The DaTARIUS Group will be supporting the Media-Tech Expo, May 15-17 in Long Beach, CA, USA, showcasing the latest developments in the quality control sector.
On the 2nd day of the show (Wednesday, May 16 at 11:15), DaTARIUS will hold a workshop where the company's experts will provide practical presentations as well as demonstrating challenges and solutions for quality control of high definition formats.
Media manufacturers who are upgrading their facilities ahead of demand for high definition media are still faced with dilemma of a two-format marketplace. Keeping up with the disc manufacturers' needs, DaTARIUS will introduce its Format Exchange Program on any DaTABANK HD DVD, BD or DVD system.
In addition to the DaTABANK systems, fully equipped with driveCubes for BD, HD DVD and DVD, DaTARIUS will also be showing its stamper testing solutions. The company has developed the CoverTest proprietary processing technology that applies a cover layer to a stamper, protecting and facilitating quality control of both pre-recorded and recordable stampers. This allows mastering facilities and manufacturers to optimize stamper quality before moulding.
The company will also be releasing its HD DVD and BD Signal Guides to the US market. The CD, DVD and DVDR signal guides, launched in 2001, have served as invaluable reference publications throughout the optical media industry, and the HD and BD versions are eagerly awaited.
Long Beach will also see the US introduction of DaTARIUS' second-generation Balance and Eccentricity Analyzer products. The Balance Analyzer Mk. 2 is a compact unit operated either as a standalone system or connected to a PC for full GUI, providing within seconds the standard unbalance factors and its direction. The Eccentricity Analyzer Mk. 2 also provides within seconds the value of the ECC for any disc format (CD, DVD, BD or HD DVD) at any production stage: stamper, blank substrate, sputtered substrate and finished discs including multi layer.
DaTARIUS will also be highlighting its MF DisCo mould temperature regulation system and its process engineers will be on hand to discuss the benefits of MF DisCo with a specific focus on HD DVD and BD.
The DaTARIUS team will also be displaying the new Print Inspection ? digital version, upgraded to meet the demands of the new generation of high-speed machines, and now with a tighter process window option for HD DVD and BD discs.
DaTARIUS will also offer a complimentary evaluation of any media samples visitors can bring to the company's booth, using the company's latest systems.