Midbar Ltd., the developer of Cactus Data Shield (CDS) digital music copy control technology, announced today that more than 10 million Cactus Data Shield (CDS) copy controlled and revenue generating CDs have been collectively released in the U.S. and Europe by major labels to date. This includes releases protected by the recently unveiled CDS-200.0.4 version, which addressed all known issues of playability.
“It’s been an exciting year, packed with great achievements as well as useful learning experiences. Midbar’s CDS system continues to reign as the most effective copy control technology on the market. Topping the 10 million mark with a revenue-generating product is direct testament to this. CDS provides robust security without compromising playability or the sound quality of the original recording. We will continue to upgrade this already proven technology as we embark on the path to the next milestone,” said Noam Zur, Midbar’s V.P. of Sales and Marketing.
Zur represented the copy control industry at the New Technology panel at Midem 2002, held on January 23 in Cannes, France. "It was both a privilege and an honor to speak on behalf of the industry. I explained the basic premise behind copy control technology and clarified the common misconceptions. I believe that the industry is likely to move forward more easily should our collective purpose be better understood," said Zur.