Optical Storage Technology Association


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Optical Storage Technology Association

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(OSTA) An industry consortium concerned with optical storage. OSTA wrote and maintains the UDF file system used on DVD video discs.

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The Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) was incorporated as an international trade association in 1992 to promote the use of recordable optical technologies and products.
As a charter member of the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA), MDI is committed to the advancement of optical storage technology by focusing on a high level of performance, investment protection, ease-of-use and reliability.
Credit goes to OSTA, the Optical Storage Technology Association, which managed to get the majority of optical drive manufacturers to endorse the MultiRead specifications, as well as to pledge to manufacture MultiRead-capable drives.
Existing industry standards utilized in the PictSync Interoperability Guidelines include Design rule for Camera File System (DCF)(2); Exchangeable Image File format (Exif)(3); JPEG; TIFF; Media Storage Device (MSD)(4), a specification that defines how a device behaves on a USB bus; MusicPhotoVideo (MPV)(5), a metadata exchange specification developed by the Optical Storage Technology Association; Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)(6), a new protocol designed for portable media devices; Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)(7), defined by the Photo Industry Marketing Association and soon to be released by ISO; and WIA(8), a PTP implementation by Microsoft.
The Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA), Santa Barbara, Calif., has released a new CD compatibility specification called MultiPlay for the computer and consumer industries.
This article begins a semi-regular series written by a member company from the Optical Storage Technology Association.

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