Last year marked the first HD DVD manufactured by Laser-Video, which plans to install its first BD mastering and replication system in August of this year. To keep up with these changing demands, the company chose the flexible and format-agnostic DaTABANK system. Laser-Video has now ordered systems, all with the same user platform and interface, that can test discs and stampers for DVDs, HD DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs.
DaTARIUS has developed a proprietary processing technology that applies an easily removable cover layer to a stamper, protecting it while facilitating quality control of both pre-recorded and recordable stampers. This allows mastering facilities and manufacturers to optimize stamper quality before moulding.
Laser-Video and DaTARIUS are also working closely together on a Russian edition of the BD and HD DVD Signal Guides. The English versions will be launched into the market during the coming Media-Tech Show in Long Beach 15-17 May 2007.