DaTARIUS, a world-leading supplier of test equipment, improves optical media quality through comprehensive products and services embracing process optimization, and the company will be supporting Media-Tech Expo 2004 with a large presence at Frankfurt. On display will be a range of Analyzers and Evaluators that support all formats: pre-recorded, recordable, and rewritable.
DaTARIUS will be debuting an updated version of its revolutionary DaTABANK technology, which is fully Blu-ray (BD) and HD-DVD enabled, with its new DaTAVIEW software.
Complementing these test systems will be a range of optimization equipment, including the MF DisCO temperature regulator; and inspection equipment, with print label, disc orientation and ident code validation.
The revolutionary DaTABANK concept, which tests all DVD formats, now consists of further modules: the DaTABANK Hub and the DaTABANK Station. The Hub acts as a central processor for up to 10 Stations (each with four drives/Cubes), while a standalone Station has also been developed.
The new DaTAVIEW Windows-based interface has been designed specifically for the DaTABANK, and is available in a CS-5 version for existing CS-4 users. Among the features are full networking, enhanced database integration and enhanced graphics using the dynamic Quality Web display system.
The DVD Bit2Bit Compare Advanced follows on from the DCA/DaTARIUS co-operation in 2003 to streamline the optical disc testing process for replicators. This further development includes Bit2Bit image verification (compare), GUID (Globally unique Identification) based metadata lookup, metadata server archiving of test results, Complete CSS (Content Scrambling System) & HCRC (Hierarchical CRC) image verification.
Other new products featuring at the show in Frankfurt are the DVD Analyzer RS 1X Dual Adaptor; the Sprue Recycler II; and the Balance Analyzer (Sony DUC-10) and DVD Eccentricity Analyzer (Sony DEC-12).