(April 11, 2000)
Milpitas, CA - DISC Inc. (NASDAQ: DCSR), a leading manufacturer
of automated library solutions for enterprise storage, announced today
the company's first DVD-RAM storage solution: the DV Series. Combining
fast write and transfer rates with high capacity ranging from 156 GBs
to 1.6 TBs, the DV Series combines high-performance and reliability for
a broad range of storage applications.
Incorporating from one to seventeen DVD-RAM drives,
the DV Series libraries record data onto DVD-RAM media at 1.35 MBs per
second and have a play back rate of 2.7 MBs per second for DVD media and
2.4 MBs per second (16x speed) for CD-ROM media. With a Mean Swap Between
Failure (MSBF) of 2,500,000 cycles, the DV Series offers the reliability
needed for critical recording environments such as video record-and-playback,
security, back-up and storage.
"The DV Series was designed to meet today's growing
storage requirements by offering users safe, secure and reliable storage
for their important and sensitive data," said J. Richard Ellis, DISC
President and CEO. "With compatibility across multiple operating
systems, customers can expect seamless integration into a complete range
of applications and environments."
Fully compliant with the DVD Forum standards, the DV
Series can read from both DVD-RAM and DVD-ROM discs as well as from CD-ROM,
CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW and video CDs. A single DVD can store approximately
1.3 million pages of text, 150 minutes of high-quality MPEG-2 video, more
than 8 hours of AC3 audio or 5,200 full-color photos (640x480).
DISC's entire line of DVD-RAM storage libraries provide
users with the highest possible performance and reliability. The DV Series
features 100, 200, 400 and 600 disc capacity models and are expected to
begin shipping April 2000.
DISC Incorporated manufactures an extensive family of automated library
solutions for enterprise storage. DISC storage devices are designed and
built at their ISO 9001 certified plant in Milpitas, California. DISC
products range in capacity from 104 GBs to 5.4 TBs and are designed for
high performance and maximum reliability.
Customers seeking more information may reach DISC at
1-800-944-3472 or (408)934-7000. www.disc-storage.com