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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The DVD+RW Alliance is a voluntary group of industry-leading personal computing manufacturers, optical storage and electronics manufacturers including Dell (Nasdaq:DELL), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HWP), MCC/Verbatim, Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG), Ricoh Company Ltd.
Further details about the DVD+RW Alliance and supporting companies can be found at http://www.dvdrw.com.
DVD+RW--Introduced in October 2001, DVD+RW is a rewriteable format developed by the DVD+RW Alliance.Offering 2.4x recording and 1,000 rewrites, the 4.7GB DVD+RW technology is used by consumers for both audio/video and data storage applications.