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 SANYO announces DOA (Drive Open Architecture)
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Message Text: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is now releasing information about a new approach,"DOA(Drive Open Architecture)" to the BURN-Proof technology enabled- device user. DOA is a system releasing the library to run the "Test program" and its specifications. This system enables the user to control their own drive with their own library.

What is DOA (Drive-Open-Architecture)?

As you know, devices such as CD-R/RW drive are operated by the firmware programmed in the Flash memory. The firmware includes "Main Program" and "Test Program". "Main Program" runs CD-R/RW drive's primary operations such as recording and/or playback. "Test Program" is a unique function that checks the drive condition and gets special information on the media or the drive. Up until now, "Test Program" has been limited exclusively to the manufacture's use only.

Drive-Open-Architecture (referred to as DOA) makes the specifications and the functions of Test Program available to the user and updates these features. Moreover, it offers programming interface (DOA libray) from the application in order to use these functions. If you install DOA library into the application, you can use Test program functions that you have never been able to use by the existing devices or commands. This approach enables the user to control the drive with "Unprecedented inspiration". In other words, DOA is a concept to allow closer connections between the user and the manufacture, application and drive firmware. DOA is making a progressive advance with accommodating your opinion.

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