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 Verbatim breaks the speed barrier again with 16x DVD+R Media
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Message Text: Verbatim Corporation, a core member of the DVD+RW Alliance, today announced the arrival of its 1-16X speed DVD+R media.

With the ability to record at about 21 MB/sec, the discs can store 4.7GB of video, photos, music or data files in about five minutes. Verbatim has working closely with verification authorities and leading drive manufacturers to produce this high-performance DVD+R media, certified for 1-16X DVD writing.

The key component in achieving 16X speed DVD+R media that delivers optimum performance, superior quality and the broadest compatibility is the proprietary recording layer technology developed by Verbatim, Advanced AZO. By using the proven dye technology incorporated in its 8X DVD+R media as the platform for the new, more sensitive Advanced AZO technology, Verbatim engineers not only achieved 16X +R write speed, they ensured that the new media will maintain backward compatibility with existing DVD recorders and 1-8X DVD+R burners.

The patented AZO dye features excellent thermal and optical properties for a wider power margin and increased sensitivity to laser light for high-speed recording. Reliability is enhanced by controlling the heat interference between recording marks, which reduces degradation of the recording marks. This minimizes the jitter and enables superior recording characteristics across the entire range of available recording speeds, from 1X through 16X.

In addition, the new 16x speed Verbatim media utilises advanced precision moulding technology that ensures a consistently flat disc surface. ?The flatness of the media is especially critical for 16X recording because it minimises the errors that can occur during high-speed recording,? explained Merv Tabe, Verbatim Australia?s Managing Director. ?The recording speed is the fastest at the outer diameter, where the disc is most susceptible to flatness issues. Because of this, precise moulding and extremely flat media is vital at the 16X write speed. As we have worked so closely with the format working group as well as the verification authorities and leading burner manufacturers, consumers can be confident that Verbatim?s 16X DVD+R media will perform exceptionally.?

Reliable, high-speed recording and broad compatibility makes Verbatim?s new 16X DVD+R discs ideal for sharing computer data, home videos, photos, and music. With write-once security and 4.7 GB of capacity, the media is also an excellent storage solution for fast backups and archiving.

Availability

Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, Verbatim 16X DVD+R media will be available through leading retailers, authorised resellers and distributors across the country in November.
 
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