Fuji Photo Film announced that has developed a new dye material for optical discs which can offer 1-16x recording speeds on DVD-R media.
The newly developed organic material opens the way for designing new DVD-R media appropriate for achieve transfer rates up to 177.28 Mbit/Sec.
Compatibility with the current DVD players is expected to be high, according to the company.
FujiFilm has managed to achieve low jitter as well as high reflectivity characteristics when recording DVD at high speeds, where the recording parameters are generally hard to control.
Moreover, the material will offer a lifetime that exceeds the 100 years.
Although the 16x DVD-R recording standard is expected to be officially announced next year, FuJiFilm said that the first 16x DVD-R drives will be available by the end of 2004.
- New dye technology offers outstanding optical characteristics under simultaneous heat applied at 16x DVD recording.
- High signal quality in a wide speed range
from 1X - 16X on DVD-R, very good optical characteristics in the laser power variations.
- Stable operation and high compatibility
- Lifetime reaches the 100 years under normal conditions, estimated with the "Arrhenius model"
Recording wavelength: 650nm
Thickness: 1.2 Mm (0.6 MmX2)
Recording layer: Organic coloring material
Track pitch: 0.74 micrometers
Shortest record pit length: 0.4 micrometers
Recording speed: 1X-16X
Data transmission rate: 11.08 (1X) -177.28 (16X) Mbit/sec