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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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HTF MI newly added the Global (United States, European Union and China) Optical Storage Media Market Study that gives meticulous investigation of current scenario of the Market size, share, demand, growth, trends, and forecast in the coming years.
In addition to strong sales in information-technology optical storage drives, Lite-On has also enjoyed steady growth in sales of automotive optical storage drives.
Holographic storage is different from today's optical storage formats like DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
Typical optical storage such as DVDs and Blu-ray discs store information only on the surface of the disc.
However, as optical storage densities increase with decreasing the working distance, prerequisite conditions are changing; good mechanical properties maintaining the transcribability and low surface roughness.
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.
of the discs and can be integrated into the in-line process for manufacturing third generation optical storage media.
Although there is talk of CD and DVD players being replaced in vehicles by hard drives of one type or another, according to Joep Thomassen, director of Marketing Strategy, Car Entertainment Systems, Philips Semiconductors (Eindhoven, The Netherlands; http://www.semiconductors.philips.com/markets/communications/nexperia), "We believe optical storage will still be in the car for a very long time.
Modern optical storage systems, such as "jukeboxes," use DVD media to store data, but long-term storage can often be a challenge due to the sheer amount of media generated--more than 120 DVDs are required for every Terabyte archived--and locating the correct DVD for recovery can be difficult.
UDO is the only blue laser optical storage technology to receive approval from ISO, IEC and Fema International, three of the world's most trusted technical standards organisations.
The optical storage product family offers complete electronic solutions that enable faster read speeds and smaller footprints in the pick up heads of DVD-R/W, DVD-RAM, and CDRW systems.
"Blu-ray Disc (BD) is on schedule for companies to introduce BD-ROM players, drives and prerecorded software to consumers beginning in late 2005," said Maureen Weber, general manager of HP's Optical Storage Solutions Business.

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