ReWritable Products Promotion Initiative (RWPPI)
RW Products Promotion Initiative is a group actively involved in developing
and promoting DVD-R/RW media and the related products. RWPPI was founded
by 12 companies and membership
since its establishment in May 2002 has now increased to include 50 companies.
The group recommends standard product specifications for the DVD, such as
labeling for standard disc recording time, VR/RW disc play function, etc., while
focuses on the verification process of recording/playback compatibility between
DVD recorders, and players. It also offers consumers information about the
DVD-R/RW format through partnership promotion of the DVD-R/RW and related products.
It also participates in major shows
In CeBIT the group presented some of the latest products of the main companies
supporting the RWPPI, such as Pioneer, Sharp, Samsung, NEC and Sony, along
with many new DVD-R/RW media. Live demonstrations of the basic usage of these
media in the recording and authoring process and general information
about the format's merits where scheduled every day and took place in the RWPPI
New 4x DVD-R/RW discs from JVC, Maxell, Prodisc, FujiFilm and many other manufacturers
were available in the booth, as shown below.
DVD players form Pioneer and Sharp where continuously playing
DVD-R /RW videos in large plasma screens with an increased picture quality.
The latest multi recorder from Sony, the DRX-510ULX and the
well-known Pioneer DVR-A05 were there to complete the wide range of the DVD
recorders supporting the DVD-R/RW format.