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optical storage

[′äp·tə·kəl ′stȯr·ij]
(computer science)
Storage of large amounts of data in permanent form on photographic film or its equivalent, for nondestructive readout by means of a light source and photodetector.
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Disk subsystems are well suited as primary storage; but e-mail archiving is one of the applications that is ideally suited for secondary optical storage.
There are three different types of optical storage media: read many times (ROM), recordable (write once read many or WORM), and rewritable (RW).
Now we can provide our Dealers and VARs with a complete, high performance optical storage solution in these emerging markets.
A Because the optical storage of information is a relatively new capability, most government agencies have not yet taken a formal position on its use.
However, there is sufficient legal background in related areas primarily the Federal Rules of Evidence) to give an acceptable level of comfort to companies so that they may safely proceed to use imaging systems for data processing and optical storage media.
Optical storage media is impervious to magnetic fields and operates across a wide range of environmental conditions.
Pinnacle Micro is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of optical storage systems for data intensive applications such as network storage, imaging, desktop publishing and pre-press as well as the emerging applications such as digital audio/video editing and commercial multimedia.
For PC users, archiving photographs, video or other data on the hard disk, Blu-ray Disc is the only recordable/re-writable format that provides such a quantum leap in optical storage capacity and gives a seamless experience between PC and CE environments.
Optical storage has been the technology of the future, and it always will be.
Founded in 1968, Computer Devices is a manufacturer of Communication and Video Printers as well as a significant Value Added Reseller of Optical Storage Devices, PCs and Computer Peripherals.
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.

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