results are then linked to give one simple result for the completed disc."
Each driveCube measures electrical parameters as defined by the industry specifications, and they are all manufactured by DaTARIUS with specification conforming components. The compact design and top loading form factor of the driveCube philosophy means that these can even be integrated into the production line. The modular approach adopted in the driveCube architecture allows a HD DVD driveCube to be converted to BD or vice versa without the full expense of a new drive.