Singulus Mastering also uses the DaTARIUS CoverTest technology for BD testing: at the CoverTest station, at the press of a button, a protective foil is applied to the stamper enabling 'replica-like testing as well as protection during the stamper handling. This provides full conformance to replicas due to the non-air incident read configuration. Removing the CoverTest foil is as easy as applying it: the stamper is placed in the integrated UV unit and, after a few seconds, the foil can be peeled off without leaving any residue. It also removes any contamination that may have been present on the stamper before CoverTest-ing it.
"The DaTABANK has AACS decoding as well as, optionally, ROMmark and DCA?s DiscTag reading. This matches perfectly to the Crystalline available configuration," says Wouters.
"By placing the tester at the Singulus Mastering headquarters in Eindhoven, Netherlands, DaTARIUS was able to work closely with Singulus Mastering and respond to needed changes/adjustments to the system to meet the level needed for a production stamper tester."