CD-PROM


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CD-PROM

(Compact Disc-Programmable Read Only Memory) A combination mastered CD-ROM and CD-R disc all in one from Kodak (www.kodak.com) that was introduced in 1999 and bowed out in 2002. It allowed software or data to be premastered on part of the disc, while the remaining part could be recorded in a CD-R drive.

Manufacturing overcapacity in the recordable CD market contributed to CD-PROM's failure to catch on. Its technology is utilized in Kodak's Picture CD product where it holds the software (for Mac and Windows) that allows the customer to zoom, crop and remove red-eye from the pictures stored on the disc. See Picture CD.
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And the idea popped up again when CD recorders became affordable, about five years ago: it was called CD-PROM, and it involved putting both read-only sectors and writable sectors on a single disk.
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Eastman Kodak Company today announced Kodak CD-PROM technology, a new compact disc technology with exciting applications for the computer industry.
Kodak CD-PROM technology (for Compact Disc-Programmable ROM) combines the technologies of two CDs in one new type of media.
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Kodak CD-PROM technology is compliant with all industry standards.
Kodak is currently manufacturing CD-PROM discs and shipping them to customers who order Kodak Picture CDs.
Kodak is currently talking to a number of large companies that may benefit from CD-PROM technology, including major players in the computer industry.
Kodak said the future direction of the technology will include products that allow end-users to write on CD-PROM discs at the desktop.