"...ECI (Enterprise Corporation International) announces the release of its new CD recording technology to the software and digital imaging industries. Two years in development, The Engine can be integrated into virtually any software application, allowing users to save files to CD as easily as they would save them to a floppy disk, without leaving the application. The Engine’s simple, single-click recording capability distinguishes it from the complex CD authoring software packages users must learn in order to write CDs today.
The Engine was developed by Mr. Karitani, who has over 29 years of experience in space sciences, computer and optical media technologies. In 1995 he served as chairman for the Logical Interchange Subcommittee of the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA). ECI’s technology moves beyond OSTA standards, using a proprietary form of packet writing that provides superior reliability, virtually eliminating recording errors. The Engine technology can be found in applications from a variety of companies, notably Kodak, PowerQuest Corporation, Imation, and Ixla, Ltd., among others. Several large manufacturers of optical storage devices use ECI’s diagnostic products, which also incorporate The Engine.
The Engine is compatible with nearly all CD-RW recorders, and its discs can be played on most CD-ROM drives, as well as Video CD and DVD players. Its applications range from the basic ability to write data or audio from within the host application to writing photo images and video to CD-RW that can be played on DVD drives. The technology can also be used for copy protection and CD diagnostics. It supports IDE, SCSI, USB and 1394 (Firewire) for Windows 98SE and
higher operating systems; a Mac compatible version is currently under development.
Clients can choose from four modules of The Engine -- available as SDKs (software developers’ kits) -- for integration into a variety of software applications. Each module incorporates a set of functions appropriate for a specific kind of application: copy protection, diagnostic, data and audio, and VCD (still photos and video). Other modules of The Engine technology are under development, with scheduled releases later this year. A working demonstration of The Engine, including its writing capability, can be found at http://www.eciusa.com/enginedemo/index.htm...