DVD+RW Alliance


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DVD+RW Alliance

An industry consortium devoted to promoting rewritable and write-once DVD standards. Founded in 1997 by HP, Philips, Sony and others, it developed the DVD+RW specification as an evolution of the CD-RW format. The Alliance was formed to provide a format that was more compatible with consumer DVD players than the DVD-RAM format that was being developed by the DVD Forum at that time. "Plus RW" and "Plus R" are commonly used to refer to the DVD+RW and DVD+R formats of the Alliance compared to the DVD Forum's DVD-RW and DVD-R. For more information, visit www.dvdrw.com. See DVD Forum and DVD.
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Further details about the DVD+RW Alliance and supporting companies can be found at http://www.
5 GB Double layer DVD recording is quite popular amongst PC users and is now standard on any new DVD writer," said Frank Simonis, Chair of the DVD+RW Alliance Product Promotions Group and Strategic Marketing Director for Philips Optical Storage.
Double-Layer DVD+R technology was developed by Verbatim's parent company, Mitsubishi(R) Kagaku Media (MKM) in collaboration with Philips and other DVD+RW Alliance members.
5 GB high-capacity DVD+R DL feature in their HyperMux-DL engine," said Hans Driessen, Communications Manager at Philips Optical Storage and Vice Chair for the DVD+RW Alliance Products Promotions Group.
Ahead Software has been working extensively with key DVD+RW Alliance members to create the ultimate all-in-one software package that is optimized for Double Layer DVD Recording," says Richard Lesser CEO of Ahead Software AG.
All writable DVDs standardized by DVD Forum (DVD-RAM/-R/-RW) and DVD+RW Alliance (DVD+R/+RW) as of December 20, 2003
Verbatim's target launch date is spring 2004 to coincide with DVD+R DL hardware introductions by DVD+RW Alliance members.
Verbatim and Mitsubishi(R) Chemical Company, MKM's parent company, are original members of the DVD+RW Alliance that developed the DVD+RW format.