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Appeared on: Thursday, August 23, 2001
C3D debutes first HDTV compatible FMD disc

Constellation 3D ("C3D") announced that its ongoing HDTV ROM technology development program has yielded a significant achievement - the world's first HDTV compatible fluorescent discs and drives.

Technical requirements of the ROM disc data read and output rate in excess of 20 Mbits/sec were attained by using the latest advancements in the proprietary set of fluorescent dye-polymer compositions developed by Constellation 3D. The much higher data read rate and consequently higher resolution of HDTV requires greater disc capacity than DVD can provide.

Recent technological developments were successfully integrated into the Company's HDTV-ROM disc by its media technology group. Sample disks were played and tested using proprietary fluorescent disc drives designed and built by C3D's drive group. The HDTV fluorescent disc drives include widely available standard red laser drive components as well as an internally developed optical pick-up mechanism, signal filtering system and analog/digital data processing components.


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