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 Television Network to Showcase First Play-out-to-air From Holographic System
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Message Text: InPhase and Hitachi Maxell conduct Japan's first public demonstration of holographic storage at InterBEE in Tokyo on November 16-18, 2005.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS), a Time Warner company, is a producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a provider of programming for the basic cable industry. Turner Network Television becomes the first television network to air content originating on holographic storage.

Engineers from InPhase Technologies and TBS ingested a promotional advertisement into InPhase's Tapestry holographic disk as a data file. The ad was recorded by InPhase's holographic prototype drive onto the holographic disk, which was manufactured by Hitachi Maxell, an InPhase partner and investor. The file was then electronically migrated to a server and played back to air at the scheduled time. This promotional ad will remain active in the system and will be aired whenever called for by the program schedule of TNT.

"This was done to investigate the feasibility of using holographic storage for broadcasting television content," Ron Tarasoff, vice president of broadcast technology and engineering at Turner Entertainment Networks.

Hitachi Maxell and InPhase will hold Japan's first public demonstration of holographic storage at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (InterBEE) on November 16-18,2005 in Tokyo. The demonstration will be held in the Hitachi Maxell booth, #4506.

The Tapestry holographic system can store more than 26 hours of broadcast-quality high-definition video on a single 300 gigabyte (GB) disk, recorded at a 160 megabit per second (Mb/s) data rate.

Customer shipments of the 300 GB InPhase Tapestry product will commence in 2006, representing the initial offering in the family of InPhase holographic drives and media, which have capacities ranging up to 1.6 terabytes (TB) and data rates of 960 Mb/s.
 
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