CD-PROM

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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